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22 October 2018 4:21 AM Turkey vows to reveal 'naked truth' over Khashoggi death

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday vowed to reveal within days the "naked truth" over the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as Riyadh said it did not know the whereabouts of his body and that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman had been unaware of any operation to murder him. The Turkish leader's statement came the day after Saudi authorities 23

21 October 2018 9:06 AM TDF bad boy Moscon wins Guangxi race

Shanghai - Italy's Gianni Moscon of Team Sky won the Tour of Guangxi on Sunday after Dutchman Fabio Jakobsen triumphed in the sixth and final stage in a bunch sprint. The 24-year-old Moscon, who was thrown out of the Tour de France in July after an altercation with a fellow racer, had been the favourite for victory in China. Moscon topped the general 23

20 October 2018 7:20 PM Bok end of year squad to be named after Currie Cup final

Cape Town - A Springbok training squad, which will assemble in Stellenbosch for a camp in preparation for the upcoming end of year tour to the UK and France, will be named on Sunday, October 21 at 13:30. The training squad, which will exclude players based overseas and those involved in next Saturday's Currie Cup final, will assemble on Sunday afternoon 22

16 October 2018 4:26 PM 30 killed over two months in fighting in CAR diamond hub: UN

At least 30 civilians were killed in August and September by armed groups in and around Bria, the diamond hub of the restive Central African Republic, the UN said, adding that some of the killings could constitute crimes against humanity. The militias have been battling one another ever since the 2013 overthrow of long-time leader Francois Bozize, a Christian 24

16 October 2018 3:01 PM Radradra, Tuisova headline Fiji squad for November Tests

Paris - Stand-out Top 14 wingers Semi Radradra and Josua Tuisova headline Fiji's 30-man squad named Tuesday for November Tests against Scotland, Uruguay and France. One notable absentee is Clermont winger Alivereti Raka, who is expected to be named in the France squad after having taken steps to obtain French nationality. Forwards (17): Campese Ma'afu 22

16 October 2018 6:46 AM Luke Jones to make Rebels return

Cape Town - Versatile forward Luke Jones will return to the Melbourne Rebels in 2019 for two seasons, following a two-year spell in France with Bordeaux. The 27-year-old made a name for himself as a versatile lock and blindside flanker during a six-season stint at the Rebels that began in 2011. His departure for France was considered a huge loss for Australian 25

15 October 2018 7:06 PM Scotland lose star lock for Springbok visit

Toulouse - Toulouse and Scotland suffered a blow on Monday with news that lock Richie Gray needs a back operation that will rule him out for "around four months". Gray, capped 65 times by Scotland, will miss the November Tests and also at least the start of the Six Nations next year. The 29-year-old, who previously went under the knife for a back injury 22

15 October 2018 6:31 AM Springbok player contracts to be scrapped?

Cape Town - SA Rugby is reportedly planning to scrap Springbok contracts, with players to earn bigger Test match fees instead. Netwerk24 reported on Sunday that the idea was proposed by Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus, who is also SA Rugby’s director of rugby. If the proposal is accepted, there would no longer be joint contracts for certain players, which 32

14 October 2018 6:56 AM Maradona slams Messi, claims he is not a leader for Argentina

Paris - Lionel Messi "is not a leader," said Diego Maradona of the current Argentina talisman in an interview in Mexico. "It's useless to try and make a leader out of someone who goes to the bathroom 20 times before a game," Maradona said on Fox Sports. "Before speaking to the coach and players he will be on the PlayStation. Then, on the field, he wants 25

13 October 2018 9:40 AM Pliskova v Garcia in Tianjin Open final

Tianjin - Top-seeded Karolina Pliskova will be looking for her second title of the WTA's Asian swing when she plays second-seeded Caroline Garcia of France in the Tianjin Open final on Sunday. Pliskova, playing on a wildcard, needed only an hour to beat Timea Bascinszky 6-2, 6-1 in one of Saturday's semi-finals. It was Pliskova's fourth consecutive win in the last two years 63