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15 January 2019 5:49 AM Record books favour Anderson ahead of Tiafoe clash

Cape Town - South African tennis star Kevin Anderson will go into Wednesday's Australian Open second round encounter confident he can dispatch American Frances Tiafoe. Anderson, the fifth seed at the year’s first Grand Slam, opened his campaign in Melbourne on Monday with a four-set victory over Frenchman Adrian Mannarino. Tiafoe, who is ranked No 39 on the ATP Tour rankings 83

10 January 2019 4:39 PM Habana: Kolisi captaincy biggest Bok moment since Madiba in 1995

Cape Town - Former Springbok wing Bryan Habana believes that Siya Kolisi's national captaincy in 2018 was the most significant Bok moment since the 1995 Rugby World Cup. Kolisi led the Boks in 13 Tests last year and is the front-runner to captain the side at this year's World Cup in Japan. In an in-depth interview with CNN World Rugby, Habana praised 39

09 January 2019 3:10 PM Former Kings centre finds a home at the Sunwolves

Cape Town - Former Kings centre Shane Gates is among seven players announced as additions to the Sunwolves' 2019 Super Rugby squad. Port Elizabeth-born Gates, 26, played for the Kings between 2011 and 2016, but subsequently has been plying his trade with the NTT Communications Shining Arcs in Japan. In 2017 it was reported that Gates was eyeing a Test career 51

09 January 2019 6:01 AM Masters hands out special invitation to Japanese star

Washington - Japan's Shugo Imahira, last year's Japan Golf Tour leading money winner, has accepted a special invitation to play in this year's Masters tournament, Augusta National chairperson Fred Ridley said on Tuesday. The 26-year-old from suburban Tokyo will make his Masters debut after missing the cut in all three prior major starts at the 2016 British 38

08 January 2019 8:42 PM Wales' Priestland to leave Bath at season's end

London, Jan 8, 2019 (AFP) -Wales flyhalf Rhys Priestland will leave Bath at the end of the season, the English Premiership club announced on Tuesday. Priestland, who won the last of his 50 Wales caps in 2017, has been with Bath for the past four years. "Rhys has been an influential figure not only on the field, but in his leadership off the field over the last four years 29

08 January 2019 7:18 AM Read to reject France move and join Jake in Japan?

Cape Town - All Blacks captain Kieran Read and midfielder Ryan Crotty are off to Japanese clubs after the 2019 Rugby World Cup and Aaron Smith and Dane Coles could follow, according to European media reports. According to the Stuff website, France's daily sports newspaper L'Equipe reported on Monday that Read would not be joining Paris club Racing 92 for the 2019/20 season 26

07 January 2019 8:48 AM Kolisi: Madiba wouldn't have supported quota system

Cape Town - Springbok captain Siya Kolisi says he does not want to be picked because of the colour of his skin and that former President Nelson Mandela would not support a quota system in South African sport. Kolisi was speaking to Kyodo News during a recent trip to Japan where he was speaking as an ambassador for Panasonic. Kolisi, the first black man to ever captain 57

05 January 2019 6:43 AM World's most-prized fish sold for R43 million at Tokyo auction

A 278-kilogram bluefin tuna sold for $3.1m (R43m) at a Tokyo fish market Saturday. The record price - which equates to about $5 000 a pound - is more than double the previous high set in 2013, according to Masayuki Fukuda, an official in charge of trading operations at the Tokyo market. The record-topping fish was caught off Oma in northern Japan. It was sold on the first 43

29 December 2018 6:24 AM America's oldest man dies at 112

Richard Overton, a World War II veteran who was America's oldest man, has died at the age of 112. Overton, who lived in Austin, Texas, died on Thursday at a rehabilitation home, his cousin, Volma Overton Jr, told the Austin-American Statesman. He had been hospitalised earlier this month with pneumonia, the newspaper said. Overton's longevity and his status 46

18 December 2018 8:14 PM Al Ain shock River Plate to reach Club World Cup final

Al-Ain - Al Ain stunned Copa Libertadores winners River Plate 5-4 on penalties on Tuesday after a lively 2-2 draw to clinch a place in the Club World Cup final and set up a potential showdown with Real Madrid in the United Arab Emirates. Sweden international Marcus Berg flicked in a corner at the near post to give UAE champions Al Ain the lead on three 51