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20 May 2018 5:48 PM 2-week ban for Franks leaves All Black free to play France

Wellington - All Blacks prop Owen Franks received a two-week ban on Sunday for striking an opponent, leaving him free to play against France next month, but his lack of discipline left New Zealand coach Steve Hansen fuming. Franks was suspended after pleading guilty to a swinging arm hit on Blues hooker James Parsons during Saturday's Super Rugby match 16

20 May 2018 2:07 PM 'Don't eat, smoke in public,' Zim police warned

Zimbabwean police have reportedly been banned from eating and smoking in public, as the country's recently appointed police commissioner, General Godwin Matanga, seeks to clean the image of the force ahead of a crunch election. According to the state-owned Herald newspaper, Matanga has also banned the police from walking around with hands in their pockets 14

20 May 2018 1:18 PM Harding holds off Roos in marathon play-off

Cape Town – Justin Harding won his second Sunshine Tour title in two weeks when he pulled off a marathon six-hole play-off victory on Sunday in the Lombard Insurance Classic at Royal Swazi Spa Country Club. He made birdie two on the 18th after he and Jake Roos had done battle five previous times on that hole without being able to eke out a victory. That was after 19

20 May 2018 8:43 AM Leopards, Cosmos must use PSL chaos

Johannesburg - If ever there was a time for a National First Division (NFD) team to gain promotion to the Absa Premiership via the promotion play-offs, this will be it. The ongoing legal saga around 15th-position in the Absa Premiership means either Black Leopards or Jomo Cosmos stand a good chance of earning a Premiership status. All they need to do is take advantage 15

20 May 2018 6:00 AM Isis threatens Ronaldo, Messi ahead of World Cup

Johannesburg - Fundamentalist group the Islamic State (Isis) has issued an eerie new threat ahead of the World Cup in Russia, this time aimed at soccer stars Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. In chilling new posters, the Islamic State has threatened to behead Ronaldo and Messi at the World Cup. According to The Sun, the group is repeating calls for “lone attackers 22

19 May 2018 7:35 PM 'Land invasion' turns out to be peaceful housing protest

What was initially thought to be an attempted land invasion was found to be a peaceful protest on the need for housing, the City of Cape Town confirmed on Saturday. Police responded when roughly 200 people were thought to be invading a vacant piece of land in Grassy Park, with authorities being deployed to monitor the situation. According to police 19

19 May 2018 5:22 PM Lions of old see off ill-disciplined Brumbies

Cape Town - The Lions got back to winning ways after beating an ill-disciplined Brumbies side in their Super Rugby clash at Ellis Park in Johannesburg on Saturday. The Brumbies were well worth their lead mid-way through the second half, but a red card to lock Rory Arnold - who had received a yellow card in the first half as well - coupled with the 10-minute 19

19 May 2018 4:01 PM Fastest climber of 7 summits returns safely from Everest

Kathmandu - The Australian climber who became the fastest to scale the highest peaks on all seven continents has returned safely from Mount Everest. Steve Plain said on Saturday that he has no immediate plans for any new adventures and is looking forward to spending time with his family. The 36-year-old Plain, from Perth, scaled Mount Everest earlier 16

19 May 2018 3:47 PM Lukaku only fit to make bench in FA Cup final

London - Romelu Lukaku was only fit enough to be named among Manchester United's substitutes for their FA Cup final clash with Chelsea on Saturday. Lukaku had missed the previous three matches after suffering an ankle injury against Arsenal in April and United manager Jose Mourinho decided the Belgium striker wasn't ready to start at Wembley 16

19 May 2018 2:54 PM Sharks edge Chiefs in Kings Park scrap

Cape Town - The Sharks got back to winning ways when they beat the Chiefs in their Super Rugby clash at Kings Park in Durban on Saturday. The Sharks won a scrappy match littered with handling errors 28-24 after the sides were tied at 10-all at half-time. The Sharks, who lost 39-33 to the Bulls last weekend, scored three tries through flyhalf Robert du Preez 18