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30 July 2018 4:30 PM Crusaders devise plan to counter Lions' maul

Cape Town - The Crusaders are wary of the threat the Lions’ driving maul could pose in Saturday’s Super Rugby final in Christchurch. The Lions used their driving maul to great effect in last Saturday’s 44-26 semi-final win over the Waratahs in Johannesburg. The Lions overturned a 14-0 deficit and used their driving maul as a launchpad for their resurgence 47

30 July 2018 3:08 PM 3 accused of former able seaman's murder to apply for bail

Three men accused of murdering a former able seaman, and burying him in a field in Mitchells Plain, plan to apply for bail, the local magistrate's court heard on Monday. Igshaan Hendricks, Nishaat Wessels and Rashaad September appeared on a murder charge via audio visual remand from Pollsmoor Prison, where they are in custody. Hendricks – who was a tenant 46

30 July 2018 12:15 PM Cheers as Zimbabwe's former leader Mugabe votes

Scores of chanting Zimbabweans have gathered to see 94-year-old former leader Robert Mugabe vote, despite his troubled legacy. "We miss him. I last saw him ages ago," says 22-year-old Everjoy Tafirei. Mugabe stepped down in November under military pressure after 37 years in power. "I just want to see him face to face, even shake his hand as someone I have supported 42

30 July 2018 9:59 AM Decision to grant Grace Mugabe diplomatic immunity set aside by the High Court

The South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg has set aside the decision by the department of international relations to grant former Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe diplomatic immunity. The court ruled that the decision was inconsistent with the Constitution. The decision to grant her diplomatic immunity was taken by former minister of international 42

30 July 2018 6:55 AM Rossi wins IndyCar race at Mid-Ohio

Los Angeles - Alexander Rossi's pit stop strategy gamble paid off on Sunday as the Andretti Autosport driver won the Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio in Lexington ahead of Canadian Robert Wickens. Rossi led 66 of the 90 laps around Mid-Ohio's 3.63 km, 13-turn course. The only driver to make just two stops instead of three, Rossi finished 12.8285 seconds in front 41

30 July 2018 6:54 AM All Blacks to get a new Australian experience

Sydney - The All Blacks will play a Test in Perth for the first time next year, with their traditional Bledisloe Cup clash with the Wallabies set for August 10. It will be one of the last games for both teams ahead of the Rugby World Cup in Japan, which kicks off on September 20. "This isn't just any Test match, this is one of the most important games 47

30 July 2018 5:20 AM LIVE: Zim elections: Zanu-PF rubbishes Mugabe claims

Meanwhile, an international mission of election observers says Zimbabwe has made progress toward holding a credible election, but that significant concerns remain, including state media bias toward the ruling party and problems with the layout of ballot papers. US Republican Karen Bass, a leader of the mission of the Washington-based International Republican 148

29 July 2018 6:34 PM Dumoulin leads tributes as Thomas wins Tour de France

Paris - Tour de France runner-up Tom Dumoulin led the tributes as Geraint Thomas celebrated winning his maiden yellow jersey on Sunday. It was Dumoulin's second successive runner-up place on a Grand Tour after he failed to defend his 2017 Giro d'Italia crown last May when Chris Froome beat the Dutchman to the pink jersey. Dumoulin, who rides for the Sunweb 39

29 July 2018 6:01 PM Rooney scores first DC United goal before breaking nose

Washington - Former England captain Wayne Rooney grabbed his first goal for DC United but also suffered a broken nose in a 2-1 victory over Colorado Rapids in the MLS. Rooney, 32, scored the opening goal against ex-Manchester United team-mate Tim Howard but was left bloodied after a clash of heads with Colorado defender Axel Sjoberg in stoppage time. "Delighted 42

29 July 2018 5:50 PM Basilashvili wins 1st ATP title at Hamburg

Hamburg - Georgian qualifier Nikoloz Basilashvili earned his first ATP Tour title in Hamburg on Sunday with a 6-4, 0-6, 7-5 victory over defending champion Leonardo Mayer in the final. The 26-year-old Basilashvili, ranked 81st, was competing in his third final, having finished runner-up at Kitzbuehel in 2016 and in Memphis last year. "It means everything 34