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12 January 2019 9:11 PM Dakar driver excluded after colliding with SA spectator

Cape Town - A former champion in the Dakar Rally’s truck division has been excluded from this year’s event for failing to stop after a collision with a South African spectator. According to the Motorsport.com website, Andrey Karginov, competing for Russia's Kamaz team in the truck category, was subsequently excluded from this year's event in Peru. Karginov 81

12 January 2019 5:44 PM Burnley profit from Fulham own-goals

Burnley - Burnley profited from two Fulham own-goals in quick succession as they came from behind to win 2-1 at Turf Moor despite not registering a shot on target in the English Premier League on Saturday. Andre Schurrle's wonderful early strike was cancelled out in the 20th minute when Jeff Hendrick's effort went in off Joe Bryan. Three minutes later 83

12 January 2019 7:22 AM Test discard Handscomb top scores for Australia in first ODI

Sydney- Test discard Peter Handscomb top scored with 73 off 61 balls as India restricted Australia to 288 for five in Saturday's first one-day international in Sydney. The Australians, who have won just three of their last 24 ODIs, won the toss but fell short of the 327 average score from the five most recent Sydney Cricket Ground ODIs. The visitors 86

11 January 2019 7:45 PM Russia dismisses reports of prisoner swap with US

Russia's Foreign Ministry has dismissed suggestions that an American arrested in Moscow on suspicion of spying could be used in a prisoner swap for a Russian held in the United States. Paul Whelan, a former US Marine, was arrested in Moscow last month on suspicion of spying. Whelan's arrest raised speculation that he could be swapped for one of the Russians 102

11 January 2019 12:38 PM Provincial cricketer cleared to play after 'gun ban'

Cape Town - Provincial cricketer Qaasim Adams has been cleared to play club cricket while serving a ban for a gun-related incident that took place in November last year. According to the clubcricket.co.za website, Adams will resume playing for United Cricket Club in the Western Province Cricket Association First Division A. According to the report, Adams 77

11 January 2019 12:21 PM Pitso 'happy' Soweto giants are playing in Africa

Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane believes that Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs' participation in both the CAF Champions League and Confederations Cup is a big plus for South African football. The Buccaneers have joined Sundowns in the group stages of the Champions League whereas Chiefs could qualify for the group stages of the Confederations 76

11 January 2019 11:42 AM SEE: Polo, Hilux, Land Cruiser... best-selling cars, bakkies and SUVs in SA

After 12 tough months in which South Africa's car industry was hit by turmoil including rising inflation and fuel costs, it was the Toyota Hilux that ended the year as the undeniable best-selling bakkie in the country. Eclipsing the Ford Ranger by almost 10 000 units, the Hilux maintained its position as the country's best-seller; not only was it the best-selling 102

11 January 2019 11:30 AM Ian Poulter serves PGA Tour 'punishment' in awesome way

Cape Town - Ian Poulter came up with a pretty amazing way to serve his punishment after falling afoul of one of the PGA Tour's rules. After Poulter won the Houston Open in April, he was given an improved status on Tour and spots in majors, which naturally brought about a change in his schedule. But the PGA Tour has a policy that says players who don’t 92

11 January 2019 10:04 AM Improvement high on the agenda for SA Rugby Sevens Academy

Cape Town - The SA Rugby Sevens Academy squad will be looking for an improved performance in Chile where they will contest the second tournament of the Sudamerica Rugby Sevens circuit on Saturday and Sunday. The South Africans travelled to Vina del Mar on Monday after a sixth-place finish in Uruguay's Punta del Este Sevens tournament last weekend, and will be keen to deliver 82

11 January 2019 9:54 AM Black Caps too good for Sri Lanka in lone T20

Auckland - Recalled Doug Bracewell and debutant Scott Kuggeleijn starred with bat and ball as New Zealand to beat Sri Lanka by 35 runs in the one-off Twenty20 match in Auckland on Friday. It ended a dismal tour for the Sri Lankans with the drawn first Test followed by a succession of losses in the second Test, three one-dayers and the Twenty20. New Zealand 80