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11 January 2019 9:35 AM 'Mr 100' ... Zubayr Hamza crowns a ton of Proteas

Cape Town - Wanderers debutant Zubayr Hamza has the honour of becoming the 100th player to play Test cricket for the Proteas since readmission. It means that the 23-year-old will forever have the number '100' appear on his Test shirt, underneath the Proteas emblem. Hamza was given his Test cap on Friday by Proteas No 60, and the oldest player in the side, Hashim 79

11 January 2019 9:10 AM Disguised gunmen kill four volunteers guarding Thai school

Attackers disguised as state security staff have killed four paramilitary volunteers guarding a school in conflict-hit southern Thailand, police said. The gunmen approached the armed territorial defence volunteers at the school in Pattani province and shot them dead shortly before noon on Thursday, Wicha Nupannoi, police lieutenant colonel, was quoted 122

11 January 2019 8:56 AM WATCH: Tearful Andy Murray explains retirement decision

Cape Town - Three-time Grand Slam winner Andy Murray stunned the tennis world on Friday by announcing his plans to retire from tennis. At a press conference ahead of next week's Australian Open, Murray broke down in front of journalists as he detailed his constant struggles with a hip injury. He said he would love to end his career at Wimbledon this year, but added 386

11 January 2019 7:29 AM Anderson urges tearful Murray to 'keep fighting'

Cape Town - South Africa's Kevin Anderson has paid tribute to Andy Murray after the British star's emotional press conference ahead of the Australian Open - which could be his final tournament. Murray, a three-time Grand Slam winner, has been battling a nagging hip injury for the better part of the last 18 months. Besides his Grand Slam success, Murray 72

11 January 2019 7:22 AM Kings prop cops ban for eye-gouging

Cape Town - The Kings will go into Saturday's PRO14 clash against South African rivals the Cheetahs without the services of tighthead prop Pieter Scholtz. The 24-year-old received a three-week ban on Thursday after he was cited for an eye gouge in the Kings' 38-0 loss to Edinburgh at Murrayfield last weekend. It means that Scholtz will miss next Saturday's 85

11 January 2019 5:20 AM Harris joins Anderson in Australian Open draw

Cape Town - South Africa's Lloyd Harris has qualified for the main draw of the men's singles at the Australian Open. The 21-year-old youngster from Cape Town beat veteran Dustin Brown 6-1, 7-6 (12/10) on Friday in the final qualifying round, to secure his spot. The tournament will be Harris' second Grand Slam appearance after he lost in the first round 82

11 January 2019 5:06 AM DNA request made in Ronaldo rape case

Los Angeles - Las Vegas police have asked soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo to submit a DNA sample as part of their investigation into rape made against him. The Juventus forward has vehemently denied the accusations - with his lawyer, Peter Christiansen, telling AFP the request was standard procedure. "Mr Ronaldo has always maintained, as he does today 85

11 January 2019 4:48 AM Newcomer Svensson snatches Sony Open lead

Los Angeles - Canadian rookie Adam Svensson fired seven birdies and an eagle in a nine-under par 61 to seize the first-round lead Thursday in the PGA Tour's Sony Open in Hawaii by one stroke from Andrew Putnam. Svensson's capped his round at Waialae Country Club in Honolulu with a birdie at the par-five 18th to nip past early pace-setter Putnam, who had nine birdies 84

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 89

10 January 2019 11:15 AM CAR sets peace talks for January 24: AU

The African Union said Wednesday that long-awaited peace talks between the government of the Central African Republic and militia groups would take place in Khartoum this month. "Direct dialogue between the CAR government and armed groups (will) be held on January 24 in Khartoum, Sudan, under the auspices of the AU," AU envoy Moussa Nebie said on Twitter 103