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16 January 2019 7:26 AM Bevin wins Tour Down Under Stage 2 to lead

Adelaide - New Zealand time-trial champion Patrick Bevin swooped to take his first cycling World Tour stage and claim the overall lead in Australia's Tour Down Under on Wednesday. Bevin, 27, riding for the CCC Team, capitalised on confusion in the peloton sparked by a mass crash inside the final kilometre of the 122km second stage to power home in the finish 26

16 January 2019 7:24 AM Ramaphosa says independence of the Reserve Bank is 'sacrosanct'

President Cyril Ramaphosa says there are no plans to interfere with the independence of the SA Reserve Bank, in an apparent climb down from what is contained in the ANC's election manifesto. Addressing business leaders on Wednesday morning ahead of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Ramaphosa said what came out of the ANC meeting was a line that only expressed 25

16 January 2019 4:20 AM Tsitsipas continues Greek odyssey with tough Troicki win

Melbourne - Stefanos Tsitsipas is already the highest ranked Greek man in history and the first to win an Australian Open match, and his odyssey continued on Wednesday when he reached last 32. But the 20-year-old 14th seed didn't have it all his own way against Serbian veteran Viktor Troicki in a hard-fought 6-3, 2-6, 6-2, 7-5 win that set up a third-round 26

15 January 2019 6:05 PM Oosthuizen leads SA charge in Abu Dhabi

Cape Town - Louis Oosthuizen will lead the South African charge at the opening European Tour event of the year, the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship. Oosthuizen joins 15 of his fellow countrymen this week in a star-studded field at Abu Dhabi Golf Club, which gets under way on Wednesday. Oosthuizen, who is SA's top-ranked golfer, will look to continue his form into the new year following 35

12 January 2019 6:42 PM Watford win away at Crystal Palace

London - Tom Cleverley completed Watford's comeback against Crystal Palace, volleying in the goal that clinched a 2-1 victory in the English Premier League on Saturday. Palace took the lead through Craig Cathcart's own-goal in the 38th minute, but the Watford defender made amends when he scored from Jose Holebas' corner in the 67th minute 19

12 January 2019 3:59 PM Amla, Olivier keep Proteas in front at Wanderers

Johannesburg - Duanne Olivier took his third five-wicket haul of the series before Pakistan's bowlers fought back on the second day of the third and final Test against South Africa on Saturday. Olivier took five wickets for 51 as South Africa gained a first innings lead of 77 at the Wanderers. But the hosts were unable to forge a position of dominance 28

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 35

09 January 2019 8:25 PM Fish named to skipper US Davis Cup team

Los Angeles - Former world number seven Mardy Fish has been appointed as United States captain for the first edition of the new-look Davis Cup, the United States Tennis Association confirmed Wednesday. The USTA said in a statement Fish would replace Jim Courier as skipper to become the team's 41st captain. Fish will lead the US men into the revamped 25

09 January 2019 5:33 PM LATEST: US to citizens in DRC: 'Depart the country'

The United States is giving its citizens in the Democratic Republic of Congo succinct advice: "Depart the country." A new US embassy security alert says DRC's electoral commission is soon expected to announce results of the presidential election. It warns of possible crowds gathering to hear the results. Congolese activist groups have urged people to "be ready 22

09 January 2019 5:09 AM Desiree Ellis wins CAF Women's Coach of the Year

Cape Town - Banyana Banyana head coach Desiree Ellis has been named the CAF Women’s National Team Coach of the Year for 2018, while forward Thembi Kgatlana took home two trophies – the CAF Goal of the Year and CAF Woman Player of the Year awards. She is also the first individual to lead the South African Women's National Team to qualification for the World 24