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16 January 2019 9:36 AM Teen dies after falling from cruise ship, landing on pier

Officials say a teenager from the South Pacific died after falling from a cruise ship onto a pier in Haiti. The Sun Sentinel reports the Broward Medical Examiner's Office on Monday announced 16-year-old Laurent Mercer's death. He'd been on a seven-day Caribbean trip with his family when he died on Friday. Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas was docked 162

16 January 2019 8:48 AM I dug insanely deep, says Tiafoe after Anderson upset

Melbourne - Frances Tiafoe rolled up his white shirt's right sleeve, flexed his biceps and slapped the muscle five times. Then he pounded his chest and yelled, "Yeah! Let's go! Let's go! Come on!" Forgive the young American's exuberance. This was, after all, the biggest victory of his nascent career. Down a set and 3-0 in the second, the 20-year-old 145

15 January 2019 4:59 AM Koepka targets world No 1 spot in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi - Brooks Koepka admitted he is gunning for the world number one ranking as he prepares to take part in the $7 million Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship this week. The American, who is ranked second in the world after winning the US Open and the PGA Championship last year, lost top spot to his closest rival Justin Rose when he failed to finish inside 91

14 January 2019 12:11 PM Cilic eases past Tomic at Australian Open

Melbourne - Last year's Australian Open runner-up Marin Cilic wasted little time in reaching the second round on Monday with a 6-2, 6-4, 7-6 (7/3) win over Australian Bernard Tomic. Sixth seed Cilic, who lost an epic final in five sets to Roger Federer a year ago, took a shade over two hours to progress on Margaret Court Arena. The former US Open champion 89

14 January 2019 11:16 AM Proteas jump to 2nd in ICC Test rankings

Cape Town - The Proteas have overtaken New Zealand and England to take second position in the ICC Test rankings. This comes after South Africa defeated Pakistan by 107 runs in the final Test at the Wanderers on Monday to complete a 3-0 clean sweep at home. South Africa gained four points to reach 110, two points above England in the list led by India 93

14 January 2019 11:02 AM Anderson relieved to beat Melbourne heat

Melbourne - South African tennis star Kevin Anderson was relieved to come through his first round encounter in hot conditions at the Australian Open on Monday. Anderson, the fifth seed at the year’s first Grand Slam, saw off tricky Frenchman Adrian Mannarino 6-3, 5-7, 6-2, 6-1 in two hours and 53 minutes. Anderson, who has reached the fourth round at Melbourne 52

14 January 2019 8:18 AM Isner loses to Opelka in tallest ever Grand Slam match

Melbourne - American No 1 and ninth seed John Isner was knocked out of the Australian Open on Monday in one of the biggest shocks of the first round. The 6-foot-10 (2.08m) Isner was beaten by 6-foot-11 (2.11m) fellow American Reilly Opelka 7-6 (7/4), 7-6 (8/6), 6-7 (4/7), 7-6 (7/5) in a battle of the giants. No fewer than 87 aces were powered down between 45

13 January 2019 11:57 AM Danny Jordaan: 'We have lost a giant of SA football'

Cape Town - South African Football Association (SAFA) president, Danny Jordaan, has reacted to the untimely passing of South African soccer legend, Phil "Chippa" Masinga. Masinga passed away on Sunday. He was admitted to hospital in December after he was diagnosed with cancer. “We have lost a giant of South African Football, this is a sad day for our football 48

12 January 2019 6:55 AM Anderson wins 'Ambassador of the Year' award

Cape Town - South Africa's Kevin Anderson has been honoured in the International Tennis Writers’ Association’s annual “Ambassador of the Year” awards. According to the ITWA website, the awards are given each year to one man and one woman after a vote by the 120-plus members of the organisation, which represents the world’s leading tennis journalists 52

11 January 2019 8:48 AM Lloyd Harris' Round 1 Australian Open foe revealed

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 from Cape Town earned his way into the tournament after prevailing in his final qualifying match against veteran Dustin Brown 6-1 7-6 (12/10) on Friday. Harris eased past Zdenek Kolar from Czech Republic 6-2, 6-1 in the first 32