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24 November 2018 5:43 PM France staying alive in Davis Cup final

Cape Town - Hosts France gave their fans something to cheer about when they won Saturday's marathon doubles contest to keep the Davis Cup final alive. Croatia had put one hand firmly on the trophy when they both of Friday's singles matches to take a valuable 2-0 lead in the best-of-five tie. Marin Cilic beat injury-hit Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-3, 7-5, 6-4, while 25

05 November 2018 10:32 AM Top 20 finishes for Steyn, Van Dyk in New York

Cape Town - South Africa's Gerda Steyn and Ernst van Dyk claimed top 20 finishes at the 48th New York City Marathon on Sunday. Steyn received a special invitation to New York after she won the Two Oceans Marathon earlier this year. The 28-year-old finished in a new personal best time of 2:31:04 to take 13th place as Kenya's Mary Keitany captured her fourth 24

27 October 2018 11:44 AM Svitolina overcomes Bertens in gruelling WTA semi

Singapore - A determined Elina Svitolina overcame the relentless power of Kiki Bertens during a gruelling semi-final in Singapore, continuing a dogged quest for her first WTA Finals triumph. The Ukrainian outlasted the world number nine 7-5, 6-7 (5/7), 6-4 in two hours and 39 minutes to book her spot in the final, where she will play Sloane Stephens 36

26 October 2018 6:56 AM Malema's cousin received almost R6m in VBS scandal

EFF leader Julius Malema's cousin has been implicated in irregular payments of almost R6m believed to emanate from the plundering of VBS Mutual Bank, the Mail & Guardian (M&G) reported on Friday. The payments were reportedly made from Sgameka Projects – a company owned by Brian Shivambu, the brother of EFF deputy leader Floyd Shivambu – to Mahuna Investments 56

22 October 2018 10:24 AM Ethiopian marathoner who made Rio protest returns from exile

The Ethiopian marathon runner who made global headlines with an anti-government gesture at the Rio Olympics finish line returned from exile on Sunday after sports officials assured him he will not face prosecution. Feyisa Lilesa's return from the United States came several months after a reformist prime minister took office and announced sweeping political 32

21 October 2018 6:22 PM Marathon man Isner backs Wimbledon rule-change

London - John Isner has backed the change to Wimbledon's rules which will see the final set decided by a tie-break when the game score reached 12-12. The 33-year-old American was involved in the longest match in professional tennis history when he eventually overcame Nicolas Mahut 70-68 in the final set of an 11-hour clash during the 2010 Championships 25

21 October 2018 4:06 PM Marathon runner returns to reformed Ethiopia after exile

Addis Ababa - After two years of political exile that began at the Rio Olympic Games marathon finish line the athlete Feyisa Lilesa returned home to Ethiopia on Sunday saying the African nation was now a freer place. Lilesa, now 28, won the silver medal at Rio but his anti-government protest - holding his wrists together in imaginary handcuffs in front 37

10 October 2018 5:46 PM Kenyan marathon runner handed 4-year doping ban

Paris - Kenyan marathon runner Samuel Kalalei was handed a four-year doping ban on Wednesday after testing positive for banned blood booster EPO, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) announced as the African powerhouse suffered another body blow. Kalalei, 23, tested positive at April's Rotterdam marathon where he finished seventh in a time of 2h 10min 44sec, a personal 27

29 September 2018 5:04 PM Five-wicket Lyon tunes up for Pakistan Tests

Dubai - Ace Australian spinner Nathan Lyon got ready for a spin battle against Pakistan with a five-wicket haul on the opening day of warm-up match in Dubai on Saturday. The 30-year-old proved he can lead a SPIN counter-attack in next month's two-match Test series as he took 5-87 against Pakistan 'A' in the four-day practice game. The first Test is in Dubai 26

28 September 2018 6:47 PM IAAF unveil radical new timetable for Qatar worlds

Paris - The IAAF unveiled the radical new timetable for the 2019 World Athletics Championships in Qatar on Friday, as well as a rejigged qualification system. The opening day of the September 27-October 6 worlds at Doha's Khalifa International Stadium will culminate with the women's marathon, which has a local starting time of midnight in a bid to bypass 27