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25 May 2018 4:36 AM Highlanders wing cops 6-week ban for face kick

Wellington - Highlanders wing Tevita Nabura received a six-week suspension on Friday for his mid-air kung-fu kick to the face of Waratahs wing Cameron Clark. The kick, which came in the 18th minute of last Saturday's game earned Nabura a red card, with his departure proving pivotal as the Waratahs went on to end Australian teams' 40-match losing streak 14

24 May 2018 5:11 AM Former French Open champion Wawrinka in winning Geneva start

Lausanne - Stan Wawrinka, who suffered a shock first round exit in Rome last week in his first match in three months, returned to winning ways on Wednesday by seeing off Jared Donaldson of the United States 6-3, 6-4 in his Geneva tournament opener. Wawrinka is building up to the French Open which he won in 2015 but his career has been badly affected 17

23 May 2018 3:59 PM Tendulkar: AB will definitely be missed

Cape Town - Former India captain Sachin Tendulkar has paid tribute to former Proteas batsman AB de Villiers after the South African announced his retirement from international cricket on Wednesday. The 'Little Master' - who is followed by over 26 million fans on Twitter and worshipped by many more in India - took to social media to wish De Villiers well on his new chapter 22

23 May 2018 2:06 PM AB’s savage blow to ‘proper’ cricket

Cape Town – The increasingly conflicting environment of Twenty20 cricket is unlikely to be too severely shaken. If at all … it may become an increasing beneficiary. No, the anguish is far likelier to be prevalent among the stubborn, but also gradually marginalised “traditional” lobby in the game. AB de Villiers was among Test and one-day international 21

23 May 2018 4:39 AM NZ women's rugby team awarded professional contracts

Wellington - New Zealand Rugby (NZR) unveiled the first professional contracts for the world champion Black Ferns women's team on Wednesday, calling it "a step forward" for the game. It said 28 female players received contracts and another two would be awarded later this year. It means team members will not only be paid for their efforts for the first 15

22 May 2018 6:11 PM Cheetahs prop, lock extend stay in Bloemfontein

Cape Town - Free State Rugby have announced that Charles Marais (prop) and Justin Basson (lock) have extended their contracts with the Cheetahs for two more years. He joined the EP Kings in July 2014 prior to the Currie Cup Premier Division competition and playing in 7 matches for the team. Marais played all 10 games in the 2016 Currie Cup, including 19

22 May 2018 12:43 PM IRFU could block Ulster interest in Jantjies

Cape Town - The Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) could block Ulster from making a move for Springbok flyhalf Elton Jantjies. According to the Belfast Telegraph, Ulster are interested in securing Jantjies as a replacement for disgraced No 10, Paddy Jackson. The IRFU, though, must sign off on all overseas acquisitions and the report suggests that they are not keen on bringing 15

20 May 2018 8:50 PM From Harry & Meghan to Roland Garros

Paris - Just a day after attending the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Serena Williams went back to business on Sunday, enjoying her first practice session at Roland Garros ahead of the French Open. The 36-year-old Williams, a three-time champion in Paris, has yet to decide if she will compete at the season's second Grand Slam having 21

20 May 2018 5:48 PM 2-week ban for Franks leaves All Black free to play France

Wellington - All Blacks prop Owen Franks received a two-week ban on Sunday for striking an opponent, leaving him free to play against France next month, but his lack of discipline left New Zealand coach Steve Hansen fuming. Franks was suspended after pleading guilty to a swinging arm hit on Blues hooker James Parsons during Saturday's Super Rugby match 23

20 May 2018 8:43 AM Leopards, Cosmos must use PSL chaos

Johannesburg - If ever there was a time for a National First Division (NFD) team to gain promotion to the Absa Premiership via the promotion play-offs, this will be it. The ongoing legal saga around 15th-position in the Absa Premiership means either Black Leopards or Jomo Cosmos stand a good chance of earning a Premiership status. All they need to do is take advantage 19