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19 October 2018 2:58 PM SA off to worst possible start in Davis Cup tie

Cape Town - South Africa got off to the worst possible start in their Euro/Africa Group 1 Davis Cup play-off tie against Portugal on Friday, losing both singles rubbers on Day 1 in Lisbon. Pedro Sousa put the home side up 1-0 after hammering SA's No 1, Lloyd Harris 6-1, 6-1 in the opening match. That soon became a lead of 2-0 with Portuguese No 1, Joao Sousa 21

19 October 2018 11:26 AM SAFA dismisses Chiefs appeal against stadium ban

Cape Town - The South African Football Association (SAFA)Appeal Committee has dismissed an appeal by Kaizer Chiefs to have the sanction by the PSL Disciplinary Committee in respect of the Moses Mabhida incident on April 21 reduced. The PSL DC found Kaizer Chiefs guilty and ordered that they must play three matches behind closed doors in KwaZulu-Natal 21

17 October 2018 8:35 PM Grounded Abbas determined to continue rapid rise

Abu Dhabi - Pakistan paceman Mohammad Abbas insisted on Wednesday he is confident his rapid success will not go to his head, saying a tough early life has helped him mature as a person. The 28-year-old worked as a welder and a leather factory labourer in Pakistan before his hard work in cricket paid dividends with a first-class debut in 2009. Abbas has been Pakistan's 21

17 October 2018 5:37 AM Wallabies to wear indigenous-themed jersey at Twickenham

Sydney - The Wallabies will wear an indigenous-themed jersey when they face England at Twickenham next month, the first time they have donned the kit overseas in tribute to the role Aborigines play in rugby. The shirt designed by indigenous artist Dennis Golding symbolises indigenous and non-indigenous communities coming together as one, and was first 25

16 October 2018 6:27 PM England's Robshaw to miss Bok Test

London - Former captain Chris Robshaw has been ruled out of England's autumn Tests after undergoing knee surgery. The Harlequins back-rower suffered the injury against Saracens and is expected to be out for about eight weeks, which means he will miss out on England's upcoming fixtures against South Africa, New Zealand, Japan and Australia 28

16 October 2018 9:42 AM Perera out of England ODI, Dawson goes home

Colombo - Sri Lanka's middle order batsman Kusal Perera will skip the three remaining one-day matches against England, while visiting all-rounder Liam Dawson has been ruled out of the entire tournament, officials said. Perera, who scored 30 in Saturday's second ODI, suffered a hamstring injury and will be replaced by Sadeera Samarawickrama for the rest of the five-match 27

15 October 2018 4:55 PM Vunipola to miss Bok Tests after breaking arm

London - Billy Vunipola will miss England's autumn Test campaign after breaking his left arm, Premiership club Saracens confirmed on Monday. The Saracens number eight suffered his latest injury in Sunday's 13-3 Champions Cup win at Glasgow and will undergo surgery on Tuesday. England boss Eddie Jones has further headaches - Vunipola's brother, prop Mako Vunipola 32

15 October 2018 4:54 PM Proteas not ruling out 2 spinners for World Cup

Cape Town - The Proteas have not ruled out the possibility of fielding two spinners at next year's Cricket World Cup in England. While England has historically been considered a country that aids swing and seam bowling, the Proteas may be tempted to go in to certain matches with two specialist spinners in their starting XI. Imran Tahir is easily South 24

13 October 2018 6:02 PM Ighalo hat-trick leads Nigeria to win over Libya

Abuja - Nigeria beat Libya 4-0 with Odion Ighalo grabbing a hat-trick as the Super Eagles got their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying campaign firmly back on track in Uyo on Saturday. Nigeria are now second in Group E with six points from three matches, a point behind new leaders South Africa, who earlier defeated Seychelles 6-0. Both Nigeria and Libya 31

13 October 2018 8:30 AM Duane to play for Bulls in 2019 and 2020

Cape Town - The Bulls are reportedly set to announce the signing of Springbok No 8 Duane Vermeulen. It was reported by in August that the Bulls had beaten the Stormers in the race to sign Vermeulen, and according to Netwerk24, the Pretoria franchise could make the announcement official within the next few days. The Afrikaans publication reported on Saturday 68