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16 January 2019 5:49 AM Tsitsipas reveals he's a massive Serena fan

Melbourne - Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas lavished bucket loads of praise upon American superstar Serena Williams after his 4-set opening round Australian Open win in Melbourne. After practicing with Williams after the recent Hopman Cup he was suitably impressed. "She was practicing really good. I would probably say even better than some of the male players 435

15 January 2019 5:24 PM SA PRO14 derby promises 'clash of the 9's'

Cape Town - They may not be the biggest guys on the field when the Southern Kings take on the Cheetahs in the PRO14 Round 11 match on Friday, but an exciting battle can be expected between the scrumhalves from both teams in the South African derby. Two of the most experienced men from either side happen to be playing in the No9 position - Sarel Pretorius 431

15 January 2019 11:46 AM Cheetahs speedster tops PRO14 try-charts

Cape Town - Cheetahs wing Rabs Maxwane has ambitions of finishing the 2018/19 PRO14 as the competition’s leading try-scorer. The 23-year-old had been a shining light for the Cheetahs this season and currently tops the PRO14’s try-scoring chart with eight tries. He told Netwerk24 that he would like to finish the campaign as the leading try-scorer 76

15 January 2019 11:08 AM PIC: SA super hero jerseys unveiled for Super Rugby warm-up

Cape Town - South Africa’s top players wearing their new jerseys inspired by Marvel’s Spider-Man, Thor, Black Panther and Captain America will run out at Cape Town Stadium on Sunday, February 3. It will be the first public appearance of the new-look jerseys, which will serve as the third strips for the South African sides in this year's Super Rugby competition 87

15 January 2019 10:26 AM WATCH: I was so close to playing for Barcelona

Cape Town – Former Bafana Bafana captain Mbulelo Mabizela says that if it wasn’t for his drug and alcohol abuse he would have been playing for Spanish giants Barcelona. The now retired 38-year-old Mabizela is an HIV/Aids councillor and spends most of his time giving advice to young people on how to avoid drug and alcohol abuse. "The major stumbling block 154

15 January 2019 10:19 AM Scotland name South African as new cricket coach

Cape Town - Scotland have named South African Shane Burger as the new coach of their men's cricket side, it was confirmed on Tuesday. Burger takes over from Grant Bradburn who left the role in late 2018 to take up an assistant coaching position with Pakistan, and will start his role in March. Burger moves to Scotland from South African first-class provincial 117

15 January 2019 8:32 AM Proteas shoot up individual Test rankings

Cape Town - A number of Proteas players have shot up the individual rankings following the side's 3-0 Test series win over Pakistan. Aiden Markram is the country's highest-ranked batsman at No 8 on the list having moved up 2 places while there is a return to the top 10 for Hashim Amla, who moved up 3 places. The biggest mover following his century in the third 72

15 January 2019 8:08 AM Bok No 9: Another new coach won’t disrupt Bulls

Cape Town - Bulls scrumhalf Ivan van Zyl believes a third Super Rugby coach in as many seasons will not prove disruptive for the Pretoria franchise. "It’s obviously ideal to have continuity but we’ve been working with coach Pote (Human) for long and everyone is excited to play for him. He was also part of our coaching team last year," Van Zyl told Netwerk 80

15 January 2019 6:45 AM Bulls welcome return of key players

Cape Town - The Bulls have received some good news ahead of the 2019 Super Rugby season with the return to fitness of a number of key players. Wing Travis Ismaiel has fully recovered from shoulder surgery while flank Roelof Smit has bounced back from another serious knee injury. Fullback Warrick Gelant, flank Tim Agaba and loosehead prop Lizo Gqoboka 131

14 January 2019 8:11 AM AB de Villiers confirms groundbreaking trip to Pakistan

Cape Town - AB de Villiers has confirmed that he will play in Pakistan for the first time since 2007 in this year's Pakistan Super League (PSL). De Villiers, who retired from international cricket last year, is playing for the Lahore Qalanadars in this year's tournament. Only available for the group stages of the tournament because of family commitments 85