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14 July 2017 11:13 AM Major coaching reshuffle for Cheetahs

Cape Town - Cheetahs head coach Franco Smith and Director of Rugby Rory Duncan will swap roles after the completion of the current Super Rugby season. Smith will be the new Director of Rugby, while Duncan has been named as the new head coach of the Cheetahs and Free State Cheetahs. A statement from the Cheetahs said the "move has been done in the best interests 62

14 July 2017 10:50 AM Bulls say 'goodbye' to Serfontein

Pretoria - Saturday's clash between the Bulls and the Stormers at Loftus may be the last time we see Jan Serfontein playing Super Rugby for some time. Exactly where Serfontein will be playing next season is unclear, but he has confirmed that he will be relocating to France. The timing is made even worse from a Bulls perspective given the 24-year-old's 43

14 July 2017 4:54 AM Graeme Pollock slams political meddling in SA cricket

London - South Africa great Graeme Pollock says the Proteas will have to accept being a "middle of the road" Test side at best if they stick with racial transformation as a key component of selection. Transformation is designed to cope with the legacy of apartheid, when largely only white players such as Pollock, one of the greatest batsmen in cricket 47

13 July 2017 5:22 PM England unchanged for second Test against Proteas

Cape Town - England have named an unchanged starting XI for the second Test against South Africa at Trent Bridge which starts on Friday. Skipper Joe Root told the gathered press in Nottingham that England would keep faith in the XI that achieved a hard fought win at Lord’s. Seamer Jake Ball and fast bowling allrounder Chris Woakes returned to training 120

13 July 2017 2:11 PM What the lives of two SA music giants tell us about culture under apartheid

I didn’t say I wasn’t political. But I’m not a politician: I couldn’t compare myself to somebody like Mandela. In the past 10 days, two towering figures in the history of South African music have died. Both were in their seventh decade: trumpet and flugelhorn player Johnny Mekoa was 72; guitarist Ray Chikapa Phiri, 70. Reflecting on their lives and work tells 54

13 July 2017 11:52 AM Reports: Mourinho & Conte Set For Another Transfer Tussle

Reports: Jose Mourinho & Antonio Conte Set For Another Transfer Tussle Jose Mourinho has reportedly angered Antonio Conte after beating him to Romelu Lukaku, and the two Premier League rivals could now fight over the next player. Click through the gallery to view the players currently being to Man Utd & Chelsea. The Portuguese lured Everton striker Lukaku 30

13 July 2017 10:22 AM One killed as Asante Kotoko's bus crashes in Ghana: Police

ACCRA - One person was killed and dozens more injured when a bus conveying Ghana's Asante Kotoko football team rammed into a stationary truck after a match, police said on Thursday. The crash happened at Nkawkaw, some 150 kilometres (95 miles) by road from Accra at about 10:00 pm (2200 GMT) on Wednesday, said Eastern region police spokesman Thomas Obeng 31

13 July 2017 8:10 AM Super Rugby: Franco Smith and the Cheetahs’ ‘special’ goodbye

The Springbok assistant coach hopes the clarity on their future ensures a win against the Kings. But he won’t be coach in that future… The moment has finally come: the Cheetahs will play in Super Rugby for the last time on Friday evening. “It is a special occasion for me,” the Springboks’ assistant coach admitted. “It has been some journey. Various members 87

13 July 2017 7:17 AM Fancy! Chelsea owner gives each of his players a top-end watch

Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich justifies spending R155 000 (!) on each watch by saying the team ‘created history’. Chelsea players won’t be able to blame the lack of a watch if they arrive late for training in future after as club owner Roman Abramovich gave each of them one as a gift for winning the Premier League. The Hublot watches – which cost approximately 38

13 July 2017 5:50 AM Unsettled Nhlapo happy at Bafana

Nhlapo is excited to be in the squad that will do duty against Botswana in a Chan qualifier on Saturday in Francistown Stadium (3.30pm). The squad depart today for the first leg. Though some people have dubbed Chan - African Nations Championship - "less-prestigious", the 28-year-old defender is not being discouraged by that tag. "For me, a call-up is always 46