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03 January 2019 3:15 PM IPL 2019 could yet be heading to SA shores

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has begun exploring the possibility of holding the T20 competition on foreign shores, India’s Economic Times is reporting. The tournament has already been brought forward, starting in March, to allow players more preparation time for the World Cup in England, which begins in May. The new timeframe, however 62

03 January 2019 12:58 PM Steve Waugh's son features for Aussies at SCG

Cape Town - There was a feeling of nostalgia at the SCG on Thursday when Steve Waugh's son, Austin, featured as an emergency fielder for Australia on the opening day of the second Test against India. The 19-year-old allrounder sat on the boundary and carried drinks onto the field, being a part of the Australian dressing room throughout the day. It is often 65

03 January 2019 12:32 PM Ernst 'not getting carried away' with compliments from Pitso

Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs coach Ernst Middendorp says he appreciates the compliments made by Mamelodi Sundowns mentor Pitso Mosimane but is "not getting carried away" as their two sides meet on Saturday. Amakhosi welcome the Brazilians to FNB Stadium as the Absa Premiership resumes following the annual two-week festive season break. In the lead up to Saturday's 61

03 January 2019 9:09 AM KZN schools accused of poaching rugby players

Cape Town - An Eastern Cape high school is concerned over its rugby players being poached by schools in KwaZulu-Natal, according to a report. According to a report on SARugbymag, both Queens College and Dale College have confirmed that they are having their players targeted by prominent KZN schools. Queens College, meanwhile, have reportedly lost four of their 65

31 December 2018 11:26 AM Sale tie down Faf de Klerk till 2023

London - World Player of the Year nominee Faf De Klerk committed his future to Sale Sharks by signing an extended contract to 2023, the English club announced on Monday. The South African has shone for club and country since joining Sale at the start of the 2017/18 season. "It's humbling to know a club wants to extend your contract, even though you still 63

29 December 2018 9:11 AM Brits surprise Greeks at Hopman Cup

Perth - A shock singles win for the unheralded Cameron Norrie over star Greek youngster Stefanos Tsitsipas inspired Britain to victory in the opening tie of the mixed teams Hopman Cup in Perth on Saturday. Norrie secured the biggest scalp of his career to upset the exciting Tsitsipas in the opening men's singles, but Maria Sikkari then squared the tie with a three-set 72

29 December 2018 4:41 AM UEFA says anti-racism protocol not followed in Koulibaly case

Milan - European football governing body UEFA said on Friday that the correct anti-racism protocol had not been followed during the Italian league game between Inter Milan and Napoli midweek amid repeated abuse of Senegalese defender Kalidou Koulibaly. Napoli's French-born Koulibaly was targeted by monkey noises and racist chants at the San Siro, before 63

28 December 2018 7:10 PM PCB deny Arthur's anger toward senior players

Cape Town - The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has denied reports that coach Mickey Arthur had heated exchanges with some of his senior players on the second day of the first Test against the Proteas in Centurion. Reports had suggested that Arthur had a go at the experienced batsmen in his team including Asad Shafiq, Azhar Ali and captain Sarfraz Ahmed 58

25 December 2018 5:38 PM Du Plessis backs Amla to regain form

Centurion - Struggling South African batting star Hashim Amla will return to his number three position in the first Test against Pakistan, starting at SuperSport Park on Wednesday, with the full backing of captain Faf du Plessis. "Hash has been our rock at number three," said Du Plessis ahead of a series featuring two strong bowling attacks and two potentially 89

18 December 2018 6:24 PM Spurs extend Vertonghen deal until 2020

London - Tottenham have activated an option to extend defender Jan Vertonghen's contract at the Premier League club until 2020. The Belgium defender, who is currently sidelined until January with a thigh injury, was due to see his deal expire at the end of the season. But Spurs have moved to tie the 31-year-old down for an additional year and are believed 63