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21 October 2018 6:22 PM Marathon man Isner backs Wimbledon rule-change

London - John Isner has backed the change to Wimbledon's rules which will see the final set decided by a tie-break when the game score reached 12-12. The 33-year-old American was involved in the longest match in professional tennis history when he eventually overcame Nicolas Mahut 70-68 in the final set of an 11-hour clash during the 2010 Championships 20

18 October 2018 6:09 AM Sprint king Bolt rejects Malta football offer

Sydney - Sprint superstar Usain Bolt has turned down a contract from Maltese champions Valletta and will remain in Australia to pursue his dream of becoming a professional footballer, his agent said Thursday. The eight-time Olympic champion has been on trial with A-League club the Central Coast Mariners since arriving Down Under in August. He scored 29

12 October 2018 9:33 AM Saica to take action against accountants implicated in VBS Bank 'heist'

The South African Institute of Charted Accountants (Saica) announced on Thursday night it would initiate disciplinary action against eight of its members, implicated in the 'Great Bank Heist' of VBS Mutual Bank, including former CEO Andile Ramavhunga and former holding company Vele Investments chairperson Tshifhiwa Matodzi. The other five people who face investigation 35

12 October 2018 6:12 AM Air Namibia 'cancels all flights to Zim' after aircraft impounded in Harare – report

Air Namibia has reportedly cancelled flights to Zimbabwe after one of its aircraft was impounded by authorities in Harare last week. According to The Namibian, in a statement this week, the airline's spokesperson, Paul Nakawa, said flights to Zimbabwe would be cancelled pending the finalisation of the matter. "The airline has resolved to divert the current 35

11 October 2018 5:30 PM Vidal 'lacked respect' for team-mates

Barcelona - Barcelona midfielder Arturo Vidal "lacked respect" for his team-mates by complaining on social media about not playing enough, the club's sporting director Pep Segura said on Thursday. Chilean international Vidal has started only two games for the Catalan giants since his summer move to the Nou Camp from Bayern Munich. The former Juventus 24

10 October 2018 12:43 PM Goosen set to be inducted into World Golf Hall of Fame

Cape Town - Two-time major champion Retief Goosen will be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame next year. Goosen joins Billy Payne, Jan Stephenson, Dennis Walters and the late Peggy Kirk Bell, who will all officially join the ranks as the Class of 2019. The five new members will be enshrined at the World Golf Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Monday 32

10 October 2018 8:01 AM Stormers beat Bulls in race to sign Brits

Cape Town - Springbok hooker Schalk Brits is reportedly set to run out for the Stormers next year. The Bulls were also believed to be after the 37-year-old's services, but according to Netwerk24, the Stormers has won the race to sign the veteran. Brits was supposed to retire from professional rugby after clinching a fourth Premiership crown with English 30

04 October 2018 4:31 PM Nigeria judge faces sack over 'bereavement' bribe

A senior Nigerian judge falsely claimed he had suffered a bereavement to get cash from litigants and lawyers appearing in his court, the country's main judicial body said on Thursday. James Agbadu-Fishim "received various sums of money from litigants and lawyers that had cases before him and some influential Nigerians under the false pretence that he was bereaved 26

01 October 2018 8:37 AM SA athletes given dagga warning

Cape Town - The South African Institute for Drug Free Sport (SAIDS) has warned professional athletes that the use of marijuana is still not allowed. Last month, cannabis was legalised in South Africa for personal use in small quantities in the home environment. But, according to a tweet from SAIDS on Monday, this does not mean that athletes will be forgiven 26

27 September 2018 12:18 PM SA actress Shoki Mokgapa's cause of death confirmed

BE ADVISED: This article contains mention of suicide, anxiety and depression. Johannesburg - Releasing a formal statement regarding the death of actress Shoki Mokgapa, MLA, the agency who represented the award-winning actress, said that the star had committed suicide after "a long struggle with clinical depression and anxiety". "The South African film and television 33