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20 February 2018 10:43 AM ‘Lions of the North’ roaring back to SA’s top flight

Cape Town - It resulted in surprising elimination in the first-round proper of the Nedbank Cup against appreciably less-fancied opponents. But Highlands Park have no regrets about fielding a virtual reserve line-up against Stellenbosch FC as the legendary "Lions of the North" sniff ominously at the prospect of regaining a place in the Absa Premiership 22

16 February 2018 7:20 AM Ex-student confesses to killing 17 in Florida school shooting

Parkland – A troubled teen has confessed to gunning down 17 people at his former high school in Florida, court documents showed on Thursday, as the FBI admitted it had received a tip-off about the 19-year-old gunman yet failed to stop him. As Americans reeled from the country's worst school massacre since the horror at Sandy Hook six years ago, President 33

15 February 2018 12:46 PM New sponsor joins WP Rugby fold

Cape Town - Warwick has been confirmed as a new sponsor of both the Stormers and Western Province teams, as Associate Sponsor and Wealth Partner. Warwick is a local and international investment house, with products that span asset, estate, wealth and credit management. Warwick operates across South Africa, with offices in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban 31

13 February 2018 8:11 PM World Rugby say TMO wrong over Wales no-try call

London - World Rugby have told Wales that the television match official made a mistake with his controversial decision to disallow them a try in their Six Nations defeat by England last weekend. With England leading 12-0 at Twickenham on Saturday, Wales back Gareth Anscombe, under pressure from home wing Anthony Watson, chased down a kick ahead from flyhalf 25

13 February 2018 9:59 AM Crusaders buy into American franchise

Cape Town - The Canterbury Rugby Union and Crusaders have bought minority ownership stakes in an American professional team, the Seattle Seawolves. The Seattle Seawolves was formed last year and will play in the Major Rugby League (MRL), the new North American professional tournament which starts in April. The Canterbury Rugby Union is the Crusaders' 28

12 February 2018 7:22 PM Egypt bars Arabic version of US comedy over 'ethical' violations

Cairo - Egypt has banned the Arabic version of US comedy "Saturday Night Live" from television for violating ethical standards, the country's media regulator said. "Saturday Night Live bil Arabi" began broadcasting on television two years ago, with episodes shot in Cairo. It was being aired by both the ON TV network and the Dubai-based satellite service 22

11 February 2018 4:23 AM Cheetahs get the Blues

Johannesburg - The Cheetahs suffered a blow as they went down to the Cardiff Blues 25-20 in a tough encounter at Cardiff Arms Park on Saturday night. Rory Duncan's side desperately wanted the victory to strengthen their chances for the quarter-finals of the PRO14, and to shake off the tag of not being able to win in Europe. The win was massive for the Blues 20

09 February 2018 7:25 PM SEE: 2.8m black mamba caught after KZN beach 'outing'

Johannesburg – A 2.8m black mamba that went for an evening beach slither at the north of Scottburgh's main beach was safely captured, the Crocworld Conservation Centre said on Friday. The snake, which was sighted in front of the Cutty Sark Hotel, was captured around 18:00 on Thursday, general manager Martin Rodrigues said in a statement. He said he was alerted 29

06 February 2018 3:14 AM Israel honours foreign diplomats who saved Jews in WWII

Jerusalem – Israel's foreign ministry has unveiled a monument honouring diplomats who saved Jews during the Holocaust. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who also serves as Israel's foreign minister, dedicated the site on Monday for the 36 diplomats whom the Yad Vashem memorial has recognised as "Righteous Among the Nations". It's the country's 28

02 February 2018 6:57 AM Young guns join SA Rugby Academy

Cape Town - Former SA Schools stars Salmaan Moerat, Muller Uys, Nkosikhona Masuku and Rikus Pretorius will be among the first intake of top young stars inducted into the SA Rugby Academy as the mother body on Thursday welcomed the Stellenbosch Academy of Sport (SAS) as official partner to the new initiative. Thirty of the best under-19 and under-20 players 37