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24 May 2018 1:16 PM SACA pays tribute to De Villiers

Cape Town - The South African Cricketers’ Association (SACA) on Thursday paid tribute to AB de Villiers who retired from international cricket on Wednesday. In a shock move, AB de Villiers, 34, announced his retirement from all international cricket with immediate effect. The decision comes as a massive blow to the Proteas, who would have been counting 20

23 May 2018 4:39 AM NZ women's rugby team awarded professional contracts

Wellington - New Zealand Rugby (NZR) unveiled the first professional contracts for the world champion Black Ferns women's team on Wednesday, calling it "a step forward" for the game. It said 28 female players received contracts and another two would be awarded later this year. It means team members will not only be paid for their efforts for the first 15

22 May 2018 5:18 AM 106 cocaine capsules found in woman's stomach

Indian police used laxatives for several days to retrieve 106 cocaine capsules worth some $900 000 from the stomach of a Brazilian woman who tried to smuggle them into the country, officials said on Monday. The 28-year-old woman and the capsules were presented to a New Delhi court which remanded her in the city's Tihar jail. The woman was held on May 14 after 24

21 May 2018 4:51 AM Rookie Wise clinches Byron Nelson title

Los Angeles - Rookie Aaron Wise clinched his first PGA Tour title on Sunday with a three-shot win at the Byron Nelson tournament in Texas. The 21-year old fired a superb six-under round of 65 at Trinity Forest to finish ahead of Aussie Marc Leishman at 23-under par, and smash the tournament low-scoring record set by Rory Sabbatini in 2009 by four shots 21

15 May 2018 6:02 PM 17 Tunisia police officers charged over death of football fan

Seventeen Tunisian police officers have been indicted for manslaughter after a fan drowned in March outside a football match, Ghazi Mrabet, a lawyer representing the victim's family, said on Tuesday. The police are accused of chasing a group of young fans into a stream near the Rades Stadium after they were allegedly involved in clashes between supporters 21

10 May 2018 4:51 AM NZ release Shields, pave way for Eng v SA selection

NZR had been stalling over Shields' request for permission to join Eddie Jones' team, raising the prospect of a tug-of-war over the highly-rated flank who will move to England to play for Wasps at the end of the Super Rugby season after giving up on being picked for the All Blacks. But NZR said that after examining the complex case it had agreed to the move even though 23

04 May 2018 11:19 AM The 2 men who changed Bryan Habana's path

Cape Town - Springbok legend Bryan Habana, who has announced his retirement from professional rugby, has credited two men for changing his path in the sport. Now 34, Habana will go down as one of the greatest Springboks of all time. He is his country's all-time leading try scorer, with 67 scores from 124 Tests, and he will also be considered one of the great 31

03 May 2018 6:34 AM Harsh words not needed, Lions coach insists

Cape Town - Lions coach Swys de Bruin says there was no need for harsh words after their defeat to the Reds in Brisbane last week. After trailing 27-0 early in the second half against the Queenslanders, the Lions scored four unanswered tries to stage a comeback. “We’re in the professional era and it’s not our style to talk harsh to the players. You have to use the right 2828

01 May 2018 2:45 PM Wimbledon warns players over injury withdrawals

London - Wimbledon officials warned players on Tuesday they face losing prize money if they withdraw after competing with an existing injury and are not perceived to have given maximum effort. The All England Club will introduce the "50:50" rule at this year's Wimbledon in an attempt to prevent injury withdrawals in the opening round of the men's and women's 33

19 April 2018 10:23 AM Boston Marathon winner Kawauchi to quit his day job

Tokyo - The Japanese high school clerk who sensationally won the Boston Marathon despite having neither a coach nor a sponsor announced on Thursday he was packing in his day job and turning pro. An overnight media star, Yuki Kawauchi, 31, told reporters waiting for him at Narita Airport: "From April next year, I am thinking about resigning as a civil 30