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17 August 2018 7:49 AM 'Predictable action on track' prompted Alonso F1 exit

London - Two-time world champion Fernando Alonso said on Thursday that "poor action on the track" prompted his decision to step away from Formula One. Alonso, 37, will leave F1 at the end of the season and he will race more in the world endurance championship and in the US where he needs to win the Indy 500 to complete motor racing's 'Triple Crown' 18

16 August 2018 8:32 PM Frenchman Sordert leads in Sweden

Oslo - Clément Sorbet matched the lowest opening round of the season with a stunning 62 to take the lead after day one of the Nordea Masters at Hills Golf Club. The Frenchman's bogey-free effort was the lowest round of his European Tour career, eclipsing the 64 he fired en route to his top ten at the season-opening UBS Hong Kong Open, and beating the 63 he shot as an amateur 20

16 August 2018 6:18 PM Survivor SA: Philippines winner announced

Cape Town – The jury has spoken, the final votes have been tallied and South Africa’s sole survivor’s flame is still burning. Tom Swartz was voted the winner of Survivor SA: Philippines during a live reunion and finale show held in Cape Town on Thursday at the Silverline Studios. In addition to the title of sole survivor the 41-year-old adventure camp manager 21

16 August 2018 4:00 PM Rassie on Willemse: I understand the hype

Durban - Damian Willemse is likely to make his Springbok debut at fullback when he comes off the bench against Argentina on Saturday, but he could find himself thrown in at flyhalf if injury strikes in the wrong areas for the Boks. With Elton Jantjies not in the mix this weekend, Willemse will serve as both the fullback and No 10 cover off the bench 19

16 August 2018 3:09 PM Hamilton: Merc have to over-deliver to beat Ferrari

Cape Town - Lewis Hamilton reckons Mercedes are having to "over-deliver" in order to beat Ferrari as he looks to win a fifth Drivers' Championship title. Although Ferrari have the better of the running in the early part of this season, momentum has swung between Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel throughout the campaign. He was helped to the victory at the German 22

16 August 2018 10:37 AM Cipriani slapped with fine for assault

London - England rugby star Danny Cipriani was fined £2 000 (R37 000) on Thursday after pleading guilty to common assault following an incident at a nightclub on the island of Jersey. The mercurial 30-year-old utility back - who had revived his international career in June with a first start for over a decade against South Africa - also pleaded guilty 23

16 August 2018 9:24 AM Thomas, Froome go head-to-head at Tour of Britain

London - Tour de France champion Geraint Thomas and the man whose crown he took in July, Chris Froome, will compete in next month's Tour of Britain rather than the final Grand Tour of the season, the Vuelta a Espana. Both riders have rarely graced their home Tour in the past decade, Thomas finishing seventh last year in what was his first appearance 21

16 August 2018 5:28 AM Thompson, 'refreshed' after break, returns to LPGA

Los Angeles - Lexi Thompson defends her LPGA Indianapolis title this week after more than a month away from the game to give herself a mental, emotional and physical break. The American said it was a "hard decision" to skip the Women's British Open two weeks ago, but one she thought was well worth it. "I never want to skip that event," she said Wednesday 22

15 August 2018 12:21 PM Ox named Cheetahs’ PRO14 player of the year

Cape Town - Springbok prop Ox Nche has been named as the Cheetahs’ PRO14 player of the 2017/18 season. The announcement was made at a function in Bloemfontein on Tuesday night where the Cheetahs also confirmed their squad for the upcoming PRO14 and Currie Cup competitions. Nche, who made his Springbok debut against Wales in Washington DC this year, was a standout 26

15 August 2018 10:18 AM Zaha commits to Palace, signs untill 2023

Cape Town - Crystal Palace have confirmed that Wilfred Zaha has signed a contract extension which will see the Ivorian forward remain in south London until the end of the 2022/23 season. The 25-year-old was key for Palace last season, as he helped them stave off the threat of relegation, and was also on target in their Premier League opener on Saturday 20