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19 June 2018 10:02 AM Steyn sets sights on major Test milestones

Cape Town - Proteas speedster Dale Steyn is eyeing a unique Test milestone for the Proteas ... and it's not Shaun Pollock's record as the country's leading wicket-taker in the format. Steyn needs just three more wickets to surpass Pollock's 421 and make that record his own, but now that he is back to full fitness he is considering the possibility of becoming 15

07 June 2018 6:35 AM Brown backs Farrell as leader for Bok Tests

Durban - Fullback Mike Brown believes Owen Farrell is the right man to captain England in their three-Test series against South Africa. Farrell was promoted to the position by head coach Eddie Jones after an injury to regular captain Dylan Hartley. “Owen is a great leader, he energises the group with the way he trains, his physicality and the standards 19

06 June 2018 3:26 PM Nadal's French Open set streak ends after 3 years!

Paris - Rafael Nadal lost a set at the French Open for the first time in three years as Argentinian Diego Schwartzman claimed a surprise 6-4 lead in their quarter-final clash on Wednesday. The 10-time champion had won 37 consecutive sets at Roland Garros since his 2015 quarter-final defeat by Novak Djokovic, but dropped serve three times to the enterprising 22

04 June 2018 1:48 PM Anderson implodes to throw away French Open quarters spot

Cape Town - South Africa’s Kevin Anderson threw away a golden opportunity to reach the quarter-finals for the first time at Roland Garros against Diego Schwartzman on Monday. Anderson started like a house on fire, quickly winning the first two sets for the loss of only three games. He looked set for an easy victory when serving for the match at 5-4 in the third 22

03 June 2018 5:29 PM Djokovic into record 12th French Open quarter-final

Paris - Novak Djokovic reached a record 12th French Open quarter-final on Sunday with a 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 win over Spain's Fernando Verdasco. Djokovic, the 2016 champion and 12-time Grand Slam title winner, has now also reached 40 quarter-finals at the majors. The 31-year-old Serb, seeded at 20 this year after a year of struggles with an elbow injury and mediocre 20

02 June 2018 3:42 PM Nadal swats aside Gasquet in Paris

Paris - Rafael Nadal continued his bid for an 11th French Open title on Saturday by brushing aside home favourite Richard Gasquet to claim a 16th consecutive win over his childhood friend and reach the fourth round. The 16-time Grand Slam champion has still never lost to his old junior rival at Tour level, after easing to a 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 victory on Court 23

31 May 2018 8:27 AM Tau sets sights on Spain ahead of England

Cape Town - Percy Tau reckons he would choose playing in Spain ahead of England in order to come up against Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo regularly. Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane told the media after the Absa Premiership end of the season awards on Tuesday, that their prized asset has attracted interest from clubs playing in the English 21

30 May 2018 6:03 PM Japan's Nishikori fights back to beat Paire

Paris - Japan's Kei Nishikori staged a comeback on Philippe Chatrier Court to down home favourite Benoit Paire 6-3, 2-6, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 and reach the French Open third round on Wednesday. The 19th seed, who is playing his first Grand Slam tournament since Wimbledon last year after struggling with a wrist injury, outlasted his opponent in a topsy-turvy 22

30 May 2018 10:06 AM Du Preez family set for Springbok record books

Cape Town - The Du Preez family are set to make Springbok history when Rassie Erasmus' side tackle Wales in Washington DC on Saturday. Should flyhalf Robert du Preez, a last-minute addition to the 26-man squad named by Erasmus on Saturday, take to the field off the substitutes' bench, it will be the first case in Springbok history of a Springbok father 21

30 May 2018 5:29 AM Halep finally makes her bow at Roland Garros

Paris - World number one Simona Halep finally gets her French Open campaign underway on Wednesday while Novak Djokovic and Alexander Zverev seek spots in the second round. - Romanian top seed and world number one Halep is a two-time runner-up at Roland Garros - losing to Maria Sharapova in the 2014 final and giving up a set and 3-0 lead to lose to Jelena 23