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16 January 2019 9:18 AM Morris survives injury scare, keeps World Cup dream alive

Cape Town - Chris Morris is running out of time to put his hand up for the Proteas' 2019 World Cup squad, and there was a moment of concern on Tuesday when he left the field with an injured finger during day two of the Titans' 4-Day Franchise Series clash against the Highveld Lions in Benoni. Morris, surprisingly left out of the Proteas squad for the first 287

16 January 2019 9:02 AM In-form Kvitova steams into Australian Open Round 3

Melbourne - Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova cruised into the Australian Open third round on Wednesday, with her vanquished opponent Irina-Camelia Begu tipping the Czech eighth seed for the title. Kvitova never looked troubled as she downed Begu 6-1, 6-3 in 69 minutes. "If you're gonna play like that you're gonna win it," the Romanian said as she congratulated 480

16 January 2019 8:48 AM I dug insanely deep, says Tiafoe after Anderson upset

Melbourne - Frances Tiafoe rolled up his white shirt's right sleeve, flexed his biceps and slapped the muscle five times. Then he pounded his chest and yelled, "Yeah! Let's go! Let's go! Come on!" Forgive the young American's exuberance. This was, after all, the biggest victory of his nascent career. Down a set and 3-0 in the second, the 20-year-old 283

16 January 2019 7:26 AM Bevin wins Tour Down Under Stage 2 to lead

Adelaide - New Zealand time-trial champion Patrick Bevin swooped to take his first cycling World Tour stage and claim the overall lead in Australia's Tour Down Under on Wednesday. Bevin, 27, riding for the CCC Team, capitalised on confusion in the peloton sparked by a mass crash inside the final kilometre of the 122km second stage to power home in the finish 485

16 January 2019 6:00 AM Anderson suffers shock Australian Open defeat

Melbourne - South Africa's Kevin Anderson was upset by unseeded American Frances Tiafoe in the Australian Open second round on Wednesday. The 20-year-old Tiafoe, who is ranked 39th on the ATP Tour rankings, shocked the fifth-seeded Anderson 4-6, 6-4, 6-4, 7-5. Anderson had gone into the match holding a 3-0 head-to-head advantage against Tiafoe and was looking 431

15 January 2019 6:05 PM Oosthuizen leads SA charge in Abu Dhabi

Cape Town - Louis Oosthuizen will lead the South African charge at the opening European Tour event of the year, the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship. Oosthuizen joins 15 of his fellow countrymen this week in a star-studded field at Abu Dhabi Golf Club, which gets under way on Wednesday. Oosthuizen, who is SA's top-ranked golfer, will look to continue his form into the new year following 429

15 January 2019 5:05 PM By killing the internet, Zimbabwe kills commerce and the lights

When the Zimbabwean government ordered internet service providers to shutter parts of the web in an effort to curb anti-government protests, it also plunged homes into darkness because people can’t pay their utilities online. Most people in the southern African nation use Econet Wireless Zimbabwe's Ecocash mobile-phone payment system for daily transactions 269

15 January 2019 12:04 PM Arsenal goalkeeper Cech to retire at end of season

London - Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech announced on Tuesday that he will retire at the end of the season. The 36-year-old, who won four Premier League titles with Chelsea, revealed his decision on Twitter. He wrote: "This is my 20th season as a professional player and it is 20 years since I signed my first professional contract, so it feels like the right 121

15 January 2019 10:26 AM WATCH: I was so close to playing for Barcelona

Cape Town – Former Bafana Bafana captain Mbulelo Mabizela says that if it wasn’t for his drug and alcohol abuse he would have been playing for Spanish giants Barcelona. The now retired 38-year-old Mabizela is an HIV/Aids councillor and spends most of his time giving advice to young people on how to avoid drug and alcohol abuse. "The major stumbling block 154

15 January 2019 10:21 AM SAFA refutes former CEO's Gupta link claims

Cape Town - The South African Football Association (SAFA) has denied claims made by former CEO Leslie Sedibe that millions of rands were illegally received ahead of the 2010 Soccer World Cup. According to Sunday World, Sedibe revealed that former Local Organising Committee (LOC) head and current SAFA president Danny Jordaan set up a meeting with Ajay Gupta 83