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  • Jaco Peyper to referee Currie Cup final

    23 October 2018 8:23 AM 16

    Cape Town - Jaco Peyper will referee his fourth Currie Cup final in seven seasons when Western Province host the Sharks at Newlands in Cape Town on Saturday. It will be the third consecutive Currie Cup final appointment for the 38-year-old Peyper. Peyper, who took charge of the final last year in Durban, and in 2016 in Bloemfontein, will be assisted

  • Sri Lanka arrests cricket official over $5.5m fraud

    22 October 2018 8:08 PM 19

    Colombo - Sri Lankan police arrested a top cricket board official Monday over a $5.5 million fraud involving the sale of television rights for the ongoing England tour of the island, a spokesman said. Ruwan Gunasekera said the chief financial officer at Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), Nandika Dissanayake, was taken into custody as the main suspect in the bank fraud

  • Hendricks leads stirring Lions fightback

    22 October 2018 4:33 PM 18

    Cape Town - Beuran Hendricks led a stirring comeback by the Highveld Lions with his five wickets helping them to roar back into the contest on the opening day of their 4-Day Domestic Series clash against the Knights in Johannesburg on Monday. The Proteas left-arm seamer nabbed five for 45 as the visitors collapsed from 242 for four to 266 all out. Prior

  • Raikkonen: United States win no big deal

    22 October 2018 4:03 PM 20

    Cape Town - Despite breaking his win-less streak in Austin, Kimi Raikkonen says his first grand prix triumph in 2044 days was "not a big deal." Off to Sauber next season, Raikkonen had Ferrari an early farewell present as he won the United States GP ahead of Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton. In doing so he helped the Scuderia keep the title race alive

  • Nolan Hoffman sprints to Amashova victory

    22 October 2018 12:45 PM 19

    Cape Town - Nolan Hoffman has sprinted his way to his fifth consecutive victory - and his seventh overall title - at the Tsogo Sun Amashova Durban Classic in a time of 2:22:10. The ladies race also saw a familiar face take the podium with Carla Oberholzer claiming her second consecutive win in the 106km race, despite some very tough, windy conditions

  • WATCH: You thought Aphiwe Dyantyi was the fastest player in SA? Think again!

    22 October 2018 6:00 AM 25

    Cape Town - A big talking point from the Sharks v Golden Lions Currie Cup clash in Durban on Saturday was when home-side substitute Aphelele Fassi chased down Springbok wing Aphiwe Dyantyi. With the Sharks leading 23-10 in the 63rd minute and hot on the attack inside the Lions’ 22m area, Dyantyi - one of the finds of the Springbok season - intercepted

  • Marathon man Isner backs Wimbledon rule-change

    21 October 2018 6:22 PM 22

    London - John Isner has backed the change to Wimbledon's rules which will see the final set decided by a tie-break when the game score reached 12-12. The 33-year-old American was involved in the longest match in professional tennis history when he eventually overcame Nicolas Mahut 70-68 in the final set of an 11-hour clash during the 2010 Championships

  • Tsitsipas becomes first Greek ATP champion

    21 October 2018 5:17 PM 23

    Stockholm - Stefanos Tsitsipas became the first Greek man to win an ATP title on Sunday with a 6-4, 6-4 victory over Ernests Gulbis in Stockholm, ending the Latvian player's perfect record in finals. World No 16 Tsitsipas, who had lost both his previous finals this year to Rafael Nadal in Barcelona and Toronto, went one better than Nicholas Kalogeropoulos

  • Britain's Edmund wins first ATP title in Antwerp

    21 October 2018 5:02 PM 23

    Antwerp - British No 1 Kyle Edmund fought back to down Gael Monfils in a final-set tie-break and claim his maiden ATP Tour title at the European Open in Antwerp on Sunday. The 3-6, 7-6 (7/2), 7-6 (7/4) victory caps a breakthrough season for the 23-year-old and keeps alive his slim hopes of qualifying for the ATP World Tour Finals in London next month

  • Chiefs need penalties to get past Leopards in TKO

    21 October 2018 4:49 PM 22

    Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs battled back from a goal down to beat Black Leopards 4-2 on penalties after their Telkom Knockout first-round tie finished 1-1 at the FNB Stadium on Sunday. Giovanni Solinas' side struggled to get into their stride in the first half and found themselves trailing to Phathutshedzo Nange's 34th-minute opener. But Amakhosi restored