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  • Buttler stars as England claim ODI series

    21 January 2018 12:59 PM 12

    Sydney - A scintillating century from Jos Buttler brought England a 16-run win and a one-day international series victory against Australia in Sydney on Sunday. The hosts, set 303 to win by England after winning the toss and electing to bowl, were always struggling in their chase and eventually managed only 286 for six. The result gave England an unbeatable

  • Youngster stuns SA's queen of the sand

    20 January 2018 3:54 PM 18

    Cape Town - Marine youngster Bianca von Bargen blitzed South Africa’s queen of the sand Mandi Maritz in a stunning Beach Sprint victory at the General Tire Lifesaving South Africa KZN Provincial Championship. Von Bargen also took first in Marine’s team victory in the Sprint Relay. Maritz, South Africa’s for so long South Africa’s best, snatched victory

  • Cape Town City take Mother City derby spoils

    20 January 2018 3:42 PM 18

    Cape Town - Benni McCarthy's Cape Town City FC have taken the spoils in Saturday's iKapa derby against rivals Ajax Cape Town at the Cape Town Stadium. Played in hot conditions, Cape Town City won 1-0 thanks to a 52nd-minute header from defender Craig Martin. Ajax's victory hopes weren't helped by a red card for two bookable offences just before the half-time

  • No Arsenal grudge for bin-bag Walcott

    20 January 2018 12:14 PM 18

    London - Theo Walcott may have ended his 12-year Arsenal career carrying his personal belongings in bin bags, but the England international insisted he bore no ill will towards his old club after joining Premier League rivals Everton. There was no time for the 28-year-old to say his goodbyes to the Gunners following a move from London to Liverpool worth

  • NZ beat SA U19s in spite of Rolfes century

    20 January 2018 11:29 AM 18

    South Africa’s reply got off to a rocky start when they lost their top three, Jiveshen Pillay (0), Matthew Breetzke (15) and captain, Raynard van Tonder (3) cheaply. Rolfes then went on to hit his 108 from 124 balls, including 12 fours and shared a 106-run, sixth-wicket partnership with Jean du Plessis, who was the only other batsman to make a notable

  • Djokovic powers into 11th Aussie Open fourth round

    20 January 2018 11:14 AM 19

    Melbourne - Novak Djokovic battled with a lower back injury as he claimed his 11th round of 16 appearance at the Australian Open on Saturday. The six-time champion advanced with a clear-cut 6-2, 6-3, 6-3 win over Spanish 21st seed Albert Ramos-Vinolas in 2hr 21min on Margaret Court Arena. But there was concern in the Serb's camp when the former world

  • Lyon to captain PM XI against England

    20 January 2018 8:07 AM 18

    Sydney - Australia Test spinner Nathan Lyon will captain the Prime Minister's XI against England in a Twenty20 match in Canberra next month, Cricket Australia said Saturday. Lyon played a leading role in Australia's 4-0 Ashes Test series win over England, playing in all five Tests and capturing 21 wickets at 29.23. Lyon is Australia's most successful

  • Italian journeyman Fognini battles into fourth round

    20 January 2018 7:59 AM 19

    Melbourne - Italy's Fabio Fognini reached the round of 16 for the second time at the Australian Open with a five-set victory over Frenchman Julien Benneteau on Saturday. Fognini, seeded 25, downed the 59th-ranked Benneteau 3-6, 6-2, 6-1, 4-6, 6-3 in three hours on Hisense Arena. He will play either Argentine 12th seed Juan Martin Del Potro or Czech 19th seed Tomas

  • Hollywood legend Smith hooked on tennis after Kyrgios classic

    20 January 2018 5:57 AM 19

    Melbourne - Hollywood heavyweight Will Smith says he's now hooked on tennis after being courtside at the Australian Open to see Nick Kyrgios topple Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in a Grand Slam classic. The "Men in Black" star was on the edge of his seat as Australian hope Kyrgios beat the former finalist 7-6 (7/5), 4-6, 7-6 (8/6), 7-6 (7/5) in a spectacular night

  • Puma leaves Jaguares to become a Tiger

    19 January 2018 7:14 PM 21

    London - Young Argentina prop Facundo Gigena joined English Premiership side Leicester Tigers on Friday. The 23-year-old - who has one cap for the senior Pumas side having also played for the Under-20 and Under-23 teams at their respective world championships - previously played for the Buenos Aires-based Super Rugby franchise Jaguares. "Facundo scrummages