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  • Blitzboks' World Cup dream ends with England thrashing

    22 July 2018 8:04 PM 11

    Cape Town - The South African Sevens team have crashed out of the 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens tournament in the semi-final stage against England in San Francisco. The Blitzboks opened the scoring through Selvyn Davids who expertly converted his own try from the touchline. However, England responded with a try by Harry Glover and then a second through

  • New tournament director appointed for Nedbank Golf Challenge

    22 July 2018 6:40 PM 14

    Johannesburg - Sun International announced on Sunday that it has appointed Kenneth Payet to the position of tournament director of the Nedbank Golf Challenge. Payet will replace the late Dan Sevel, who tragically passed away last week after falling to his death. Payet is no stranger to Sun International, having joined the company in 1993. He also held the position

  • Van Rooyen flies SA flag highest at Carnoustie

    22 July 2018 6:37 PM 15

    Cape Town - Erik van Rooyen was South Africa's best performer at the 147th Open Championship at Carnoustie when all was said and done on Sunday. Out of the 12 South Africans who started the tournament, only five made the cut for weekend. Playing in his first Major, Van Rooyen shot a two-over 73 on Sunday to finish at 2-under par for the tournament

  • Molinari wins remarkable Open Championship

    22 July 2018 6:19 PM 12

    Carnoustie - Italy's Francesco Molinari emerged from the pack on a thrilling final day at Carnoustie to win The Open on Sunday, seeing off the challenges of reigning champion Jordan Spieth and a revived Tiger Woods to win the first major of his career. At the age of 35, he becomes the first Italian ever to win a major, after keeping his cool in remarkable

  • Sri Lanka suspends opener on misconduct charge

    22 July 2018 4:49 PM 15

    Colombo - Batsman Danushka Gunathilaka has been suspended over a misconduct charge in the middle of Sri Lanka's second Test against South Africa, the country's cricket board said on Sunday. The 27-year-old opener will be barred from all forms of the game pending the outcome of an investigation, the board said, without specifying the alleged misconduct

  • Manyonga, Samaai fly SA flag high in London

    22 July 2018 3:09 PM 16

    Cape Town - Luvo Manyonga and Rushwahl Samaai were in top form on Sunday as they took top honours at the 11th leg of the IAAF Diamond League series in London. Manyonga broke his meeting record as he romped to victory in the men's long jump. The Olympic champion leaped a season best time of 8.58m to finish first with his fellow countryman Samaai coming

  • Crusaders too strong for error-strewn Sharks

    21 July 2018 9:57 AM 21

    Cape Town - The Crusaders saw off and error-strewn Sharks outfit 40-10 with a clinical performance in Christchurch on Saturday to set up a semi-final meeting with the Hurricanes. While the Sharks enjoyed plenty of decent periods in the game, they unfortunately made too many errors and missed too many one-on-one tackles as a highly efficient Crusaders

  • Sri Lanka hit back after Maharaj's record 9 wicket haul

    21 July 2018 7:02 AM 23

    Colombo - Keshav Maharaj completed a South African record nine for 129 haul in the 2nd Test against Sri Lanka on Saturday before the home side hit back by taking quick wickets leaving South Africa in trouble on 19-3 at lunch. Maharaj's nine wicket spree was South Africa's best in an innings since the country's post-apartheid return to Test cricket in 1991. But his form could

  • SA's golden summer of golf continues at Carnoustie

    21 July 2018 6:43 AM 25

    Carnoustie - South Africa's summer takeover of golf in Scotland could yet yield the most prized trophy of them all: The claret jug. In the last four weeks, South Africans have won the British Amateur Championship, the Scottish Open on the European Tour, and most recently the Junior Open Championship - all in Scotland. Celebrating a Open Championship

  • Fijian soldier of fortune shines for France at World Sevens

    21 July 2018 5:12 AM 26

    San Francisco - After a decade in the French Foreign Legion following his enlistment as a teenager, the pressures of professional rugby hold little fear for France sevens player Tavite Veredamu. The 28-year-old Fiji-born wing is one of France's main attacking threats at this weekend's World Cup Sevens in San Francisco, a tournament appearance which caps a meteoric