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  • Mandzukic calls time on Croatia career

    15 August 2018 5:39 AM 19

    Paris - Croatian World Cup hero and star striker Mario Mandzukic has announced his retirement from international football at the age of 32, the country's national soccer federation said Tuesday. "I think the time has come for me now. I gave my best for Croatia and I have contributed to the greatest success in Croatian football," Mandzukic said in a letter

  • Kyrgios saves match point to beat Kudla

    15 August 2018 5:13 AM 16

    Cincinnati - Nick Kyrgios served 39 aces, including one to save match point, to power into the second round of the Cincinnati Masters with a dramatic 6-7 (2/7), 7-5, 7-6 (11/9) win over Denis Kudla on Tuesday. Last year's losing finalist Kyrgios finally saw off the plucky American on his sixth match point. The Australian will next face Croatian Borna

  • 6 more Lions extend their stay

    14 August 2018 4:15 PM 24

    Cape Town - Following the announcement yesterday that Elton Jantjies and Lionel Mapoe had signed one-year contract extensions with the Lions, six more players have put pen to paper to join them. The Lions on Tuesday announced that captain and No 8 Warren Whiteley, hooker Malcolm Marx, scrumhalf Ross Cronje, winger Aphiwe Dyantyi, flank Cyle Brink and lock Marvin

  • Klopp chuffed with Liverpool's midfield trio

    14 August 2018 2:50 PM 18

    Cape Town - Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has heaped praise on his midfielders Naby Keita, James Milner and Georginio Wijnaldum after thrashing West Ham United 4-0 on Sunday. The Reds ran riot at Anfield in their Premier League opener against a new-look Irons outfit as Sadio Mane netted a brace for the hosts while Mohamed Salah and Daniel Sturridge

  • Stokes recalled to England squad after not guilty verdict

    14 August 2018 2:02 PM 21

    London - Ben Stokes is in line to play in the third Test against India after being recalled to the squad following his acquittal on a charge of affray on Tuesday. The 27-year-old New Zealand-born all-rounder, who took six wickets in the first Test victory over India but missed the second Test due to the trial, was found not guilty by a unanimous decision

  • Coenie Oosthuizen nearing Springbok return

    14 August 2018 11:21 AM 20

    Cape Town - He was not named in the original 35-man squad, but tighthead prop Coenie Oosthuizen could still feature in this year's Rugby Championship for the Springboks. That was the news from Bok coach Rassie Erasmus on Monday as his side prepares for Saturday's tournament opener against Argentina in Durban. The 29-year-old Oosthuizen missed the whole

  • Kiwi to ref Boks v Pumas in Durban

    14 August 2018 10:06 AM 21

    Cape Town - New Zealand’s Ben O'Keeffe will referee Saturday’s Rugby Championship encounter between South Africa and Argentina in Durban (kick-off 17:05). O’Keeffe will be assisted by Australia’s Angus Gardner and Ireland’s Andrew Brace, with another Irishman, Simon McDowell, named as television match official (TMO). For the earlier Bledisloe Cup match

  • Folau: Wallabies can soar against All Blacks

    14 August 2018 7:20 AM 21

    Sydney - Australia are beginning to reach their true potential, star fullback Israel Folau said on Tuesday, vowing to unleash his aerial prowess against the world champion All Blacks. Folau received a one-match ban after his last international outing when he sent Ireland skipper Peter O'Mahony sprawling in a clash for the high ball during their contentious

  • Federer 'anxious' ahead of return in Cincinnati

    14 August 2018 5:37 AM 23

    Cincinnati - Roger Federer on Monday said he is eager to make his start at the Cincinnati Masters as the world number two begins his delayed summer hardcourt season. With the US Open a fortnight away, the 37-year-old Swiss is keen to test his form prior to the August 27 kick-off of the last Grand Slam of the season. The 20-time major winner skipped Toronto

  • Bok backline pair extend Lions stay

    14 August 2018 4:28 AM 17

    Cape Town - After a month of departures from the union, there was some good news at last for the Lions with Springboks Elton Jantjies and Lionel Mapoe extending their contracts. The union reported on Monday that the pair, who are both currently training with the Springboks ahead of the Rugby Championship, had signed one-year contract extensions