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  • Bok No 9: Another new coach won’t disrupt Bulls

    15 January 2019 8:08 AM 80

    Cape Town - Bulls scrumhalf Ivan van Zyl believes a third Super Rugby coach in as many seasons will not prove disruptive for the Pretoria franchise. "It’s obviously ideal to have continuity but we’ve been working with coach Pote (Human) for long and everyone is excited to play for him. He was also part of our coaching team last year," Van Zyl told Netwerk

  • Viviani wins opening Tour Down Under stage in brutal heat

    15 January 2019 7:19 AM 120

    Adelaide - Italy's Elia Viviani won a tight finish to take the opening stage of Australia's Tour Down Under in brutal temperatures in Adelaide on Tuesday. Deceuninck–Quick-Step's Viviani, the omnium gold medallist at the 2016 Rio Olympics and one of the world's leading sprinters, powered out of the pack to reel in Germany's Max Walscheid and claim the ochre

  • Bulls welcome return of key players

    15 January 2019 6:45 AM 131

    Cape Town - The Bulls have received some good news ahead of the 2019 Super Rugby season with the return to fitness of a number of key players. Wing Travis Ismaiel has fully recovered from shoulder surgery while flank Roelof Smit has bounced back from another serious knee injury. Fullback Warrick Gelant, flank Tim Agaba and loosehead prop Lizo Gqoboka

  • Record books favour Anderson ahead of Tiafoe clash

    15 January 2019 5:49 AM 118

    Cape Town - South African tennis star Kevin Anderson will go into Wednesday's Australian Open second round encounter confident he can dispatch American Frances Tiafoe. Anderson, the fifth seed at the year’s first Grand Slam, opened his campaign in Melbourne on Monday with a four-set victory over Frenchman Adrian Mannarino. Tiafoe, who is ranked No 39 on the ATP Tour rankings

  • Koepka targets world No 1 spot in Abu Dhabi

    15 January 2019 4:59 AM 121

    Abu Dhabi - Brooks Koepka admitted he is gunning for the world number one ranking as he prepares to take part in the $7 million Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship this week. The American, who is ranked second in the world after winning the US Open and the PGA Championship last year, lost top spot to his closest rival Justin Rose when he failed to finish inside

  • WATCH: Benni's tribute to 'Chippaldinho' Masinga

    15 January 2019 4:47 AM 75

    Cape Town - Bafana Bafana legend Benni McCarthy has paid tribute to Phil 'Chippa' Masinga - whom he dubs Chippaldinho - in a fitting video following his untimely passing from cancer. McCarthy, now head coach of Cape Town City, says that the 49-year-old "paved the way" for the now retired forward when he got into the Bafana Bafana squad. Further efforts

  • WATCH: Monty Panesar's disastrous quiz show performance

    14 January 2019 1:38 PM 141

    Cape Town - Former England spinner Monty Panesar did not have the best day at the office when appearing on quiz show, Mastermind. The show, which aired over the weekend, saw Panesar battle his way through 15 questions. He got 1 right. Clearly a little nervous, things got worse for Panesar and after he got his first question right, he got his next 14 wrong

  • Kvitova coasts into Australian Open Round 2

    14 January 2019 12:33 PM 116

    Melbourne - Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova strolled into the Australian Open second round with a straight sets win over Magdelena Rybarikova of Slovakia on Monday. The Czech eighth seed struggled with her serve early in the match before finding her rhythm for a 6-3, 6-2 victory. The 28-year-old has been in strong form leading into the season-opening

  • Cilic eases past Tomic at Australian Open

    14 January 2019 12:11 PM 120

    Melbourne - Last year's Australian Open runner-up Marin Cilic wasted little time in reaching the second round on Monday with a 6-2, 6-4, 7-6 (7/3) win over Australian Bernard Tomic. Sixth seed Cilic, who lost an epic final in five sets to Roger Federer a year ago, took a shade over two hours to progress on Margaret Court Arena. The former US Open champion

  • Proteas jump to 2nd in ICC Test rankings

    14 January 2019 11:16 AM 131

    Cape Town - The Proteas have overtaken New Zealand and England to take second position in the ICC Test rankings. This comes after South Africa defeated Pakistan by 107 runs in the final Test at the Wanderers on Monday to complete a 3-0 clean sweep at home. South Africa gained four points to reach 110, two points above England in the list led by India