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  • Stephen Moore wants Wallabies to take inspiration from NSW Blues

    03 June 2014 5:46 AM 12

    Newly anointed Wallabies captain Stephen Moore has vowed to usher in a new era of standards-driven culture to return Australia to No.1 in the world rankings. Moore was named coach Ewen McKenzie's long-term choice as captain on Monday and immediately cut to the chase, making little concession to personal satisfaction aside from an emotional tribute to his mother

  • End of the Igesund era - Bafana

    03 June 2014 5:45 AM 13

    Johannesburg - The coach who inherits the poison chalice that is the Bafana Bafana job will be starting his tenure on the back foot, after the South African Football Association (Safa) confirmed on Monday that Gordon Igesund will not continue as coach of the senior national team. The 57-year-old Igesund is the 17th coach Safa has employed since re-admission

  • Premier League legend Frank Lampard says goodbye to Chelsea, possibly hello to MLS

    03 June 2014 5:40 AM 13

    Chelsea Football Club legend Frank Lampard announced he will be leaving the team in a statement Monday, just a few days before he plays in his third World Cup with the English national team. Lampard came to Stamford Bridge from West Ham in 2001, and proceeded to become arguably the greatest player in the Premier League era. “When I arrived at this fantastic

  • Damons set to return against Germany

    03 June 2014 5:37 AM 16

    Cape Town - The national teams go into their second Group B matches respectively at the World Cup in The Hague, Holland today. The Investec South Africa women’s hockey team take on world number six Germany at 10.30am at the Kyocera Stadium, while the SA men’s side face the sixth-ranked New Zealand Black Sticks at the Greenfields Stadium at 2.30pm. The world’s

  • Gordon gets the boot

    03 June 2014 5:15 AM 18

    That trip, which resulted in draws against Fifa World Cup-bound Australia and New Zealand, had no bearing on Igesund's future, the South African Football Association's national executive committee had long made up its minds about the coach. Safa president Danny Jordaan, flanked by his task team, would not immediately reveal who the association would

  • Ferrer beats Anderson again but Nadal is next

    03 June 2014 5:04 AM 11

    KEVIN Anderson's quest to reach a Grand Slam quarterfinal for the first time goes on after his French Open run was ended for the second straight year by Spain's David Ferrer Monday. Ferrer reached the Roland Garros final in 2013 and his relentless baseline harrying ultimately proved too strong, but Anderson will be encouraged by the brief period in the third

  • Caster in danger of missing big games

    03 June 2014 5:04 AM 7

    Eleven SA athletes - nine men and two women - had achieved qualification by the May 31 deadline set by the SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (Sascoc). But 800m star Semenya and other potential medal contenders like discus thrower Victor Hogan and hammer-thrower Chris Harmse were not among them. Hogan finished fifth at his maiden world championships

  • Senanayake's action reported

    03 June 2014 2:59 AM 13

    Sachithra Senanayake, the Sri Lanka offspinner, has been reported for a suspected illegal bowling action during the fourth one-day international against England at Lord's which Sri Lanka won by seven runs. Senanayake was reported at the end of the match by on-field umpires Marais Erasmus and Ian Gould, TV umpire Chris Gaffaney, and match referee Jeff Crowe

  • Igesund sacked as Bafana coach

    03 June 2014 2:02 AM 17

    The South African Football Association (Safa) has confirmed that Gordon Igesund's contract will not be renewed when it comes to an end next month. Igesund, who has been in charge of Bafana Bafana since 2012, was informed of the decision to let him go on Monday afternoon following a meeting with the association. He was set to be sacked in last Saturday's

  • New Celta coach to follow Enrique model

    02 June 2014 9:34 PM 10

    New Celta Vigo coach Eduardo Berizzo says he will look to keep up the attacking brand of football that brought success under Luis Enrique last season. The Argentine had a four-year spell as a player at Celta until 2005 and returns as a replacement for Luis Enrique, who led the club to an impressive ninth place La Liga finish this season before being