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  • Liga - Barca wary of 'FIFA virus' ahead of Granada visit

    21 November 2013 10:18 AM 117

    Leaders Barcelona host Granada on Saturday hoping to avoid another dose of the "FIFA virus", the dip in form they have often suffered in their first match back after an international break. In their two La Liga outings immediately following their players' return from country duty this season, Barca needed a last-gasp Alexis Sanchez goal to scrape past Sevilla

  • Lakay's Sundown trial continues

    21 November 2013 9:43 AM 90

    Bloemfontein Celtic midfielder Lyle Lakay still on trial at Mamelodi Sundowns Bloemfontein Celtic midfielder Lyle Lakay is still sweating it out at Chloorkop hoping to impress Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane. Lakay is currently on trial with Sundowns, having joined the Brazilians training last week. The former SuperSport United midfielder is set to be part of swap deal involving

  • Boks’ discipline key against France

    21 November 2013 8:36 AM 105

    November 20 2013 at 01:48pm By Mike Greenaway Paris – The Springboks have won nine of 11 Test matches this year but a less flattering statistic is the 10 yellow cards issued to South Africa, and with the French provocative at best and downright war-like at worst, discipline is going to be key on Saturday at the Stade de France. In defence of the Boks, nearly

  • Steyn at ease outside Pienaar

    21 November 2013 7:22 AM 90

    This one is for the guys... First of all, congratulations to Sachin Tendulkar on a prolific career – but that’s where it ends because his 200th and final Test match was farcical to say the least, writes blogger, ALFraser.

  • De Kock nearer Test place too?

    21 November 2013 5:42 AM 96

    The 20-year-old top-order talent has now come off at the crease in a meaningful way in all of his last six limited-overs appearances for South Africa, whether in the Twenty20 or one-day international landscape. By earning the player-of-the-match award in Wednesday’s rain-curtailed first Proteas game of the summer on home soil, the opening T20 clash with Pakistan

  • Maties case back to haunt Roux?

    20 November 2013 9:15 PM 92

    "Stellenbosch University (SU) previously announced further forensic investigations into the alleged non-compliance to financial policy and internal procedures at the university. "This came as a result of the legal actions that had to be taken against Chris de Beer, a former deputy director of student fees in this regard towards the end of 2012," read the statement

  • Win tickets to see SA v Pakistan!

    20 November 2013 7:02 PM 100

    November 20 2013 at 09:10pm KFC are sponsors of the KFC T20 Internationals and associate sponsors of the domestic Ram Slam T20 Challenge. The sponsorship comes at the start of the Proteas home summer season where they will be playing five KFC T20 Internationals; two against Pakistan, including a match on Friday and three against Australia on March 9, 12 and 14. The KFC T20 Internationals

  • Cobras target a fast start

    20 November 2013 5:25 PM 98

    Durban - Cape Cobras coach Paul Adams has highlighted the importance of a strong start to the Sunfoil Series ahead of his team's campaign opener against the Dolphins in Pietermaritzburg on Thursday. The clash at The Oval is one of three taking place in a full four-day programme across the country, with the others seeing the Titans host the Highveld Lions

  • SA men’s hockey coach reasonably pleased

    20 November 2013 3:23 PM 122

    “There is always room for improvement but generally I am happy with the performances so far,” South Africa men’s hockey team head coach Charlie Pereira said over lunch at the Fairview Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya, on Wednesday in the aftermath of a productive training session. “I would take 6-2 against Ghana any day,” said the coach of the opening Africa

  • Smith resigns as Tennis SA CEO

    20 November 2013 3:07 PM 107

    November 20 2013 at 05:03pm By SAPA Johannesburg – After nearly 10 years at the helm, Tennis SA (TSA) chief executive Ian Smith announced on Wednesday that he will step down to pursue other interests. “I've really enjoyed my tenure, and was privileged to meet some fantastic people both locally and overseas,” Smith said in a statement. “The South African