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  • Anderson into New York Open final

    18 February 2018 4:39 AM 24

    New York - South Africa's Kevin Anderson ended Kei Nishikori's hopes of a comeback victory on Saturday at the New York Open, beating the Japanese fifth seed in three sets in Long Island. Top seed Anderson downed Nishikori 6-1, 3-6, 7-6 (7/4) in a gruelling 2hr 11min semi-final and will now play America's Sam Querrey in Sunday's final. Nishikori had been chasing

  • Being Rassie in SA Rugby must be nice

    18 February 2018 4:03 AM 35

    Johannesburg - Forget Eddie Jones and co in the Six Nations, John Mitchell et al in Super Rugby or Deon Davids and the boys in the PRO14, the busiest coach (or is that director of rugby?) in the game this minute is, apparently, Rassie Erasmus. According to reports, Erasmus has been hard at work doing the Springboks’ planning for the year, going on fact-finding

  • Amakhosi building steam as they down City

    17 February 2018 9:06 PM 26

    Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs secured a 1-0 win over Cape Town City in their Absa Premiership match at the FNB Stadium on Saturday night. The hard-fought victory takes Amakhosi to second spot on the league standings, while the Citizens remain sixth on the table. The Citizens saw a lot of the ball in the opening stages and they threatened first through Lyle Lakay

  • Lions beat Sharks in Ellis Park humdinger

    17 February 2018 4:59 PM 30

    Cape Town - The Lions got their 2018 Super Rugby campaign off to a winning start, beating the Sharks in a pulsating clash at Ellis Park in Johannesburg on Saturday. The Lions outlining their title credentials with a dominant display at scrum time, helping them in no small measure to their 26-19 success after they lead 14-7 at half-time. The Lions scored

  • Freak eye injury forces Goffin retirement

    17 February 2018 4:37 PM 25

    Rotterdam - Grigor Dimitrov moved into the final of the Rotterdam Open on Saturday as David Goffin was forced to retire after he was hit in the eye by a ball which bounced off his own racquet. After dropping the first set 6-3, the Belgian fourth seed had the worst of luck in the opening game of the second set against Bulgarian Dimitrov, with the ball taking

  • Wits edge out stubborn Arrows

    17 February 2018 4:27 PM 24

    Cape Town - Bidvest Wits edged Lamontville Golden Arrows 2-1 in their Absa Premiership match at the Princess Magogo Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The win took the Clever Boys to 10th spot in the league standings, while Abafana Bes'thende slipped to 13th place. The Clever Boys started the match well with Frank Mhango looking lively against his former

  • Chippa settle for a point against Baroka

    17 February 2018 4:22 PM 24

    Cape Town - Baroka FC and Chippa United shared the spoils in an evenly-balanced 0-0 Absa Premiership draw at the Peter Mokaba Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Chippa dominated first half possession, playing some enterprising football, but despite a couple of decent chances, they didn't came close to scoring. The second half saw Baroka gradually taking

  • Stormers hang on for victory at Newlands

    17 February 2018 2:55 PM 38

    Cape Town - The Stormers hung on for a hard-fought opening Super Rugby victory against the Jaguares in front of a disappointing crowd at Newlands on Saturday. The Stormers scored three tries through centre Damian de Allende, flank and skipper Siya Kolisi and wing Raymond Rhule. Flyhalf Damien Willemse added two conversions and two penalties. The Jaguares

  • Astana pair take Tour of Oman honours

    17 February 2018 1:11 PM 17

    Muscat - Columbian Miguel Moreno clinched victory on stage five of the Tour of Oman on Saturday, as fellow Astana rider, Kazakh Alexey Lutsenko, took the lead in the overall standings. Moreno traversed the rugged 152km stage in under three hours and 45 minutes, with team-mate Lutsenko clocking in at the same time atop Oman's Green Mountain

  • Birkett wins 8th Dusi with legend McGregor

    17 February 2018 12:50 PM 17

    Durban - Andy Birkett and Hank McGregor won the 2018 Dusi Canoe Marathon in Durban on Sunday while sisters Cara and Jordan Peek won the women's race. At the start of the final day on Sunday, the top four men's boats were separated by just three seconds. It was Birkett and McGregor, though, who powered into the lead and they never looked back. Carl Folscher