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  • Kohli's staggering stats 'the difference' in SA

    17 February 2018 9:43 AM 25

    Cape Town - Virat Kohli's numbers in the recently completed ODI series between India and the Proteas are simply staggering. While he captained his side to a memorable 5-1 series win over the South Africans, it was with bat in hand where Kohli was most impressive. In six innings, Kohli scored 558 runs at an average of 186, carding three centuries and one half-century

  • Kings slip to another PRO14 defeat

    17 February 2018 8:09 AM 19

    Cape Town - The Kings have slipped to their 14th straight PRO14 defeat after going down 26-12 to Ospreys on Friday night. The men from Port Elizabeth were much improved and had threatened to cause an upset after leading 12-7 at half time, but ill-discipline in the second half saw them concede two penalty tries as Ospreys wrestled back the momentum

  • Markram opens up on 'tough' captaincy

    17 February 2018 7:22 AM 23

    Cape Town - Aiden Markram admits that captaining the Proteas in the recently completed ODI series against India was "tough". Markram (23) took over the leadership after regular captain Faf du Plessis was injured following the first ODI. It was a surprising decision from the Proteas brains trust, and Markram won just one of his five matches in charge

  • SA's Anderson reaches New York Open semis

    17 February 2018 5:25 AM 21

    New York — Top-seeded Kevin Anderson of South Africa advanced to the New York Open semi-finals, beating Frances Tiafoe 6-3, 5-7, 6-4 early Saturday at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. The 31-year-old Anderson has three ATP Tour titles and was second in the U.S. Open last year. He'll face fifth-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan on Saturday. Nishikori (AP) — beat Moldova's

  • Willian double leads Chelsea into FA Cup quarters

    17 February 2018 5:11 AM 24

    London - Willian starred with two goals as Chelsea warmed up for a season-defining few weeks by easing into the FA Cup quarter-finals by thrashing Hull City 4-0 at Stamford Bridge on Friday. Just four days before facing Barcelona in the first leg of their Champions League last 16 tie, Chelsea boss Antonio Conte named a much-changed side with Thibaut

  • Tiger misses cut at Genesis Open

    17 February 2018 5:02 AM 23

    Los Angeles - Tiger Woods's return to Riviera Country Club lasted just two days as the 14-time major champion missed the cut in the Genesis Open, where Graeme McDowell and Patrick Cantlay shared the lead on Friday. Woods's eight bogeys included three in a row on the back nine as he battled to a five-over par 76. "I missed every tee shot left and I did not putt well, didn't

  • Beer company rides to rescue for Jamaican bobsleigh team

    16 February 2018 8:51 PM 28

    Pyeongchang - A beer company has come to the rescue of Jamaica's troubled women's bobsleigh team by donating a sled, an official told AFP on Friday - the eve of their Olympic debut. Jamaican brewer Red Stripe pitched in after Jamaica's coach Sandra Kiriasis left the team this week and was reportedly demanding payment for use of their existing sled. The intervention

  • Real Madrid blow as Kroos suffers knee injury

    16 February 2018 8:41 PM 30

    Madrid - Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos faces a spell on the sidelines after his club confirmed on Friday that he had picked up a knee injury. "Following tests carried out on Toni Kroos...he has been diagnosed with a sprain to the exterior lateral ligament in the left knee. His recovery will continue to be assessed," Real said in a statement on their

  • Froome to line up at Tirreno-Adriatico in March

    16 February 2018 8:21 PM 26

    Herrera - Chris Froome's next race will be at the Tirreno-Adriatico in Italy in March, his team said on Friday. Team Sky confirmed the news ahead of the start of the third stage of the Ruta del Sol at Mancha Real in southern Spain. The week-long Tirreno-Adriatico, won last year by Nairo Quintana, will run from March 7 to 13 and will help Froome in his build-up

  • Australians arrive for South Africa series

    16 February 2018 4:26 PM 28

    Johannesburg - Australia's Test squad, with the exception of David Warner, have arrived in South Africa ahead of a four-match Test series starting in Durban on March 1. Warner is the only member of the Test squad involved in a triangular T20 series which ends in Auckland, New Zealand, on Wednesday. Although they have lost three successive home Test series