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  • Black Caps too good for Sri Lanka in lone T20

    11 January 2019 9:54 AM 38

    Auckland - Recalled Doug Bracewell and debutant Scott Kuggeleijn starred with bat and ball as New Zealand to beat Sri Lanka by 35 runs in the one-off Twenty20 match in Auckland on Friday. It ended a dismal tour for the Sri Lankans with the drawn first Test followed by a succession of losses in the second Test, three one-dayers and the Twenty20. New Zealand

  • 'Mr 100' ... Zubayr Hamza crowns a ton of Proteas

    11 January 2019 9:35 AM 36

    Cape Town - Wanderers debutant Zubayr Hamza has the honour of becoming the 100th player to play Test cricket for the Proteas since readmission. It means that the 23-year-old will forever have the number '100' appear on his Test shirt, underneath the Proteas emblem. Hamza was given his Test cap on Friday by Proteas No 60, and the oldest player in the side, Hashim

  • WATCH: Tearful Andy Murray explains retirement decision

    11 January 2019 8:56 AM 120

    Cape Town - Three-time Grand Slam winner Andy Murray stunned the tennis world on Friday by announcing his plans to retire from tennis. At a press conference ahead of next week's Australian Open, Murray broke down in front of journalists as he detailed his constant struggles with a hip injury. He said he would love to end his career at Wimbledon this year, but added

  • Lloyd Harris' Round 1 Australian Open foe revealed

    11 January 2019 8:48 AM 30

    Cape Town - South Africa's Lloyd Harris has qualified for the main draw of the men's singles at the Australian Open. The 21-year-old from Cape Town earned his way into the tournament after prevailing in his final qualifying match against veteran Dustin Brown 6-1 7-6 (12/10) on Friday. Harris eased past Zdenek Kolar from Czech Republic 6-2, 6-1 in the first

  • Anderson urges tearful Murray to 'keep fighting'

    11 January 2019 7:29 AM 31

    Cape Town - South Africa's Kevin Anderson has paid tribute to Andy Murray after the British star's emotional press conference ahead of the Australian Open - which could be his final tournament. Murray, a three-time Grand Slam winner, has been battling a nagging hip injury for the better part of the last 18 months. Besides his Grand Slam success, Murray

  • PICS: Construction begins on world's largest cricket stadium

    11 January 2019 7:23 AM 34

    Cape Town - Construction has began on the Sardar Patel Gujarat Stadium in India, which will be the largest cricket stadium in the world once completed. The stadium, which is in Ahmedabad, was completely demolished towards the end of 2015 with plans for an expansion announced. When completed, the new stadium will have a capacity of 110 000, making it the largest

  • Kings prop cops ban for eye-gouging

    11 January 2019 7:22 AM 35

    Cape Town - The Kings will go into Saturday's PRO14 clash against South African rivals the Cheetahs without the services of tighthead prop Pieter Scholtz. The 24-year-old received a three-week ban on Thursday after he was cited for an eye gouge in the Kings' 38-0 loss to Edinburgh at Murrayfield last weekend. It means that Scholtz will miss next Saturday's

  • WATCH: Kgatlana receives hero's welcome at airport

    11 January 2019 6:31 AM 37

    Cape Town - Banyana Banyana forward Thembi Kgatlana received a hero's welcome at the O.R. Tambo International Airport following her triumphant CAF Award wins on Tuesday. Kgatlana walked away with two awards on the night – African Women’s Player of the Year and CAF Goal of the Year. She scored five goals in the 2018 Women’s AFCON in November – one against

  • Harris joins Anderson in Australian Open draw

    11 January 2019 5:20 AM 40

    Cape Town - South Africa's Lloyd Harris has qualified for the main draw of the men's singles at the Australian Open. The 21-year-old youngster from Cape Town beat veteran Dustin Brown 6-1, 7-6 (12/10) on Friday in the final qualifying round, to secure his spot. The tournament will be Harris' second Grand Slam appearance after he lost in the first round

  • DNA request made in Ronaldo rape case

    11 January 2019 5:06 AM 34

    Los Angeles - Las Vegas police have asked soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo to submit a DNA sample as part of their investigation into rape made against him. The Juventus forward has vehemently denied the accusations - with his lawyer, Peter Christiansen, telling AFP the request was standard procedure. "Mr Ronaldo has always maintained, as he does today