Amla still in Proteas’ World Cup plans – Gibson

Cape Town – Hashim Amla is still on course to make the Proteas’ 15-man squad for this year’s World Cup in England. The 35-year-old, easily one of the greatest batsmen this country has ever produced, has been sidelined from the game for nearly a month with his father critically ill. It is obviously an extremely […]

Vermeulen boost for Bulls ahead of Sharks clash

Cape Town – The Bulls have been boosted by the news that Duane Vermeulen is available for Saturday’s Super Rugby clash against the Sharks in Durban. The Springbok No 8 left the field in the first half of his side’s 56-20 loss to the Chiefs at Loftus this past weekend and Bulls fans would have […]

Prince calls out Proteas coach Gibson over Verreynne

Cape Town – Cape Cobras coach Ashwell Prince has called out Proteas coach Ottis Gibson, suggesting that he is not in touch with what is happening in domestic cricket. Gibson, who has been in charge of the Proteas since September 2017, is currently preparing for this year’s Cricket World Cup in England where he is looking to guide South Africa to their […]

F1 divided as Brexit threat zooms into view

London – The new Formula One season is under way, but the action on the track is being overshadowed by concerns over the implications of Brexit, with so many teams calling Britain home. Seven of the 10 F1 teams are based in Britain and there are nine European races this season, making the nation’s impending […]

McGregor announces his retirement from MMA – again!

Los Angeles – Mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor said on Monday he had retired from the sport, vowing to hang up his gloves for the second time in three years. The trash-talking Irish star of the Ultimate Fighting Championship wrote on Twitter that he had decided to call time on his career inside the […]

Anderson reaches 4th round in Miami

Cape Town – South African tennis star Kevin Anderson has reached the fourth round of the Miami Open after a straight-sets win over Portugal’s Joao Sousa. The sixth-seeded Anderson hit 13 aces in a 6-4, 7-6 (8/6) victory on Monday. Anderson is playing in only his second tournament of the season, after losing in the […]

Opportunity for Sharks to taste sweet revenge

Durban – Every week in Super Rugby is a big one and it has become a cliché to point it out, but Sharks coach Robert du Preez and his players won’t be hiding from the fact that this one is bigger than most. According to, the Sharks were badly hurt by the big defeat […]

Stormers know they can’t remain one trick ponies

Cape Town – Stormers coach Robbie Fleck blamed their kicking for the narrow loss to the Hurricanes in Wellington but he will know that a lot of game growth in other areas is necessary if his team want to realise their dream of winning the competition. The Blues are up next for the Stormers, and […]

Federer wary of Medvedev after Miami victory

Miami – Roger Federer admits he faces a real battle to land the 101st title of his career with the in-form Daniil Medvedev next up after Serbian Filip Krajinovic was dispatched 7-5. 6-3 on Monday at the ATP and WTA Miami Open. The Swiss superstar produced an excellent all-round performance despite being tested by the […]

Halep dominates Venus in Miami

Miami – Simona Halep got the better of Venus Williams once again as the Romanian made light work of the 38-year-old American to book a place in the Miami Open quarter-finals with a 6-3, 6-3 triumph. Halep, the highest seed left following Naomi Osaka’s exit on Saturday, has now won her last four meetings with […]