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Sundowns rule Africa after dramatic final game

'An electrifying atmosphere generated by a superb crowd, a match played at breakneck speed, guts, determination, drama'

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Sundowns one tough step away from African glory

'We won‘t park the bus now. If they score, let‘s score and see what happens'

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SA rugby is 'rotten from top to bottom' says Joel Stransky

'If you come through that weak system, you become a weak player'

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Imran Tahir sanctioned for David Warner outbursts

'I had no idea what sparked it‚' Warner said. 'I’m still trying to work it out'

Proteas complete historic 5-0 whitewash of Australia

It took Imran Tahir to change that script in the space of three balls

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The Springboks: 221 minutes without a try. This is why

As Einstein said, you cannot solve a problem with the same level of consciousness that created it

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Proteas beat Australia for fourth game in a row

Fast bowler Abbott‚ who took 4/40‚ set the tone by clean-bowling openers Aaron Finch and David Warner

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Bafana share points with Burkina Faso in tough World Cup qualifier

Dean Furman had given them the lead 10 minutes from time, but Banou Diawara had the final say

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Boks thrashed by the All Blacks

The All Blacks scored a mammoth nine tries, six of which came in the second half

What we can learn from the All Blacks

South African rugby needs to adopt the New Zealand model on the field and in coaching

It's time for the bizarre Springbok experiment to end

The Springboks need the best players in their respective position, not the coach's unrealistic ideas

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Boks throw new scrumhalf into All Black storm at King's Park

He shares a name with that Piet van Zyl who tackled the ref at King's Park

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Cool-hand Morne digs the Aussie grave

Springboks win against Australia thanks to the mighty boot of the flyhalf

De Kock's 178 against Australia - an innings that will echo

Even Australian captain Steve Smith was impressed: 'That was pretty good‚ wasn’t it?'

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Why I believe the Springboks are growing stronger

Jantjies needs to improve his tactical kicking, but he is the flyhalf to take this team into the future

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Arnold Palmer, golfing legend, dies at 87

'He was one of my best friends, closest friends, and he was for a long, long time,' said Nicklaus

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Lambie to the slaughter

After losing three matches in a row Coetzee has opted for experience in the back division

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How I would fix the Springboks - New coaches and new players

Fixing a defence should be straightforward; it‘s technical, so you can do it with drills

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Tennis legend Bob Hewitt reports for jail after rape conviction

Hewitt arrived before 7am on Tuesday and will be placed in a special section reserved for elderly

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Pressure mounts on Bok coach after third successive defeat

If Jantjies was again lackadaisical‚ Goosen appeared absent-minded

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Tips for the Springbok 'suicide squad' to play All Blacks

By doing these five things well, the Springboks might restrict the All Blacks to fewer than 50 points

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Mbalula under fire for not backing SA's Rugby World Cup 2023 bid

'We need government’s support to host the event and we‚ as a country‚ are good at hosting events'

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Latest Bok excuse — 'ill discipline cost us'

Australia, looking solid in the set piece and fluent in attack, gradually worked their way back into the match

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Mourinho and Guardiola: A rivalry 20 years in the making

Manchester is about to find out whether the city is big enough for both of them

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Kevin Paul gives Team SA a great start as he clinches gold in Rio

Paul powers to a breaststroke win in 1min 04.86sec to earn his second Paralympic gold medal after doing the same in Beijing eight years ago

Cricket SA: 'Transformation is not working'

To help make it happen, there needs to be six players of colour in a team‚ two of them black African

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Bok captain announces retirement from test rugby

'I’ve known since day one that Adriaan was planning to retire at the end of 2016,' said Coetzee

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AB de Villiers tells of interference in World Cup selection

'Had Vernon‚ who was officially classified as coloured‚ been selected ahead of Kyle‚ who was officially white‚ to ensure there were four players of colour in the semi-final?'

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Springboks in 'free fall' after loss to Argentina

Strategic flaws of the previous week on show again as Boks crumble

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How much is an Olympic medal really worth?

A 2016 Olympic gold medal is not actually solid gold‚ but rather gold plated

Does SA's performance in Rio reopen possibility that Durban should host?

Durban is due to hold the Commonwealth Games in 2022, and perhaps after that we will have a better idea whether SA is up for an Olympics

Boks need to stop surviving and start flourishing

The hard questions must be asked if the Boks are to once again seek excellence

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Caster Semenya takes gold in the 800m

National record smashed as she joins Wayde van Niekerk with Olympic gold

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The Springboks v Argentina: Nice players, shame about the game-plan

Who is in charge? What is the plan? What the hell is going on?

Caster will get past this latest assault on her dignity like always

We as South Africans should let Semenya's haters know that their reach does not extend to this part of the world

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Sunette Viljoen wins silver in women's javelin throw at Rio

She becomes the first South African woman to win a medal at the Rio Olympics

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SA rallies around Caster as knives come out for gold medal favourite

The furore over the 25-year-old athlete has resurfaced because her 800m times have improved by six seconds

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Egyptian sent home from Rio after refusing to shake Israeli's hand

El Shehaby had reportedly been pressured by fans on social media not to show up for the match with his Israeli opponent, because it would shame Islam

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Five things about Wayde van Niekerk

Facts about the man who broke the men's 400m world record at the Rio Olympic Games

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Usain Bolt eases to 100m gold at Rio Olympics

Jamaican sprinter has won the gold medal in the 100m sprint, edging Justin Gatlin of the US, who took silver

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WATCH | Wayde van Niekerk smashes world record to take Olympic gold

South African produces the biggest sprint sensation of the games so far

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SA unites behind Caster as some idiot raises gender issue

Sports Illustrated's Tim Layden trolls on despite the fact that she has been passed to run by official body

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SA long jumper conquers demons, takes silver at Olympics

'The gold was here‚ bra‚' a beaming Manyonga said‚ displaying his palm

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Blitzbokke whip Australia to play in Olympic semi-final

South Africa were the only team to win their quarter-final comfortably

The most comprehensive bans in all of sport

No serving tea to the groundsmen, never mind commentating or coaching

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Phelps dominates as trolls lay into Le Clos

After shadow boxing and the death stare, Chad misses out on a medal

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Chad Le Clos and Michael Phelps in 'death stare' showdown

Chad le Clos won silver in 200m freestyle, but the Phelps showdown in the 200m butterfly will be the highlight 

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Cameron van der Burgh wins first medal for SA at Olympics

'You know‚ I don’t really care about times I just care about medals'

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SA hold Brazil to goalless draw at Olympics

With Denmark and Iraq having drawn the early game‚ Group A is wide open

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Row as Danny Jordaan hires top lawyers over Fifa bribe

' It is now crystal clear that he does have a corruption case against him'

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Banyana Banyana play first game at Olympics on election day

South Africa will play Sweden in first game of Rio Olympics two days before the official opening

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Phillip Ndou out on R1000 bail after assaulting Boxing SA officials

Ndou lived up to his 'Time Bomb' nickname when he exploded at the weigh-in‚ allegedly beating up BSA officials with with a knobkerrie

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New Zealand ref for Lions big final in ... New Zealand

'Glen Jackson has consistently delivered through the season and this is a just reward for his efforts'

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Five reasons why Lions lead the pack in Super Rugby

Having beaten two former Super Rugby champs from New Zealand in the playoffs‚ the Lions can now beat the Hurricanes in New Zealand

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Hosting the Olympics is a loser's game

The sustainability of the world's largest and most expensive sporting event falls in doubt as costs outweigh benefits

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The Lions fly into New Zealand with a nation behind them

'That was one of the fastest games I‘ve played in,' said Highlanders captain Ben Smith of the semifinal

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Chiefs defeat Pirates in first derby of new season

Apart from some late moments‚ Bucs were nowhere

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Lions head to Super Rugby final after demolishing Highlanders

Stand-in leader Jaco Kriel led from the front with stellar contributions from Elton Jantjies and Lionel Mapoe

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The Lions are about to roar. Highlanders beware

But somehow the Highlanders are able to overcome their mistakes better than most ...

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Coetzee outlines new game plan for Springboks

'People enjoy watching us score tries and we understand that we have got to widen our game'

Kagiso Rabada is the best thing to happen to SA cricket in years

His is an example of South Africa becoming a better‚ fairer place for blacks

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Kagiso Rabada makes SA cricket history

It has been an excellent debut season in international cricket for Rabada, who found himself spearheading the Proteas' attack

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Cricket SA to introduce formal race quota for national team

Chris Nenzani says in a statement CSA will seek to 'move with the times' and set a minimum number of black players

Why New Zealand will be favourites against the Proteas

Top guns in the Proteas Test squad have the talent and mental strength but the bowlers are a liability

All the Lions have to do now is beat New Zealand's two best teams

This season, the Lions have played with the quality, intensity and skill of the best New Zealand Super Rugby franchises

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Battered Froome takes Tour de France

Froome survived two crashes and even a jog up a mountain road

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Lions wipe out Crusaders to storm into semi-final

Nine All Black players were not enough to stop the red tide

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Your guide to Super Rugby's crunch weekend for three SA teams

'The Crusaders are a very good team, but we need to believe in ourselves'

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Why the Super rugby system is unfair

 The suits at Sanzaar are going to have to re-examine the existing format

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World Cup stadium fraud: Kaizer Chiefs boss off the hook

Bungling NPA and Hawks fail to bring case to court

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High Troon: Was this golf's greatest shootout?

Stenson and Mickelson shot it out with record breaking low scores

Recognising SA's cricketing heroes

Some of them would prefer R4 000 a month to a three-course dinner but, nonetheless, any gestures of unity, symbolic or not, are to welcomed

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Reason to be cheerful: SA's Olympic medal prospects

Leading the pack — and the controversy — is the brilliant Caster Semenya

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Golf records tumble as Stenson takes British Open

Stenson beats Mickelson after day of unbelievable golf

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Cricket SA dumps HD Ackerman over tweet

'Just been pulled off hosting the CSA awards because a few people on social media feel my move to Australia is because I’m racist'

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Here it is: The full SA team for the Olympics

A juicy financial carrot has been dangled in front of the South African athletes

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Bryan Habana does not make Olympic sevens cut

'My appreciation and gratitude for getting the opportunity to have been part of the Blitzboks' Road to Rio'

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Ronaldo's agony and Portugal's ecstasy as they win Euro 2016

Eder strike in second period of extra time seals glory for underdogs

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Serena Williams — Power and glory

Tennis superstar wins Wimbledon to equal Steffi Graf's record of 22 grand slam titles

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Euro 2016: French hero Griezmann focused on Portugal

'We have to keep our feet on the ground and from tomorrow, let's prepare for this final'

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How the unkindest cut won the Durban July

The remarkable victory of The Conglomerate in the big race should be receiving a lot more acclamation

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How did Federer get out of that? Unbelievable

It was little wonder that the earth shook under Centre Court as 15,000 hollering fans jumped to their feet

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We shall remember them: SA sporting heroes who died in the Great War

South Africa lost seven Test cricketers in the war and 13 first-class players. There were also three Springbok rugby players

Proteas players are about to flee the coop

Pressure takes its toll as players offer their full-time services to English counties

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Rosberg, Hamilton F1 crash fall-out continues

Mercedes says Rosberg's contract renewal won't be affected by 'short-term thinking'

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Durban July - The favourites and the last minute filly

Will the French Navy rule the waves? Will Bela-Bela be bullied? Will the dark horse run like hell?

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Bafana beat Botswana to take Cosafa Cup

Orlando Pirates man Motupa twice kept his cool from the spot

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Boks win third test to clinch series against Ireland

Springboks beat determined Ireland in grinding, pulsating game

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Bay showdown: Can the Springboks beat Ireland again?

The Irish are on the brink of history if they win and claim the three-Test series 2-1

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Will Allister Coetzee finally pick the right Springbok team?

Was his decision to finally give those Lions players a chance the turning point in a great Springbok comeback?

Should the Boks celebrate beating a weakened Ireland?

This was not a rejuvenated England or the All Blacks. This was an Irish team missing half their preferred starting line-up

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Rio declares 'state of financial emergency' over Olympics

Emergency measures are needed to avoid 'a total collapse in public security, health, education, transport and environmental management'

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From hopeless to heroes - Springboks turn it around to crunch Ireland

Down by 19-3, the home side looked directionless, ill-disciplined and butter fingered

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Ireland v Springboks: Who will win the Battle of Ellis Park?

The All Blacks have only lost three matches in nearly five years and one of them was at Ellis Park

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Muhsin Ertugral to coach Pirates

'I am looking forward to being part of the Orlando Pirates family'

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Springbok coach Allister Coetzee: 'The glass is half full'

'They weren’t interested in playing. All they did was to make it as difficult as possible for us to exit'

Makhaya Ntini is right to call out Cricket SA

Ntini's plea to the spirit of ubuntu, fellowship and brotherhood is compelling

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Morne Steyn back from the dead to join Springbok squad

'I'm definitely going to call up another flyhalf‚' Coetzee announced at a press conference on Monday

The Springboks aren't as good as we think, and haven't been for a long time

It wasn't the darkest day in Bok rugby history. That day is exclusive to Meyer's 2015 World Cup Boks, who lost to Japan

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Russian fans under investigation after 'Battle of Marseille' against English fans

The violence in the stadium followed three days of ugly skirmishes between English, Russian and French fans

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