Sports

Valverde rests Lionel Messi against Bilbao but Barcelona drop more points

September 30, 2018

Ernesto Valverde’s gamble of resting Lionel Messi backfired on Saturday as Barcelona made it three games without a victory after being held to a 1-1 draw at home to Athletic Bilbao. Messi came on in the 55th minute at the Camp Nou and it was the Argentinian’s shot that was turned in by another substitute, […]

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Benni McCarthy wins his first cup as coach as City down SuperSport to lift MTN8

September 30, 2018

For a second successive year penalties again settled the outcome of the MTN8, but this time Cape Town City came out on the right end of the result to win Saturday’s final at the Moses Mabhida Stadium. Giant goalkeeper Peter Leeuwenburgh made two saves in the post-match shootout as Thabo Nodada converted the winning kick […]

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Koch benefits from Bok about-turn on overseas-based players

September 25, 2018

Prop Vincent Koch feared he had lost out on any further opportunity to play test rugby when South Africa introduced strict selection criteria for overseas-based players. But an about-turn by the South African Rugby Union has allowed the Saracens prop to return to the Springboks, where he has a chance over the next fortnight to […]

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Willie to add sting for the Boks after Wasps release

September 24, 2018

Willie le Roux of South Africa during the South African national rugby team captains run at Jonsson Kings Park on August 17, 2018 in Durban, South Africa.  Image: Steve Haag/Gallo Images Fullback Willie le Roux has had an eventful two weeks where he has been part of teams that have made history and he is back […]

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SuperSport warm up for MTN8 final with drubbing of Black Leopards

September 23, 2018

Aubrey Modiba of SuperSport United celebrates scoring a goal with .James Keene during the Absa Premiership match between SuperSport United and Black Leopards at Lucas Moripe Stadium on September 23, 2018 in Pretoria, South Africa.  Image: Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images SuperSport United warmed up for the weekend’s MTN8 final with a comfortable 4-0 home win over Black […]

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Refiloe Jane fires Banyana to Cosafa women’s title

September 22, 2018

Banyana Banyana midfielder Refiloe Jane  Image: Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix Midfielder Refiloe Jane scored two excellent goals as South Africa retained their Cosafa Women’s Championship title with a 2-1 victory over West African guest nation Cameroon at a vibrant Wolfson Stadium in Nelson Mandela Bay on Saturday. Jane’s brace came in the 43rd and 90th minutes. Cameroon had […]

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Free State Stars coach Luc Eymael fears he may be fired

September 20, 2018

Free State Stars coach Luc Eymael fears he may be fired. Khama Billiat of Kaizer Chiefs waltzes past Bangaly Keita, left and Paulus Masehe of Free State Stars during their league match in Bethlehem on Tuesday.  Image: Samuel Shivambu/ BackpagePix In the wake of their fourth league defeat at the hands of Kaizer Chiefs on Tuesday, […]

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EFF’s Mandisa Mashego is fierce, feisty and outspoken

September 19, 2018

Newly appointed Gauteng EFF chairperson Mandisa Mashego says she was born a radical. After her election at the beginning of this month, Mashego is the only woman provincial leader in the party. Born to a Xhosa mother who had a white father, she says her mom was fairly light in complexion and classified as “mixed […]

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DNA result an own goal for Mike ‘Sporo’ Mangena

September 18, 2018

The much-awaited DNA results involving retired footballer Mike ” Sporo” Mangena have revealed that his nyatsi didn’t book him for a foul he didn’t commit. Sunday World can reveal that the paternity tests have revealed that Mangena, 60, pictured, sired a child with the 23-year-old woman he has been bonking behind his wife’s back. The […]

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Montpellier flyhalf Cruden sidelined by calf injury

September 18, 2018

Montpellier – Montpellier’s All Black flyhalf Aaron Crudenwill miss a month with a torn calf but is expected to be fit for the start of the European Cup, the French Top 14 club said on Tuesday. Cruden was injured in Saturday’s crushing 55-13 defeat by Lyon on his return to action following two weeks out. “He hurt himself […]

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