Rugby

Cheetahs need to answer just one pressing question

Franco Smith’s team isn’t just to receiving so much attention before a Super Rugby campaign but they’re handling it quite well.

Crude as it sounds, South Africa's rugby folk actually just want the Cheetahs to answer one question in 2017's Super Rugby campaign: will they be better?

Cheetahs need to answer just one pressing question

Cheetahs need to answer just one pressing question

Franco Smith’s team isn’t just to receiving so much attention before a Super Rugby campaign but they’re handling it quite well.

Little-known Paul Peterson red hot on a damp day
Golf

Little-known Paul Peterson red hot on a damp day

American shoots to the top of the leaderboard on a rain-hit first day of the Joburg Open but young Aaron Rai lurks.
South Africa quickly makes it mark in Abu Dhabi tour
Sport

South Africa quickly makes it mark in Abu Dhabi tour

With Mark Cavendish at the heart of the effort, the Dimension Data team win the opening stage of this year’s race.
Lewis Hamilton unveils his ride for 2017
Sport

Lewis Hamilton unveils his ride for 2017

The three-time F1 world champion boasts that Mercedes’ Wo8 is a beast waiting to be unleashed in this year’s campaign.
Stormers ‘solve’ a headache; Kings don’t have local locks
Rugby

Stormers ‘solve’ a headache; Kings don’t have local locks

South Africa’s franchises from the Cape spring a few surprises with their teams for the opening weekend of Super Rugby.
Dwaine Pretorius says he’s a ’50/50′ player … and proving it
Cricket

Dwaine Pretorius says he’s a ’50/50′ player … and proving it

The Proteas all-rounder doesn’t want to be pigeonholed as a specific type of player. It’s that drive that’s making the selectors’ lives hell.
Lwazi Mvovo and Lionel Mapoe: the crossroad men of SA rugby
Rugby

Lwazi Mvovo and Lionel Mapoe: the crossroad men of SA rugby

Both were victims of a poor Springbok year in 2016 that put them back but fate has dealt them chances at quick redemption in Super Rugby.
Big Boss saw them coming from a mile away
Columnists

Big Boss saw them coming from a mile away

When Orlando Pirates chairman Irvin Khoza caught the waiting media contingent offside in announcing Bucs’ new coach Kjell Jonevret on Monday, I couldn’t help but think of the late, great Stephen Keshi’s famous words.
Lions surprise no one with a settled squad for Bloem
Rugby

Lions surprise no one with a settled squad for Bloem

Lionel Mapoe’s switch to wing is about the only interesting thing about the side to face the Cheetahs on Saturday.
Rooney’s agent in China for transfer talks
Sport

Rooney’s agent in China for transfer talks

Wayne Rooney’s agent Paul Stretford held talks in China on Thursday amid mounting speculation over the Manchester United captain’s future, British media said.
Bulls hopeful they won’t miss key players too badly
Rugby

Bulls hopeful they won’t miss key players too badly

Coach Nollis Marais philosophical over the absence of his influential quartet but still brags over the talent at his disposal.
Messi happy at Barcelona – Argentina coach
Sport

Messi happy at Barcelona – Argentina coach

Lionel Messi could not be happier than at Barcelona, and can crown his status as an all time great by winning the World Cup with Argentina, national coach Edgardo Bauza told AFP on Wednesday.

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