The short talk that helped Klaasen explode against India

The Proteas’ new batting hero reveals how he helped his side get back into contention in the current T20 series.

If there's one lesson the Proteas learnt from Heinrich Klaasen's whirlwind innings against India in the second T20 in Centurion on Wednesday, it's that you can set him steep targets.

The short talk that helped Klaasen explode against India

The short talk that helped Klaasen explode against India

The Proteas’ new batting hero reveals how he helped his side get back into contention in the current T20 series.

How Thembelani Bholi already represents the (new) Bulls brand

How Thembelani Bholi already represents the (new) Bulls brand

The flanker has emerged from nowhere to start in the franchise’s first Super Rugby battle of the season this weekend against the Hurricanes.
Stormers go solid but not spectacular for Waratahs

Stormers go solid but not spectacular for Waratahs

Robbie Fleck’s troops’ Super Rugby tour is all about log points, not about the manner in which they collect it.
South Africa’s Winter Olympics campaign fizzles to a close

South Africa’s Winter Olympics campaign fizzles to a close

Connor Wilson, SA’s sole competitor, crashed during his slalom run. Some probably weren’t too surprised…
WATCH: Ouch! Ball goes for six after hitting bowler’s head

WATCH: Ouch! Ball goes for six after hitting bowler’s head

Andy Ellis of Canterbury became a viral hit after he was the victim of this freaky sequence of play.
Has a Springbok turned rugby into soccer?

Has a Springbok turned rugby into soccer?

Johan Goosen, who retired at 24, is at the heart of a rumoured mega deal between French clubs that can change the sport.
Sensational Klaasen powers Proteas to important win

Sensational Klaasen powers Proteas to important win

South Africa’s new wicketkeeper-batter feasts on India’s bowling attack to square up the T20 series and set up a thrilling finale.

Zagitova, 15, smashes skate record as Vonn gets bronze

Record-breaking Alina Zagitova, 15, stole the show in figure skating on Wednesday as America’s Lindsey Vonn wound up her Olympic downhill career by becoming the oldest female alpine ski medallist in Games history.

I need medical miracles to extend career – Vonn

American speed queen Lindsey Vonn said Tuesday that she would require “medical miracles” to extend her trophy-laden career after sustaining a string of devastating injuries.

Russian curling chief calls Olympic doping case a ‘provocation’

Russia’s curling federation chief said Monday the doping case involving a Russian curler at the Winter Olympics was a “provocation” and a “subversive act”.

Olympics reels as ‘clean’ Russian curler hit by doping case

A Russian curler who passed rigorous vetting to attend the Pyeongchang Olympics was hit by a drug case on Monday, raising questions over the testing programme and the move to let Russians compete despite systemic doping.

soccer

Papic dreams of coaching Zimbabwe

Former Orlando Pirates coach Kostadin Papic believes the Zimbabwean national team has enough quality to qualify for the World Cup.

Pirates legend wants PSL teams to take Caf competition serious

Orlando Pirates captain of the 1995 side that won the Caf Champions League, Edward Motale – otherwise known as ‘Magents’ – has called on Premiershipteams to take Caf competitions seriously for the sake of the national team.

Mourinho’s cautious Man Utd tactics win few admirers

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho left Spain with a precious clean sheet but few admirers after an uninspiring 0-0 Champions League draw with Sevilla that featured a limp attacking display.

Germany nabs Russian hooligan over Euro 2016 attack on England fan

German police on Thursday said they have arrested a Russian football hooligan wanted for the “attempted homicide” of an England supporter in Euro 2016 fan violence, that Russian President Vladimir Putin had sought to play down.

cricket

The short talk that helped Klaasen explode against India

The Proteas’ new batting hero reveals how he helped his side get back into contention in the current T20 series.

WATCH: Ouch! Ball goes for six after hitting bowler’s head

Andy Ellis of Canterbury became a viral hit after he was the victim of this freaky sequence of play.

Sensational Klaasen powers Proteas to important win

South Africa’s new wicketkeeper-batter feasts on India’s bowling attack to square up the T20 series and set up a thrilling finale.

Now it’s win or bust for the embattled Proteas

Junior Dala says the rookie members have to be more proactive as South Africa go for broke in the T20 series against India.

rugby

How Thembelani Bholi already represents the (new) Bulls brand

The flanker has emerged from nowhere to start in the franchise’s first Super Rugby battle of the season this weekend against the Hurricanes.

Stormers go solid but not spectacular for Waratahs

Robbie Fleck’s troops’ Super Rugby tour is all about log points, not about the manner in which they collect it.

Has a Springbok turned rugby into soccer?

Johan Goosen, who retired at 24, is at the heart of a rumoured mega deal between French clubs that can change the sport.

Bulls might have to rethink their No 7 jersey

The position hasn’t delivered particularly satisfactory results in the pre-season for Super Rugby and it might mean a new approach.

golf

Welcome to the world of Long Drive – golf but also not golf

South Africa will get a taste of this power-driven variant of the sport in April as Englishman Joe Miller gives some insights.

Chris Paisley does it the cliched way: keeping a cool head

The little-known Englishman keeps local hero Branden Grace at bay to secure a superb SA Open victory.

Branden Grace roars back to keep treble chase on

The Sun City champion can thank the wise words of his caddie and wife, Nieke, for inspiring him at the SA Open.

For Musiwalo Nethunzwi, one putt is a life-saver

The 28-year-old journeyman doesn’t have the resources of others but a resilient 2nd round at the SA Open has arguably saved his career.

other sport

Tandy ticks box for Games squad

Tandy, who finished sixth in the sprint contest at last year’s Rio Games stormed to a commanding victory in the 50m freestyle.

SA swimmers show form ahead of Games

Neil Fair was the only swimmer to add his name to the preliminary squad.

SA swimmers continue to make waves

Tatjana Schoenmaker led the charge in the women’s 200m breaststroke final.

Five more swimmers join SA Games squad

Le Clos spearheaded another impressive charge in the men’s 100m butterfly final.

columnists

Tighthead props more than slow fatties

I pity props. I really do.

Nowhere to hide from these verbal bouncers

It has become something of an in-joke; simply sneak up behind Mike the Mechanic, whisper the word “Proteas” in his ear and you can literally watch the steam coming from his ears.

Winter Games chills the fires of passion

The problem with being a self-confessed sports fanatic is the emotional baggage it comes with.

Why is Dean Elgar ignored in this Proteas time of crisis?

The Test opener averages 42 in white-ball cricket domestically but it’s a mystery why the national selectors still consider him a specialist.

Zagitova, 15, smashes skate record as Vonn gets bronze

Record-breaking Alina Zagitova, 15, stole the show in figure skating on Wednesday as America’s Lindsey Vonn wound up her Olympic downhill career by becoming the oldest female alpine ski medallist in Games history.

I need medical miracles to extend career – Vonn

American speed queen Lindsey Vonn said Tuesday that she would require “medical miracles” to extend her trophy-laden career after sustaining a string of devastating injuries.

Russian curling chief calls Olympic doping case a ‘provocation’

Russia’s curling federation chief said Monday the doping case involving a Russian curler at the Winter Olympics was a “provocation” and a “subversive act”.

Olympics reels as ‘clean’ Russian curler hit by doping case

A Russian curler who passed rigorous vetting to attend the Pyeongchang Olympics was hit by a drug case on Monday, raising questions over the testing programme and the move to let Russians compete despite systemic doping.
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