Thanks to Japan, South Africa understands the potential for rugby upsets better than most and will be taking no chances against the USA.
The wounded Boks's strength and mettle will be sorely tested on Saturday when they do battle with the Scots, who are in pole position.
If Bucs play with attacking flair in Egypt on Sunday they could beat Al-Ahli.
Wenger has presided over 177 games in Europe's elite competition yet Arsenal keep slipping on the banana skins put before them.
Cristiano Ronaldo equals Raúl’s all-time Real Madrid scoring record soon after becoming Madrid’s all-time top scorer in La Liga history.
There's no way Wenger could have known Ospina would pick that night to make such a grisly error or that Chelsea would show such a "lack of composure".
The psyche of defeat is linked to various things: the team’s maturity, level of preparedness, confidence in coaching and personality characteristics.
Heyneke Meyer pays tribute to "one of greatest Springboks ever" as the SA captain hangs up his boots.
The country has undergone massive changes for the better since South Africa's first tour in 1991.
The coach has made 10 changes to the squad for the crunch game against Samoa – but are they the right ones?
Chelsea's doctor, Eva Carneiro, is believed to have left her job and is preparing to sue the EPL champions for constructive dismissal.
The haka is not only renowned for sending shivers down the opposition’s spine; it is also part of the social and cultural fabric of New Zealand.
For Ajax Cape Town R8-million will be a huge boost, and an affirmation of their low-key transfer policy and promotion from their youth ranks.
Learning to enjoy the moment should be a big part of the Springboks' World Cup as they start their campaign against Japan.
From giant Fijian locks to jinking Japanese backs and Scotland's newly qualified backrow, Paul Doyle and Ian McCourt pick the players to look out for.
Pool B shouldn’t be a problem for the Springboks, but whether to recall old hands or give youth its head is vexing Meyer heading into the tournament.
New way of starting rugby's most dangerous move could cut injuries by 20-25%.
Mourinho fails to see the funny side of Chelsea's early-season flop and seems to think training-ground high jinks are to blame, not bad defending.
Malwande Mhamhe, a promising black player, tells David Smith how prejudice forced him out of the game and lifts the lid on attitudes in SA rugby.