Luke Alfred

Faster Caster is just hitting her stride and might be on her way to new world record

Never mind the naysayers – our champion deserves to enjoy her moment in the sun.

From volleyball bods to Le Clos but no cigar, Rio’s churning out prime moments

This year’s Olympian feats range from the sublime to the ridiculous – and the downright crabby.

Nature and nurture tell a big part of the story about two of SA’s Rio-bound athletes

Since 2010, the fortunes of Luvo Manyonga and Wayde van Niekerk have been extremely different.

Setting past traumas aside, SA’s Paralympic rowers show their mettle as Rio beckons

Team members are following a gruelling training schedule as they prepare to compete in September.

Behind SA’s Rio team are stories of athletes’ resolve to overcome and to win

The Olympic competitors do more than hone their skills; they fight their personal trials too.

With Super Rugby play-offs looming it is finally time for the Lions to pounce

It's taken time but the coach has moulded the motley group of players into a team fans can take pride in.

Homecoming of sorts for hurdles coach

Rio will be bittersweet for Irma Reyneke, who missed out on her own stab at Olympic glory.

Pundits recall Gentle Giant John Charles as Wales face Portugal in Euro 2016 semis

Gareth Bale has called on the Welsh and their fans to "find their inner dragon", but can the team do what no other has done before?

New clouds over Caster Semenya’s stellar form

Her intensive training in Potch notwithstanding, sceptics claim the athlete has an unfair advantage.

​With the ‘War Pig’ leading the way, Belgian eyes are blazing at Euro 2016

Coach Marc Wilmots's team have been dismissed as gifted lightweights, serial underachievers. But this could be their time to prove the critics wrong.

Foul smell taints amateur football

Safa’s lower tiers are rife with corruption, former Bafana coach Clive Barker says. And it doesn’t help that some refs haven’t been paid for years.

The phoenix of Highlands Park FC rises proudly from the ashes of 1970s nostalgia

As kids, we’d risk itchy bums to watch our heroes in action. A generation later, a once-great club is on the up-and up again, writes Luke Alfred.

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