Rob Woollard

Report on sport in the Americas for Agence France-Presse.

Magic Johnson steps down as Lakers chief

The 59-year-old Lakers legend's decision follows the failure of the LA franchise to make the playoffs for a sixth consecutive year.

Kaepernick fronts Nike’s ‘Just Do It’ ad campaign

Kaepernick triggered a political firestorm after kneeling during the US national anthem in 2016 to protest racial injustice

Belgium, Mexico march on as Germany face Swedish test

Belgium and Mexico powered towards the last 16 of the World Cup with convincing victories as defending champions Germany prepped for Sweden

Simone Biles: ‘I was abused’ by USA gymnastics doctor

In a statement posted on Twitter, Biles said she had wrestled with her decision to go public with her story since the scandal broke.

Before Mayweather-McGregor … there was Ali v Inoki

​There are many in the boxing world who are appalled by the prospect of Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor climbing into a ring next month.

Corrupt former Fifa official Blazer dead

Corrupt football official-turned-whistleblower Chuck Blazer, whose evidence helped trigger the FIFA bribery scandal, died Wednesday, his lawyers said.

Germany Gotze World Cup

Mario Götze scored an extra-time winner as Germany beat Argentina 1-0 to become the first European team to win a World Cup held in South America.

England polish penalties to ward off Spain pain

England will step up their penalty-taking practice as they enter the Euro 2012 knockout rounds desperate to atone for repeated failures in shoot-outs.

France scramble for England tie

France came from behind to force a 1-1 draw with England as a cagey Euro 2012 opener between the Group D rivals ended in a stalemate.

English soccer inches closer to goal-line technology

Soccer referees may soon be equipped with technology that will enable them to tell if a soccer ball has crossed the goal-line.

Disappointing derby sets Man City above United

Manchester City have seized control of the Premier League after beating Manchester United 1-0 in a derby that failed to live up to its pre-match hype.

Chelsea on the up after Barcelona stumble

Didier Drogba has helped Chelsea stun Champions League title defenders Barcelona with a 1-0 upset victory in their first-leg semifinal.

Press Releases

Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

Secure your business from cyber threats

Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

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