Sport

Bafana’s will to improve on goalscoring
Bafana’s will to improve on goalscoring
The art of goalscoring has been South African football’s Achilles heel. It didn’t look like it was getting any better at the Africa Cup of...
World Cup is reminding South Africans that sport is still divided
World Cup is reminding South Africans that sport is still divided
As South Africa’s Springbok rugby team vies for victory in the 2019 Rugby...
Indian women’s cricket star needed boy’s haircut to play
Indian women’s cricket star needed boy’s haircut to play
India’s 15-year-old women’s cricket sensation Shafali Verma had to get her hair cut like a boy so that she could get into the local academy to...
Foxes building on a miracle
Foxes building on a miracle
Leicester City were never one to flinch when the big boys leaned into them. Their 2015/2016 miracle, after all, was built on audacity and an...
God-fearing Highlands dare to dream
God-fearing Highlands dare to dream
Before the new season kicked off, coach Owen da Gama provided an amusing description of Highlands Park’s first year back in the top flight,...
Salazar ban threatens Nike’s image
Salazar ban threatens Nike’s image
With Nike-backed athletics coach Alberto Salazar slapped with a four-year ban for doping, the United States sportswear giant risks being caught up...
Etzebeth 'full out' for World Cup despite assault case
Etzebeth 'full out' for World Cup despite assault case
The Springboks said star lock Eben Etzebeth remains fully focused on Friday's do-or-die Rugby World Cup match with Italy despite facing legal...
Can Italy haunt the Boks once more?
Can Italy haunt the Boks once more?
The Springboks have beaten Italy in 13 out of 14 encounters yet it’s the memory of the one they didn’t that still lingers.
Tackling football’s heart problem
Tackling football’s heart problem
A triumphant Papy Faty spoke with glee about how he had beaten the system. Two months later, he was dead after collapsing on the football pitch....
Simbine sprints out of Bolt’s shadow
Simbine sprints out of Bolt’s shadow
Team South Africa touched down in the blistering Doha heat earlier this week. Much of the squad, comprising five women and 26 men, arrived...
The Boks: On balance and reflection
The Boks: On balance and reflection
Rugby has a problem: it’s too predictable. Of all major sports our globe has to offer, few come close to offering the same levels of surety that...
Drop goals, the flared trousers of rugby, back in fashion
Drop goals, the flared trousers of rugby, back in fashion
Rugby fans sometimes ask: “Whatever happened to the drop goal?” and then every four years along comes a World Cup to remind you of their worth....
Tembo plays with old and new
Tembo plays with old and new
There’s perhaps no coach in the PSL that epitomises his club’s philosophy like Kaitano Tembo does. Unassuming, hard-working and resourceful,...
Are the EPL standings lying to us?
Are the EPL standings lying to us?
How many games does it take to draw a semi-accurate English Premier League (EPL) picture? Five? Ten? Twenty?

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