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Sport, the media and mental wellbeing

Players and journalists are necessarily intertwined, but there have to be more considerate and respectful ways to bring the game to spectators

Osaka crisis throws light on stars’ mental health and media ‘voyeurism’

The 23-year-old world number two, and four-time major winner, said she will now take a break from tennis, putting her participation at Wimbledon and even her home Olympics at risk

BAL gears up to crown champions as semifinals begin

The semifinals tip off on Saturday, with a champion to be crowned on Sunday

Positional play 101: Why City vs Chelsea is the perfect tactical storm

The Champions League final hosts two sides that have perfected the art of controlling space

Kgatlana eclipses Benni McCarthy’s Spanish record

Thembi Kgatlana works her magic on the pitch with SD Eibar, the little known side in Spain

Odi: The life and death of a legendary football stadium

Odi Stadium, a unique behemoth that once held 60 000 fans, is clinging to its existence

School contact sports suspended due to rise in Covid-19 cases, cluster outbreaks

Education department implements the ban with immediate effect and will monitor the situation until outbreaks cease

Rugby World Cup Sevens 2022 to be held in Cape Town

The competition, which will run between September 9-11, 2022, will be held at the Cape Town Stadium, with a capacity of 57 654.

Tokyo doctors association calls for Olympics cancellation

With less than 10 weeks until the Tokyo Games begin and as Japan battles a surge in infections, public opinion remains strongly opposed to the event going ahead this summer.

SA’s cricket crisis is far from over

Cricket South Africa narrowly avoided forcing Nathi Mthethwa’s hand only to find itself under threat from Sascoc, throwing the game and all involved back into turmoil

Teams and players to look out for in the Basketball Africa League

The first season of the Basketball Africa League (BAL) is to take place in Kigali, Rwanda, from 16-30 May. A total of 12 teams...

South Africa’s emerging parasport stars are eager for global success

Though there are still challenges, parasport champions are breaking records on the track and in boardrooms

NBA and Fiba launch Basketball Africa League

Teams from 12 countries will play in the league in Kigali, Rwanda, from 16 to 30 May — but South Africa didn’t make the grade

Semenya magic rubs off on Glenrose Xaba

Long-distance runner Glenrose Xaba ran the third-fastest time by a South African woman on home soil, winning the SA Half-Marathon

IPL cricket stars scramble to escape Covid-hit India

The Indian Premier League has finally been abandoned in the face of the staggering number of Covid-19 cases and deaths in India

Hugo Broos tapped to resuscitate Bafana

The Belgian has promised to build a younger, hungrier side, as he previously did when he managed the Indomitable Lions

Mayweather to fight YouTube star Logan Paul on 6 June

The former welterweight king will fight for the first time since 2018

Q&A Sessions: Ryan Sandes on how to conquer the mind, body and 100 miles

The accomplished ultramarathon runner talks to us about his first 160km on home soil and what it takes to finish such an enormous distance

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