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Francis Ngannou: MMA’s greatest fairytale

We’ve seen his strength, witnessed his might — but the story of his path to glory speaks of unstoppable power

Q&A Sessions: ‘I want to leave a legacy in Russian rugby’ — Vuyo Zangqa

Former rugby sevens player Vuyo Zangqa talks about taking the reins of the Narvskaya Zastava Rugby Club and growing the sport on snow-baked fields

Still no justice for Soweto Derby dead

The biggest rivalry in SA football has also been the deadliest, with 87 people losing their lives in violence and stampedes at different stadiums. Yet those responsible are never held to account

Proteas women make history in India

The team has displaced the world champions England in the rankings and has the World Cup in its sights

How Klopp and Mourinho became victims of change

The tides of time are moving at such an exponential rate that they’ve swept up two of football’s maestros

Euro 2020 shrouded in uncertainty 100 days before kick-off

The tournament is set to begin on 11 June, but Uefa are facing many logistical challenges due to travel restrictions

Simeone is Atlético’s secret weapon

El Cholo remains true to himself — consistent, totally committed and prepared to graft — and these values are retained by the team

Test series starts luring fans back to international sport

The freshly renamed Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad has sold 55 000 of its 110 000 seats for the cricket Test

Semenya confirms she’s taking testosterone battle to European Court of Human Rights

Caster Semenya’s latest legal challenge follows a series of setbacks that seemed to have ended her chances of competing in her preferred events

Tiger Woods’s car-crash injuries cast doubt on future

The crash comes just two months after the golfing phenomenon underwent his fifth back operation

Tokyo Olympics paves the way for sport climbers

A Durban teenager will represent South Africa, when the code makes its debut at the Games in July

Pitso Mosimane restores honour to Club World Cup

The Al-Ahly coach was never going to put on an exhibition. This was him against Hans-Dieter Flick: two equals staring at each other across a chessboard

Top South African cyclist is on a winning track, virtually

Virtual racing is revolutionising cycling, and South Africa’s own Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio is leading the way

African Blogtable: NBA All Star picks

Every month the African Blogtable brings together some of the top basketball minds from across the continent to answer the most pressing questions related to the 2020-21 NBA season

Why Bafana haven’t repeated their 1996 success

It’s been 25 years since South Africa lifted the Africa Cup of Nations. Instead of dawning a new era, Bafana Bafana went backwards in spite of the country’s footballing wealth and infrastructure

SA women footballers score string of firsts

Fourteen top players have made it on the international scene

Early NBA season check-in – African Blogtable

Joel Embiid gets the nod, and though Curry has performed well lately, there are doubts that the Warriors will prevail

Why Cameroon is obsessed with hosting the Afcon

The African nation is hoping to use the tournament to paper over the divisions of the Anglophone crisis and the cracks made by a dictator who has ruled for almost four decades. Will it work?

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