Dark clouds of different shapes hover over Proteas and England

Both face challenges but the ostensible similarity is superficial

Mudslinging and ‘insults’ rage as Senzo Meyiwa trial delayed again

Accused Fisokuhle Ntuli’s lawyer, who the state said was ‘unprepared’ for trial, requested a postponement to interview expected witnesses

The trials of Super Sunday: McIlroy, Macron and Manchester

There was a lot to juggle this weekend, and it wasn’t easy to sidestep political profligacy in favour of McIlroy’s brilliance

Augusta National: Fear and capitalism on the golf course

The Masters Tournament exposes the persistent dilemma of the politically progressive and active person

Season-defining days ahead for Liverpool, Man City’s history bids

However, the impact of the Champions League quarter-finals could have a big impact on who claims the domestic trophies.

Man jailed for racially abusing Rashford after Euro 2020 final

The culprit had initially tried to avoid detection by changing his Twitter username after the post was reported, prosecutors said.

Bullish England stand between Proteas and history

A scintillating World Cup so far counts for nothing as South Africa’s women’s cricket enters sudden death

Shhhh … nobody tell the Proteas the ‘C word’

The World Cup in New Zealand has proven an exciting, high-quality tournament. But, it’s still 50-over cricket

Russia sanctions reveal sport’s hypocrisy

Whatever the outcome in Ukraine, a thread has been tugged, unravelling sport’s entanglement with geopolitics.

Proteas are in the World Cup semis but tough tests await

South Africa have made the last four but they must capture early tournament form if they’re to progress further.

What the All Blacks-Boks rivalry teaches us about sport diplomacy

Richard Calland talks to the New Zealand high commissioner to South Africa about the beauty of the All Blacks-Springboks rivalry

Clasico demolition vindicates Barcelona, shifts doubts to Real Madrid

A Clasico that was supposed to mean very little, in the end, meant an awful lot

Proteas floating on a high as World Cup semis draw near

South Africa are close to finding the sweet spot between competitiveness and enjoyment

Ronaldo hits form in time for another go at familiar foe Atletico

The 59th career hat-trick of Ronaldo's career was just his second for United and a first in 14 years

Roman Abramovich: He who sucked the soul out of football meets his fate

To look into the grey, expressionless eyes of the Chelsea owner was to look into the abyss of modern crony-capitalism’s excesses and structural injustice.

World Cup: Proteas need to punch above their prestige

South Africa sailed past past the Bangladeshis in their opener but somehow failed to convince in doing so

Why do young players struggle for game time in the PSL?

If competent young footballers do not get a reasonable opportunity to play at the highest level, they will not get a chance to represent Bafana Bafana

The human cost of the Qatar World Cup

Migrant workers brought in under the sponsor system to build and guard the new football stadiums, hotels and malls are overworked, in debt and trapped in the country.