MTN40 heads into final straight

The Warriors and the Dolphins enter a critical phase in the MTN40 cricket competition on Wednesday as the race for the top four playoff spots heats up

‘They are disqualified’

From Mbulelo Mabizela's lack of humility to Pedrie Wannenburg's taste for the high life ... it's the return of the quotes of the week.

Jordaan concerned by World Cup ticket sales

Less that 100 000 tickets have been sold for fans in the six African countries competing in the 2010 World Cup finals that kicks off on June 11.

Champions Egypt, Nigeria in top spot battle

The sleepy town of Benguala will come alive on Tuesday when defending champions Egypt and Nigeria clash in the Africa Cup of Nations Group C match.

Serena sends out warning to rivals

Serena Williams has warned her Australian Open rivals she will be tough to beat after reaching the quarterfinals of the Sydney International.

Day of Afcon upsets

The form book was shredded on day two at the Africa Cup of Nations as Algeria lost to Malawi and Côte d'Ivoire stuttered against Burkina Faso.

De Villiers third in Dakar special stage

Nasser Al Attiyah won his third stage on the 2010 Dakar Rally on Monday and led home another Volkswagen 1-2-3 between Copiapo and La Serena in Chile.

Togo footballers attacked by mistake

An official of the dissident group that launched an ambush on the Togo football team has expressed his "condolences".

Tom Hicks junior quits Liverpool board after fan rant

Liverpool director Tom Hicks junior has resigned from the club's board following a foul-mouthed e-mail he reportedly sent to a supporter.

Top Russian players to miss Serbia Fed Cup clash

Russian Fed Cup team skipper Shamil Tarpishchev said Monday that the country's top players will miss this year's opening round clash with Serbia.

Schumacher back in the driving seat

Michael Schumacher will absolve his first test runs for Mercedes Grand Prix this week ahead of his comeback to Formula One for the 2010 season.

Algeria test looms for Mali

World Cup qualifiers Algeria loom next for miracle workers Mali who stunned hosts Angola in Sunday's Africa Cup of Nations opener.

Lopez delights home crowd in Dakar rally

Chilean motorcyclist Francisco Lopez delighted his huge home support when he won his second stage of this year's Dakar Rally here on Sunday.

Ntini still SA’s favourite cricketer

Proteas bowler Makhaya Ntini remains the most popular cricketer among the youth of South Africa, according to the latest BMI Junior SportTrack report.

Simons appointed as India’s bowling coach

Former South Africa paceman Eric Simons has been appointed India's bowling consultant, the cricket board announced on Monday.

Suspects held for Togo team attack

Police in Angola are holding two suspects in connection with the shooting of the Togolese football team which left at least two people dead.

New Super 15 team appoints CEO

Australia's new Super 15 team, the Melbourne Rebels, on Monday appointed Melbourne Storm administrator Brian Waldron as its chief executive.

Baghdatis, Gasquet second round at Sydney

Marcos Baghdatis beat Nick Lindhal on Monday to reach the second round of the Sydney International, a key warmup tournamant in the tennis calendar.

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