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Jomo’s mojo!

Bafana Bafana striker Benedict McCarthy showed why he is one of the most wanted strikers in Europe when he scored both goals in a 2-0 win over Turkey in the Reunification Cup in Hong Kong on Thursday.

Choosing Boks on skill, not salary

Rudolf Straeuli is trying to reinvent Springbok rugby.

Opponent or hors d’oeuvre?

Lennox Lewis prepares to fight what he sees as a cartoonish embodiment of evil

SA’s dismal Super 12 season finally ends

THE 2002 Super 12 rugby season will best be remembered for two chief reasons; the first being the incredible run of 11 successive wins by the all-conquering Crusaders and, secondly, for the absolutely shocking display by the South African sides.

Whew, Radebe’s on the team

BAFANA Bafana's backline in a friendly match against Madagascar at Absa Stadium on Sunday will be manned by one of the most experienced defenders, Lucas Radebe.

Some comfort for SA

The final round of the Super 12 has four teams fighting for two berths.

Amagluglug to pump their performance in France

FIVE-key players in the South African national under-23 team were left behind due to club commitments when their compatriots jetted off to France on Wednesday night for a three-week international tournament.

A talent for titles

Winning the premiership is every coach's dream but winning it three times must make a coach feel unique.

We’ve lost that winning feeling

The final straw has been clutched; the camel's back has been broken. The penultimate round of log action in the Super 12 is upon us and finally we can say without fear of reprisal that no South African team will contest a semifinal spot this year.

Cudicini ready to match his father in final challenge

Nobody in English football is as equipped to measure the explosive force of Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink as the man with the unenviable job of fending off the fire every single day at training.

Steel can become gold

The Commonwealth Games could restore the lustre to South African sport. At this time of mourning for our national sporting teams we don't need some poncy philosopher to remind us that success on the international sporting stage is an ebb 'n flow situation.

Santos get their title

The goalless draw between Cosmos and Amazulu on Wednesday afternoon saw Jomo Sono's dream of clinching the league title evaporate ? and bedtime brought the Amazulu players nightmares as they became the second team after Classic to be relegated from the premiership.

Le Pen and les blacks, les blonds et les beurs

Arsène Wenger didn't vote, and he feels guilty about it. ''If you multiplied me by 180 000,'' he said this week, ''it would have been enough to take Le Pen out of the race.''

Something for Straeuli to smile about

Trials will show the Springbok coach what the Super 12 cannot... Rudolf Straeuli wandered into the pressroom at King's Park last Saturday wearing two surprising things: a jacket three sizes too big for him and a large smile.

Why are these men running our game?

If top soccer administrators are determined to make a laughing stock of themselves, fine, but when will South Africa decide that it doesn't deserve these men?

A good walk unspoiled

Will the Tiger (and others) be tamed by the longer course for the United States Masters?

Homegrown hero might steal the thunder

The organisers may have had to dig deep into their pockets to persuade the world's four fastest men to compete in this year's Engen Grand Prix

Putt to the test

New Sharks coach Kevin Putt has a huge task ahead of him

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