Sport

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.

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.

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.''

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

Manchester United cashes in on TV money, player sales

British football giant Manchester United reported a surge in half-year profits on Tuesday, as a new television deal and the sale of top players helped boost the bottom line

Khumalo: The right medicine

When you encounter one of South Africa's most enduring enigmas, soccer star Doctor Khumalo, it is not hard to see why so little outside his football career is known.

Last laugh on the Clown Prince

Bruce Grobbelaar has seen both triumph and tragedy in his career.

Seeking local harmony in Comrades

Since recording runner-up finishes in the 1996 and 1997 races, Nick Bester has failed to add to his nine gold medals in the past three years.

A new ray of sunshine

Not so long ago the Sunshine Tour was looking like the Sunset Tour.
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