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‘Blade Runner’ Pistorius misses out on 400m final

History-making Oscar Pistorius missed out on the Olympic 400m final when he finished last in his semifinal.

Boks and co not assured of quarterfinal spots

South Africa, England and Ireland head into the final round of World Cup pool action top of their groups, but are not set for quarterfinal spots.

England turn on the style to crush Romania

Wingers Mark Cueto and Chris Ashton both scored hat-tricks as England turned on the style to run in 10 tries in a 67-3 thrashing of Romania.

Talented new blood fills ‘Tiger vacuum’

Even the keenest statistician might be hard pressed to name the winners of the last 11 Major championships.

Nadal shatters Murray’s dream again

Rafael Nadal delivered a command performance to withstand a fired-up Andy Murray and beat the home favourite to a spot in the Wimbledon finals.

Fifa’s ‘compelling’ case of bribery

A preliminary report says there was "convincing and overwhelming" evidence that Mohamed bin Hammam and Jack Warner were involved in attempted bribery.

Chelsea appoint Villas-Boas as manager

Chelsea confirmed the appointment of Portugal's Andre Villas-Boas as their new manager on Wednesday.

Brilliant Barcelona lift European Cup again

Pep Guardiola's Barcelona cemented their place in soccer's pantheon when they overwhelmed Manchester United 3-1 in the Champions League on Saturday.

Chelsea sink City to keep title hopes alive

Chelsea scored two late goals to beat a toothless Manchester City 2-0 on Sunday and keep alive their faint hopes of retaining the league title.

Chelsea rally to beat United 2-1 in thriller

Chelsea blew the race wide open when they came from behind to beat Premier league leaders Manchester United 2-1 thanks to Frank Lampard's penalty.

Man Utd beat Stoke 2-1 to go three points clear

Manchester United finally put space between themselves and the chasing pack with a 2-1 home win over Stoke City on Tuesday.

United and City march on, Cole fires Liverpool

Premier League pacesetters Manchester United and Manchester City ground out wins to stay clear at the top on Saturday.

All eyes already on Rugby World Cup

New Zealand have been the dominant force in rugby yet even a Tri-Nations clean sweep and a European grand slam are viewed as a mere warm-up.

No fireworks this time as England beat Samoa

England finished strongly to beat a doughty Samoa 26-13 on Saturday.

England roll back the years to run Australia ragged

England produced their best performance since 2003 with winger Chris Ashton scoring two tries as they stormed to a 35-18 over Australia.

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Zuma, Zondo play the waiting game

The former president says he will talk once the courts have ruled, but the head of the state capture inquiry appears resigned to letting the clock run out as the commission's deadline nears

Stern warning against Covid greets Mthembu’s death

The ANC has slammed conspiracy theorists and cautioned against showing complacency towards the deadly virus

Lala ngoxolo Mvelase Jackson Mthembu

In his announcement, President Cyril Ramaphosa called the late minister ‘a life-long champion of freedom and democracy’

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