Thrilling action for EL

EXCITEMENT is building for the start of the national schools’ water polo tournament which kicks off in East London tomorrow morning and runs to...

Quinton century leads Proteas to convincing win

THE real South Africa one-day team stood up at the Wanderers last night. At least, that’s what their supporters will hope in the wake of...

Border collapse as Gauteng takes charge

Hosts dismissed for paltry 163 runs. GAUTENG picked up six wickets in their first session on day one of their Cricket South Africa (CSA) Provincial...

It’s round one to Vetyeka in Perth

DUNCAN Village boxer Simpiwe Vetyeka is going to today’s world title unification clash against Indonesian Chris John with a psychological edge having rattled the...

Quinton century leads Proteas to convincing win

SA passes the 300 mark for first time in 16 ODIs. THE real South Africa oneday team stood up at the Wanderers last night. At...

Loving fans – but no officials – greet Tete

EAST London airport arrival hall was turned into a mini rally as a crowd wielding placards chanted pro-Zolani Tete songs long before the fighter...

Proteas to pull out all the stops

DESPITE coming up against India, the top one-day international side in the world, at the Wanderers today, South African captain AB de Villiers says...

Top brass steps in as row hots up

BOXING SA has entered the contractual saga involving Duncan Village boxer Simpiwe Vetyeka and SA-born Australian boxer turned manager Lovemore Ndou. The standoff is causing...

Amateurs want to ’take over rugby’

Professional body says union took money illegally. BORDER professional and amateur rugby bodies remain at loggerheads with no peace in sight as both bodies believe...

Afrika can give the Blitzbokke fans a great lift

HOME-TOWN hero Cecil Afrika can provide the spark the Blitzbokke need to end their frustrating wait for success on South African soil when the...

Border win one, lose one on road against Griquas

BORDER senior provincial coach Frank Plaatjes lauded captain Abongile Sodumo as he led Border to their second One-Day Cup victory with a fourwicket win...

Vetyeka fight in balance

THE camp of Duncan Village fighter Simpiwe Vetyeka was still stuck in Australia yesterday not knowing if his WBA-IBO featherweight unification clash against Indonesian...

Proteas plotting the downfall of high-riding India

FOR the first time in 25 consecutive matches stretching back to February, South Africa are not thinking about how to beat Pakistan. Instead, they are...

GP track plan stalls amid BCM red tape

City mum on 20-year lease request. A PASSIONATE R620-million plan to bring international motor sports back to East London’s historic Grand Prix race track has...

Tete beats odds to win

MDANTSANE boxer Zolani Tete scored the biggest win of his professional career when he stopped highly touted Mexican superstar Juan Carlos Sanchez in 10...

Women on the ropes

BOXING SA Eastern Cape manager Phakamile Jacobs has issued a strong warning to female boxers fighting in an all-women tournament in Mdantsane tomorrow to...

Baxter upbeat with the return of the kingpins

Amakhosi welcome back players from injury. KAIZER Chiefs are confident Itumeleng Khune and Siphiwe Tshabalala will be back from slight injury scares for the Premier...

Vermeulen making doubters eat humble pie

ONE of my old bosses tells a story of how legendary rugby writer A C Parker dismissed Naas Botha and his blonde locks as...

Battle stations for Tete

DESPITE leaving for Mexico with a ‘thin’ technical team Zolani Tete is confident of returning home triumphant when he takes on Mexican Juan Carlos...

Serero star shines brightly after goal

Soweto playmaker attracting interest after stunning Spain’s big guns. THULANI Serero played himself squarely into the shop window on Tuesday night with a goal against...

De Wett gets his big chance to show spurs

Border batsman to replace Prince. BORDER batsman Burton de Wett will have some large boots to fill when he takes to the field for the...

SA snap loss from jaws of win

PAKISTAN bowlers held their nerve to claim a most unlikely one-run victory over South Africa in dramatic fashion in the second Momentum one-day international...

Battle rages for control of Border rugby

Vodacom Cup preparations continue despite dispute over professional arm. "YOU have been warned.” That’s the ominous note of a letter from the Border Rugby Football...

Pakistan full of hope to secure series win

SOUTH Africa will attempt to defend a proud record over Pakistan when the teams clash in the second one-day cricket international at St George’s...

Joyi opts for IBO title bout

IN A surprising twist Mdantsane southpaw Nkosinathi “Mabere” Joyi has decided to bypass the opportunity to challenge for the more credible IBF junior flyweight...

PSL rookies City stun Tuks

Solomons in buoyant mood after victory. TOP-FLIGHT rookies Polokwane City struck three times in the first half, romping to a 3-0 win over University of...

Pacquiao packs a punch to lift spirits of Philippines

FILIPINOS at temporary shelters in typhoon-ravaged central Philippines erupted in jubilation after boxing hero Manny Pacquiao thumped American Brandon Rios to clinch the WBO...

Boks end one of best seasons ever

SOUTH Africa captain Jean de Villiers hailed the current international outfit as one of the best in the country’s history after they ended 2013...

Warriors show fight against the Knights

David White and Ashwell Prince accumulated a 134 run second wicket stand to lead the Chevrolet Warriors’ first innings fightback on day two against...

Elgar strokes Knights into strong position

AN ELEGANT century from Dean Elgar (122) and a fighting half century from Lefa Mosena (67no) batted the Chevrolet Knights to a solid position...

Kallis back in fray for Pakistan ODIs

FAF du Plessis will play his last match for South Africa for almost a month, perhaps more, in the second T20 against Pakistan at...

Semenya’s going for Games gold

FORMER 800m champion Caster Semenya is going for gold at the Commonwealth Games in July next year. Semenya will start her preparations for the games...

Igesund is over the moon with Bafana’s ‘night of the knives’

BAFANA Bafana coach Gordon Igesund savoured what he called a “special night” in beating world champions Spain 1-0 in Tuesday’s international friendly at FNB...

Patience key for Warriors

CHEVROLET Warriors coach Piet Botha believes patience will be key to a solid start in the Sunfoil Series when they take on the Chevrolet...

Proteas win again

SA maintained their grip on Pakistan’s throat just firmly enough to claim another victory over their perennial opponents at the Wanderers last night. Having won...

Proteas face the big-hitter

ONCE, Sohaib Maqsood collected the balls Inzamam-ul-Haq swatted to the boundary with disdain. Now, he is being compared to him. Both were born in Multan,...

BAFANTASTIC!!

BAFANA Bafana earned their most famous victory yet against European opposition by inflicting just the second defeat on world champions Spain this year, 1-0...

Orient’s ring warfare is explosive

OF COURSE Xolisani Ndongeni stole the show with his dramatic first round knockout of Vusumzi Bokolo to become the first boxer in the league...

Ndongeni leads charge to win R1m prize in PBL

THE Premier Boxing League (PBL) may be making boxers’ bank balances fatter but the lucrative league has also given birth to a potential superstar...

Cricket legend Tendulkar tearfully bows out

Master batsman dominated game for nearly 25 years. INDIAN cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar wept as he left the pitch for the final time on Saturday...

Elephants through to World Cup

Ivory Coast snatch draw with Senegal in qualifier. IVORY Coast joined Nigeria in the World Cup finals on Saturday after a 1-1 draw against Senegal...

Springboks read Scots riot act in thrashing

THE Springboks’ power and precision set them apart in the first half before they kept a predictably brave Scotland well beyond arm’s length at...

Meyer walks a tightrope

WHEN just winning is not enough, Test match rugby’s coaches can get themselves into an awful spin. Advancements in game plan and widening the player...

Brace for a firestorm

FOR all its hype, the Premier Boxing League is yet to deliver a knockout – literally – but at yesterday’s weigh-in all the eight...

Trio back in Border frame

THE BORDER senior provincial team will be boosted by the return of Chevrolet Warriors trio Lundi Mbane, Aya Gqamane and Vuyisa Makhaphela for their...

League set to rumble again

SCORES of boxing fans are expected to cram the Downtown Boxing Gymnasium in Quigney today for the weigh-in of the Premier Boxing League (PBL)...

Row over match-fixing probe

SPORTS Minister Fikile Mbalula is headed for a bitter showdown with Fifa secretary-general Jerome Valcke after the Frenchman announced this week the sport’s governing...

Border look for fresh start

THE BORDER Cricket Senior Provincial team suffered their first Cricket South Africa (CSA) Three Day challenge clash defeat and continued their poor start to...

Mtya insists BSA is in good hands

BOXING SA acting chief executive Loyiso Mtya has allayed fears that boxing in the country will plunge in turmoil because of the unavailability of...

Proteas must lift play in a new ball game

SA SHOULD be proud of the way they won their one-day series against Pakistan, but they know they have work to do if they...