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FRONT RUNNER: East London’s top triathlete Clinton Gravett will be hoping to make his mark at this year’s African Cup in East London Picture: SUPPLIED

Way open for new star

A new champion will be unveiled at this year’s race after defending champ Richard Murray could not return to defend his title due to commitments in Abu Dhabi next weekend where he will be competing in the World Triathlon Series.

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Maketa takes up the cudgels for Warriors

  Cricket Eastern Cape broke new ground yesterday when they appointed Malibongwe Maketa as their head coach for three seasons.

GEARING UP: South Africa coach Russell Domingo bats during a nets session at Hagley Oval in Christchurch Picture: GETTY IMAGES

SA to face confident Zimbabwe

Shah owes his livelihood to driving a taxi in Hamilton, but he owes his loyalty to Afghanistan. And he reckons the World Cup could have had a thing coming.

Feb05Sport2

Warriors can shoot for stars

The Chevrolet Warriors’ bid to reach the playoff stage of the Momentum One-Day Cup received a major shot in the arm late yesterday with the news that Simon Harmer will be playing this weekend.

AB De Villiers and Minister of Sport Fikile Mbalula during the South African National cricket team public send off at Grand Central Cafe, Melrose Arch Piazza

Mbalula’s call to arms

He might have said it in jest but Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula gave the Proteas a timely reminder to keep their eyes firmly on the prize when he said yesterday: “Don’t be like Shakes [Mashaba]”.

Jan27Sport2

Sammy hits a different chord

Questions were not in short supply at the press conference ahead of the last match of West Indies’ tour to SA today, a one-day international at Centurion. However, straight answers were not as easily had.

POPULAR: Proteas paceman Morne Morkel signs bats for fans at Buffalo Park during the third One-Day International on Wednesday Picture: MARK ANDREWS

Proteas blossom in full flower

Buffalo Park produced the goods with a fantastic showing when the Proteas thumped the West Indies to seal the ODI series at the ground on Wednesday evening.

CRUISING HOME IN EL:  Hashim Amla hits the ball to the boundary to take South Africa  to victory  in their third one-day international  against the West  Indies, played   at Buffalo Park yesterday 
 Picture: ALAN EASON

PHOTO GALLERY: Windies blown away by Proteas

A fantastic Proteas bowling effort blew the West Indies off Buffalo Park before the South Africans wrapped up the five-match one-day series in style with a crushing nine-wicket victory last night.

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