CAPE TOWN - While the world mourns his death, Nelson Mandela will also be celebrated as the man at the heart of South Africa's return to world competition after decades of Apartheid-enforced isolation, using sport as a means of reconciliation between the country's diverse racial groups.
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SUN CITY, South Africa - Two time winner Sergio Garcia shot a six-under-par 66 to grab a one-stroke lead after the completion of the weather-delayed first round at the Nedbank Golf Challenge on Friday.
- Ernie Els led a brief tribute to Nelson Mandela as play continued as scheduled at the Nedbank Golf Challenge at Sun City in South Africa on Friday, one day after the death of the former South African president.
KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysian billionaire Vincent Tan could list British football team Cardiff City in Singapore next year after plans for a Malaysian IPO hit a regulatory snag over the team's weak cash flow, people with direct knowledge of the matter said.
- A Malaysian national and two English players pleaded guilty to fixing football matches in Australia's second tier Victorian Premier League on Friday.
- Darren Bravo provided stubborn resistance to New Zealand's bowlers bringing up his maiden test double century to ensure West Indies made the hosts bat again and sent the first test at University Oval in Dunedin into a fifth and final day.
World number one Magnus Carlsen toppled local favourite Viswanathan Anand in Chennai to add the world championship title to his already impressive resume on Friday.