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Late Whiteley try gives South Africa narrow win

NELSPRUIT, South Africa A try two minutes from time by Warren Whiteley earned South Africa an unconvincing 30-23 victory over Argentina in an error-strewn Rugby Championship match on Saturday.

South Africa seek to provide more conviction 18 Aug 2016

NELSPRUIT, South Africa South Africa will be seeking to put an unconvincingly narrow series win over Ireland in June behind them when they host Argentina in their opening match in The Rugby Championship on Saturday.

Boks hand first start to prop Redelinghuys as Coetzee shuffles pack 18 Aug 2016

NELSPRUIT South Africa have handed a first start to Lions prop Julian Redelinghuys for their Rugby Championship opener against Argentina on Saturday, one of five changes made by coach Allister Coetzee after their wobbly series win against Ireland in June.


Murray and Nadal roll, Raonic outslugs Isner 18 Aug 2016

Olympic and Wimbledon champion Andy Murray picked up where he left off in Rio by drubbing Argentina's Juan Monaco to take his place in the third round of the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati on Wednesday.

Winning scrums is priority for South Africa, says Coetzee 15 Aug 2016

CAPE TOWN Winning the scrums will be a priority for South Africa when they face Argentina in the opening match of the Rugby Championship in Nelspruit on Saturday, according to coach Allister Coetzee.

Factbox: Rugby Championship 2016 15 Aug 2016

WELLINGTON Factbox on the Rugby Championship, the southern hemisphere test championship featuring New Zealand, Australia, South Africa and Argentina, which starts on Saturday (all times GMT):


Murray outlasts Del Potro to land gold 15 Aug 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO Britain's Andy Murray beat Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro 7-5 4-6 6-2 7-5 in a compelling Olympic tennis final on Sunday to become the first player to win two men's singles gold medals.


Murray set for historic match, Puig wins first gold for Puerto Rico 14 Aug 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO Britain's Andy Murray set up a meeting with Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro in the Olympics men's tennis final on Sunday, as he aims to become the first player to retain the singles title.


Basketball - As good as gold, Argentina beat Brazil in OT 13 Aug 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO Argentina may not win gold in Olympic men's basketball but gave their fans the next best thing, beating bitter rivals Brazil 111-107 in double overtime on Saturday, to all but end the host's hopes of reaching the knockout round.


Messi back for Argentina after reversing decision 12 Aug 2016

BUENOS AIRES Lionel Messi has announced that he will play on for Argentina, reversing his decision in June to retire from international football.


Italy quake death toll nears 250 as rescuers search demolished towns

AMATRICE, Italy The death toll from a devastating earthquake in central Italy rose to at least 247 people early on Thursday after rescue teams worked through the night to try to find survivors under the rubble of flattened towns. | Video