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Bulls and Sharks complete line-up for playoffs

15 Jun 2019

CAPE TOWN The Bulls and Sharks completed the line-up for Super Rugby’s playoffs in contrasting style on Saturday as the regular season concluded with two games in South Africa.

Road to 2022 World Cup begins in Mongolia

04 Jun 2019

The long road to the 2022 World Cup finals begins in the footballing backwaters of Mongolia on Thursday as the first games that count towards qualification for Qatar are hosted in Asia.

Nigeria ready to fulfil potential at women's World Cup, says coach

29 May 2019

Nigeria have been unable to translate their dominance of African football into consistent success at the women's World Cup but coach Thomas Dennerby says his side have the potential to reach the latter stages of the upcoming tournament in France.

Rugby-Stormers looking for right rub of the green

23 May 2019

CAPE TOWN, May 23 The Stormers are hoping their fortunes will turn this Saturday as they head into the final four Super Rugby regular season fixtures seeking to grab a playoff place, said coach Robbie Fleck.

Esperance seek rare back-to-back African Champions League titles

22 May 2019

CAPE TOWN Esperance, Tunisia's African Champions League title holders, will start as favourites on Friday as, on the back of a 10-game unbeaten run, they bid to become only the fourth club to retain the trophy in more than half a century.

Rugby-Crusaders draw a Rubicon moment for Stormers, says coach

19 May 2019

CAPE TOWN, May 19 The decision to take a penalty and settle for a 19-19 draw with the Canterbury Crusaders on Saturday rather than risk the points by going for a win was a Rubicon moment for the Stormers, coach Robbie Fleck predicted.

Rugby-Crusaders play 'safe card' on injured Read

19 May 2019

CAPE TOWN, May 19 All Blacks captain Kieran Read missed Saturday's Super Rugby clash for the Canterbury Crusaders against the Stormers with a neck injury but his absence was just a precaution, said coach Scott Robertson.

Rugby-Last-gasp kick earns Stormers draw with leaders Crusaders

18 May 2019

CAPE TOWN, May 18 Jean-Luc du Plessis slotted a penalty for the struggling Stormers with the last kick of the game to ensure a thrilling 19-19 draw against Super Rugby log leaders the Canterbury Crusaders at Newlands on Saturday.

South African government instructs athletics body to appeal Semenya decision

13 May 2019

PRETORIA The South African government said on Monday it was instructing the country's athletics governing body to appeal against the Court of Arbitration for Sport decision on female eligibility that directly affects their Olympic champion Caster Semenya.

Semenya at career crossroads with little time to choose direction

01 May 2019

CAPE TOWN Caster Semenya has 30 days to challenge the decision to dismiss her appeal against restrictions being placed on female athletes with elevated levels of testosterone - but the timescale for choices over her career direction is far shorter.

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EU leaders haggle over climate, top jobs

The European Union's 28 national leaders meet in Brussels on Thursday to haggle over how ambitious their climate goals should be and who should navigate the bloc in coming years.