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On this day - Born May 26, 1966: Zola Budd, South African athlete

25 May 2020

Zola Budd fears her running career will be defined by one of the Olympic Games' most controversial moments, one that may unfairly detract from an incredible talent who still holds records unbeaten for almost four decades.

On this day: Born May 14, 1948: Bob Woolmer, English cricketer

13 May 2020

CAPE TOWN Bob Woolmer was nicknamed 'The Scientist' and became arguably the greatest cricket mind of his generation but he may be remembered more for the way he died than for his immense contribution to the game.

Bok captain Kolisi goes back to his roots to feed destitute

01 May 2020

CAPE TOWN Six months ago Siya Kolisi led South Africa to Rugby World Cup glory, but is now fighting a new battle as he returns to his roots to help feed those left destitute by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in some of the country’s poorest areas.

Cricket: Van Niekerk admits being 'tough' on wife Kapp over favouritism fears

23 Apr 2020

CAPE TOWN South Africa captain Dane van Niekerk admits she is harder on wife Marizanne Kapp than other players in the team as she is wary of accusations of favouritism towards the key allrounder.

End of Kolpak era could see boon for South African cricket

21 Apr 2020

CAPE TOWN The end of Kolpak deals offers South African cricket the chance for an injection of much-needed experience and talent into the domestic game that should provide more depth for the national team.

Burnout fears deny De Kock South Africa test captaincy

17 Apr 2020

CAPE TOWN Quinton de Kock will be overlooked as captain of the South Africa test team to avoid overburdening the nation's top performer over recent years, director of cricket Graeme Smith said on Friday.

Pichot hails emerging nations, global calendar as key for World Rugby's future

14 Apr 2020

Agustin Pichot has staked his bid to become chairman of World Rugby on a modern, more inclusive global game that gives emerging nations a greater voice in a major shake-up of the sport that reflects changing and challenging times.

South Africa tour commissioner predicts difficult future for golf

07 Apr 2020

CAPE TOWN South Africa's Sunshine Tour has created a fund for players and caddies to provide financial assistance for the next two months, but commissioner Selwyn Nathan said the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic could take the game back 20 years.

Rugby-Stormers coach has potential solution to finish Super Rugby season

02 Apr 2020

CAPE TOWN, April 2 Stormers coach John Dobson has outlined a potential way forward for Super Rugby in 2020 that would involve three domestic competitions and a short finals series later in the year.

Cricket South Africa won't reduce player salaries for 2020-21 season

31 Mar 2020

CAPE TOWN Player salaries for the South African 2020-21 cricket season are safe, but the long-term effects of the coronavirus pandemic could mean the country's cricketers earn less in the future, Cricket South Africa Acting CEO Jacques Faul has said.

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