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Ice cool Candice Manuel inspires superb SA win

 Candice Manuel, who scored two goals in three minutes, was the toast of South African hockey on Sunday night as she secured a thrilling 3-2 win for the national women’s side over the USA at the Wits Astro, putting the host nation into the Hockey World League quarterfinals. Manuel, who …

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Gritty Proteas in the driving seat at Trent Bridge

 The Proteas achieved their dual objectives of setting England a fourth innings chase far in excess of anything that has previously been achieved and of subjecting the pitch to another day of wear and tear on the third day of the second Test match at Trent Bridge in Nottingham on …

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Rooney plays first Africa friendly with Everton

TANZANIA – Wayne Rooney marked his first game back in an Everton jersey with a goal in a friendly against Kenya’s Gor Mahia in Tanzania on Thursday. Wayne Rooney’s just scored this scorcher in his first game for Everton. ——– — ODDSbible (@ODDSbible) July 13, 2017 England’s record goalscorer was …

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Midfield rock Crotty re-signs with New Zealand

All Blacks centre Ryan Crotty rejected offers from overseas to instead sign up for another year in New Zealand with the Canterbury Crusaders, the 28-year-old said on Monday. Crotty played 27 tests in the four years since his debut and became a crucial member of a New Zealand midfield that …

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Wasteful start denies SA hockey men a historic win

South Africa’s men’s side did not show any inclination to back down against the powerhouse Germany team and were left to lament what could have been as they went down 4-3 to the number three ranked side in a thrilling Hockey World League Semifinals match at the Wits Astro on …

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Proteas have finally ditched JP Duminy

 The Proteas’ patience with the embattled JP Duminy has finally run out. Captain Faf du Plessis on Thursday confirmed the 33-year-old left-hander has been dropped for the second Test in Nottingham starting on Friday. It means the skipper himself will in all likelihood shoulder the responsibility of batting at No …

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Masterful Venus reaches Wimbledon final

LONDON – Venus Williams became the oldest Wimbledon finalist for 23 years on Thursday as the American star ended Johanna Konta’s history bid with a masterful 6-4, 6-2 win. Twenty years after making her Wimbledon debut, five-time champion Williams is into her ninth final at the All England Club and …

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Bucs sign keeper Sandilands

JOHANNESBURG – Orlando Pirates have signed goalkeeper Wayne Sandilands the club confirmed on Thursday. We are proud to announce the latest signing to the Club #WelcomeSandilands #OnceAlways — Orlando Pirates FC (@Orlando_Pirates) July 13, 2017 After seven years with Mamelodi Sundowns, the 33-year-old left the Brazilians in June when …

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Manyama crowned PSL Footballer of the Season

  JOHANNESBURG – Cape Town City forward Lebogang Manyama walked away with three awards, including the coveted 2016/17 Premier Soccer League Footballer of the Season, at a glittering ceremony on Monday night. The City captain also took the Absa Premiership Player’s Player of the Season and Top Goal-Scorer awards. The …

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