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Viljoen called up as cover for Abbott

Hardus Viljoen

Cape Town – Highveld Lions fast bowler Hardus Viljoen will join the Proteas squad in Cape Town on Thursday as cover for fast bowler Kyle Abbott. Abbott experienced tightness in his left hamstring at the conclusion of the first Test against England in Durban. “With a short turnaround between the …

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England all out, SA set 416 to win

Jonny Bairstow

Durban – England ground South Africa down with half-centuries by Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow to set the home team an almost unreachable target of 416 to win the first Test on Tuesday. Root made 73 and Bairstow hit a rapid, attacking 79 from 76 balls to take England to …

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Piedt picks up two, Steyn injured


Durban – England were still very much in the driving seat in the first Test against South Africa in Durban on Monday as they went into tea at 58/2 with a lead of 147 runs. As if the task at hand wasn’t daunting enough for the Proteas, they were dealt …

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WRAP: English Premiership

premier league

Cape Town – A comprehensive wrap of all the collated matches, scores and match reports in the weekend’s English Premiership matches. Saturday, December 26 Stoke 2-0 Manchester United – MATCH REPORT Aston Villa 1-1 West Ham – MATCH REPORT Bournemouth 0-0 Crystal Palace – MATCH REPORT Chelsea 2-2 Watford – …

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Ex-All Black extends deal to stay at Quins

New Zealand international Nick Evans has signed a contract extension with Harlequins, the English Premiership club said on Tuesday.

New Zealand international Nick Evans has signed a contract extension with Harlequins, the English Premiership club said on Tuesday. The 35-year-old fly-half joined the Londoners in 2008 from Blues in his homeland and will now wear the distinctive chequered shirt at least until the end of next season. Capped 16 …

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Steve Komphela under pressure

Cape Town – Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela had come under a little bit of pressure in the build-up to Saturday’s 2-1 PSL win over Bidvest Wits at Cape Town Stadium.  Having already lost two cup finals this season – the MTN8 and Telkom Knockout – Komphela had seen his …

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Steyn raring to go, Parnell sidelined

dale steyn

Cape Town – Proteas fast bowler Dale Steyn waltzed through his fitness test without discomfort, but Wayne Parnell’s comeback-trail and his quest for higher honours came to a halt due to a foot injury last week. According to Shane Jabaar, the Cape Cobras physiotherapist, Steyn had little trouble in passing …

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Proteas batsmen miss out again

Cape Town – The decision to play five Proteas batsmen in the Sunfoil Series over the weekend did not turn out exactly as planned.  The time in the middle – however short – would have been welcomed by the men who all struggled in India, but runs were hard to …

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Chelsea’s Costa, Fabregas to beat boo boys


Chelsea’s first-team coach Steve Holland backed Cesc Fabregas and Diego Costa to win back the club’s supporters after they were booed during the 3-1 Premier League win over Sunderland. Fans of the West London club jeered the pair as their names were read out before Saturday’s game on the PA …

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Enrique: No Barca conspiracy

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique denied bizarre claims of a conspiracy surrounding injured talisman Lionel Messi before their Club World Cup final against River Plate in Japan on Sunday. Messi missed Barca’s 3-0 semifinal win over Guangzhou Evergrande midweek with abdominal pains and Enrique reacted with bemusement on Saturday when an …

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