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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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SA have target of 331 to win first test

  LONDON – South Africa face a target of 331 to win the first test at Lord’s after England overcame a morning rush of wickets to post valuable runs as they posted a second-innings total of 233 by early afternoon on the fourth day. READ: Morkel strikes twice to lead …

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Philander absence heaps further misery on Proteas

  When it rains, it pours. Hot on the heels of learning that they won’t be able to pick Kagiso Rabada for the second Test, the Proteas missed yet another of their frontline bowlers during Saturday’s third day of the first Test against England at Lord’s. Also read: Kagiso Rabada’s foul …

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Djokovic roars into Wimbledon fourth round

  LONDON – Three-times Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic roared his way into the fourth round with a 6-4 6-1 7-6(2) defeat of unpredictable Latvian Ernests Gulbis on Centre Court. The 30-year-old Serb began slowly before taking control and then snuffed out a Gulbis counter-attack in the third set to set …

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Calmejane avoids ‘catastrophe’ to win maiden Tour stage

  STATION DES ROUSSES, France – Frenchman Lilian Calmejane came close to “catastrophe” before winning his maiden Tour de France stage on Saturday. The 24-year-old suffered cramps over the last four kilometres of the 187.5km eighth stage from Dole to Station des Rouses, but kept his nerve to finish 37 …

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