Wednesday , December 19 2018
Home / Sports (page 10)

Sports

Get the latest Sports news in South Africa as it happens.

Spieth admires Federer, Djokovic drive

Pacific Palisades – World No 1 Jordan Spieth says he wants to emulate the relentless drive of tennis icons Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic as he aims to cement his place at the pinnacle of world golf this year.  After a dominant 2015 which saw him seal back-to-back Major victories …

Read More »

Stormers: Why Schalk isn’t captain

In his last Super Rugby season with the Stormers, there were many who thought Schalk Burger would take over the captaincy from Duane Vermeulen in 2016.  On the surface it appeared the most logical decision, with the 32-year-old Burger having turned out for the Stormers in Super Rugby on more …

Read More »

Venus advances US team in Fed Cup

Venus Williams clinched victory for the US Fed Cup team against Poland on Sunday in the Group II first round, advancing her team to the World Group Playoff in April. A win in April would put the US in contention for the Fed Cup title next year. The draw for …

Read More »

Mixed feelings for Irish after Wales draw

Ireland captain Rory Best admitted he had mixed feelings after drawing 16-16 with Wales at Lansdowne Road in their Six Nations opener. Joe Schmidt’s side raced into a 13-0 first half lead, but failed to score between the 27th and 74th minutes — when Johnny Sexton kicked a 40-metre penalty …

Read More »

Proteas to make unwanted history?

Proteas to make unwanted history?

Tottering South Africa will emulate their worst Test walloping from England in some 56 years if they crash again in the dead-rubber fourth Test at Centurion from Friday. Certainly in the post-isolation era, series between the two countries have been renowned for their closeness – in nine preceding this one, …

Read More »

Cloete loaned to Kings for Super Rugby

Cloete loaned to Kings for Super Rugby

Former Western Province flank Chris Cloete has joined the Kings as they prepare for their re-entry into Super Rugby. According to Netwerk24, Chris Cloete is already training with the Kings after being loaned to the Port Elizabeth franchise by the Pumas. Cloete joined the Pumas from Western Province at the …

Read More »

Van Graan sole survivor from Meyer era

Johann van Graan

Johann van Graan is the only member of former Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer’s coaching staff still contracted to SARU. Meyer resigned from his position late last year following the Springboks’ failure to win the Rugby World Cup in England. According to Rapport, it’s still unsure what Van Graan’s role will …

Read More »

Singh seizes share of Sony Open lead

Vijay Singh

Fiji’s former world number one Vijay Singh fired a bogey-free seven-under par 63 on Thursday to seize a share of the early first-round lead at the US PGA Tour’s Sony Open in Hawaii. The 52-year-old veteran, seeking his first US PGA Tour title since the 2008 Deutsche Bank Championship, had …

Read More »

Springbok JJ Engelbrecht heads for Wales

JJ Engelbrecht

Cape Town – Welsh club Ospreys have announced the signing of Springbok outside back JJ Engelbrecht. “Ospreys Rugby are delighted to announce the signing of South African international JJ Engelbrecht, subject to work permit,” the club posted on their official website. In what has been described as “a major coup” …

Read More »

Anderson starts well in Auckland

Kevin Anderson

South Africa’s top tennis player, Kevin Anderson, on Wednesday won his opening match at the Auckland Classic event in New Zealand. Anderson, seeded fourth at the ATP World Tour 250 event, beat Robin Haase of the Netherlands in a tight encounter 7-6 (10/8), 7-6 (7/5). Anderson, who had a bye …

Read More »