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MTN8 semi-final tickets on sale

The race for the R8m prize money offered to the winners of the MTN8 tournament will reach climax stage this weekend as the last four remaining clubs battle for the inside lane in the first-leg of the MTN8 semi-finals. Tickets are now available for both first and second leg semi-finals. …

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Proteas lose to Malawi Queens

Just days after leapfrogging  Malawi into fifth place on the world rankings, the South African netball team went down 58-51 to the Malawi Queens in their opening match at the Netball World Cup at Olympic Park in Sydney on Friday. The match was billed as an opening day blockbuster and …

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Leading refs renew contracts with SARU

Three of South Africa’s leading referees have renewed their contracts with the South African Rugby Union for a further four years, the organisation announced on Thursday. Craig Joubert and Jaco Peyper, who will officiate at the Rugby World Cup in September and October, have signed contract extensions for a further …

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Tinkler: It’s about mental strength

From this week Orlando Pirates will play a game almost every three days as the new season of the PSL starts while also competing in Africa. However, Pirates will no be longer competing in the MTN8 having lost to Ajax Cape Town 1-0 at Orlando Stadium on Tuesday evening.. Eric …

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SA women 16th – and last – in Kazan

The South African women’s water polo team at the Fina World Championship in Kazan, Russia have had a tournament best forgotten. In their three Pool B matches the team scored six goals – and conceded an astonishing 61. The team opened their campaign with a 22-1 defeat against the Netherlands, …

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Khuzwayo ruled out of Carling Cup

 Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Brilliant Khuzwayo has been withdrawn from the Carling Black Label Cup due to injury. The Amakhosi and the Buccaneers will lock horns in the 2015/16 PSL curtain-raiser on Saturday at the FNB stadium but Brilliant Khuzwayo will not be doing duty between the goalposts for Kaizer Chiefs. …

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Sundowns put six past Polokwane

Mamelodi Sundowns hosted fellow PSL side Polokwane City in a training match at Chloorkop and humbled the Limpopo side 6-3. According to the club’s official website, the match was broken up into four quarters of 30 minutes each in order to give a run to as many players as possible. …

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Serero’s Ajax future in jeopardy

Bafana Bafana midfielder Thulani Serero’s future at Ajax Amsterdam is in jeopardy after he was left out of the club’s first-leg Champions League third qualifying round tie at Rapid Vienna on Wednesday. The 25-year-old’s position in the first team squad is in doubt after the South African missed a large …

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RIP Ricey, cricketing Rambo

That bloody red and white Avis cap … off the field, it seemed to follow him everywhere. He could never seem to take the damned thing off. Perhaps it was because he went prematurely, notably bald on top, although you can’t imagine Clive Edward Butler Rice ever being remotely hung …

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More injury worries for Boks

The Springboks are sweating over the availability of a few players who were injured in Saturday’s 27-20 Rugby Championship defeat to the All Blacks in Johannesburg. Props Jannie du Plessis and Vincent Koch and loose forwards Francois Louw and Warren Whiteley were forced off with injuries in a brutally physical …

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