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Proteas off to fast start

The Proteas on Friday beat the Bangladesh Cricket Board XI by 8 wickets in their T20 warm-up match in Fatullah. After winning the toss, the Bangladesh Cricket Board XI elected to bat first but they were bowled out for 99 in 18 overs. Seamer Kyle Abbott (2/2) and left-arm spinner …

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Ngele, Dolly begin ‘Downs journey

Mogakolodi Ngele and Keagan Dolly yesterday began their pre-season with Mamelodi Sundowns after singing for the club during the 2014/15 season, but was loaned to Ajax Cape Town and Platinum Stars respectively. Sport24 have been informed that the duo were among a big group of players that underwent medical tests …

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Graeme Smith responds to Morgan Deane’s Twitter rant

Ex-Proteas captain Graeme Smith released a statement on Monday in response to comments made by his estranged wife Morgan Deane on Twitter. On Sunday, the 31-year-old Irish singer voiced her feelings towards the former Proteas captain warning “all young girls” not to land in the same situation she is in. …

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Pienaar to feature on RWC tickets

With global excitement building ahead of the 2015 Rugby World Cup, tournament organisers have unveiled the official design that will feature on the tickets for the 48 matches. One of the five variations revealed features South African’s 1995 Rugby World Cup winning captain, Francois Pienaar. The unique design celebrates rugby …

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Arrows look for players abroad

Golden Arrows will be assessing a few international players within the next two weeks as the newly promoted side prepare for life in the Absa premiership. According to a source close developments at the club, newly appointed coach, Serame Letsoaka, is currently assessing the squad that was previously coached by …

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Jele: Leopards is a changed team

Happy Jele expects a very different situation when Orlando Pirates travel to Congo to face AC Leopards in a CAF Confederation Cup group encounter this weekend. Read: Pirates to cope without stars The two teams met back in 2013 in the Champions League but the defender says it won’t be the …

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Ntshangase in seventh heaven

Attacking Bafana Bafana midfielder Siphelele Ntshangase is currently enjoying his rich vein of form for both club and country. And the Black Leopards star insists that this is a reward for his hard work, following an impressive performance for Bafana against Mauritius at the weekend. South Africa defeated Mauritius 3-0 …

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Bafana in crisis ahead of qualifier

Bafana Bafana’s CHAN preparations have been rocked by the news that as many as 12 players have been withdrawn the squad following the friendly against Angola. The team’s training session on Friday had to be postponed with Shakes Mashaba having only 11 players in camp at the moment. The team …

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Jean eyes stint in Japan

Springbok captain Jean de Villiers has no plans to retire after this year’s Rugby World Cup. De Villiers suffered a horrific knee injury in the Springboks’ final Test against Wales in Cardiff late last year and underwent intensive rehabilitation to recover in time for this year’s World Cup. He appears …

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Irish name Davis Cup team to face SA

Ireland have announced their best team to face seeded South Africa this July in the relegation playoffs of the Europe/Africa Zone Group 2 Davis Cup tie. The tie to be played from July 17 to 19 will be staged just outside of Pretoria, at the Irene Country Club. Ireland’s non-playing …

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