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Boks bludgeon victory to level series against the B & I Lions

Boks bludgeon victory to level series against the B & I Lions

The Springboks capped a week in which we ruefully had to remind ourselves this series required a 12-year wait, by delivering a performance in which their energy and drive got their point well across.

Date set for Royal AM to find out their PSL disciplinary hearing fate

A finding in the disciplinary committee (DC) hearing against Royal AM for failing to honour their promotion-relegation playoff fixtures is set to be handed down on Wednesday‚ August 11.

WATCH | Percy Tau scores stunning first goal for Brighton

Percy Tau scored a trademark stunning first goal for Brighton & Hove Albion in their 3-1 pre-season friendly against Luton Town at Kenilworth Road on Saturday.

Swiss Bencic beats Vondrousova to win women's singles gold

World number 12 Belinda Bencic dug deep to overpower the Czech Republic's Marketa Vondrousova 7-5 2-6 6-3 on Saturday and win the Tokyo Games women's singles title, becoming the first Swiss woman to earn an Olympic tennis gold.

Jamaica sweep 100m podium, Djokovic leaves with nothing

Jamaican sprinter Elaine Thompson-Herah blazed to 100 metres gold on Saturday, becoming the fastest woman alive as she denied compatriot Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce a third Olympic title.

Hamilton leads Mercedes front row lockout in qualifying for Hungarian GP

Seven-times world champion Lewis Hamilton took pole position ahead of team-mate Valtteri Bottas, who handed Mercedes a front-row lockout in Saturday’s qualifying for the Hungarian Formula One Grand Prix.

‘You smashed it,’ Ramaphosa tells SA’s golden girl Tatjana Schoenmaker

President Cyril Ramaphosa has congratulated Olympic gold medallist Tatjana Schoenmaker and her coach Rocco Meiring on “smashing the world record” at the Tokyo Games.

Akani Simbine leads SA's three-way charge into Tokyo 100m semis

Akani Simbine led a three-pronged SA sprint attack on the 100m heats at the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday‚ with the trio all advancing to Sunday’s semifinals.

WATCH | Ben Motshwari on how Mandla Ncikazi’s arrival has lifted Pirates’ confidence

Orlando Pirates’ midfield stalwart Ben Motshwari has said new assistant-coach Mandla Ncikazi is a father figure whose presence in the Bucs camp has lifted the players’ confidence.

Spain overcome Ivory Coast in extra time to reach semis

Spain ended a 21-year wait to reach the men's Olympic soccer semi-finals as substitute Rafa Mir scored a hat-trick to secure a 5-2 victory over Ivory Coast in extra time on Saturday.

Spain’s Carreno Busta beats listless Djokovic for bronze

Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta claimed the bronze medal in the tennis men’s singles at the Tokyo Games on Saturday, triumphing 6-4 6-7(6) 6-3 over a listless Novak Djokovic.

Biles withdraws from two finals, Ledecky and Dressel light up the pool

US gymnast Simone Biles withdrew from two more finals in Tokyo on Saturday, leaving it unclear whether she will make another appearance at the Games.

Proteas coach Boucher: Racism allegations were ‘hurtful and incorrect’

SA coach Mark Boucher says allegations of racial discrimination against him are “hurtful and factually incorrect” but he will co-operate fully with Cricket SA’s (CSA) Social Justice and Nation Building (SJN) project.

Schoenmaker win could motivate young SA female swimmers

Tatjana Schoenmaker's record-breaking gold medal in the 200m breaststroke at the Tokyo Olympics could motivate more young female swimmers in the country not to give up on their career

Russia emboldened to continue cheating, says USADA chief

As accusations of Russian doping surfaced at the Tokyo Olympics pool the head of the USADA dove in on Saturday coming to the defence of swimmer Ryan Murphy for suggesting some of his rivals were drug cheats.

Marawa ‘fired by text’ by SABC on the same day MSW wins radio award

As has been his character when his relationship has turned sour with the SABC‚ outspoken sports presenter Robert Marawa has not gone quietly after a second sacking from the public broadcaster in four years.

Air thick with acrimony as Boks line up against B & I Lions in second Test

The air ahead of the second Test between the Springboks and the British & Irish Lions is thick with acrimony‚ which is likely to be the prevailing atmosphere in which the clash will be played on Saturday.

Chelius breaks SA record as male swimming loses proud Olympic tradition

Another SA woman‚ another record. Emma Chelius broke her own national women’s 50m freestyle mark at the Tokyo Olympics on Friday night to advance to the semifinals on Saturday morning.

Kolisi felt disrespected: ‘I felt I wasn’t given the same access to the referee’

Conversation‚ regrettably only fleetingly‚ turned to a playing room‚ jumping castle‚ swimming pool‚ children’s from-the-belly laughter and golden girl Tatjana Schoenmaker on the eve of the crunch second Test between the Springboks and the British & Irish Lions.

WATCH | Tatjana Schoenmaker describes the moment she realised she set a world record

Minister of Sport Nathi Mthethwa has lavished praise on South African swimming sensation Tatjana Schoenmaker after she smashed the women’s 200m butterfly world record on her way to a gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics.

Wayde Van Niekerk insists he's fit enough to slug out three full rounds

Wayde van Niekerk begins the defence of his Olympic 400m crown at the Tokyo Games on Sunday insisting he is fit enough to slug it out for three full rounds.

Chiefs coach Baxter: ‘Every coach in world football has to pay attention to transitions’

Transition football is part of the modern game and any coach in the world needs to be aware of it‚ new Kaizer Chiefs boss Stuart Baxter has said.

Nienaber and Gatland’s fortunes can plummet or soar on back of second Boks-Lions Test result

Head coaches Jacques Nienaber and Warren Gatland go into Saturday’s second Test between the Springboks and the British & Irish Lions with contrasting fortunes beckoning.

Rugby Australia berates Erasmus over 'abuse' of referee Berry

Rugby's governing body in Australia criticised what it termed the abuse of referee Nic Berry by South Africa’s director of rugby Rassie Erasmus following the first test between the Springboks and British & Irish Lions in Cape Town.

Robert Marawa and SABC part ways

In a stunning development‚ the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has announced the departure of seasoned broadcasters Robert Marawa and Vaylen Kirtley from the public broadcaster.

Djokovic downed by Zverev in men's semi-final upset

Novak Djokovic was beaten 1-6 6-3 6-1 by Germany's Alexander Zverev in the semi-finals of the men's singles at the Tokyo Games, dashing the Serbian's dream of winning his first singles gold medal and completing a Golden Slam.

Bolt sees only tough times in Tokyo for Jamaica's men

Usain Bolt is disappointed with how Jamaican men's sprinting has developed since he retired and predicts his compatriots will find it tough in Tokyo after his glorious domination of the last three Olympics.

Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter hints they are unlikely to make more attacking signings

Stuart Baxter has suggested that Kaizer Chiefs are unlikely to make more attacking signings ahead of the 2021-22 season.

Proteas to tour Sri Lanka in September

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has confirmed that the country will host South Africa in a white-ball series in September.
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