Sunday, July 5, 2020

How the D’Oliveira affair affected SA cricket

The 1960s were turbulent years for cricket in this country, but by the end of the decade there was no doubt that SA was...

Blues hold off Highlanders comeback to win in Auckland

The Auckland Blues made it three wins out of three in Super Rugby Aotearoa with a thrilling 27-24 victory over the Otago Highlanders in...

Sports Minister Mthethwa gives green light to cricket‚ tennis and swimming

The Department of Sport‚ Arts and Culture has give the green light for seven non-contact sports to resume matches‚ including cricket‚ tennis‚ canoeing and...

Covid-19 cancels Cape Town Marathon

Another major sports event has been forced to cancel due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. On June 23, Athletics South Africa president Aleck Skhosana announced...

Safa waiting for PSL to give them dates to resume and...

South African Football Association (Safa) chief executive officer Tebogo Motlanthe says they are waiting for the Premier Soccer League (PSL) to give them the...

Sipamla hoping to use presence of former Proteas in the SA...

Fast bowler  has said having former Proteas in the national team’s coaching staff will help young and upcoming players like him adjust well to...

‘It brings a lump to your throat’: let’s honour 1995’s fallen...

The deaths of Kitch Christie‚ Ruben Kruger‚ Joost van der Westhuizen‚ James Small and Chester Williams are so keenly felt because they are indelibly...

How Nelson Mandela inspired Pienaar and Springboks to conquer the world

Francois Pienaar, even 25 years on, conveys a sense of disbelief and awe when he talks of that crisp Highveld winter's day that the...

Former Bafana midfielder Quinton Fortune eyes Man United coaching job

Former Bafana Bafana and Manchester United attacking midfielder Quinton Fortune has said that racism will not stand in his way of becoming a manager...

Botes leads the way at WPCA

East London-born Tennyson Botes’ star is certainly on the rise, after he was appointed interim CEO of the Western Province Cricket Association (WPCA) in...

Sports ministry puts the brakes on CSA’s 3TeamCricket tournament

Sports Minister Nathi Mthethwa has put the brakes on Cricket South Africa’s planned 3TeamCricket tournament that’s set to take place on June 27. Speaking at...

Trevor Klose 10km cancelled for 2020

The ongoing national lockdown struck another blow to the BCM sporting community recently after the East London Athletics Club (ELAC) decided to officially cancel...

AB, Quinny and KG go head-to-head in Solidarity Cup

SA cricket fans can look forward to the return of their favourite game — but with a sting in the tail —...

Walking the Comrades: Veteran runner hoping to complete race for first...

Paul Selby is hoping to complete his first Comrades in 12 years on Sunday — by walking it. The veteran of 24 Comrades‚ who cannot...

Siphiwe Tshabalala launches book on ‘Super Shabba’ to ‘reverse the brainwash’

Former Bafana Bafana star Siphiwe Tshabalala is launching a children’s book – “Super Shabba – The African Superhero” – as part of his 2010...

Bulls pulls off major coup signing as Jake White’s revolution continues

The Blue Bulls have pulled off a major coup with the signing of uncompromising loose forward Nizaam Carr. Carr‚ who was capped five times by...

‘Nobody’s wearing masks’ – rugby, fans return in New Zealand

More than 20,000 fans witnessed the Otago Highlanders edge a 28-27 thriller against the Waikato Chiefs on Saturday as New Zealand welcomed the return...

Pink Fairy to run for SPCA

Mike Webb, also known as The Pink Fairy, will be running a 45km “virtual” Comrades on Sunday June 14 from the Stutterheim SPCA to...

Roger Federer out of tennis until 2021 after knee surgery

Twenty-time Grand Slam singles champion Roger Federer said on Wednesday he would be sidelined until 2021 after undergoing his second knee operation in a...

Collins slams Djokovic’s US Open concerns over Covid-19 protocols

American tennis player Danielle Collins has hit out at men's world number one Novak Djokovic for his opposition to the Covid-19 protocols proposed by...

Cricket legend Wasim Akram warns saliva ban will make bowlers ‘robots’

Legendary Pakistan paceman Wasim Akram has warned that bowlers would become "robots" after cricket officials temporarily banned shining the ball with saliva as a...

Cricket SA gets a boost as KFC renews sponsorship

Cricket South Africa (CSA) received a boost on Wednesday after the embattled organisation managed to retain KFC as title sponsors of the Proteas Twenty20...

Cecil Afrika calls time on glittering Blitzboks career

Former World Rugby Sevens Player of the Year Cecil Afrika has called time on a glittering Blitzboks career that spanned twelve seasons. South Africa’s highest...

Renier Grobler: A life cut tragically short

The 1969-70 Springbok rugby tour of Britain and Ireland became known as the “demo-tour,” with anti-apartheid activists using every opportunity to turn the playing...

Bryan Habana launches app that can build athletes’ digital profiles financially

Former Springbok wing Bryan Habana says his newly-launched application called MatchKit.co will help athletes realise their digital footprints without infringing on the work of...

Finally! Relief from lockdown as live sport returns to SA small...

The novel coronavirus-enforced lockdown will be easier to deal with as pay-channel broadcaster SuperSport has announced that live sport will be making...

No race cancellation even if driver has Covid-19, says F1 boss

Formula One will not cancel a race even if a driver tests positive for Covid-19, CEO Chase Carey said on Tuesday. The American was speaking...

AB de Villiers hits sixes on Instagram

Batsman AB de Villiers is hitting models, reality stars, actors, socialites and bloggers for a six on Instagram where his follower score is the...

Japan’s Sunwolves exit Super Rugby as Australia bid fails

Japan's Sunwolves bowed out of Super Rugby on Monday as they failed to join an Australian offshoot of the coronavirus-hit tournament. The Sunwolves, who are...

The return of La Liga | What’s at stake?

La Liga resumes on June 11 after a three-month absence due to the coronavirus pandemic. Real Madrid and Barcelona have been unable to pull away...

Centre Wandisile Simelane extends his stay at the Lions with two-year...

The Lions have retained the services of centre Wandisile Simelane who consummated the deal by inking a two-year contract. Simelane‚ whose current contract expires in...

Cheika says should have quit as Australia coach before 2019 World...

Former Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has said he should have quit the job in early 2019 after Rugby Australia (RA) brought in Scott Johnson...

What now for cricket in 2020? Four key questions

The coronavirus may have struck shortly before the English cricket season was due to start but it threatens to have major implications for the...

A look at some of SA’s top all-round sportsmen

As the 19th Century drew to a close, sport began to be organised between countries, and with it grew an increasing number of sportsmen...

Time launches site to motivate youth

New social media sports channel entertains and educates Local coach and social media influencer Sesethu Time has found a way of keeping sport conversations going...

Recalling some of SA’s ‘forgotten’ cricketers

About 15 years ago this scribe had the privilege of interviewing Arthur Short who was in East London for a tennis tournament at Selborne...

Former EL squash player is making waves at NMU

Former East London resident Jason Le Roux is making a name for himself after being appointed the acting co-ordinator for the Madibaz High Performance...

Driveway run raises over R60,000

Morgan Bay resident Terry Gillham has not let the national lockdown get him down, and recently found a way to not only keep fit...

Test matches expected to take priority over Super Rugby in scramble...

If‚ due to Covid-19‚ there has to be a sacrificial lamb on the South African rugby calendar‚ Super Rugby appears to be at most...

Concerns over lockdown’s affect on sport and the youth

Township sport development organisations Xhanti Msauli Foundation and Leo Mbini Schools Mbini Rugby Development Programme have expressed concern over how the lockdown will affect...

2020 Ironman SA also off calendar

The 2020 Ironman SA has been cancelled, along with other major sports events, due to the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic. The event was set to...

Inspirational! This mom did an actual Ironman at her house during...

Sporting event after sporting event has been cancelled in SA and around the world as officials attempt to prevent the spread of the coronavirus....

Wimbledon cancelled due to pandemic

The Wimbledon tennis championships were cancelled for the first time since World War 2 as the coronavirus pandemic wiped another blue-riband sports event off...

Historic first as Olympics postponed

For the first time in its 124 years' history, the Olympic Games have been postponed. The Games were initially scheduled to take place between...

Netball SA president Cecilia Molokwane tests positive for Covid-19

Netball South Africa (NSA) president Cecilia Molokwane has tested positive for Covid-19 after travelling abroad on 2023 World Cup business‚ the federation said in...

BCM empowers netballers in King

Netball officials and players from the BCM area were offered an opportunity to participate in an umpiring Level 1 accredited course held at the...

The day cricket history was made

Seventy years ago, sporting history was made in Queenstown when a schoolboy cricketer from Queen’s College created a world record which remains unbeaten to this...

CHOC cows dip in

‘Moomen’ will brave chilly waters to raise funds, awareness The East London Childhood Cancer Foundation South Africa (CHOC) Cows will brave the chilly Atlantic Ocean...

Swallows stunned by Super 14 upset

In a stunning upset, previously unbeaten Swallows Rugby Football Club suffered their first defeat in this year’s Swallows stunned by Super 14 upset after...

Grand Prix track motor madness

Round one of regional series gets off to blistering start Round one of the Regional Series between Border and Eastern Province got off to a...