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Hamilton tops the times
Added: 23 Aug 2014
SPA — Lewis Hamilton topped the times ahead of his Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg in yesterday’s twice red-flagged second free practice session ahead of this weekend’s Belgian Grand Prix.
The 29-year-old Briton ...

‘Platini won’t gamble Fifa boss stakes’
Added: 23 Aug 2014
LONDON — They play for high stakes in the casinos of Monte Carlo, but in the latest round of soccer politics Uefa president Michel Platini looks increasingly likely to stay away from the tables, preferring instead to bide his time before showing ...

WP outplay defending champs Southern Gauteng [P]
Added: 23 Aug 2014
LAST year’s finalists Western Province shaded defending champions Southern Gauteng 1-0 in a thrilling second semi-final after the scores were locked 0-0 at half-time in the SA Women’s Interprovincial Hockey Tournament at Greenfields Turf in Pietermaritzburg last night.
The winner came in the 64th ...

Mourinho praises benched Cech
Added: 23 Aug 2014
LONDON — Mourinho has praised Petr Cech for the goalkeeper’s reaction to being left out of Chelsea’s opening Premier League game of the season.
Cech, the club’s number one since arriving ...

Bucs coach sticks to tried and tested for semis tie
Added: 23 Aug 2014
JOHANNESBURG — With Orlando Pirates on the verge of a fifth consecutive final, coach Vladimir Vermezovic ...

‘Let’s back youth’
Added: 23 Aug 2014
CAPE TOWN — Bafana Bafana coach Shakes Mashaba yesterday named several youngsters in his squad for the next two Caf Africa Cup of Nations qualifying matches against Sudan and Nigeria ...

Ndulula ecstatic after Bafana call-up [P]
Added: 23 Aug 2014
WHEN Weekend Witness called AmaZulu striker Bongani Ndulula yesterday to ask how he felt about being selected for the national squad for the first time in his career, he had ...

Close encounter at Loftus may have helped to ground Boks [P]
Added: 23 Aug 2014
THERE was much negativity about the Springboks’ failure to grab the four-try bonus in their win over Argentina at a sodden Loftus last week, but amidst all the gloom an important point was missed — the draw in Sydney earlier in the day did mean it ...

Tough draw for SA
Added: 23 Aug 2014
JOHANNESBURG — The draw provided no favours for South Africa’s top tennis players, Kevin Anderson and Chani Scheepers, in their quest for a first-ever Grand Slam quarter-final berth ...

Mokoena excels in Stockholm
Added: 23 Aug 2014
JOHANNESBURG — Khotso Mokoena led the South African contingent with a solid victory in the men’s long jump event at the ­Diamond League meeting in Stockholm on Thursday ...

Utseya reported for suspected illegal bowling action
Added: 23 Aug 2014
ZIMBABWE spinner Prosper Utseya has been reported for a suspected illegal bowling action and must undergo tests within 21 days, the International Cricket Council ...

Saeed Ajmal to miss part of Sri Lanka series clash
Added: 23 Aug 2014
KARACHI — Under-scrutiny Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal will miss part of his side’s One-Day series against Sri Lanka as he undergoes tests on his bowling action in Aust ...

Don’t write me off’
Added: 23 Aug 2014
SINGAPORE — Matt Prior has dismissed suggestions his England career is over and has targeted April’s series in the West Indies for his return from a long-standing Achilles ...

Zandberg to lead SA U18 in final clash
Added: 23 Aug 2014
CAPE TOWN — Outeniqua High School lock Eduard Zandberg will lead the SA Schools team in the final match of the Saru U18 International Series against England in Stellenbosch ...

Mackay apologises for disrespect
Added: 23 Aug 2014
LONDON — Former Cardiff City manager Malky Mackay has apologised for sending text messages that were “disrespectful of other cultures” after he was ruled out of the running to take ...

Cazorla looking to beat his goal record
Added: 23 Aug 2014
LONDON — Santi Cazorla wants to return to his scoring consistency of two seasons ago and strengthen Arsenal’s challenge for honours this season.
The Spain midfielder struck ...

Liverpool full of rumours that Balotelli is back
Added: 23 Aug 2014
LONDON — English football was preparing to welcome back one of its most controversial characters yesterday, amid reports Liverpool have made an audacious move to sign ...

Man United on the hunt
Added: 23 Aug 2014
LONDON — Manchester United will go in search of their first Premier League win under manager Louis van Gaal when they travel to Sunderland tomorrow.
If there was any doubt about the scale ...

Trevor Nyakane must be feeling a bit like chopped liver at the moment
Added: 23 Aug 2014
“If he is not good enough to start for the Boks, then why is he in the squad? Surely he must be questioning why the hell he was selected in the first place?”
NOT a good look in a world ...

Recalling Zim’s triumph [P]
Added: 23 Aug 2014
WHENEVER the Proteas play Zimbabwe in an ODI match, the team ought to be reminded that it was their northern neighbours who were primarily responsible for knocking them ...

Smit: ‘we need to beat All Blacks now’
Added: 23 Aug 2014
CAPE TOWN — With the eye on next year’s Rugby World Cup, former Springbok captain John Smit says it is important for the Boks to beat the All Blacks in this year’s ...

Bulls hope youngsters will help side take first win
Added: 23 Aug 2014
PRETORIA — The Blue Bulls will be banking on home advantage and a brand-new backline to kick into ...

All eyes on Poite in Kiwi and Oz clash
Added: 23 Aug 2014
AUCKLAND — The All Blacks and Wallabies sought pre-match talks with referee Romain Poite yesterday as they try to avoid giving away penalties in their highly anticipated return Rugby Championship Test.
With both sides smarting from ...

Frontrunners clash at Newlands
Added: 23 Aug 2014
JOHANNESBURG — Bonus-point wins will be a thing of the past for either Western Province or the Golden Lions by the time their third-round Currie Cup clash ends at Newlands today.
Both teams have enjoyed terrific ...

Botes banking on young guns [P]
Added: 23 Aug 2014
THE Sharks have enjoyed a good start to the Currie Cup but have a notoriously tough game against ...



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