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SA’s IWBF U25 World Champs match postponed due to venue collapse

JOHANNESBURG - The opening ceremony and game one of the IWBF Women’s U25 World Championship has been postponed due to a structural incident at the venue caused by heavy rain and thunderstorms. “An investigation into the relocation of the event is cur..

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SABC and MultiChoice disagree over Cricket World Cup sub-licencing rights

JOHANNESBURG - MultiChoice and the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) have reached another impasse, this time over the sub-licencing rights to broadcast the Cricket World Cup starting this week. The satellite television provider says the..

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Am called up after Mapimpi ruled out of Bok RWC campaign

JOHANNESBURG - The Springboks have called up centre, Lukhanyo Am, as a replacement for Makazole Mapimpi in their Rugby World Cup squad. Mapimpi fractured his cheek and eye socket when he clashed heads with Tongan scrumhalf, Augustine Pulu, on Sunday..

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Scheffler to lead USA’s bid to end European Ryder Cup hoodoo

ROME - Scottie Scheffler will start the USA's bid to end a 30-year wait for Ryder Cup victory on European soil when he lines up with Sam Burns in the first foursomes match against Jon Rahm and Tyrrell Hatton. World number one Scheffler, who won ..

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Give returning Pollard time to settle back in, says Nienaber

TOULON - Jacques Nienaber says he expects a "realistic performance" from Handre Pollard when the 2019 World Cup winning fly-half makes his first appearance for South Africa in 13 months against Tonga on Sunday. The 29-year-old was initially ruled out..

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Up and down Pakistan seek consistency in World Cup

KARACHI - Just a month ago, Pakistan were riding high as the world's top-ranked ODI team and one of the favourites to win the World Cup in India. But a crushing 228-run defeat to arch-rivals India and a narrow two-wicket loss to Sri Lanka in the..

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Ten Hag baffled by Man Utd’s defensive frailties

LONDON - Erik ten Hag admits he does not know why Manchester United have defended so poorly throughout their dismal start to the season. Ten Hag's side have conceded 14 goals in their last five games in all competitions after slipping to a 4-3 d..

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Spurs ready for acid test at Arsenal: Postecoglou

LONDON - Tottenham boss Ange Postecoglou said Sunday's north London derby at Arsenal will be a "great test" of his side's flying start to the season. Postecoglou's unbeaten team sit second in the Premier League, two places above Arsena..

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France captain Dupont to have tests on facial fracture

MARSEILLE - France's talisman and captain Antoine Dupont was set to undergo new tests on Friday after suffering a facial fracture in the win against Namibia that has jolted the host nation's hopes of winning the Rugby World Cup for the firs..

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Jones vows to protect Wallabies fly-half Gordon against Wales

SAINT-ÉTIENNE - Australia coach Eddie Jones admitted on Monday he will have to find a way to better protect young fly-half Carter Gordon after the playmaker had a horror show in the Wallabies' World Cup defeat to Fiji. Gordon was at fault for Fi..

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SA wrestler Steyn de Lange chasing an Olympic ticket at the World Champs

JOHANNESBURG – Wrestler Steyn de Lange is South Africa's only participant in this year's World Senior Wrestling Championships, which are being held from 16 until 24 September in Belgrade, Serbia. De Lange, who competes in the freestyle unde..

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Springboks coach Nienaber has tricks up his sleeve, says Murray

PARIS - Ireland scrum-half Conor Murray has warned his teammates that if there is one thing he knows about South Africa head coach Jacques Nienaber from his time at Munster, it is to expect the unexpected. Murray got to know Nienaber when he was an a..

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