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Thursday, 15 July 2010 19:16

Caster Semenya made a winning reutrn to the athletics track after a 11-month absence when she claimed victory in an 800m event in Finland. While her time of 2:04.22 was considerably slower than the 1:55.45 she set last year, the 19-year old has taken the first step on the path she hopes will lead her to the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi in October.

Semenya was cleared to compete as a female by the IAAF less than two weeks ago after questions were raised about her gender at the world championships in Berlin last year.

 

Tuesday, 21 April 2009 09:54
South African wheelchair athlete Ernst van Dyk won his eighth Botson Marathon yesterday. Van Dyk, a paralympic gold medalist, finisted in one hour 33 minutes and 29 seconds almost two kilometres ahead of Japan's Masazumi Soejima. Spaniard Puigo Verdageur was third.
Wednesday, 19 December 2007 20:33
Gert-Peter Bruggerman, the German university professor tasked by the IAAF with investigating whether Oscar Pistorious gains any advantage on his rivals by using his prosthetic limbs, has revealed that he has a considerable advantage over his sprinting rivals.
Monday, 04 May 2009 13:58

Cricket South Africa today announced the final 15-man squad of players who will represent South Africa at the ICC World T20 to be played in England next month. The squad, largely based on the players who won the two Pro 20 Internationals against Australia earlier this year, does not cantain any new caps.

Speaking st the announcement in Johannesburg today, chairman of selectors Mike Proctor said that, "Our cricket is entering an exciting period. We are top of the ODI rankings but have never won a major trophy and this presents the opportunity to do so."

Thursday, 19 March 2009 20:22
South Africa's new opening pair of Ashwell Prince (37) and Imraan Khan (15) both ended the day unbeaten and ensured that South Africa have a good chance of building a substantial first innings lead in the third test against Australia being played at Newlands in Cape Town. Earlier in the day Australia, after winning the toss and electing to bat, were bowled out for 209.
Saturday, 21 February 2009 23:48
Tha Cape Cobras scored a 22-run victory over the Eagles in the Standard Bank Pro20 final at Newlands this evening. Stand-out performances by Herschelle Gibbs (87 not out) and Charl Langeveldt (three for 20) were the platforms on which the victory was built.
Sunday, 14 October 2007 21:09
Playing on his home course, Ernie Els beat US Open champion Angel Cabrera 6 & 4 in the final to secure his seventh HSBC World Match Play title at Wentworth in England earlier today. Els led from the start, scoring thirteen birdies en route to a comfortable victory and a one million pound pay cheque. The win puts Els at the top of the European Order of Merit.
Monday, 05 April 2010 19:46

World Superbikes return to Kyalami north of Johannesburg from 14-16 May 2010. The event, the sixth round of the 2010 championship, will also feature the World Supersport bikes as well as support races featuring local Superbike riders.

Tickets for the event are available from Computicket outlets countrywide with three-day tickets ranging in price between R250.00 (General Access) and R650.00 (Grandstand). Tickets for the individaual days are also available.

Thursday, 14 May 2009 12:04

Superbikes
Local superbikes in action at Kyalami
The Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit in Midrand will be a hive of activity this weekend when the sixth round of the 2009 World Superbike Championship takes place. Members of the public will be able to get a free preview of the machines that will be out on the circuit over the weekend during this afternoon's Free Open Paddock. The circuit gates will be open from 13h30 to 18h00 and spectators will be given access to the pitlane and some of the riders will be in attendance to sign autographs.

A limited number of free tickets to Friday's practice session will also be given away this afternoon.

Sunday, 03 May 2009 20:37

A1 Team Ireland
Adam Carroll on his way to victory - Photo A1GP.com
A1 Team Ireland became the first team to win both races at one event this season when Adam Carroll took a lights to flag victory in the feature race at Brands Hatch this afternoon. The Irish driver took the lead into Paddock Hill bend from the second start, after the first start was aborted when South Africa's Alan van der Merwe stalled on the grid, and was never headed on his way to a comfotable win. Jeroen Bleekemolen (Netherlands) and Neel Jani (Switzerland) were second and third respectively.

After starting at the back of the grid, Alan van der Merwe worked his way up to 11th at the flag, still not enough to add to South Afica's championship points haul.

Ireland's double win secured them the championship for season four ahead fo Switzerland with Portugal in third. South Africa, who did not score any points in the season's final event, dropped down the field and ended the season in 14th place,tied on points with Mexico.

Monday, 11 February 2008 01:48

Defending South African F1 Powerboat champion Paul Shepard (Team Dixon Premium Batteries) extended his lead at the top of the championship table when he scored his second successive clean sweep of heat victories in today’s Pace Promotions Formula 1 Grand Prix at the Klip Kopje Dam outside White River. Starting the first heat from pole position Shepard was never headed in any of the heats although both Tim Fetherstonhaugh (Team Remax) and Bruce Repsold (Team Rand Kerbing) were snapping at his heels.

Sunday, 11 July 2010 08:31

Springbok lock Bakkies Botha will miss the rest of the 2010 Tri Nations rugby series after receiving a nine-week ban for headbutting Jimmy Cowan in the early part of the game played in Auckland yesterday. The incident that led to Botha's citing was not seen by the on-field match officials.

The All Black scrum half pulled on Botha's jersey as they were chasing a loose ball. Television replays show Botha butting the back of Cowan's head after he had tackled him. Botha admitted the charge.

In passing sentence Sanzar judicial officer Dennis Wheelan took Botha's previous disciplinary record into account. Botha was handed a four-week ban earlier this year for a reckless charged which kept him out of the Super 14 finals.

Botha will be able to resume playing on 5 September 2010, the day after the Sprinboks play their final Tri Nations match.

Saturday, 10 July 2010 11:30

The Springboks had a disappointing start to their 2010 Tri-Nations campaign when they were beaten 32-12 by the All Blacks earlier today. The New Zealanders, who have not lost at Eden Park since 1994, outscored the visitors four tries to none.

Thursday, 18 June 2009 19:05

British and Irish Lions coach Ian McGeechan has named his team to take on the Springboks in Durban on Saturday. Surprise omission is Andrew Sheridan, singled out as a key threat by one of the the provincial teams beaten by the Lions earlier on their tour.

Speaking after the team announcement McGeechan said, "There will be some huge disappointments because you can't hide that. They're all big international players and they all wanted a test place. How theyhave responded since is very positive."

Commenting on his team's chances against the Springboks captain Paul O'Connell said, "We've got fabulous players in every position, great pace in the back row and in the back line and a very fit front five, a very good scrummaging front five. We need things to go our way a little bit. If we put together an 80 minute performance on Saturday there's not doubt that we can win."

Saturday, 02 May 2009 21:03

Two goals by Katlego Mashego led Orlando Pirates to a 2-1 win over Soweto rivals Kaizer Chiefs at a packed Coca-Cola park this afternoon. While the Buccaneers deserved their win, they kept their fans waiting until the last few minutes of the game as there were already 85 minutes on the clock when Mashego netted his second.

The loss puts Chiefs out of the title race as they are now seven points behind log leaders SuperSport United with just two games left to play. Pirates have closed the gap on the defending champions to just three points.

Monday, 28 January 2008 23:47
The SABC's complaint agaist the Premier Soccer League (PSL) regarding boadcasting rights has been dismissed with costs by the arbitrator.
Tuesday, 23 June 2009 18:27

Sifiso Nhlapo, the South African who rose to prominance when he reached the final of the inaugural BMX event at the Bejing Olimpic Games, has been injured in a training accident in Norway. The 21-year old rider underwent emergency surgery last night after fracturing two vertebrae in his neck in the accident.

Mark Squire, Nhlapo's manager, said, " They have not picked up any nerve damage and there are no signs of paralysis at this stage, but the injury did require surgery."

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