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CAPE TOWN, March 7 – The International Netball Federation (INF) on Wednesday named South Africa as the 2023 Netball World Cup hosts. The announcement was made in Cape Town by Molly Rhone, the president of the International Netball Federation, the international governing body of netball, the world's No1 women's team sport. “On behalf of the Board of the International Netball Federation,...
JOHANNESBURG, February 21 - South African Minister of Sport and Recreation Tokozile Xasa left for Switzerland on Wednesday to back the country's 800m double Olympic champion Caster Semenya at a hearing on a new set of regulations proposed by the IAAF to restrict female athletes' testosterone levels. Semenya's case at the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CSA) against the International...
JOHANNESBURG, February 19 - The legal team of South Africa’s Caster Semenya have said the women’s world 800m world and olympic champion will fight the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF)’s intention to introduce new eligibility regulations for female runners in athletics. The IAAF said in a statement on Monday: “The female category in sport is a protected category. For it...
JOHANNESBURG, February 18 - Athletics SA (ASA) on Monday slammed the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) for what they believed to be violating the confidentiality agreement between  Court of Arbitration (CAS) and ASA. ASA made the following statement: “Athletics South Africa notes with great dismay and disappointment that despite the parties having been bound to confidentiality undertakings and ASA consistently...
LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Caster Semenya arrived at the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Monday for a hearing in a landmark case that will challenge science and gender politics. The two-time Olympic 800-meter champion from South Africa didn't take questions as she arrived at the court, but she flashed her fingers in a "V'' shape and smiled as she entered. The...
PRETORIA, February 15 - The South African government is geared to put up a brave fight next week at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) where local “heroine” Caster Semenya will contest the IAAF’s impending new rules on hyperandrogenism, called "Eligibility Regulations for Female Classification (Athletes with Differences of Sex Development)". “Through our department of sport and recreation we have established...
Melbourne - Naomi Osaka has seized the Australian Open title and the number one ranking after defeating Petra Kvitova 7-6 (7-2), 5-7, 6-4 in a drama-filled battle on Saturday in which she failed to take three championship points in the second set. It makes the 21-year-old Japanese fourth seed the first woman to win back-to-back grand slam titles since Serena Williams in 2015, after...
MELBOURNE, Australia — Serena Williams faced her first real test at this year's Australian Open and emerged with a 6-1, 4-6, 6-4 victory over No. 1-ranked Simona Halep to reach the quarterfinals. It was a back-and-forth match Monday night, filled with momentum swings and terrific play by both women. Williams gained control for good after saving three break points in a...
JOHANNESBURG, December 23 – Illustrating the fierce competitiveness of athletics at the moment, just five athletes will begin their 2019 seasons with unbeaten streaks of 10 or more competitions. Topping that list is world and Olympic champion Caster Semenya of South Africa, who extended her undefeated streak in the 800m to 29 finals this year, a campaign that included victories...
LOS ANGELES - WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder on Tuesday said he was eager for a rematch with Tyson Fury after the two undefeated boxers fought to a thrilling but controversial split decision draw on Saturday in Los Angeles. The American knocked his opponent down twice, including a brutal takedown in the 12th round, but the towering Fury controlled much...

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