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AUSTIN, Texas  — Tiger Woods gave the fans all they could ask Friday in the Dell Technologies Match Play. And then Rory McIlroy gave them a little more. Both won their matches, about 30 minutes apart, setting up a Saturday morning showdown between golf's biggest name and its hottest player, only one of them moving on to the quarterfinals of a...
JOHANNESBURG, March 27 - Caster Semenya on Wednesday hit back at Sebastian Coe after the IAAF president made a controversial statement on women competing in sport over the weekend. Coe was quoted by Australia's Daily Telegraph as sating: "the reason we have gender classification is because if you didn't then no woman would ever win another title or another medal...
PRETORIA, March 17 - Caster Semenya might conquer a new distance this season judging by her victory in the women’s 5000m at the Gauteng North Athletics Championships at the University of Pretoria on Saturday. The 28-year-old eased to the win in 16 minutes 11.59 seconds. For the first few laps of the 5 000m Semenya, Glenrose Xaba and Carmie Prinsloo, were...
JOHANNESBURG, March 14 - The Department of Sports, Arts and Culture in Gauteng has come out in defence of MEC Faith Mazibuko after a voice recording, in which she is heard ranting about service delivery ahead of May general elections, was leaked to media. ''The department would like to state, that at no stage in any meeting with her staff...
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...

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