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JOHANNESBURG, February 2 – The fastest man in Africa, Akani Simbine will start his 2018 season on March 8 at the second of three Athletix Grand Prix Meetings at the Bestmed Tuks Stadium in Pretoria. Simbine firmly secured the title of ‘fastest man in Africa’ in 2016 when he clocked 9.89 seconds in the 100m in Hungary.  Fast times, however,...
JOHANNESBURG,  March 16 – University of Pretoria-Tuks' Carina Horn raced to a time of 11.03sec on Thursday at the SA Championships to finally break Evette de Klerk’s 28-year-old 100m record set on April 20, 1990. South Africa's leading women's sprinter Horn bettered it by 0.03sec. And South Africa’s former 'First Lady of Speed' said that after all those years it was...
JOHANNESBURG, September 13 – A year after their unresolved first fight, which ended in an unsatisfactory draw, rival middleweight champions Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez go at it again in Las Vegas this weekend, with both vowing to leave no doubt as to the winner. The biggest fight of the year will be broadcast live on SuperSport 2, with the...
PARIS - Roger Federer made a comfortable start to his quest for a 100th title, despatching Fabio Fognini in straight sets to ease into the quarter-finals at the Paris Masters on Thursday. The 37-year-old Swiss had only made a late decision to compete in Bercy after winning his 99th title in his hometown Basel on Sunday but, despite a touch...
JOHANNESBURG, February 18 (ANA) – The fightnews.com boxing website reports that South Africa’s Ryno Liebenberg was most unfortunate to lose on a 6th round TKO against Vincent Feigenbutz from Germany in a challenge for the IBF Intercontinental super-middleweight title in Ludwigsburg, Germany on Saturday night. Liebenberg, 34, dominated from the opening bell while the 22-year-old Feigenbutz was never in the...
London (dpa) - Eliud Kipchoge won the London marathon Sunday for a fourth time, beating his own course record in the second-ever fastest time over the 42.195-kilometre distance. The 34-year-old Kenyan clocked a provisional 2 hours 2 minutes 37 seconds, almost a minute behind the world record of 2:01:39 he set in Berlin in September. Kipchoge now has an unprecedented four...
(Reuters) - South Africa's Olympic and world champion Caster Semenya won her 27th successive 800 metres final when she clocked an impressive one minute 56.06 seconds at the African championships in Asaba, Nigeria on Sunday. The title was the second at the five-day games for the 27-year-old who had earlier won the 400m in a national record of 49.96 seconds,...
DOHA, Qatar, May 3 - South Africa’s Caster Semenya powered her way to victory in the 800 metres at the first of 14 Diamond League meetings of the new international track and field season, in Doha, Qatar, on Friday. The South African, who earlier this week was on the wrong end of a Court of Arbitration for Sport ruling over...
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...
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,...

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