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JOHANNESBURG, April 22 – South African 400m-hurdles record holder LJ van Zyl has decided to put his spikes away for good, bringing to an end an athletics career that spanned 17 years and included winning three Commonwealth Games and two World Championships medals. Van Zyl said the main reason he decided to retire is that he no longer has 'butterflies'...
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Serena Williams' behaviour in Saturday's U.S. Open final divided the tennis world after she called the chair umpire a "liar" and a "thief" and said he treated her differently than male players during her loss to Naomi Osaka. Williams, who was seeking a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam singles title on Saturday, was handed a warning for...
KUALA LUMPUR - Manny Pacquiao put on a dominant display to stun defending champion Lucas Matthysse with a seventh-round knockout and claim the WBA welterweight title in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday. The 39-year-old Filipino legend looked focused and busy from the opening bell and had the 15,000 fans at the Axiata Arena on their feet when he sent his Argentine...
NEW YORK - Serena Williams crushed older sister Venus 6-1 6-2 in a shockingly subdued third round clash at the U.S. Open on Friday to stay on track for a record equalling 24th Grand Slam title. The meeting between the famed tennis siblings had been hyped as the biggest night of the U.S. Open but turned into a flat, uninspired...
ASABA, Nigeria - South Africa's Commonwealth Games champion Akani Simbine won the men's 100 metres with Marie Josee Ta Lou of Ivory Coast the women's winner at the African Championships on Thursday. Kenyan world and Commonwealth Games champion Hellen Obiri also claimed African gold, winning the women's 5,000m. Simbine won his race into a headwind in 10.25 seconds. “For me, it is...
Johannesburg, July – South Africa's Kevin Anderson emerged victorious from an epic Wimbledon semifinal encounter against American John Isner with a marathon 7-6 (6) 6-7 (5) 6-7 (9) 6-4 7-6 (24) win at the All England Club on Friday afternoon. In the process, the eighth-seeded Kevin Anderson became the first South African man to reach the Wimbledon final since Brian...
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...
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...
NEW YORK - Serena Williams fought back from a break down in the first set to beat Czech eighth seed Karolina Pliskova 6-4 6-3 and reach the semi-finals of the U.S. Open in suffocating conditions on Tuesday. The 36-year-old, who is bidding for a record seventh title at Flushing Meadows as well her 24th career Grand Slam crown, started sluggishly...
BANGALORE– Danielle du Toit reached the final of the All India Ladies Amateur Championship in Bangalore, India on Saturday, showing great courage under fire and the conviction to win. The 18-year-old South African was relentlessly tested by Rhea Purvi Saravanan from India, but Du Toit prevailed to take the match 4 & 2 at the Eagleton Golf Resort course. “Danielle had...

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