09:59 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, July 22, 2014
The Eastern Province Kings have signed Henning van der Merwe as their new kicking coach.
EP Rugby CEO, Charl Crous, confirmed that Van der Merwe, 28, had been signed until the end of the 2017 season.
“Henning comes with a great track record, having coached highly competitive rugby teams for Currie Cup, Varsity Cup and Club championships,” he said.
Van der Merwe joined the Kings from the Leopards Rugby Union... read more
09:25 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, July 22, 2014
This year’s electrifying Varsity Football season kicked off on Monday with its opening match at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. Eight teams from universities around the country got the tournament off to an electrifying start in four gruelling and gripping matches.
The closely contested opening game saw the NMMU-Madibaz reach a 2-2 draw against NWU in in Port Elizabeth. Madibaz striker, Kieran Koert, score... read more
06:19 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, July 14, 2014
Mario Goetze lived up to the billing of being one of Germany's most talented players by scoring the goal that ensured Germany became the first European team to win the World Cup title in South America on Sunday.
Goetze came off the bench in the 88th minute and netted the winner in the 113th minute of the final against Argentina with a perfectly taken volley.
The 22-year-old Bayern Munich midfielder was voted the man of t... read more
07:27 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, July 11, 2014
The J-Bay Open, stop No. 6 of 11 on the 2014 Samsung Galaxy ASP World Championship Tour, got off to an action-packed start on Thursday in some of the best conditions on Tour so far this year.
The event ran through Round 1 and the first four heats of Round 2 in excellent five-to-seven foot (1.5 - 2.1 metre) surf at Supertubes. Defending event winner Jordy Smith (ZAF) made the most of the outstanding conditions and was the s... read more
07:16 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, July 10, 2014
Tillakaratne Dilshan starred with both bat and the ball as Sri Lanka crushed South Africa by 87 runs in the second one-day international to draw the three-match series level at 1-1.
Dilshan smashed 86 off 90 balls and also took three wickets for 40 runs to set the stage for a Sri Lankan victory in the day-nighter in Pallekele.
Fast bowler Lasith Malinga chipped in with 4-24 as South Africa were bowled out for 180 off 38.... read more
07:13 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, July 10, 2014
Goalkeeper Sergio Romero saved two shoot-out penalties on Wednesday night as Argentina beat the Netherlands to reach the World Cup final for the first time in 24 years.
Romero blocked shots from Ron Vlaar and Wesley Sneijder as Argentina won the shoot-out 4-2 after the two sides finished extra time 0-0 - the first World Cup semi-final ever to end goalless.
The win took Argentina into Sunday's final at the Maracana... read more
11:43 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, July 09, 2014
The J Bay Open, Stop No. 6 of 11 on the 2014 Samsung Galaxy ASP World Championship Tour (WCT), begins on Thursday, July 10, and the world’s best surfers are returning to Jeffreys Bay with swell on the horizon.
Universally-regarded as one of the best right-hand point breaks on the planet, Jeffreys Bay rejoins the WCT in 2014 after a two-year hiatus from elite competition. The venue has existed as a favourite tour stop ... read more
09:23 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, July 09, 2014
Much of the focus in Brazil is shifting back to the record 11-billion US dollars' bill to host the 2014 edition of the FIFA World Cup, following Tuesday night's crushing 7-1 semifinal defeat to Germany.
The country of 200 million people had hoped to win the title at home.
However, it is reported from Belo Horizonte that Brazil's exit from the World Cup is as close as it gets to a national trauma in a football-mad nation.... read more
06:14 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, July 09, 2014
Brazil's stunned football stars are struggling to explain one of the biggest upsets in World Cup history after they lost their
semi-final 7-1 to Germany in Belo Horizonte last night.
34-year-old goalkeeper Julio Cesar said after the record defeat that it was difficult to explain the inexplicable.
Stand-in captain David Luiz, who was at the centre of the defence that crumbled, said they had the worst game of their lives ... read more
09:08 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, July 08, 2014
The Cheetahs are looking at signing former Southern Kings and SA under-20 winger Sergeal Petersen for next year’s competition after his contract ends at the end of this season.
While Petersen will stay with the Kings for the Absa Currie Cup for 2014 and 2015, he has been approached by the Cheetahs and would give coach Naka Drotske a lot more options alongside his two Springboks, Willie le Roux and Cornal Hendricks, in... read more
09:06 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, July 08, 2014
FIFA issued a double snub to World Cup hosts Brazil yesterday, rejecting an appeal for captain Thiago Silva's semi-final suspension to be overturned and dismissing calls for retrospective action against Colombia defender Juan Camilo Zuniga.
A statement from FIFA's Disciplinary Committee said no action would be taken against Zuniga for his tackle which left Brazil
striker Neymar with a tournament-ending back injury.
And ... read more
08:20 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, July 07, 2014
Brazil has stoked controversy ahead of the World Cup semi-finals this week by calling on FIFA to scrap the suspension which has ruled captain Thiago Silva out of the host nation's clash with Germany.
The Brazilian Football Confederation says it wants FIFA to rescind the 'unjustly shown' yellow card awarded against Silva during Friday's bruising quarter-final win over Colombia.
The Brazilian association has also demanded ... read more
07:42 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, July 07, 2014
Opener Hashim Amla smashed 109 and Ryan McLaren took two wickets in three balls as South Africa thrashed Sri Lanka by 75 runs in the first of 3 one dayers in Colombo on Sunday..
Amla shared a 151-run third-wicket stand with skipper AB de Villiers who made 75, helping the Proeas post a formidable 304-5 at the R. Premadasa Stadium.
Kumar Sangakkara responded with a fine 88 off just 84 balls but Sri Lanka were still... read more
07:40 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, July 07, 2014
Novak Djokovic has described his second Wimbledon title as the most special of his career.
The top-seeded Serb, who will regain the world number one spot on Monday, claimed his seventh Grand Slam title with a 6-7 (7/9), 6-4, 7-6 (7/4), 5-7, 6-4 win over seven-time champion Federer in Sunday's final which touched close to four hours.
Djokovic showed tremendous composure after blowing a 5-2 lead in the 4th set as 7-time c... read more
11:58 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, July 04, 2014
A kid that learnt to surf at Main Beach, went to school at JBay Primary and worked his way through the tight pecking order in the JBay surf breaks has seen his dream come true and will represent the town in the biggest surf event of them all – the JBay Open of Surfing.
The eyes of the surfing world are firmly fixed on Jeffreys Bay as the top surfers in the world are drifting into town to take part in Round 6 of the W... read more