09:30 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, December 17, 2014
The following statement was received regarding the 2015 SPAR River Mile:
Entries for the 91st SPAR River Mile taking place on the 14th & 15th February next year are open. One of the Eastern Cape's traditional family events and South Africa’s oldest open water swimming event is set to attract thousands of people to the banks of the Sundays River once again.
The traditional Men's and Ladies River Mile are just tw... read more
09:21 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Proteas captain, Hashim Amla, says he's looking forward to leading his country at home for the first time in the upcoming Sunfoil test series against the West Indies starting at SuperSport Park from Wednesday.
Amla has had a successful run on the road since taking over the captaincy from Graeme Smith in June, with impressive away series wins in Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe.
However, Amla says he's a bit more settled in the cap... read more
09:16 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Kaizer Chiefs extended their lead at the top of the Absa Premiership to 16 points after beating Free State Stars 2-1 at Peter Mokaba Stadium last night.
Superspotzone reports that goals from Kingston Nkhatha and Siyabonga Nkosi took the Amakhosi to their 13th league victory in 17 undefeated matches.
Free State Stars languish second from the bottom after suffering their ninth defeat.
In other results from Tuesday Mamel... read more
06:41 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, December 15, 2014
The Springbok Sevens have moved to the top of the HSBC Sevens World Series points table after claiming their second consecutive World Series title in as many weeks.
The Blitzbokke defeated New Zealand 26-17 in a thrilling final of the Cell C Nelson Mandela Bay Sevens tournament on Sunday, a week after they claimed the Dubai Sevens title.
SA Rugby says more than 63 000 people attended the rugby spectacular at Nelson Mande... read more
15:25 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, December 12, 2014
The South African Rugby Union (SARU) on Friday confirmed the home venues for the 2015 Castle Lager Rugby Championship.
The Springboks will play New Zealand at Emirates Airline Park (formerly Ellis Park), Johannesburg, on Saturday, 25 July and Argentina at Growthpoint Kings Park, Durban, on Saturday, 8 August.
The schedule was amended as a result of the condensing of the Castle Lager Rugby Championship competition to thr... read more
10:21 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, December 12, 2014
The Springbok Sevens have announced an unchanged squad for the defence of their home Cup title, the Cell C Nelson Mandela Bay Sevens tournament.
Port Elizabeth will host Round 3 of the HSBC Sevens World Series at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium this coming weekend on 13 and 14 December.
Blitzboks coach Neil Powell and his squad will also attempt to become the first South African team to successfully defend their home titl... read more
11:57 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Chevrolet Warriors head coach Piet Botha has announced that he is stepping down with immediate effect after ten long years with the Eastern Cape professional franchise.
He was a long-time assistant to Russel Domingo and head coach the past four seasons. This year has been one of the team's most disappointing in terms of results.
Botha said he'll stay on as a technical advisor to his assistant Malibongwe Maketa - ... read more
09:19 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, December 08, 2014
The Springbok Sevens are the 2014 Dubai Sevens champions after a brilliant display against Australia in the Cup Final on Saturday, which they won 33-7 to climb to second spot on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series league table.
After clinching fourth place at the Gold Coast in October, the Blitzboks are now just two points behind Fiji who leads the standings on 39 points. The teams now head to South Africa for Round 3 of the W... read more
10:03 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, December 04, 2014
South Africa will have to do it the hard way if they are to add to their sole Africa Cup of Nations title after the draw for the 2015 finals was made in Malabo on Wednesday night.
Bafana Bafana -- who won the trophy when they hosted it in 1996 but have experienced very little success since -- were drawn in Group C along with perennial title contenders Ghana, Senegal and Algeria for the tournament that runs from January 17 ... read more
10:01 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, December 04, 2014
There was end to end action at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth on Wednesday night as the home team Chippa United scored in stoppage time to grab a 2-2 draw with Mpumalanga Black Aces in the Absa Premiership.
Chippa moved to third place on the log with 21 points and Aces are in 8th position.
The Chilli Boys hosted the visitors buoyed by the fact that three of their players – David Zulu, Thami Sangw... read more
10:35 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, December 02, 2014
ROBIN PETERSON has been recalled to the Castle Lager Proteas Test squad for the three-match Sunfoil Series against the West Indies later this month while the bizhub Highveld Lions duo of Temba Bavuma and Kagiso Rabada have been included in the Test squad for the first time.
Peterson takes the place of Dane Piedt who, along with JP Duminy remains on the injured list, and is the only specialist spin bowler in the squad. Imran... read more
09:57 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, December 02, 2014
Springbok captain Jean de Villiers will require surgery on his injured left knee and will be in a race against time to be fit for the Rugby World Cup in England in September and October of next year. .
De Villiers left the field in the 58th minute of the Springboks' final Test of the season on Saturday against Wales in Cardiff, after twisting his left knee and dislocating his knee cap.
SA Rugby says De Villiers returned... read more
09:54 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, December 02, 2014
Olympic gold medallist Chad Le Clos received swimming's highest honour, after he was crowned the world's best for 2014 by the International Swimming Federation on Monday.
Earlier this year, Le Clos became the first man to be crowned Fina's Swimming World Cup series winner for the third time, collecting 27 gold medals along the way.
He also became the first ever swimmer to go unbeaten throughout a World Cup series.
Th... read more
09:29 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, December 01, 2014
The Eastern Province Cricket Board has appointed former Bermuda captain and chartered accountant, Saleem Mukkudem, as the interim Chief Executive Officer of EP Cricket.
Mukkudem’s appointment is an interim position for two months while the Board recruits a permanent CEO.
EP Cricket has been challenged with sustainability and cash flow issues for some time and needs a skilled professional to provide the necessary expe... read more
08:55 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, November 28, 2014
Tributes for Australian test cricketer Phillip Hughes, who died Thursday after being felled by a short pitched delivery earlier in the week, flowed on Friday - including a
display of placing cricket bats outside homes and cricket grounds.
Sending photos of the bats in tribute grew quickly after a Twitter account #putoutyourbats was opened by Sydney cricket fan Paul Taylor with a photo of his cricket bat leaning ag... read more