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Donald, Tendulkar and Fitzpatrick inducted into ICC Hall of Fame

Former Proteas fast bowler Allan Donald had an illustrious international career and took 330 Test match wickets to go along with 270 in One-Day Internationals.

Dalton: James Small lived for the Springbok emblem

Players including Siya Kolisi, Victor Matfield and James Dalton paid tribute to Small at his memorial service on Thursday.

Senegal, Algeria set for rematch in Africa Cup of Nations final

Senegal, the 2002 runners-up, are desperate to end a long wait for a first continental title, while Algeria are looking to add to the trophy they lifted as hosts 29 years ago.

'Back to the day job' for Simon Yates after first Tour de France stage win

Simon Yates is over an hour adrift in the overall standings but punched the air in joy after outwitting his rivals to add this Tour de France stage to victories in the Vuelta and Giro.

Nigeria's Mikel retires from international football

John Obi Mikel captained the Super Eagles to a bronze medal finish at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Egypt.

McIlroy makes nightmare start, Ireland's Lowry takes Open lead

The 30-year-old is already 12 strokes adrift of clubhouse leader Lowry, who rolled in five birdies in a fine four-under-par round of 67.

WP change one for Sharks encounter

Loose forward JD Schickerling will start on the flank in the only change for Western Province for their Currie Cup clash with the Sharks in Durban on Saturday.

Ellis announces 2019 Cosafa Cup squad

Ellis has made six changes to the squad that participated at the 2019 Fifa Women’s World Cup in France

Kolisi: James Small a huge loss to rugby

Former Springbok rugby wing James Small. died from a heart attack last week and was being laid to rest on Thursday.

Sports Dept to increase investment in school sports

Sports Minister Nathi Mthethwa said funds would be set aside to support the training of teachers as coaches, the delivery of teams to tournaments and the provision of sports equipment.

SA netball players to score R1m if they win World Cup

Sponsor Telkom confirmed that they will give each player R1 million should they win the tournament outright.

Juventus make De Ligt world's most expensive defender

Matthijs de Ligt is Juventus' third most expensive signing after the €105 million they paid to buy Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid in 2018 and the €90 million transfer of Gonzalo Higuain from Napoli in 2016.

Mahrez and Mane duel in rematch for Africa Cup of Nations glory

Liverpool standout Sadio Mane, however, is attempting to fulfil his 'wildest dream' as one of just a handful of Africans to win both the UEFA Champions League and Cup of Nations.

Cape Town Sevens extended to a third day

The fun begins on Friday, 13 December, with gates opening at 1pm, with all 16 men’s teams and 12 women’s teams in action on the opening day.

James Small to be buried today

The funeral would take place at the Wanderers Club in Johannesburg from 2 pm.

Sharks change one for WP clash

The only change from last week’s team made by head coach Sean Everitt sees Rhyno Smith coming in for Aphelele Fassi at fullback, with Fassi playing off the bench.

West Ham make striker Haller their record signing

The 25-year-old joins on a five-year deal with an option of a further year, becoming the Londoners’ fourth signing of the summer.

Two debutants for Wallabies team to face the Springboks

The Melbourne Rebels backrower was set to become Wallaby 926 when he ran out in the number eight jersey.

Froome awarded 2011 Vuelta crown after Cobo doping ban

The now-retired Juan Jose Cobo was found to have 'abnormalities' in his biological passport between 2009 and 2011, prompting the UCI to hand him a three-year suspension last month.

Atletico Madrid sign England defender Trippier from Tottenham

Atletico said on their website they had signed a 'fantastic and experienced player from the Champions League runner up' and added Trippier had agreed on a three-year deal.

City players to decide new captain, says Guardiola

The captain's armband is up for grabs at City after Vincent Kompany left at the end of last season after 11 years in Manchester to take up a player-coach role at Anderlecht, the club at which the 33-year-old started his career.

Aussie rookie Ewan wins bunch sprint in Toulouse

Caleb Ewan timed his explosive burst to perfection, catching and overtaking Dutch sprinter Dylan Groenewegen right on the line after a long home straight. Elia Viviani was third on a finish designed for the pure sprinters.

Safa rally behind SA's Afcon final ref Victor Gomes

Victor Gomes who has been appointed to officiate the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations final between Algeria and Senegal on Friday.

Mthethwa: Govt must invest in world-class sports academies to get results

Sports Minister Nathi Mthethwa has announced a total budget of more than R1 billion for the 2019/20 financial year.

Sharks part ways with coach Robert du Preez

The Sharks has confirmed that they have parted ways with coach Robert du Preez after five seasons.

Etzebeth to lead Boks against Wallabies in Rugby Championship opener

Eben Etzebeth takes over the captaincy from regular captain Siya Kolisi, who is recovering from a knee injury.

Senegal star Mane out to press Ballon d'Or case

Coming off his most prolific Premier League season, finishing in a three-way tie for the golden boot with 22 goals, and a European crown in June, Mane is the face of a new, successful generation and deserves recognition in the battle for the revered Ballon d'Or.

Surprises in store as World Cup casts shadow over Rugby Championship

The All Blacks, as ever, are favourites to claim a fourth successive title but with the tournament reduced to three rounds due to the global showpiece in Japan, the winner could easily spring from any of the four nations.

Newcastle gamble on Bruce as head coach

Bruce has agreed a three-year contract with the Premier League club, but his appointment to succeed Rafael Benitez wasn't met with universal approval by Newcastle supporters.

Herbst, van Staden boost for Blue Bulls

Both players would make the first appearance in the Currie Cup for coach Pote Human in round two of the tournament.

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