South Africa clinches T20 series against Sri Lanka
CENTURION, South Africa (AP) — South Africa held its nerve to win the second Twenty20 and the series against Sri Lanka on Friday despite a late charge by tailender Isuru Udana, who threatened to...
Global feet: Running 62 marathons for water awareness
NEW YORK (AP) — Try running 100 marathons in 100 days over seven continents.
Ultra-marathoner and water activist Mina Guli came close — all in an effort to raise...
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — South Africa beat Sri Lanka in a Super Over to decide a frantic and often farcical first Twenty20 at Newlands on Wednesday.
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — A floodlight failure ended the final one-day international early and doomed Sri Lanka to a 5-0 series loss in South Africa on Saturday.
Super Rugby: Crusaders game canceled; Lions, Reds win
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The Crusaders' winning streak in Super Rugby came to an end when their match against the Highlanders in Dunedin on Saturday was canceled, and called a draw, as a mark of...
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — The Stormers continued their Super Rugby turnaround on Friday by beating the Jaguares 35-8.
It was the third straight win for the Stormers following a 40-3...
Escaped lion spends night in jail cell in South Africa
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A lion that escaped a wildlife park and was captured weeks later spent the night in a South African jail cell, until authorities could send him back to the place he's meant to...
PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa (AP) — South Africa won the fourth one-day international against Sri Lanka by six wickets on Wednesday to take a 4-0 lead in the series.
South Africa’s president endorses Zimbabwe leader
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — South Africa's president endorsed Zimbabwe's government Tuesday, ignoring reports of human right abuses by the military to crush persistent dissent in the neighboring...
South Africa beats France to win Vancouver Sevens title
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Defending series champion South Africa beat a resurgent France 21-12 in the final of the Vancouver Sevens on Sunday to claim its first title of the season in the...
De Kock century as South Africa wins series vs Sri Lanka
DURBAN, South Africa (AP) — Quinton de Kock's blistering 121 from 108 balls set up South Africa's series-clinching 71-run victory in a rain-affected third one-day international against Sri Lanka...
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The Crusaders didn't even need their top players to power to a record 57-28 win over the Chiefs in Super Rugby on Saturday and send another ominous warning to...
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Cricket Australia confirmed on Friday that Steve Smith and David Warner will play in the Indian Premier League on their return from a one-year suspension for the...
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Justin Walters of South Africa and Spanish rookie Adri Arnaus mastered the tricky winds at the Doha Golf Club on Thursday to sit tied for the first-round lead at the Qatar...
Pressure at top and bottom of Super Rugby standings
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The three leading teams in Super Rugby face challenging derby matches in the fourth round as interest focuses closely on the top and bottom of the...
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Darren Lehmann is set to take over as coach of the Brisbane Heat in Australia's Twenty20 Big Bash in what will be his first domestic appointment since quitting the...
CENTURION, South Africa (AP) — South Africa's fast bowlers came to the rescue after a batting collapse to deliver a 113-run win in the second one-day international on Wednesday.
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JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Captain Faf du Plessis' unbeaten century took South Africa to a comfortable eight-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the opening one-day international on Sunday.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Series co-leaders New Zealand and the United States advanced to a semifinal against each other in the USA Sevens tournament and will be joined by Samoa and Argentina in the final...
HAMILTON, New Zealand (AP) — Just when they needed it, the Sunwolves gave themselves and Japanese rugby a significant boost.
The Tokyo-based team claimed its first away win in Super Rugby on...
WIU history professor examines dockworkers’ power in book
MACOMB, Ill. (AP) — A Western Illinois University history professor has published a book on the power dockworkers have shown over time in the struggle for racial equality and social-justice...
Crusaders 2 from 2 in Super Rugby, Brumbies smash Chiefs
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — The Crusaders continued their winning start to Super Rugby and ACT Brumbies produced a powerful performance in a 54-17 demolition of the two-time champion Chiefs on...
Sri Lanka clinches historic 2-0 series win in South Africa
PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa (AP) — Given no chance at the start, a patched-up and out-of-form Sri Lanka team stunned everyone to clinch its first series win in South Africa on Saturday — and the...
Sri Lanka chasing 197 for unexpected series win in SAfrica
PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa (AP) — Completely written off at the start, Sri Lanka needs 137 more runs for a startling series victory in South Africa and the first sweep over the Proteas at home...
Sri Lanka eyes series after SAfrica out for 222 in 2nd test
PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa (AP) — Sri Lanka improved its chances of a series victory no one expected after bowling South Africa out for 222 on the opening day of the second and final test on...
South Africa to loan $5 billion to ailing state power firm
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's minister of finance says that the government will loan the troubled state power company, Eskom, 69 billion rand ($4.9 billion) to help it service its...
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Jim Harbaugh taking Michigan team to South Africa in May
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Jim Harbaugh is taking Michigan's football team to South Africa in May.
Director of football operations Mark Taurisani tweeted about the trip Tuesday.
NBA, FIBA announce plans for pro league in Africa
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The NBA is bringing a pro league to Africa.
The Basketball Africa League, a new collaboration between the NBA and the sport's global governing body FIBA, was announced Saturday. The initial plan is for the 12-team league to begin play in January, and former President Barack Obama is among those who are expected to have direct involvement with the league's plan to keep growing the game in Africa through the league and other initiatives.
Perera ‘a bit tired’ after leading Sri Lanka to stunning win
DURBAN, South Africa (AP) — Sri Lanka pulled off an astounding against-the-odds run chase with 153 not out by Kusal Perera and a record last-wicket partnership of 78 to beat South Africa by one wicket in the first cricket test on Saturday.
South African activists try to protect endangered pangolins
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — As World Pangolin Day is marked around the globe, Saturday, some conservationists in South Africa are working to protect the endangered animals, including caring for a few that have been rescued from traffickers.
The eighth annual pangolin day is celebrated to raise awareness about the shy, nocturnal scaly anteater, which some wildlife organizations say is the world's most trafficked animal.
Sri Lanka 83-3 chasing 304 to win 1st test in South Africa
DURBAN, South Africa (AP) — Sri Lanka was 83-3 chasing 304 to win the first test after racing through South Africa to take five wickets for just eight runs on Friday.
That whirlwind period, when South Africa crashed from 251-5 to 259 all out in its second innings, gave an inexperienced Sri Lanka team a sight at a surprise victory when the Proteas appeared on course to set a far more daunting target.
SAfrica hits back vs. Sri Lanka, Steyn climbs all-time list
DURBAN, South Africa (AP) — Dale Steyn picked up 4-48 to move joint-seventh on the list of all-time wicket-takers as South Africa led Sri Lanka by 170 runs in the first test on Thursday.
Steyn was the spearhead of South Africa's attack again — as he was so often before a serious shoulder injury in 2016 sidelined him for the best part of two years — and overtook Indian great Kapil Dev in career test wickets.
Semenya appeal case mixes science, sports, gender politics
GENEVA (AP) — Caster Semenya's running future will be decided by three judges starting next week in a landmark case that will challenge science and gender politics.
South Africa reports drop in rhinos killed by poachers
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The South African government is reporting progress in the fight against rhino poaching.
The environmental affairs ministry said Wednesday that poachers killed 769 rhinos last year, a 25 percent decrease from the number killed for their horns in 2017.
Authorities attribute the decrease to better security and other nationwide efforts to protect rhinos. The new data shows fewer rhinos killed in most provinces in South Africa, home to most of the world's rhinos.
Sunwolves prepare for Super Rugby season with higher purpose
TOKYO (AP) — With the Rugby World Cup looming, there's a renewed sense of urgency for the Sunwolves as the Japan-based club prepares for its fourth season in Super Rugby.
Sri Lanka belies inexperience to bowl SAfrica out for 235
DURBAN, South Africa (AP) — Sri Lanka's inexperienced bowlers made use of a helpful pitch to bowl South Africa out for 235 on the opening day of the first test on Wednesday, taking the early ascendancy in a series few people give the tourists a chance of winning.
Seam bowlers Vishwa Fernando and Kasun Rajitha, with only seven tests of experience between them, shared seven wickets to put South Africa on the ropes at the start of the two-test series.
Newborn baby pulled from storm drain in South Africa
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Rescue workers in South Africa pulled a newborn baby from a storm drain in a four-hour operation that ended with whoops and cheers from onlookers.
Rescue Care Paramedics, one of the groups that helped to extricate the infant girl in Durban, says it is unclear why the baby was "dumped" and that police are investigating.
Newborn baby rescued from storm drain in SAfrica
Pat Cummins voted Australia’s cricketer of the year
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Fast bowler Pat Cummins won Australian cricket's highest individual honor on Monday for his performances during a year when the national team's results were overshadowed by bans for Steve Smith and David Warner following a ball-tampering scandal.
Cummins won the Allan Border medal for Australia's leading men's cricketer with 156 votes, six ahead of off-spinner Nathan Lyon, who was voted test cricket player of the year.
Today in History for February 11th
Coach backs Sarfraz to lead Pakistan at Cricket World Cup
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur says it's time to move on from captain Sarfraz Ahmed's four-match ban for a racial taunt and concentrate on finalizing the team for the Cricket World Cup.
Sarfraz was reaffirmed on Tuesday as captain to the end of the World Cup in July, despite the Pakistan Cricket Board saying its policy was to name the captain on a series-to-series basis.
South Africa leader in national speech looks toward election
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa in his State of the Nation address said Thursday the country had begun to recover from "a period of uncertainty and a loss of confidence and trust" under his scandal-ridden predecessor, and he announced that the presidential election will be on May 8.
The national elections are seen by many as a referendum on his ruling African National Congress party.
5 dead, unknown number trapped after South Africa mine blast
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — At least five people are dead and an unknown number are trapped underground after an explosion at a non-operational coal mine in South Africa.
The Department of Mineral Resources said Thursday that five bodies had been retrieved from a shaft at the Gloria mine in Mpumalanga province, about two hours east of Johannesburg.
Pakistan wins final T20 against South Africa by 27 runs
CENTURION, South Africa (AP) — Pakistan won the final Twenty20 against South Africa by 27 runs on Wednesday to end its tour with a positive result having already lost all three series.
Top-ranked T20 team Pakistan defended its total of 168-9 when it held South Africa to 141-9 in its 20 overs at SuperSport Park.
South Africa took the series 2-1 and also won the test and one-day contests.
South Africa’s president says mining key to reviving economy
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa says the country's mining sector will be crucial to reversing sluggish economic growth and high unemployment.
Ramaphosa spoke Tuesday at South Africa's Mining Indaba, an annual industry event.
Since taking office last year, he has promised to get the economy back on track. Mining accounted for about 8 percent of the gross domestic product in 2017. The industry has lost tens of thousands of jobs in recent years, according to local media.
Sri Lanka drops captain Chandimal for South Africa tests
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka dropped captain Dinesh Chandimal from the test squad on Tuesday for the upcoming tour of South Africa.
Sri Lanka Cricket asked him to play domestic games to regain his form.
Opening batsman Dimuth Karunaratne is the stand-in captain of a 17-man squad for the two-test series starting on Feb. 13.
Chandimal's omission follows scores of 5, 0, 15, and 4 in the two recent test losses against Australia.
Pakistan keeping Sarfraz as captain to the Cricket World Cup
Sarfraz Ahmed will continue as captain of Pakistan to the Cricket World Cup despite being banned for a racial taunt last month.
The Pakistan Cricket Board has a policy of appointing captains series by series, but took the unusual step on Tuesday of backing Sarfraz to at least July as captain of the test, one-day international, and Twenty20 teams.
South Africa ends Pakistan’s record run of T20 series wins
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Pakistan's world-record run of 11 straight Twenty20 series victories came to an end on Sunday as South Africa won the second T20 by seven runs at the Wanderers.
South Africa defended its total of 188-3 after two thrilling final overs, when four Pakistan wickets fell and the tourists ended on 181-7.
It gave South Africa a winning 2-0 lead in the three-match series and saw Pakistan slip to defeat in a bilateral T20 series for the first time in three years.