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29 May 2016 13:32 (South Africa)
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Rugby World Cup 2015 success shows economic potential for host nations

  • Antoinette Muller
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    Antoinette Muller

    Antoinette thinks of the world and the people who live in it as a bear with a sore paw. She has a stick covered in thorns and she’s poking the bear. When she’s not doing that, she’s watching cricket and longing for the days of the boring, boring Arsenal.

Photo: New Zealand players perform the Haka at the beginning of the Rugby World Cup quarter final match played between New Zealand and France at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, Great Britain, Saturday 17 October 2015. EPA/GEOFF CADDICK
Photo: Pieter-Steph du Toit (C) of the Stormers in action against Tusi Pisi (L) and Liaki Moli (R) of the Sunwolves during the Super Rugby match between the Sunwolves and the Stormers at the National Stadium in Singapore, 14 May 2016. EPA/WALLACE WOON

Super Rugby’s incoming identity crisis

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: Seabelo Senatla of South Africa dives to score a try against New Zealand during the gold medal match of the Rugby Sevens at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, July 27, 2014. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

Four World Series talking points as Blitzboks stumble at the final hurdle in London Sevens

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: Former United Nations representative in Madagascar Fatma Samba Diouf Samoura (C) arrives for a news conference in Antananarivo, Madagascar, October 27, 2013. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

Samoura’s appointment could signal the end of the Fifa ‘old boys’ club’

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: New York Yankees infielder Mark Teixeira (R) celebrates with New York Yankees outfielder Chris Young (C) and New York Yankees infielder Brendan Ryan (L) after driving them in with a grand slam home run against the Chicago White Sox in the second inning of their MLB game at US Cellular Field in Chicago, Illinois, USA, 31 July 2015. EPA/TANNEN MAURY

Debunking the pressure myth, the New York Yankees way

By Daniel Gallan
Photo: Domenico Scala (L), chairman of the Fifa Audit & Compliance Committee, talks with an unidentified man at the Fifa Headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, 2 December 2015. EPA/WALTER BIERI

Fifa’s audit head Scala quits as Blatterism turns Infantile

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: A file picture dated 25 April 2016 of the logos of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic (L) and Paralympic Games (R) during a presentation in Tokyo, Japan. An alleged payment of 1.3 million euro from the Tokyo 2020 Olympic bid team to an account linked to the son of former IAAF president Lamine Diack was apparently made during the race to host the 2020 Olympic Games, the Guardian newspaper claimed on 11 May 2016. EPA/KIMIMASA MAYAMA

Five things you should know about the Tokyo 2020 corruption inquiry

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: South Africa's Seabelo Senatla scores a try against Samoa during their men's rugby sevens medal semi-final at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, July 27, 2014. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

Senatla shines in a weekend of ups and downs for Blitzboks

By Antoinette Muller
Photos supplied by the The Oaks Cricket Club.

Rural Limpopo cricket club does its bit for transformation

By Antoinette Muller
Photos by Jozi Cats.

Jozi Cats: Africa’s first gay rugby club has an important role to play in SA

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: A file picture dated 28 August 2014 shows UEFA president Michel Platini attending the draw ceremony for the UEFA Champions League group stage at Grimaldi Forum in Monaco. Platini on 09 May 2016 announced he will resign as UEFA president after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) had reduced a football ban on him from six to four years. EPA/SEBASTIEN NOGIER

Platini’s failure to overturn ban ends one chapter and opens the Pandora’s Box of another

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: An undated handout picture made available by Romanian soccer club Dinamo Bucharest of Cameroonian midfielder Patrick Claude Ekeng, who collapsed during the Romanian Premier Soccer League playoff match between Dinamo Bucharest and Victoria at National Arena Stadium in Bucharest, Romania, 06 May 2016. Ekeng fell unconsciously without being touched by any other player seven minutes after he entered the match. The 26-year-old Cameroonian player died at hospital hours later. EPA/DINAMO BUCHAREST

Heart of the Game: Ekeng’s death is a reminder to take health matters seriously

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: South Africa’s soccer coach Pitso Mosimane gestures during the 2012 African Nations Cup Group G qualifier soccer match against Sierra Leone at the Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit, October 8, 2011. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Mosimane’s second Sundowns title, a sterling transformation success story

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: South African bowler Morne Morkel (C) celebrates with teammates after taking the wicket of Indian batsman Gautam Gambhir during the Super Eight stage match of the World Twenty20 tournament between South Africa and India at Colombo, Sri Lanka, 02 October 2012. EPA/HARISH TYAGI

Cricket SA hopes Africa T20 will help grow ‘provincial identity’

By Antoinette Muller
Main Photo: Leicester City supporters react as they watch the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Totthenham Hotspur in Leicester, Britain, 02 May 2016. Leicester was crowned English Premier League champions for the first time in the club’s history clinching the title after a tie between Chelsea and Tottenham. EPA/FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA

Barclays Premiership: Dilly-ding, dilly dong! Leicester City have won!

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: Chad Le Clos of South Africa on his way winning the men’s 100m Butterfly Final during the FINA Swimming World Championships at Kazan arena in Kazan, Russia, 08 August 2015. EPA/PATRICK B. KRAEMER

Sascoc: Business class seats to MPs while athletes struggle

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: South Africa’s bowling coach Allan Donald laughs after an interview before Thursday’s first cricket test match against England at the Oval cricket ground in London July 18, 2012. REUTERS/Philip Brown

Cricket: Allan Donald’s excellent Australian adventure

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: South Africa’s Temba Bavuma (left) and Kagiso Rabada celebrate the wicket of England’s Nick Compton (not in picture) during the second cricket test match in Cape Town, South Africa, January 2, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Analysis: It’s our thinking about transformation in sport that needs to be transformed

By Antoinette Muller
Photo:South African Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula speaks during a press conference at the Parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, 17 March 2016. Mbalula wants to ban four of South Africa’s sporting federations from hosting or bidding for international events after failing to meet their targets. EPA/SUMAYA HISHAM

Mbalula’s ban: A radical wake-up call with a short-sighted solution

By Antoinette Muller
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The plight of SA Rugby League and Sascoc’s bizarre refusal to budge

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: Victor Matfield of the Springboks (3-R) reacts with team mates after the rugby match between South Africa and a World XV in Cape Town, South Africa 11 July 2015.  EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Coach vs Saru President: Conflicting views raise questions about using overseas players

By Antoinette Muller
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The Pros and Cons of day-night Test cricket

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: South Africa’s Bryan Habana dives to score a try against Samoa during the Rugby World Cup 2015 Pool B match South Africa vs Samoa in Villa Park in Birmingham, Britain, 26 September 2015. EPA/DAVID JONES

Pro Rugby launch in US could be a game changer for South African players

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: South African champion and Rio Olympic qualifier, Caster Semenya, prepares for the Women’s 400m during the Varsity Athletics series event at Coetzenburg Athletics Stadium in Stellenbosch, South Africa, 07 April 2016. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

She’s back: Semenya records treble feat with Olympics preparation firmly on track

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: Maria Sharapova of Russia reacts during a training session prior the Australian Open Grand Slam tennis tournament at Melbourne Park, in Melbourne, Australia, 16 January 2016. Maria Sharapova revealed that she failed a drug test being tested positive for Meldonium at the Australian Open at a press conference in Los Angeles, US, on 7 March 2016. The anti-ischemic drug Meldonium has been added to the latest list of forbidden susbtances issued by the World Anti Doping Agency (WADA). EPA/FILIP SINGER

Dopes in Sport: Anti-doping agency falters on meldonium testing

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: James Taylor of England plays a shot during the one-day exhibition match between the Prime Minister’s XI and the English cricket team at Manuka Oval in Canberra, Australia, 14 January 2015. EPA/LUKAS COCH AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND OUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY

Cut Short: James Taylor’s truncated career a reminder to check up on matters of the heart

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: Allister Coetzee looks on after being unveiled as the South Africa Springboks’ new rugby coach in Randburg, outside Johannesburg, April 12, 2016. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

New coach, same old challenges: Allister Coetzee takes the reins

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: The SA Select Women’s Sevens team from 2014 (Photo by blitzbokke.com)

SA Women’s Hong Kong Sevens win a bittersweet reminder of crushed Olympic dreams

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: A file picture dated 18 October 2015 of then Uefa General Secretary Gianni Infantino, reacts during the draw for the play-off matches for UEFA EURO 2016 at the UEFA Headquarters, in Nyon, Switzerland. Swiss federal police raided UEFA offices in Nyon 06 April 2016 in relation to Tv contract details leaked in the Panama Papers. EPA/JEAN-CHRISTOPHE BOTT

Three questions Uefa needs to answer after Swiss police raided their HQ

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: Leicester City fans cheer for their team during the English Premier League soccer match between Crystal Palace and Leicester City at Sellhurst Park in London, Britain, 19 March 2016. Leicester won 1-0. EPA/FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA

Leicester City: The Premier League’s Cinderellas with a sugar daddy

By Antoinette Muller