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London 2012: Tempers flare as U.S. sweep past Argentina

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A nasty, bad-tempered joust with Argentina's basketball team woke up the sleeping giants from the U.S. on Monday, spurring them to a 126-97 victory that earned a top-seeded berth in the quarter-finals.

Photo: South Africa's Quinton de Kock plays a shot during the first ODI cricket match against England in Bloemfontein, South Africa, February 3, 2016. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

SA vs ENG, 1st ODI: De Kock heroics not enough in rain-affected match

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Photo: South Africa's Kagiso Rabada (Top) celebrates with his teammates the dismissal of England's Jonny Bairstow after he was caught out by wicket keeper Quinton de Kock (not in the picture) during the fourth cricket test match at Centurion, South Africa, January 26, 2016. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

South Africa vs England, ODI series: Five talking points

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Photo: England's Katherine Brunt dives into her crease during England v Australia, Women's Ashes Series 2015, 31/8/15. Reuters/Philip Brown

How the Australian Big Bash is changing the field for women’s cricket

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Photo: A soccer fan attends a soccer match between the Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs in Soweto February 20, 2010. REUTERSSiphiwe Sibeko

Football and Society: The Dull Derby

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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

World Rugby Sevens: Referee ruffles South African feathers in Wellington

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Photo: Serbia's Novak Djokovic hits a shot during his final match against Britain's Andy Murray at the Australian Open tennis tournament at Melbourne Park, Australia, January 31, 2016. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Tennis: Djokovic masters Murray for sixth Australian title

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Photo: A soccer fan attends a soccer match between the Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs in Soweto February 20, 2010.  REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Football and Society: The Soweto Derby

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Photo: South African businessman and former political prisoner Tokyo Sexwale speaks during a media briefing at SAFA house in Johannesburg, October 27, 2015.  REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Fifa’s la la land elections

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Photo: Arsenal's manager Arsene Wenger checks his watch as he walks to his seat before their English Premier League soccer match against Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium in Stoke-on-Trent, central England, August 26, 2012.   REUTERS/Darren Staples

Football & Society: Supercomputer has Arsenal as winner of the Premier League

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Photo: South Africa's team celebrates at the end of the fourth cricket test match against England at Centurion, South Africa, January 26, 2016. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

SA vs England: At Centurion, disappointing series ends with a ray of light for SA cricket

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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

Bavuma and Rabada: Little and large, they both cast a giant shadow

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Photo: Borussia Dortmund's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrates with Matthias Ginter (R) after scoring a second goal against Darmstadt 98 during the Bundesliga first division soccer match in Dortmund, Germany September 27, 2015. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender

Football and Society: Gabon’s Aubumeyang responds to Toure and Ayew

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Photo: South Africa's Stephen Cook ducks a Stuart Broad delivery during the fourth cricket test match against England at Centurion, South Africa, January 24, 2016. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Cook & De Kock: A treasure the SA selectors would love to unlock

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Photo: South Africa's Kagiso Rabada celebrates the dismissal of England's James Taylor (L) who was caught out by Quinton de Kock during the fourth cricket test match in Centurion, South Africa, January 24, 2016. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Cricket: Rabada’s diamond will shine, but SA must guard against stress fractures

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Photo: England's Ben Stokes (C) celebrates the dismissal of South Africa's Stiaan van Zyl during the third cricket test match in Johannesburg, South Africa, January 16, 2016. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

SA vs ENG, Fourth Test preview: SA need to throw the kitchen sink at final fixture

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: South Africa's Morne Morkel (C) celebrates the dismissal of England's James Taylor (L), who was caught out by Temba Bavuma (not pictured) during the third cricket test match in Johannesburg, South Africa, January 15, 2016. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

When all you know is winning, losing is the hardest thing

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: South Africa's Hashim Amla celebrates reaching his century as he is watched by teammate AB de Villiers (L) and England's Matt Prior (R) during the third cricket test match at Lord's in London August 19, 2012. REUTERS/Philip Brown.

Captain Fantastic: The craft of great leadership

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Photo: Maritzburg United winger Mondli Cele (Ian Carbutt, The Witness)

Football and Society: Cele’s death should not be the end of hope and aspiration

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Photo: South Africa's captain AB de Villiers (L) makes a face while talking to team coach Russell Domingo during a practice session ahead of their final One Day International cricket match against Sri Lanka in Hambantota July 11, 2014. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

Cricket: Proteas desperately need direction

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: England's Stuart Broad (3rd L) is congratulated by his team mates after he dismissed South Africa's Faf du Plessis during the third cricket test match in Johannesburg, South Africa, January 16, 2016. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

SA vs ENG, 3rd Test: Blood at the Bullring as South Africa ripped apart by England

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: FC Basel's Mohamed Elneny (R) fights for the ball with Andre Ramalho of FC Salzburg during their Europa League round of 16 second leg soccer match in Salzburg March 20, 2014. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader

Football and Society: Exciting young African player signs for the Arsenal

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Photo: South Africa's AB de Villiers makes a run during the third cricket test match against England in Johannesburg, South Africa, January 14, 2016. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

SA vs ENG, 3rd Test, day one: South Africa bat like its 2015

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: South Africa celebrate the wicket of England's Nick Compton (not in picture) during the second cricket test match in Cape Town, South Africa, January 6, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

SA vs ENG, 3rd Test preview: South Africa look to unsettle England with pace assault

By Antoinette Muller
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Five things you should know about the SA T20 fixing saga

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Photo: Gabonese Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang speaks after winning the Confederation of African Football (CAF) award for African footballer of the year, in Abuja, Nigeria January 7, 2016 REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

Football and Society: Not cool, Yaya, not cool

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Photo: England's Moeen Ali watches as South Africa's Chris Morris (L) drops a catch during the second cricket test match in Cape Town, South Africa, January 6, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Five things we learned from the second Test between South Africa and England

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South Africa's Hashim Amla celebrates reaching his century as he is watched by teammate AB de Villiers (L) and England's Matt Prior (R) during the third cricket test match at Lord's in London August 19, 2012. REUTERS/Philip Brown

Hashim Amla quits as Test captain, AB de Villiers to take over

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: South Africa's Temba Bavuma (R) plays a shot as England's Jonny Bairstow looks on during the second cricket test match in Cape Town, South Africa, January 5, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Temba Bavuma: A lad from Langa who shattered cricket's glass ceiling

By Antoinette Muller
South Africa's Temba Bavuma celebrates scoring a century during the second cricket test match against England in Cape Town, South Africa, January 5, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Op-Ed: Temba Bavuma, the son of our soil

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