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26 June 2016 17:32 (South Africa)
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Cricket: South Africa vs. Pakistan, 2nd Test preview

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    Ant 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.

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Cricket: Radical changes in TV rights sales and one-day matches loom for ICC

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Photo: Pieter-Steph du Toit of South Africa scores try as Franco Mostert of South Africa (above) assists during the Incoming Test Series rugby match between South Africa's and Ireland at Ellis Park, Johannesburg on 18 June 2016 ©Gavin Barker/BackpagePix 

Rugby: During thrilling comeback against Ireland, Springboks show glimpses of a new era

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Photo: This file combo of TV grabs shows the foul of Zinedine Zidane of France to Italy's Marco Materazzi and the red card shown to Zidane by referee Horacio Elizondo of Argentina during the final of the 2006 FIFA World Cup between Italy and France at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin, Germany. EPA/A9999 DB WDR

Fighting words: The Power of Trash Talk

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Photo: Russian fans light flares during the UEFA EURO 2016 group B preliminary round match between England and Russia at Stade Velodrome in Marseille, France, 11 June 2016. The match ended 1-1.  EPA/ALI HAIDER

Euro 2016: Fan clashes require strong reaction from governing bodies’ leadership

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Main photo: Muhammad Ali in 1967 (World Journal Tribune photo by Ira Rosenberg via Wikimedia Commons)

The Greatest: A Tribute to a Prometheus of the Boxing Ring

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Photo: Supporters clash in the stands during the UEFA EURO 2016 group B preliminary round match between England and Russia at Stade Velodrome in Marseille, France, 11 June 2016.

Euro 2016: A day of madness in Marseille leaves black mark on European soccer

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Photo: Lwazi Mvovo of South Africa is tackled by Luke Marshall of Ireland during the 2016 Incoming Test Series game between South Africa and Ireland at Newlands Stadium, Cape Town on 11 June 2016 ©Ryan Wilkisky/BackpagePix

Rugby: No honeymoon for Coetzee as Boks notch up another ‘first’

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Australia 288 for 6 (Warner 109, Khawaja 59, Smith 52*) beat South Africa 252 (Du Plessis 63, Amla 60, Starc 3-43, Zampa 3-52, Hazlewood 3-52) by 36 runs.

Cricket: Burden on South Africa’s top order exposed against Australia

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Photo: Andre Russell of West Indies catch by David Miller bowled by Imran Tahir of of South Africa during the 2016 ICC World T20 cricket match between South Africa and West Indies at Vidharbha Cricket Association, Jamtha, India on 25 March 2016 ©BackpagePix

Cricket: Five talking points after the first round of South Africa’s ODI tri-series

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Photo: Serena Williams (R) of the US and Maria Sharapova of Russia shake hands after their quarter finals match on day nine of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne, Australia, 26 January 2016 EPA/FILIP SINGER

Serena Williams is the highest paid female athlete in the world – why did it take so long?

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Allister Coetzee’s first Bok XV unlikely to feature too many radical changes

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Messi wins defamation suit against paper that said he wore a wig

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Photo: A picture combo showing from left then Fifa Secretary-General Jerome Valcke (picture taken 28 September 2012 in Zurich), and then Fifa President Sepp Blatter (picture taken 30 May 2015 in Zurich). EPA/ALESSANDRO DELLA BELLA/ENNIO LEANZA

Five alarming things about the latest revelations for the ‘new Fifa’

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Photo: Muhammad Ali in 1966 (Wikimedia Commons)

Muhammad Ali: Simply The Greatest

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Photo: A file picture dated 1960 shows US boxing legend Muhammad Ali in Paris, France. Born Cassius Clay, boxing legend Muhammad Ali dubbed The Greatest died on 04 June 2016 at the Phoenix hospital in Phoenix, Arizona, USA, at the age of 74.  EPA/EPA

Boxing: Five key fights in Muhammad Ali's career

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Photo: A picture made available on 04 June 2016 and dated 25 May 1976 shows US boxing legend Muhammad Ali training ahead of his heavyweight fight against British Richard Dunn at the Olympiahalle in Munich, Germany. Born Cassius Clay, boxing legend Muhammad Ali, dubbed as 'The Greatest,' died on 03 June 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona, USA, at the age of 74, a family spokesman said. EPA/ISTVAN BAJZAT

Boxing: Muhammad Ali recalled as fighter for justice and in ring

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Photo: Players shaking hands after the game during the 2016 ICC World T20 cricket match between South Africa and West Indies at Vidharbha Cricket Association, Jamtha, India on 25 March 2016 ©BackpagePix

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Photo: US player Christie Rampone holds the Algarve Cup Trophy after the US won the final match against France 2-0 held at Algarve Stadium in Faro, southern Portugal, 11 March 2015. EPA/JOSE SENA GOULAO

While US women’s soccer team wins equal pay, Banyana stars are often broke

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Photo: Allister Coetzee, head coach of South Africa during the South Africa squad announcement at Newlands Stadium, Cape Town on 28 May 2016 ©Ryan Wilkisky/BackpagePix

Rugby: Coetzee conquers more than he divides with first Bok squad

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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

Rugby World Cup 2015 success shows economic potential for host nations

By Antoinette Muller
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

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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

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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’

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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

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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

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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

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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

Senatla shines in a weekend of ups and downs for Blitzboks

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Photos supplied by the The Oaks Cricket Club.

Rural Limpopo cricket club does its bit for transformation

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Photos by Jozi Cats.

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

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