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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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Photo: Argentina’s players, Belgium’s players and the referee team line up with an anti-racism banner prior during the Fifa World Cup 2014 quarter final match between Argentina and Belgium at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia, Brazil, 05 July 2014.

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Photo: A file photo dated 02 September 2016 of Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal reacting during his match against Andrey Kuznetsov of Russia at the US Open Tennis Championships, in Flushing Meadows, New York, USA. Media reports state that Nadal, along with other 25 athletes, appeared on a list which was published by a group of Russian hackers calling themselves ‘Fancy Bears’ on 19 September alleging the athletes consumed banned substances during the Olympic Games in Rio by using medical exemptions for therapeutic reasons. The leaked confidential medical files were stolen from a database belonging to the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada), the media reports say. EPA/JASON SZENES

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Main photo: The Fort Hare academy is a joint venture between Border Cricket, Fort Hare University and Cricket South Africa. It opened in 2009. Young players are identified from the surrounding areas and attend life skills and training sessions at the university. The most talented are given scholarships and placed into focus schools in the surrounding areas. The university also offers bursaries for tertiary education for cricketers from across South Africa.

In photos: Cricket lives in the rural Eastern Cape

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Photo: Fifa presidential candidate Gianni Infantino (R) jokes with rival Tokyo Sexwale at a news conference in Cape Town, February 22, 2016. Sexwale was last year appointed as head of the committee to make recommendations on West Bank clubs. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Human Rights Watch accuses Fifa of breaking its own rules over West Bank football clubs

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Photo: Temba Bavuma of South Africa celebrates his first century during Day 4 of the Sunfoil Test Series, 2nd Test match between South Africa and England at Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town on 5 January 2016 ©Ryan Wilkisky/BackpagePix

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Photo: Cricket - New Zealand v South Africa - second cricket test match - Centurion Park, Centurion, South Africa - 28/08/2016. South Africa's Temba Bavuma plays a shot. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

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Photo: South African national rugby union coach Allister Coetzee talks to players during the Captains Run session of the Springboks at Newlands Stadium, South Africa, 10 June 2016. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Rugby: Coetzee bemoans ‘schoolboy errors’ as Boks’ transition struggle continues

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Photo: Hilton Langenhoven of South Africa celebrates after winning the gold medal in the event. 2016 Rio Paralympics - Men's Long Jump - T12 Final - Olympic Stadium - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 10/09/2016.  REUTERS/Jason Cairnduff

The Sound of Victory: How the medals at the Rio Paralympics are ringing in tune with the times

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Photo: Simone Biles of the USA competes in the women's Balance Beam final for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Artistic Gymnastics events at the Rio Olympic Arena in Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 15 August 2016. EPA/HOW HWEE YOUNG

Fancy Bear/Wada hack: Five things we know so far

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Photo: [L] A handout picture made available by the Olympic Information Service of the International Olympic Committee on 12 September 2016 shows Ntando Mahlangu of South Africa competing in the Men's 200m - T42 Final of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 11 September 2016.  EPA/THOMAS LOVELOCK [R] Gold medallist Richard Whitehead of Britain poses during the victory ceremony with compatriot and silver medal winner David Henson (R) and silver medallist Ntando Mahlangu of South Africa (L). REUTERS/Jason Cairnduff

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Photo: A South African rugby fan invades the pitch during a 2015 World Cup clash with Samoa at Villa Park, Birmingham, England. Image supplied by Action Images/Peter Cziborra.

Delusional fans and expectations: How legacy breeds entitlement

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Photo: Achmat Hassiem, Men 100 Butterfly Disabled during the 2016 SA National Aquatic Championship Olympic at Kings Park Pool, Durban Kwa-Zulu Natal on 13 April 2016 © Muzi Ntombela/Backpagepix

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Photo: Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula (Reuters Mike Hutchings)

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Main photo: South Africa’s Faf du Plessis drives the ball during the Australia v South Africa Test Series in Adelaide, Australia, 26 November 2012.  EPA/JAMES ELSBY

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Photo: Cricket – New Zealand v South Africa, second cricket test match, Centurion Park, Centurion, South Africa – 29/8/2016. South Africa’s Quinton de Kock falls after playing a shot.

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Photo: Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya celebrates after winning the gold medal in the men’s marathon race of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Athletics, Track and Field events at the Sambodromo in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 21 August 2016. EPA/DIEGO AZUBEL

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Photo: South African caption Hansie Cronje (back) celebrates with Daryll Cullinan after he caught Alistair Campbell of Zimbabwe during theier one-day international cricket match January 25, 1997. Juda Ngwenya /Reuters

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Photo: Caster Semenya of South Africa celebrates winning the women’s 800m Final race of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Athletics, Track and Field events at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 22 August 2016. EPA/FRANCK ROBICHON

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Photo: Jesse Owens (Wikimedia Commons)

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Photo: Simone Biles of the USA competes on the Floor in the women’s Individual All-Round final of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Artistic Gymnastics events at the Rio Olympic Arena in Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 11 August 2016. EPA/HOW HWEE YOUNG

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Photo: Wayde van Niekerk (C) of South Africa on his way to win the men’s 400m final of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Athletics, Track and Field events at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 14 August 2016. Van Niekerk set a new World Record time of 43.03 seconds. EPA/YOAN VALAT

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Photo by Jan Klívar via Flickr.

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Photo: Caster Semenya of South Africa on her way to win the women's 800m Final race of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Athletics, Track and Field events at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 22 August 2016. EPA/YOAN VALAT

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Photo: Athletes of South Africa walk into the Maracana Stadium during the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 05 August 2016. EPA/SERGEY ILNITSKY

South Africa’s Olympians offer hope and inspiration

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Caster Semenya of South Africa celebrates after winning the women's 800m final of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Athletics, Track and Field events at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 20 August 2016. EPA/ANTONIO LACERDA

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Photo: South Africa's Dale Steyn (C) celebrates with teammates the wicket of New Zealand's Jeetan Patel (not in picture) during day three of the second cricket test match in Port Elizabeth, January 13, 2013. REUTERS/Rogan Ward

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Photo: Caster Semenya (R) of South Africa competes during the women’s 800m heats of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Athletics, Track and Field events at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 17 August 2016. EPA/DAVE HUNT

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