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18 August 2017 12:53 (South Africa)
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Cricket: The great escape - lessons learnt for fragile Proteas after rain wins final day

  • 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: Faf du Plisses and Quinton de Kock at the end of play on Day 4 of the 3rd test match between New Zealand Black Caps and South Africa Proteas. International test match cricket. Seddon Park, Hamilton, New Zealand on March 28 2017. Photo: Andrew Cornaga / www.photosport.nz
Photo: US cyclist Benjamin King (R), of Dimension Data team; Spaniard Marcos Jurado, of Burgos BH team; Dutch Etienne Van Empel (2-L), of Roompot team; and French Antoine Duchesne (L), of Direct Energie team, compete during the fouth stage of Vuelta a Burgos cycling race over 147 km between Bodegas Nadal and Clunia, Burgos, northern Spain, 04 August 2017. EPA/Santi Otero

#BicyclesChangeLives: Qhubeka and Team DD a reminder that not everything has gone to hell in a handcart

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: Caster Semenya of South Africa celebrates after winning the women's 800m final at the London 2017 IAAF World Championships in London, Britain, 13 August 2017. EPA/IAN LANGSDON

IAAF World Championships: SA’s six medals tell only half the story

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: Silver medalist Wayde van Niekerk of South Africa celebrates after the men’s 200m final at the London 2017 IAAF World Championships in London, Britain, 10 August 2017. Photo: IAN LANGSDON (EPA)

Wayde to go: Close, but no double for Van Niekerk this time

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: Kenya's Faith Chepngetich Kipyegon (C) celebrates after crossing the finish line to win the women's 1,500m final at the London 2017 IAAF World Championships in London, Britain, 07 August 2017. Kipyegon won ahead of second placed Jennifer Simpson (R) of the USA and third placed Caster Semenya (L) of South Africa. EPA/SRDJAN SUKI

Semenya’s legacy continues to blossom with bronze in 1,500m

By Antoinette Muller
Luvo Manyonga of South Africa competes in the men's Long Jump final at the London 2017 IAAF World Championships in London, Britain, 05 August 2017. EPA/FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA

IAAF World Championships: We’re all living in a Manyonga wonderland

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: A collage of South African athletes competing at the IAAF World Championships in London from 4-13 August 2017. Photo source: various

Athletics: South Africans at the World Championships - events, race times and records

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: Soccer City, December 7, 2009. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Soweto derby tragedy: Why were you so silent about the fans who’ll never come home?

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: Wayde Van Niekerk's and Akani Simbine during the 2016 Rio Olympic Games on 15 August 2016 ©Gavin Barker/BackpagePix

ASA: SA athletes speaking out will be the downfall of shady administrators

By Antoinette Muller
Main image: The pack of riders in action beneath the glass dome roof of the Grand Palais during the 21st and final stage of the Tour de France 2017 cycling race over 103Km between Montgeron and Paris Champs-Elysees, France, 23 July 2017. EPA/IAN LANGSDON

Tour de France 2017 in pictures: Chris Froome seals fourth win

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: SASCOC CEO Tubby Reddy and Sports and Recreation Minister Fikile Mbalula during the Paralympics send off at OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg.

Sascoc’s war in the Boardroom: Phone bugging allegations surface 

By ANTOINETTE MULLER & PAULI VAN WYK
Photo: Team Lotto NL Jumbo rider Primoz Roglic of Slovenia celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the 17th stage of the 104th edition of the Tour de France cycling race over 183km between La Mure and Serre Chevalier, France, 19 July 2017. Photo: EPA/GUILLAUME HORCAJUELO

Tour de France for Dummies Stage 17: Roglic recovers from early crash to win

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: Laura Wolvaardt of South Africa bats during the 2017 Cricket World Cup semi final between the Proteas and England. Photo:ICC Cricket

Reporter's Notebook: The Proteas captured and broke our hearts, but they'll be the golden generation

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: Michael Matthews (2-L) of Australia, Edvald Boasson Hagen (R) of Norway and John Degenkolb (L) of Germany sprint for the win during the 16th stage of the 104th edition of the Tour de France cycling race over 165 km between Le Puy-en-Velay and Romans-sur-Isere, France, 18 July 2017. Matthews won ahead of second placed Boasson Hagen and third placed Degenkolb. EPA/ROBERT GHEMENT

Tour de France for Dummies Stage 16: No Mandela Day fairy tale for Team DD

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: Dane van Niekerk of South Africa bats during the 2016 International ODI Womens cricket match between South Africa and New Zealand at Boland Park, Paarl on 16 October 2016 Photo: ©Chris Ricco/BackpagePix

Cricket: England and South Africa start with clean slate in Women’s World Cup semi-final

By Daily Maverick Staff Reporter
South Africa captain Faf du Plisses (R) and Vernon Philander on Day 3 of the 3rd test match between New Zealand Black Caps and South Africa Proteas. International test match cricket. Seddon Park, Hamilton, New Zealand. Monday 27 March 2017. © Copyright photo: Andrew Cornaga / www.photosport.nz

Cricket: South Africa complete amazing comeback but where for art the centuries?

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: Cricket South Africa (CSA) CEO Gerald Majola (L), and Gary Kirsten arrive for a news conference in Johannesburg, June 6, 2011. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Scorpio & amaBhungane #GuptaLeaks: Sacked CSA chief Gerald Majola had cosy relationship with Guptas

By amaBhungane & Scorpio
Photo: (L-R) Daniel Martin of Ireland, Romain Bardet of France, Pierre Roger Latour of France, Fabio Aru of Italy, Alberto Contador of Spain, in action during the 15th stage of the 104th edition of the Tour de France cycling race over 189.5km between Laissac-Severac L’eglise and Le Puy en Velay, France, 16 July 2017. EPA/BERNARD PAPON/POOL

Tour de France for Dummies, Weekend Wrap: Froome still in yellow, despite mechanical glitch

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: Astana Pro Team rider Fabio Aru (R) of Italy in action during the 12th stage of the 104th edition of the Tour de France cycling race over 214.5km between Pau and Peyragudes, France, 13 July 2017. EPA/YOAN VALAT

Tour de France for Dummies, Stage 12: Aru takes the yellow from Froome

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: Quick Step Floors team rider Marcel Kittel of Germany celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the 11th stage of the 104th edition of the Tour de France cycling race over 203.5km between Eymet and Pau, France, 12 July 2017. EPA/YOAN VALAT

Tour de France for Dummies, Stage 11: The grim reality of losing with less than 500m to go

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: Team Sky rider Christopher Froome (R) of Great Britain in action during the 9th stage of the 104th edition of the Tour de France cycling race over 181.5 km between Nantua and Chambery, France, 09 July 2017. EPA/YOAN VALAT

Tour de France for Dummies, weekend wrap: Crashes, cramps, broken bones and wins by 6mm

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: Temba Bavuma batting on Day 2 of the 2nd test match between New Zealand Black Caps and South Africa Proteas. International test match cricket. Basin Reserve, Wellington New Zealand. Friday 17 March 2017. © Copyright photo: Andrew Cornaga / www.photosport.nz

England vs SA 1st Test talking points: Bavuma top scores, Rabada gets sweary, Philander’s agony

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: (L-R) FDJ team rider Arnaud Demare of France, Cofidis Solutions Credits team rider Nacer Bouhanni of France, Team Katusha Alpecin rider Alexander Kristoff of Norway and Quick Step Floors team rider Marcel Kittel of Germany in action during the final sprint of the 6th stage of the 104th edition of the Tour de France cycling race over 216km between Vesoul and Troyes, France, 06 July 2017. EPA/GUILLAUME HORCAJUELO

Tour de France for Dummies Stage 6: Bouhanni has a case of the grumps

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: Team Sky rider Christopher Froome (R) of Britain and BMC Racing Team rider Richie Porte (L) of Australia in the final sprint of the 104th edition of the Tour de France cycling race over 160,5km between Vittel and La Planche des Belles Filles, France, 05 July 2017. EPA/GUILLAUME HORCAJUELO

Tour de France for Dummies, Stage 5: Good day for Meintjes, Froome takes the yellow jersey

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: South Africa's Dean Elgar. New Zealand Black Caps v South Africa, day 3, first match, ANZ Test series, University Oval, Dunedin, New Zealand. Friday, 10 March, 2017. Copyright photo: John Copland / www.photosport.nz

Cricket: England vs South Africa 1st Test preview – head-to-head, squads, session times

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: UAE Team Emirates rider Ben Swift (C) of Great Britain crashes during the final sprint of the 4th stage of the 104th edition of the Tour de France cycling race over 207,5km between Mondorf-Les-Bains and Vittel, France, 04 July 2017. EPA/ROBERT GHEMENT

Tour de France for Dummies: Quite a Saga(n) on Day 4 as he elbows Cavendish, and Benoni sort of showed up

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: Bora Hansgrohe team rider Peter Sagan of Slovakia (C) sprints to win the 3rd stage of the 104th edition of the Tour de France cycling race over 212,5km between Verviers and Longwy, France, 03 July 2017. EPA/ROBERT GHEMENT

Tour de France for Dummies: A Saffa gets there or thereabouts on Stage 3

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: Quick Step Floors team rider Marcel Kittel of Germany celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the 2nd stage of the 104th edition of the Tour de France cycling race over 203.5 km between Duesseldorf and Liege, Belgium, 02 July 2017.  EPA/GUILLAUME HORCAJUELO

Tour de France for Dummies: Crashes and emotional wins on Stage 1 and 2

By Antoinette Muller
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Wayde van Niekerk will be the greatest athlete South Africa’s ever produced

By Antoinette Muller
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Wayde van Niekerk will be the greatest athlete South Africa’s ever produced

By Antoinette Muller