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Gold for Le Clos in 200m butterfly

26 July 2017, 18:44 Chad le Clos won the men’s 200m butterfly gold medal at the world championships on Wednesday after defeating home favourite Laszlo Cseh, the defending champion, in Budapest. South Africa’s Le Clos, the 2012 Olympic champion, clocked one minute 53.33 seconds with Hungary’s Cseh, 0.39sec behind, taking …

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I’m staying at Real – Ronaldo

25 July 2017, 12:19 Ending weeks of speculation about his future, Cristiano Ronaldo has told a Spanish newspaper he is staying put at Real Madrid to plunder more silverware. “To win important trophies with my club and the personal honours last season was brilliant, to do it again would be …

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Lions temperament is biggest ally

by Gavin Rich 24 July 2017, 08:11 Chiefs coach Dave Rennie summed up what the Emirates Lions players and supporters must be thinking when he suggested on Saturday night that the Johannesburg team are set to pay for the fact that they have not played Kiwi opposition this year. The …

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Spieth leads Open charge, Grace shoots 62

22 July 2017, 19:21 Jordan Spieth will take a three-shot lead into the final round of the British Open after shooting a bogey-free third round of 65 to go to 11 under par on Saturday at Royal Birkdale. Spieth, who was six-under overnight, picked up three birdies on the front …

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Hurricanes surge into semis

by Gavin Rich 21 July 2017, 13:39 A second half surge enabled the Hurricanes to overcome a halftime deficit and set up a comprehensive 35-16 win over the Brumbies in Canberra that keeps them in the mix to retain the Vodacom Super Rugby title they annexed last year. Scores Hurricanes …

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Bolt to compete in London farewell

19 July 2017, 21:55 Usain Bolt will run the 100m and 4x100m at the world championships in London next month, his final event before retiring, the Jamaican sprint star confirmed on Wednesday. Bolt, winner of eight Olympic and 11 world gold medals, is looking to bring down the curtain on …

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‘No-one will dominate again like Tiger’

18 July 2017, 17:58 Golf is unlikely ever to be dominated again by a single player in the way that Tiger Woods ruled the sport, world No 3 Jordan Spieth said on Tuesday ahead of this week’s Open Championship at Royal Birkdale. Spieth has come the closest to any player …

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The Week in Pics – July 10-16

17 July 2017, 09:02 Welcome to the Week in Pictures – our wrap of the past week’s top sporting action in images. Every Monday we’ll wrap up the sporting week with some fantastic pictures of the best sports events from around the world, giving you a visual summary of the …

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Bafana sink Botswana in Chan qualifier

15 July 2017, 20:15 Two goals in either half by debutant Ryan Moon and Gift Motupa were enough to see Bafana Bafana brush aside Botswana 2-0 in the first leg of the 2018 African Nations Championship qualifier. The match took place at the Francistown Stadium in Botswana on Saturday. This …

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LIVE BLOG: WIMBLEDON – DAY 11

14 July 2017, 12:53 Welcome to our live coverage of Wimbledon 2017. We have reached the penultimate stage in the men’s draw with the guys set to duke it out for a place in the final. First up on Centre Court we see Marin Cilic take on Sam Querry – …

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