Hamilton slams Ecclestone racism remarks as ‘ignorant and uneducated’

BERLIN – World champion Lewis Hamilton has dismissed controversial remarks from former Formula one boss Bernie Ecclestone on racism as “ignorant and uneducated.” Ecclestone told CNN in an interview Thursday that he had... Read more »

The Glory of ’95: 10 rugby rule changes since the 1995 World Cup

RUGBY was quite a different game in 1995, when the Springboks won the World Cup at the first time of asking. The referee didn’t tell the players what to do at the... Read more »

The Glory of ’95: Kitch Christie had the courage of his convictions

ON THIS day 25 years ago, the Springboks were just two days away from playing in the final of the Rugby World Cup against New Zealand at Ellis Park. The country was... Read more »

Football will define its own destiny as it returns to a strange world

Football will define its own destiny as it returns to a strange world – The Mail & Guardian Welcome!Register for an account Password recovery Home Coronavirus Football will define its own destiny... Read more »

Prohibition is back in vogue, and it never ends well

Prohibition is back in vogue, and it never ends well – The Mail & Guardian Welcome!Register for an account Password recovery Home Opinion Prohibition is back in vogue, and it never ends... Read more »

Technology malfunction overshadows Premier League’s return

BIRMINGHAM – Aston Villa and Sheffield United drew 0-0 on Wednesday as the Premier League returned to action after a 100-day hiatus due to Covid-19 with strong anti-racism statements and immediate controversy.... Read more »

The brutal beauty of Morocco’s Soccer Ultras

READ ALL OUR CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE Zakaria Belqadi stands on a railing before a hoard of fans in the cheapest section of Le Grand Stade de Marrakech. He raises his arms, and the... Read more »

Want to relive the Springboks 1995 World Cup win? Here is your chance…

Dr Dean Allen – author, lecturer and historian will be joining Francois Pienaar, Morné du Plessis, Joel Stransky and Os du Randt to look back 25 years, when a victorious rugby team... Read more »

Title race, top four and relegation: State of play in the Premier League

LONDON – Three months after the last ball was kicked, the Premier League emerges from the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic this week for what will be a 92-match slog to the... Read more »

Smaller ball, shorter pitch recommended to transform women’s game

NEW DELHI – New Zealand captain Sophie Devine has recommended using a smaller ball to make women’s cricket more attractive, while India’s Jemimah Rodrigues believes a shorter pitch is another innovation worth... Read more »

Players Fund key in support of paralyzed rugby players – trustee John Smit

CAPE TOWN – The weekly live rugby interview hosted by historian Dr Dean Allen with stars of South African rugby in support of the Chris Burger Petro Jackson Players’ Fund will take... Read more »

Bulldozing Ashley Johnson calls time on his Wasps career

CAPE TOWN – Cape Town-born Ashley Johnson’s eight-year English rugby sojourn has come to an end, Wasps Rugby announced on Wednesday. Johnson made his name at the Cheetahs in 2006 and played... Read more »

The Glory of ’95: Joost was a man who simply refused to give up …

TWENTY-FIVE years on from the 1995 Rugby World Cup, an enduring photograph from early in the final captured Joost van der Westhuizen cutting down a rampaging Jonah Lomu at his ankles. Lomu,... Read more »

‘We are all equal’ – Komphela speaks out on the death of George Floyd

CAPE TOWN – Golden Arrows coach Steve Komphela on Tuesday added his influential voice to the global anti-racism movement #BlackLivesMatter. The popular coach posted a video on social media, commenting on the... Read more »

‘We are all equal’ Komphela speaks out on the death of George Floyd

CAPE TOWN – Golden Arrows coach Steve Komphela on Tuesday added his influential voice to the global anti-racism movement #BlackLivesMatter. The popular coach posted a video on social media, commenting on the... Read more »

Balotelli turned away from Brescia training ground

BRESCIA – Days after reportedly being fired by Brescia, Mario Balotelli was turned away by the club when he arrived for training on Tuesday. Balotelli walked up to the gate of Brescia’s... Read more »

Without diversity, cricket is nothing: ICC

NEW DELHI – The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Friday said that it stands against racism in the wake of the widespread anti-racism protests in the USA in the wake of the... Read more »

Academics’ health suffers under Covid-19

(John McCann/M&G) Although there has been an increased interest in students’ mental health in recent years, limited attention has been paid to university staff members. Universities are high-pressure environments at the best... Read more »

Bryan Habana: In his own words

CAPE TOWN – Former Springboks winger Bryan Habana was known for his finishing ability, an eye for intercepting passes and his electrifying pace. Referred to by teammates as the ‘Little Madiba’, Habana’s... Read more »

Movies in the safety of your vehicle

Outdoor viewing planned  Cape Town’s Mother City Drive-in has announced plans to host movie screenings, comedy nights, and music shows, allowing patrons to enjoy the entertainment from the safety of their cars.... Read more »

In their eyes, it will be payback time – Bok hooker Brits on Lions tour

JOHANNESBURG – Springbok hookers Bongi Mbonambi and Malcolm Marx are eager to face the British and Irish on their tour to South Africa in 2021. Looking at the schedule of eight matches,... Read more »

SA punters can expect a crowded horse racing program

THE South African Champions Season will commence on June 1 and although it will be unrecognisable in some facets due to the restrictions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the crowded program will mean... Read more »

Non-contact sport can resume under Level 3 lockdown: Mthethwa

Sport, Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa says all professional non-contact sport can resume, however, without spectators under Level 3 of the nationwide lockdown. Addressing the media in Pretoria on Saturday, Mthethwa... Read more »