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Springboks stun All Blacks in Rugby Championship encounter

Sep 15, 2018

Springboks stun All Blacks in Rugby Championship encounter

South Africa pulled off one of the biggest upsets in the history of the Rugby Championship on Saturday, holding on under enormous pressure to beat New Zealand 36-34. Given almost no chance of winning after losing their last two championship matches — and 11 of ...

U.S. pounds South Africa at softball worlds

Aug 7, 2018

U.S. pounds South Africa at softball worlds

Kristi Merritt and Sahvanna Jaquish homered as the United States beat South Africa 7-0 in five innings to remain undefeated at the Women's Softball World Championship on Tuesday. Merritt hit a three-run homer in the second inning to give the defending champions a 4-0 lead, ...

Jul 22, 2018

Gunmen shoot 11 taxi drivers dead in South Africa ambush

Gunmen shot dead 11 taxi drivers returning to Johannesburg from the funeral of a colleague in Kwa-Zulu Natal on Saturday, a police spokesman said Sunday. The drivers, who were members of the Gauteng taxi association, were in a minibus driving along the R74 when unknown ...

In Senegal, Xi pledges stronger Sino-African ties

Jul 22, 2018

In Senegal, Xi pledges stronger Sino-African ties

Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged during a visit to Senegal on Saturday to strengthen economic ties with Africa, a continent already awash with cheap Chinese loans in exchange for minerals and huge construction projects. Xi arrived in Senegal on Saturday for a two-day visit to ...

Jul 6, 2018

Lions eat rhino poachers on South African reserve

At least three suspected poachers who were apparently hunting for rhinos have been mauled to death and eaten by lions on a game reserve in South Africa, the owner said on Thursday. The men entered the Sibuya Game Reserve on the southeast coast armed with ...

Jun 22, 2018

Rangers legend Johnny 'Penalty King' Hubbard dies at 87

South African Johnny Hubbard, the only foreigner to score a hat trick for Scottish side Rangers in a derby with bitter Glasgow rivals, Celtic has died at age 87 the club announced. Hubbard — also known as the "Penalty King" for his astonishing conversion ...

After 127 years, Kolisi to open new Springboks chapter

Jun 9, 2018

After 127 years, Kolisi to open new Springboks chapter

After 127 years, 478 tests and 60 white captains, Siyamthanda 'Siya' Kolisi will open a new chapter in South African rugby on Saturday when he leads the team against England. The 26-year-old captain and flanker of the Western Stormers franchise in Cape Town is set ...