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Springboks' Erasmus open to Lions series in Britain, Ireland

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — South Africa director of rugby Rassie Erasmus is open to the Springboks' series against the British and Irish Lions being played away if that ensures it's not canceled. ...

In South Africa, child homicides show violence 'entrenched'

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — At night, Amanda Zitho worries her little boy is shivering and cold in his coffin and yearns to take him a blanket. She knows Wandi’s dead and gone and it’s senseless, b...

England ODI series in South Africa canceled because of COVID

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — England's ODI cricket series in South Africa was canceled Monday after an outbreak of COVID-19 cases at the luxurious Cape Town hotel where both teams are staying. ...

SAfrica-England ODI delayed again after more COVID-19 cases

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — The first one-day international between South Africa and England has been delayed again after more COVID-19 cases were identified at the teams' hotel in Cape Town, this ...

SAfrica-England game postponed after player tests positive

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — The first cricket one-day international between South Africa and England was postponed Friday after another player tested positive for the coronavirus in the host teams'...

Explosion at South Africa oil refinery, no injuries reported

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — An early-morning explosion at an oil refinery in the South African coastal city of Durban caused a large fire and sent plumes of black smoke into the air on Friday. ...

Diop, who delivered memorable World Cup upset, dies at 42

Papa Bouba Diop, the tall Senegal midfielder who scored the goal that delivered one of the greatest upsets in World Cup history, has died. He was 42. "FIFA is saddened to learn of th...

Much more than just cricket in England-South Africa series

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — The buildup to England’s cricket series in South Africa included coronavirus tests, bio-bubbles and quarantines. That’s a given nowadays for sports that involve internat...

2nd South Africa player has virus ahead of England series

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — A second South Africa cricketer has tested positive for the coronavirus ahead of the Twenty20 and ODI series against England. The positive test was ann...

South African police use tear gas on protest over race

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — South African police used tear gas, stun grenades and water cannons on hundreds of mainly Black protesters who gathered again Friday outside a high school in a predomina...

South Africa player positive for virus, England all clear

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — One player in the South Africa cricket squad has tested positive for the coronavirus ahead of a six-game limited-over series against England and two others have also bee...

Lawyer: Semenya to go to European Court of Human Rights

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Caster Semenya’s lawyer said Tuesday they will take her case to the European Court of Human Rights in what’s likely to be a last-ditch legal challenge against regulation...

Fugitive preacher sparks diplomatic incident in South Africa

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — A preacher who calls himself a prophet has triggered anger, a diplomatic incident and a good amount of head scratching by authorities in South Africa after skipping bail...

Algeria draws, still qualifies for African Cup

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Algeria qualified for the African Cup of Nations in 2022 and will get the chance to defend its title at the delayed tournament despite letting a two-goal lead slip in Zi...

Mane leads Senegal to 2022 African Cup qualification

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Senegal became the first team to qualify for the 2022 African Cup of Nations with Sadio Mane scoring in a 1-0 win over Guinea-Bissau on Sunday. Senegal...