South Africa doesn't deny it's withdrawing from Rugby Champs

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — The South African rugby body says it has “noted” media reports that the Springboks will withdraw from the Rugby Championship and has made no move to deny it, with an off...

SAfrican cricket in danger of ban as government intervenes

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — South Africa is in danger of being banned from international cricket after its government said Wednesday that it intended to intervene in the affairs of the sport's nati...

Report on South African body cricket alleges corruption

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Investigators have recommended that the South African cricket body consider registering a criminal case against its fired CEO and others for corruption regarding a $212,...

South Africa pulls teams from Super Rugby to play in Europe

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — The South African Rugby Union decided Tuesday to withdraw its top club teams from Super Rugby in favor of playing in Europe's PRO14 league, and blamed New Zealand for th...

Rugby returns in South Africa after 6-month shutout

Top-level rugby returned in South Africa on Saturday after a six-month shutout because of the coronavirus pandemic, as the Bulls beat the Sharks 49-28 in the first of two exhibition games involving th...

'Early discussions' over more South African teams in PRO14

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Europe's PRO14 rugby league is in “early discussions” to add more South African teams next year, it said Wednesday, which might lead to the break up of the southern hemi...

South Africa cricket at risk of ban as Olympic body steps in

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — The crisis at South Africa's governing cricket body deepened Friday after the country's Olympic committee moved to investigate its finances and suspend the entire board....

Virus causes more delays for African Champions League

The governing body of African soccer decided Thursday to push back the semifinals and final of its Champions League by another three weeks because of a spike in coronavirus cases and new travel restri...

Ben Jipcho, the 'rabbit' who helped Keino beat Ryun, dies

Ben Jipcho, a Kenyan runner who sacrificed his hopes of winning a medal at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics to help teammate Kip Keino beat American rival Jim Ryun in the 1,500 meters, died Friday. He wa...

Lions tour to South Africa in 2021 to go ahead as planned

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — The British and Irish Lions rugby tour to South Africa will go ahead as planned next year, the teams said Wednesday, trusting that the coronavirus outbreak in a country ...

No rugby for world champion as South Africa maintains ban

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — The South African government maintained a ban on all contact sports competitions on Saturday because of the coronavirus, meaning the country's professional rugby teams a...

Ex-tennis champ Bob Hewitt, convicted of rape, out on parole

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Former Grand Slam doubles champion Bob Hewitt was released from prison on parole on Friday after serving nearly four years of a six-year sentence for the rape and sexual...

Former Olympic swimming champion van der Burgh has virus

Former Olympic swimming champion Cameron van der Burgh said he has contracted the coronavirus and added his voice to concerns for athletes' well-being if the Tokyo Games go ahead as scheduled. ...

Semenya switching to 200 meters in bid to run at Olympics

Caster Semenya says she's switching events to the 200 meters in a bid to run at the Olympics. The two-time Olympic 800-meter champion is barred from competing in top-level events fro...

Steve Smith to captain Welsh team in The Hundred

Former Australia captain Steve Smith was named Wednesday to lead the Welsh Fire in the inaugural season of The Hundred cricket league in Britain, another step on his road back following the ball-tampe...