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Siya Kolisi: Shock defeat by Japan ‘has been with us for four years’

Siya Kolisi: Shock defeat by Japan ‘has been with us for four years’

Much has changed since South Africa’s shock defeat by Japan at the 2015 Rugby World Cup, but the Springboks’ scars from that day in Brighton have never completely healed. Siya Kolisi, a second-half substitute back then but now the Springboks’ captain, is praying history won’t repeat itself as the two sides meet again on Japanese…MORE

Reigning NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes suffers freak kneecap dislocation

Reigning NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes suffers freak kneecap dislocation

Kansas City Chiefs players had their heads in their hands. Even some Denver Broncos players took a knee as a mark of respect. Patrick Mahomes’ knee “didn’t even look like a knee,’ according to one teammate, after the NFL’s reigning MVP suffered a freak dislocation. It should have been a night of celebration for the…MORE

El Clasico between Barcelona and Real Madrid postponed amid Catalan protests

El Clasico between Barcelona and Real Madrid postponed amid Catalan protests

The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) has postponed El Clasico between Barcelona and Real Madrid later this month due to the ongoing Catalan protests. The lengthy jail sentences handed to pro-independence politicians earlier this week sparked furious protests across the region, which continued into a fourth day Thursday. El Clasico is one of the most highly…MORE

Manchester United, Tottenham and Everton: Is it time to stick or twist?

Manchester United, Tottenham and Everton: Is it time to stick or twist?

In a society where instant gratification is so highly prized, time is a commodity few can afford. That’s certainly the case in the English Premier League, where managers are often discarded as soon as results begin to suffer. Though just one coach has been fired so far this season — Javi Gracia lost his job…MORE

Each year, 13 boxers on average die in the ring

Each year, 13 boxers on average die in the ring

It’s a sport which can be a matter of life and death. Between 1890 and 2011, it’s estimated that 1,604 boxers died as a direct result of injuries sustained in the ring, according to a survey carried out Manuel Velazquez. That is an average of 13 deaths a year. The 27-year-old American boxer Patrick Day,…MORE

Japan a ‘formidable’ foe, says South Africa coach ahead of quarters clash

Japan a ‘formidable’ foe, says South Africa coach ahead of quarters clash

The Rugby World Cup was not yet five minutes old and Japan was staring at a nightmare. The host looked rattled. The players appeared gripped by stage fright. Even before the expectant crowd in Tokyo had got comfortable, Japan was 7-0 down to low-ranking Russia. Was the famous upset over the South African Springboks four…MORE

How much does Roger Federer know about rugby?

How much does Roger Federer know about rugby?

He may be the most successful male player in tennis history, but as a boy Roger Federer flirted with a rather different sport. His mom Lynette is from rugby-mad South Africa, and the 20-time grand slam champion says he used to practice scrums with his dad. Dig into the Federer family archives and there are…MORE

Boxer Patrick Day dies four days after being knocked out

Boxer Patrick Day dies four days after being knocked out

Boxer Patrick Day died Wednesday, four days after he was knocked out during his bout with Charles Conwell on Saturday night in Chicago. Day, 27, succumbed to a traumatic brain injury he suffered that night, according to a statement from his promoter, Lou DiBella of DiBella Entertainment. “He was surrounded by his family, close friends…MORE