The signs have been there for a number of years but the state of rugby union in Australia seems to be on an accelerated downhill path, writes GARY LEMKE.
Team South Africa wrapped up their Commonwealth Games campaign by finishing sixth on the overall table, with 13 gold, 11 silver and 13 bronze medals. GARY LEMKE gives his verdict as the curtain came down on the Gold Coast.
There are no winners in a cricketing scandal that has rocked the sport and brought Australia to its knees, writes GARY LEMKE.
AB de Villiers rescued a series that was in danger of being spoiled by animosity and crass behaviour with a match-winning hundred at St George’s Park, writes GARY LEMKE.
Those who believe in the purity of sport won’t be applauding the decision to invite Justin Gatlin to South Africa, writes GARY LEMKE.
Virat Kohli might have lost the war but he won the battle of the batsmen in a series tailormade for the bowlers.
Unseeded American Tennys Sandgren, ranked No 97 in the world, caused a shock at the Australian Open when he ousted 2014 champion Stan Wawrinka in straight sets.
The Proteas showed character and class in recording an emphatic first Test victory at Newlands.
Wayde van Niekerk missed out on being named the IAAF world athlete of the year, but the South African superstar was still celebrating success after his coach, ‘Tannie Ans’ Botha, was handed a Lifetime Coaching Achievement award.
Although Bangladesh have been poor, South Africa have been ruthless in the second Test, writes GARY LEMKE.