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.
Had this been the start of a brave new dawn for Test cricket, the South African and Bangladesh players could have shaken hands and booked a round of Sunday golf, writes GARY LEMKE.
The batsmen did their job on a flat Senwes Park pitch and now it’s up to the bowlers to turn the screws on day three of the first Test in Potchefstroom, writes GARY LEMKE.
This was ammunition for all those trying to hasten the end of five-day Test cricket as we know it, writes GARY LEMKE.
On the grandest boxing stage of them all, in the gambling mecca of Las Vegas, Gennady Golovkin found himself robbed in front of a full house at the T-Mobile Arena, writes GARY LEMKE.