Category: SPORTS

SOPHISTICATED ENGLAND WALLOP THE PROTEAS

 

A century from England skipper Eoin Morgan powered the hosts to 339/6 from their fifty overs and a 72 run win over the Proteas at Headingley on Wednesday.

 

CAPE TOWN – The task was always going to be difficult after England posted a total of 339/6 but the Proteas were ahead on comparative run rate for much of their innings.

Amla and Du Plessis put on 112 for the second wicket to stabilise the innings after the early loss of Quinton de Kock but thereafter the Proteas could not post decent partnerships with the next best being the 37 for the ninth wicket between Wayne Parnell and Kagiso Rabada.

Many of the batsmen got out to loose shots

KENYA’S MORRIS GACHAGA WINNER OF THE FNB CAPE TOWN 12 ONERUN

Kenya’s 22-year-old Morris Gachaga may be softly spoken, but there is nothing wrong with his legs – and did they do some serious talking at the 2017 FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN on Sunday, when the diminutive runner smashed the previous world best on a point to point course by

four seconds

.Morris Gachaga runs new 12km record

Gachaga crossed the line in 33:27 eclipsing the 33:31 of Sammy Kitwara at the Bay to Breakers in May 2009.

Over 13 000 runners lined the start at Woodbridge Island in Milnerton in near perfect weather

BLITZBOKS ARRIVE CAPE TOWN TO A HEROES WELCOME AFTER WINNING WORLD SEVEN SERIES (WATCH VIDEO)

The Blitzboks arrived in Cape Town to a heroes welcome on Tuesday after securing the 2016/17 HSBC World Sevens Series title in Paris 10 days ago. Coach Neil Powell promised that his side would not stand still now that they have won the title after four years of finishing runners-up.

CAPE TOWN – The goal is to keep pushing the boundaries of sevens play.

“There is a saying that if you stand still you are actually going backwards‚ so we have to go and search for the one percenters that will take us to another level‚” Powell said.

“We have to stay ahead of the bunch because everybody is improving.

“There are a group of new coaches on the

CITY OF CAPE TOWN AWAITS DOCS FOR ALL BLACKS, SPRINGBOK FACE-OFF

SA Rugby confirmed on Monday that the Test match between the Springboks and the All Blacks is scheduled for 7 October, pending the outcome of the application.

City of Cape Town logo. Picture: Twitter/@CityofCT.

CAPE TOWN – The City of Cape Town has told Eyewitness News that they are yet to receive the necessary documentation regarding an application for a security certificate for Newlands

TRAFFIC: WEST COAST ROAD CLOSED

ROAD CLOSED SUNDAY 21 MAY BETWEEN 8:30 AM- 11:30 AM

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MILNERTON – There will be road closure on West Coast road R27 Northbound between Boundary Road and Loxton road in the early hours of Sunday, 21 May. This is due to Cape Town One run taking place on the traffic line.

There will be diversion signs for travellers to link their various destinations.

PHOTO: West Coast Road closed due to Cape Town Run. Peter Okafor/ExpressCapetown

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CONOR MCGREGOR SIGNS DEAL FOR MAYWEATHER FIGHT

The long-rumoured bout between undefeated American boxing champion Floyd Mayweather and mixed martial arts champion Conor McGregor is halfway to becoming a reality after the Irish signed a deal for the fight, it was announced on Wednesday night.

LONDON – UFC President Dana White broke the news during a television interview for TNT following the NBA’s Eastern Conference Finals matchup.

“The McGregor side is done, I’m starting to work on the

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