Time to rebuild for South Africa cricket

March 6, 2014

First Jacques Kallis retired. Then Graeme Smith called it quits. In between, South Africa lost a test series against Australia, their first at home since the 2008-09 season.

Test cricket bids adieu to conqueror Kallis

December 31, 2013

Time has come for the world of test cricket to move on without its biggest conqueror – Jacques Kallis. He is arguably the greatest cricketer to have played the game  and his retirement ends a career that has been both revered and envied.

Domination in ODIs a thing of the past

February 7, 2013

Recent results in one-day cricket have not only made a mockery of the rankings but it has also injected some much-needed excitement in the format.

Wanderers test will not match Newlands. But for better or worse?

November 14, 2011

Last week’s crazy Cape Town test match between South Africa and Australia, where 23 wickets fell in a day and the visitors narrowly avoided the lowest ever test score, will go down in cricket’s esteemed annals.

Cricket World Cup — live

March 24, 2011

Join us for coverage of the revamped Cricket World Cup on the subcontinent. Follow all the drama here with regular posts and some of the best photographs around. Comments welcome!

Venter leaves a cult hero for exposing interview hypocrisy

January 14, 2011

SPORT RUGBYBrendan Venter, Saracen’s idiosyncratic coach, has returned home to South Africa leaving opinion sharply divided in Britain after a surreal televison interview which has won him a cult following on YouTube.

from Reuters Soccer Blog:

Soccer City a white elephant? 90,000 say otherwise

December 6, 2010

SOCCER-WORLD/Since July’s World Cup final, which attracted an official attendance of 84 490, the crowds at Johannesburg’s Soccer City have been getting bigger and bigger.

from Photographers' Blog:

No turning back as Africa’s hour arrives

July 12, 2010

A local child carries a ball while playing soccer at a dirt field in Soweto, Johannesburg June 7, 2010. The 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup kicks off on June 11.          REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

The 2010 World Cup has been a memorable and momentous occasion not only for me, but for South Africa, the African continent and the rest of the world.

from Reuters Soccer Blog:

World Cup final live — Spain 1 Dutch 0 – how it happened

July 10, 2010

We've followed every World Cup match live here and it's now time for the final --- the Netherlands v Spain. Join us here for commentary, discussion of the game and the best photos in the world.

from Reuters Soccer Blog:

Losing team’s national stock markets at risk

By Reuters Staff
July 10, 2010

SOCCER-WORLD/By Ross Kerber

Two national market indexes that may not shine on Monday are those of Spain and the Netherlands, whose soccer teams are scheduled to meet in the World Cup's championship game on Sunday.