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Leicester relishing Champions League debut

Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy has said the club will look to enjoy competing against Europe's elite in their Champions League debut.


Boks are a team in crisis

Mike Greenaway says the Springboks seem leaderless, rudderless and bereft of conviction as to how they want to play the game.


Black Caps on the back foot

The Proteas grabbed three New Zealand wickets during the morning session on day three of the second and final Test at SuperSport Park.


Something needs to change at Sascoc

Chief Sports writer Kevin McCallum says sports administration has become less about the athlete and more about the administrator.


Momentum vital ahead of derby - Rooney

Wayne Rooney says Man United's unbeaten start to the EPL has helped the club build momentum before the derby clash against Man City.


Barrett commits to NZRU

All Blacks star flyhalf Beauden Barrett has inked a new deal across all levels of the game, in what is a major signing for New Zealand Rugby.


Duminy: Hopefully the start of great things to come

JP Duminy's 88 in the second Test against New Zealand would've been even sweeter than usual, and agrees it was "a long time coming".


Problem areas Bok coach must address

The Rugby Championship takes a break this weekend but there will be no rest for Springbok coach Allister Coetzee.


Malesela not surprised by Chippa

Chippa United could emerge as this season’s surprise packages, writes Hosea Ramphekwa.


Thou shall not question Sascoc

Chief Sports Writer Kevin McCallum laments the skewed relationship between Sascoc and our top athletes.


Knuckling down pays off for Faf

Stand-in Proteas skipper Faf Du Plessis scored 112 not out as South Africa declared on 481/8 on the second day of the final Test against New Zealand.


Aguero facing three game ban

Sergio Aguero is facing a three-match ban after throwing an elbow at Winston Reid on Sunday — and could miss the Manchester derby.


Cape Town City already turning heads

Cape Town City are in negotiations to play the second leg of their MTN8 semi-final at Newlands Rugby Stadium next month.


Proteas are in the pound seats

If the play for the majority of the day seemed tedious, the final hour’s excitement here on Sunday more than made up for it.


How Komphela can turn things around at Chiefs

Yet another defeat has put Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela under an even bigger microscope, writes Mazola Molefe.


Plenty for Bok coach to work on

A year on from crashing to Los Pumas for the first time, in Durban, the Boks on Saturday lost for the first time in Argentina.


Faf hundred creates Elgar dilemma

It wasn’t his most fluent innings, but Faf du Plessis re-established himself in the Proteas Test side with a typically grafting display against New Zealand on Sunday.


Steyn, Philander help put SA in control

South Africa assumed complete control of the second Sunfoil Test against New Zealand reducing the tourists to 38/3 at the end of the second day.


Cape Town City draw Wits in Cup semi

Cape Town City will travel to Johannesburg to take on Wits in the second semi-final of the MTN8 after the draw was conducted on Sunday.


West Brom miss chance of top-six spot

West Brom missed a chance to move into the Premier League’s top six when they were held to a 0-0 draw by Middlesbrough on Sunday.


NEWS24 SPORT

Sport24.co.za | Why Strauss may cling to captaincy

Few compelling other contenders may ensure an onward ticket for embattled Bok skipper Adriaan Strauss, writes Rob Houwing.

Sport24.co.za | 5 talking points: Boks v Argentina

Herman Mostert highlights FIVE talking points following the Springboks’ 26-24 defeat to Argentina in Salta.

Sport24.co.za | Khune asks for patience from fans

Kaizer Chiefs captain Itumeleng Khune has promised the fans that Amakhosi will be working very hard to turn around the team's poor form.

Sport24.co.za | De Allende hits back at fan, says sorry

Springbok centre Damian de Allende has apologised after hitting out at a rugby fan who criticised his performance against Argentina.

Sport24.co.za | Bafana games remain of critical value

Bafana games against Mauritania and Egypt are of critical importance in formulating a team for the SWC qualifiers, reports Sy Lerman.

Sport24.co.za | Bailey praises Warner as a 'natural leader'

Australia batsman George Bailey has praised David Warner's leadership skills as he skippers the side in the ODI series against Sri Lanka.

Sport24.co.za | Pumas climb in rankings, Boks stay 3rd

Argentina have climbed two places in the World Rugby rankings after beating South Africa in the Rugby Championship.

Sport24.co.za | Mbonambi left to warm the bench - again

Bongo Mbonambi has gone another Test match without getting onto the field as Adriaan Strauss soldiers on.

Sport24.co.za | Phipps hurls Fekitoa's boot into the crowd

Footage has emerged of Wallabies replacement halfback Nick Phipps performing an unsportsmanlike action during Saturday Test in Wellington.

Sport24.co.za | All Blacks release 12 players to Mitre 10 Cup teams

With the All Blacks not back in Rugby Championship action until September 10, 12 players have been released to their Mitre 10 Cup teams.

Sport24.co.za | Kings unscathed after WP clash

The Eastern Province Kings emerged relatively unscathed following a bruising encounter against Western Province at the weekend.

Sport24.co.za | Pitso relishing Chippa duel

Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane says he is looking forward to coming up against Dan Malesela in the MTN8 semi-final against Chippa United.

Sport24.co.za | Louw compares Boks to West Indies

Former Springbok flank Rob Louw has has criticised the national team’s performance after a 26-24 loss to Argentina in Salta.

Sport24.co.za | Serena's top ranking under threat

Serena Williams retains top spot in the WTA world rankings heading into the US Open with Angelique Kerber snapping at her heals.

Sport24.co.za | South Africa in control of 2nd Test

Quick bowlers Vernon Philander and Dale Steyn have had two wickets each as South Africa turned the screw in the second Test.

Sport24.co.za | Baxter embarrassed by pre-match dispute

SuperSport United coach Stuart Baxter has labelled the dispute with Mamelodi Sundowns prior to their MTN8 quarter-final defeat as an embarrassment.

Sport24.co.za | Mbalula, Sam praise successful Rio campaign

Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula congratulated SASCOC and SA’s athletes for a job well done on obtaining 10 medals at the 2016 Olympic Games.

Sport24.co.za | Wallabies job not under threat - Cheika

Michael Cheika does not feel under threat as coach in the wake of Wallabies latest heavy loss to New Zealand.

Sport24.co.za | Djokovic, Nadal... Phil Collins kick-off US Open

Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal get their US Open campaigns underway on Monday alongside rock music legend Phil Collins.

Sport24.co.za | Dilshan: Decision to retire was spontaneous

Sri Lanka legend Tillekaratne Dilshan has revealed that his decision to retire from the international game was not a thought-out one.

BBC SPORT

Sofiane Boufal: Southampton break transfer record to sign midfielder from Lille

Southampton sign Moroccan attacking midfielder Sofiane Boufal from Lille in a club-record £16m deal.

Jason Gillespie: Yorkshire coach to leave county at end of season

Yorkshire coach Jason Gillespie is to leave his role at the end of the season, the county confirm.

England: Sam Allardyce to reveal captain on Tuesday

England manager Sam Allardyce says he will name his captain on Tuesday, and explains his reasons for calling up Michail Antonio.

The £13m teenager who could be 'Scotland's Gareth Bale'

Fast-tracked by Scotland, and now the most expensive Scottish player after 13 starts for Nottingham Forest - what do you need to know about Oliver Burke?

Who scored a textbook Denis Law header? Garth's team of the week

Who scored a textbook Denis Law header? Which player is coping and not moping? Who is happy again? Find out in Garth Crooks' team of the week.

Rio 2016 Paralympics: A sport-by-sport guide

BBC Sport's guide to all of the sports at the Rio 2016 Paralympics.

Rio Most-Watched: No 24 - Page wins shock trampoline silver

Bryony Page wins trampoline silver to become the first British woman to claim an Olympic medal in the event.

Max Verstappen will cause huge accident, says Kimi Raikkonen

Max Verstappen will cause a "massive accident" if he does not change his driving tactics, Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen says.

Fiji sevens coach Ben Ryan gifted land and chief's name after Rio Olympics gold

English coach Ben Ryan is given three acres of land and a chief's name after leading Fiji's sevens team to Olympic gold in Rio.

Michail Antonio: Uncapped West Ham man in Sam Allardyce's first England squad

Uncapped West Ham winger Michail Antonio is called up to manager Sam Allardyce's first England squad.

Ghana captain Gyan poised to join Reading on loan

Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan is set to join Reading on a season-long loan from Chinese side Shanghai SIPG.

Joleon Lescott: Aston Villa defender joins Greek side AEK Athens

Defender Joleon Lescott leaves Aston Villa after just one season to join Greek club AEK Athens on a two-year deal.

Patrick Reed wins The Barclays to earn place on USA Ryder Cup team

Patrick Reed wins his first tournament of the season at The Barclays to to earn place on the USA Ryder Cup team.

Mark Selby wins snooker's Paul Hunter Classic in Germany

World champion Mark Selby wins his first title of the season with victory in the Paul Hunter Classic in Germany.

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Want to know the moment a big story breaks - now you can by adding BBC Sport News Alerts in the app.

Rio Paralympics 2016: Sophie Christiansen sings Coldplay & talks Rio in Nikki Fox's Car Share

GB Paralympian Sophie Christiansen tells BBC disability news correspondent Nikki Fox that she is targeting another equestrian triple at the Rio Paralympics.

Football Focus: Mark Schwarzer & Dion Dublin discuss transfer window

Dan Walker is joined by Mark Schwarzer and Dion Dublin to discuss transfer deadline day.

One-Day Cup semi-final: Surrey beat Yorkshire by 19 runs as Stuart Meaker stars

Surrey's Stuart Meaker takes three wickets in nine balls to help beat Yorkshire by 19 runs in the One-Day Cup semi-final at Headingley.

Joe Hart: Where can the Man City goalkeeper go? - MOTD2 Extra analysis

Mark Chapman is joined by Robbie Savage, Martin Keown and Jason Burt on MOTD2 Extra to discuss which clubs may be interested in Manchester City keeper Joe Hart.

Man City 3-1 West Ham: Best Premier League performance so far - Pep Guardiola

Manager Pep Guardiola says Manchester City's 3-1 win over West Ham was their best Premier League performance so far.

Ruth Jebet breaks 3,000m steeplechase world record in Paris

Watch as Olympic champion Ruth Jebet of Bahrain breaks the women's 3,000m steeplechase world record at the Diamond League meeting in Paris.

England v Pakistan: Joe Root's 89 helps England beat Pakistan

Joe Root makes a classy 89 to help England beat Pakistan by four wickets at Lord's and go 2-0 up in the five-match one-day series.

Highlights: Celtic 4-1 Aberdeen, Scottish Premiership

Celtic continue their winning start to the Premiership season by inflicting Aberdeen's first league defeat of the campaign.

Diamond League: Laura Muir breaks British 1500m record in Paris

Laura Muir broke her own British 1500m record by more than two seconds to win at the Diamond League meeting in Paris.

'No stopping Celtic' - five Scottish talking points

Rob Maclean highlights Celtic's dominance, Rangers' struggles and a bumper weekend of attendances for the Championship.

Why Eau Rouge is one of the most feared corners in motorsport

Kevin Magnussen found out why Eau Rouge is one of the most feared corners in motorsport - here are the reasons why.

A long road - but Robson is back in business

After a three-year battle with injury Laura Robson has fought her way to the US Open - now pain free, she's ready to fulfil her early promise writes Russell Fuller.

Football fan Ed Wood vows to break stadium-visit record

A Derby County fan aims to win back the world record for visiting every English football league ground - plus one Scottish ground - in the shortest time.

'Mad Dog' Hinch on celebrity fans, curries & winning gold

GB hockey goalkeeper Maddie Hinch discusses Olympic gold, free curries, post-Rio blues and life after Kate Richardson-Walsh.

Sports Personality of the Year: Nominate your 2016 Get Inspired Unsung Hero

Do you know a local sports volunteer who deserves recognition? Find out how to nominate them for the 2016 Get Inspired Unsung Hero award.

Sport on the BBC: The best of this week's action

This week's sport on the BBC includes action from the US Open tennis, international football and England's one-day series against Pakistan.

Get Inspired: Meet two women who decided to try every Olympic sport

Think you are up for the challenge of taking on all the Olympic sports? Meet two women who did.

Rio Paralympics 2016: More sports, Russia banned and slow ticket sales

Rio is preparing itself for the Paralympics amid controversy over funding, ticket sales and Russia's ban on competing.

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