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Crunch time for Lions

Another quality 80-minute performance and the Lions will be in with a real chance of winning this year’s Super Rugby title.


Herath bowls Sri Lanka to victory

Rangana Herath claimed four Australian wickets to spin Sri Lanka to a remarkable 106-run victory on an intriguing final day in the weather-hit first Test.


Hurricanes secure home final

Wellington Hurricanes advanced to the Super Rugby final for the second successive year with a 25-9 victory over the Chiefs.


Chiefs, Pirates fans in for a treat

You may be thinking that today’s Soweto Derby between Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates (3pm) is not worth even lifting a finger. You’ll be wrong, writes Mazola Molefe.


Putin organises his own Olympics for banned stars

The Russian track and field athletes banned from this summer's Olympics in Rio next month competed in a makeshift tournament of their own, titled Stars 2016, in front of a modest crowd in Moscow.


Fergie gives green light to Pogba deal

Sir Alex Ferguson has given Paul Pogba’s £100million signing his approval after dining with Jose Mourinho at Manchester United’s training ground.


Games a microcosm of life in all its grandeur

Ockert De Villiers says covering the Olympics is a rush unlike anything else, and once you get your first taste it becomes an addiction.


Men behind the Lions’ success

Jacques van der Westhuyzen looks at the re-birth of the Lions, and the men behind their success.


Everton dig in heels over Stones

Everton are ready to play hardball with Manchester City over the transfer of John Stones.


Herath leaves Aussies reeling

Sri Lankan spinner Rangana Herath dismissed four Australian wickets to derail the tourists' chase on the tense final day of the rain-hit first Test.


New Reds ‘keeper suffers broken hand

Liverpool's new German goalkeeper Loris Karius is set to be out for up to 10 weeks with a broken hand suffered in a 1-0 friendly defeat by Chelsea.


Mickelson makes cut despite horror start

Phil Mickelson made a “horrific” start to the second round of the PGA Championship but recovered to make the cut with nothing to spare.


Big low after England’s famous World Cup win

Fifty years on from the greatest day in the history of English football, pessimists fear that the prospect of becoming world champions again is slim.


Russian weightlifters barred from Rio Olympics

Russia's weightlifting team has been barred from competing at the Rio Olympics in August over doping offences, the sport's governing federation said.


Easy win for SA Under-23s over Brazil’s police

The South African Under-23 team wrapped up their preparations for the Rio Olympics with a 4-0 win over the Brazilian police department.


Wenger keen to sign another forward

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has said he wants to add one more attacking player to bolster his ranks before the new Premier League season.


Stenson joins PGA leaders

British Open champion Henrik Stenson grabbed a share of the lead in the second round of the PGA Championship with an eagle and two birdies in a five-hole run.


No fanfare for Keshi’s burial

Former Nigeria skipper and coach Stephen Keshi has been laid to rest in his village of Ilah, southern Nigeria, but without the fanfare promised by the country's government.


Rio mayor slames Games organizers

Rio de Janeiro's Mayor Eduardo Paes lashed out at the city's Olympics organizing committee, accusing it of "serious problems".


Pitso’s delighted with Sundowns players

Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane guided his team to the CAF Champions League semifinals and he was predictably pleased to have done it.


NEWS24 SPORT

Sport24.co.za | Barrett masterclass sees 'Canes beat Chiefs

A masterclass at flyhalf from Beauden Barrett saw the Hurricanes beat the Chiefs in their Super Rugby semi-final in Wellington.

Sport24.co.za | Battling start for SA 'A' in Brisbane

SA 'A’s first experience of the pink ball did not go according to plan as they endured a battling start to the first four-day Test against Australia 'A'.

Sport24.co.za | Usain Bolt chases history in Brazil

In an exclusive interview with Sport24, Usain Bolt has outlined his determination to leave an inedible mark on world sport by defending his titles in Rio.

Sport24.co.za | First blood to Sri Lanka in Oz series

Veteran spinner Rangana Herath grabbed a five-wicket haul to help Sri Lanka stun Australia on the fifth and final day of the first Test in Pallekele.

Sport24.co.za | Ertugral backs new Bucs to shine

Orlando Pirates coach Muhsin Ertugral has backed Abbubaker Mobara and Riyaad Norodien to grow under his mentorship at the Soweto giants.

Sport24.co.za | Lebese confident in new-look Chiefs

Kaizer Chiefs midfielder George Lebese believes the newly assembled Amakhosi team will prove their doubters wrong in the upcoming season.

Sport24.co.za | Mhlongo: It's an emotional game for me

Orlando Pirates goalkeeper Brighton Mhlongo has revealed that the Carling Black Label Cup is an emotional match for him.

Sport24.co.za | Klopp explains Mkhitaryan decision

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has explained the thinking behind his decision not to rival Manchester United for the signature of Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

Sport24.co.za | Di Matteo resigned to Gana joining Everton

Aston Villa manager Roberto di Matteo expects Idrissa Gana to join Everton after the Premier League club triggered a release clause in his contract.

Sport24.co.za | Ranieri sets survival target for Leicester

With a first Premier League title under their belts, Leicester City could be forgiven for expecting the silverware to just keep coming.

Sport24.co.za | American duo share PGA lead

Americans Robert Streb and Jimmy Walker share the halfway lead at the PGA Championship.

Sport24.co.za | Every Olympic Sevens player tested for doping

World Rugby has announced details of its targeted pre-Olympic Games Sevens anti-doping testing and education programme.

Sport24.co.za | Disheartened McIlroy seeks answers

Rory McIlroy ended a "disappointing" year at the majors by missing the cut at the PGA Championship for the first time in his career.

Sport24.co.za | Djokovic, Monfils reach Toronto semis

Novak Djokovic needed some luck to escape with victory over Tomas Berdych for a place in the semi-finals of the ATP Tour's Toronto Masters.

Sport24.co.za | Argentina Olympic team hotel robbed

Argentina's Olympic football team charged that cash and electronics were stolen from players' hotel rooms while they were playing a friendly in Mexico.

Sport24.co.za | Klopp confirms Karius injury blow

Liverpool have been dealt a blow on the eve of the new campaign after manager Jürgen Klopp confirmed Loris Karius has suffered a broken hand.

Sport24.co.za | List of all-time Major low rounds of 63

All-time list of record low major 18-hole rounds of 63, which reached 30 when American Robert Streb matched the mark at the PGA Championship at Baltusrol.

Sport24.co.za | Kerber, Halep set up Wimbledon rematch

Simona Halep rallied for victory over Svetlana Kuznetsova to set up a semi-final showdown with Angelique Kerber in Montreal.

Sport24.co.za | Herath's strikes derail Australia's chase

Rangana Herath dismissed four Australian batsmen to help Sri Lanka inch closer to victory on a tense final day of the rain-hit first Test in Pallekele.

Sport24.co.za | Bartoli on 'road to recovery'

Former Wimbledon winner Marion Bartoli insists she is "on the road to recovery" after a mystery virus caused her dramatic weight loss.

BBC SPORT

US PGA Championship 2016: Rory McIlroy misses cut as Walker and Streb lead

Rory McIlroy misses the cut at the US PGA Championship for the first time in his career as Robert Streb and Jimmy Walker lead at Baltusrol.

Konta loses to qualifier to miss out on top 10 place

Johanna Konta misses a chance to become the first British woman to break into the world's top 10 since 1984 with defeat by Kristina Kucova.

Sri Lanka beat Australia in Pallekele; tourists set world record in defeat

Sri Lanka win a Test match against Australia for just the second time, with the tourists setting a world record in defeat.

Yusra swam for her life - now Syrian refugee will swim in Rio

Syrian refugee Yusra Mardini was swimming for her life in the sea towards Europe a year ago - now she is about to swim at Rio 2016.

Six tonnes of food & an on-board vet - how you get £1m of horses to Rio

It takes years of planning, a business-class flight and several tonnes of luggage to get a Team GB horse to the Rio Olympics.

Walter Zenga: Wolves name former Italy international as head coach

Wolves name former Italy international Walter Zenga as their new head coach after Kenny Jackett's sacking.

Rio Countdown: 14-year-old Comaneci's perfect 10

BBC Sport continues the countdown to the 2016 Rio Olympics by looking back at Nadia Comaneci's routine on the uneven bars, which earned the first ever perfect 10 in Olympic history.

Monfils ousts Raonic to set up Djokovic semi-final

Gael Monfils beats Canada's Milos Raonic in straight sets in Toronto to set up a Rogers Cup semi-final with Novak Djokovic.

Highlights & report: Hull edge Wigan to reach Challenge Cup final

Fetuli Talanoa pounces on a costly Wigan mistake to help Hull FC reach their second Challenge Cup final in four years.

Frampton promises fight fans a 'shock' in New York

Carl Frampton says "people will be in for a shock" when he fights champion Leo Santa Cruz for the WBA featherweight title.

Rio 2016: Russian weightlifters banned from Olympic Games

Russia's weightlifting team is banned from competing at the Rio Olympics because of doping offences.

T20 Blast: Yorkshire, Essex and Durham join Nottinghamshire in quarter-finals

Yorkshire, Essex and Durham claim the final three quarter-final spots in the last round of T20 Blast group games.

Loris Karius: Liverpool goalkeeper ruled out with broken hand

New Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius is ruled out for eight to 10 weeks with a broken hand.

Rio Olympics 2016: 'Small fire' at Australia team building

The Australian Olympic Committee confirm there has been a "small fire" in the basement of the team's building in Rio.

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Challenge Cup highlights: Wigan Warriors 12-16 Hull FC

Watch the best of the action from Friday's Challenge Cup semi-final as Hull FC secure a place at Wembley with a 16-12 win over Wigan Warriors.

Women's British Open: Kim Sei-young birdies with delightful chip shot

Korean Kim Sei-young birdies with a delightful approach on the 13th during her second round at the Women's British Open.

Man Utd: Wayne Rooney says Jose Mourinho is a fantastic manager

Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney says he can see why Jose Mourinho - the club's new manager - has been so successful.

Women's British Open: Lexi Thompson birdies with fine bunker shot

American Lexi Thompson birdies with this impressive bunker shot on the 16th on day two at the Women's British Open.

German Grand Prix: Can Nico Rosberg stop Lewis Hamilton?

BBC Sport's Tom Clarkson looks ahead to this weekend's German Grand Prix in Hockenheim.

German GP: How have Formula 1 cockpits evolved?

Williams development driver Alex Lynn takes Tom Clarkson through the various ages of Formula 1 cockpits.

Rio 2016: Ben Johnson stripped of Olympic title in 1988

BBC Sport continues the countdown to the 2016 Rio Olympic Games with the moment Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson stuns the world by winning the 100m final in 1988, but is stripped of his gold medal after testing positive for steroids.

Rio 2016: Nicola Adams confident of Olympic title defence

Great Britain's Nicola Adams says she is ready to defend her Olympic boxing title and feeling confident she will win gold in Rio.

World Cup 1966: Sir Geoff Hurst describes his historic final hat-trick

As BBC Sport marks the 50th anniversary of England's historic World Cup 1966 win, Sir Geoff Hurst relives his hat-trick for England in the final.

Women's Beach Soccer: Sun, sea, sand, bicycle kicks and a European Championship

As England's women head to the first ever European Championships, BBC Sport looks at the skilful sport of beach soccer.

Rio Olympics 2016: How long distance running helped overcome loss of son

Inspiring stories of how sport has changed the lives of Brazilians for the better ahead of the Olympics.

Rio 2016: Callum Hawkins trains in heat chamber for Olympics marathon

Scottish marathon runner Callum Hawkins gets ready to run the Olympic marathon by training in 35C heat and 80% humidity.

'I am truly riding to beat MS in every sense'

Meet five inspiring people from the 100,000 who will be taking to the roads in RideLondon this weekend.

Rio Olympics 2016: Russian athletes are arriving, but how many will compete?

Russian athletes are arriving in Rio for the Olympics Games, but how many will be cleared to compete?

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

This week's sport on the BBC includes The Women's Open golf, US PGA Championship and German Grand Prix.

Team GB finalised for Rio - but who are the 366?

Team GB will send 366 athletes to Rio for the 2016 Olympic Games.

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BBC Sport launches a newsletter that gives you a slightly different take on the world of sport.








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