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McIlroy breaks silence after US Open agony, says he will take break from golf after 'toughest' day

Rory McIlroy said on Monday he plans to take a break from golf after describing his epic US Open collapse as probably the 'toughest' day of his professional career. In his first public comments since his meltdown at Pinehurst on Sunday t
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18 Jun 2024

Pieter-Steph named captain as Springboks pick 4 debutants for Wales Test at Twickenham

Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus has named his first team of the 2024 season for Saturday's Test against Wales at Twickenham. Flanker Pieter-Steph du Toit will captain the Springboks in what will be their first Test since winning the Rugby
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18 Jun 2024

New Zealand Super Rugby player, 25, dies after 'medical event'

Highlanders outside back Connor Garden-Bachop has died aged 25 after an unspecified 'medical event', New Zealand Rugby said on Tuesday. Police said they were called to the scene of a sudden death in Christchurch on Monday evening. It is
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18 Jun 2024

Bezuidenhout leads SA contingent at US Open, 8 shots off leader Aberg

It was a mixed day for the South African contingent after the second round of the US Open at Pinehurst on Friday. While Christiaan Bezuidenhout and Dean Burmester made the cut and will play the weekend rounds, Erik Van Rooyen and Casey J
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15 Jun 2024

Christiaan Bezuidenhout the best-placed South African after US Open opening round

Christiaan Bezuidenhout led the South African charge in the opening round of the US Open at Pinehurst on Thursday. Bezuidenhout shot a two-over round of 72 to sit tied for 50th on a tricky course characterised by its dome-shaped greens,
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14 Jun 2024

Sharks star Fassi scoops URC Try of the Season accolade

Sharks fullback Aphelele Fassi has scooped the 2023/24 URC Try of the Season accolade. Fassi's virtuoso solo effort against Edinburgh in Round 13 has been voted as Try of the Season following a social media vote by URC fans, with over 5
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13 Jun 2024

Benni McCarthy to stay at Man United, with Ten Hag reportedly set to get owners' blessing

In a move that signals continuity and stability, Manchester United have chosen to retain Erik ten Hag as their manager, according to The Athletic . LIVE | Transfer Window Alongside this decision, Ten Hag has also requeste
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13 Jun 2024

Kolbe back in Bok camp, could 'possibly' be available for first Ireland Test

Star Springbok winger Cheslin Kolbe has rejoined his team-mates at their training camp in Pretoria. The double World Cup-winner is struggling with a knee injury he sustained on club duty for Tokyo Sungoliath in Japan. READ |
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13 Jun 2024

McIlroy says divorce is off after reconciliation

Rory McIlroy and his wife Erica have called off their divorce and are looking forward to 'a new beginning', the golfer told The Guardian newspaper on Tuesday. McIlroy filed divorce papers to end the seven-year marriage last month , on th
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12 Jun 2024