Herman Gibbs

With Keating, this field will take some beating

Stars tee off at Gary Player Invitational   British Lions rugby star Martin Bayfield, along with Irish vocalists Ronan Keating and Brian McFadden are just a few of the well-known celebrities that will be participating in the Gary Player Invitational being held on July 22nd at the Wentworth Golf Club. The Gary Player Invitational series at Wentworth is the second …

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Neels has Jovan hot on Ernie’s heels

By Lali Stander, South African Golf Association It’s hard to believe, but for the first time in more than a decade, the Open Championship fans won’t see the familiar figure of Neels Els walking with defending champion, Ernie Els, at Muirfield. Instead – and at the Big Easy’s urging – Els will be walking the fairways of the Torrey Pines …

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Vroom vroom Brit Froome wins TDF 15th stage

British rider Chris Froome showed why he remains the overwhelming Tour de France favourite by winning Sunday’s grueling 15th stage up to Mont Ventoux to extend his lead over main rival Alberto Contador. Froome attacked about two-thirds of the way up the mammoth 21-kilometre (13—mile) Ventoux, and his brutal acceleration was too much for two-time former champion Contador. The Spaniard …

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United shut out ‘Noisy Neighbours’

SuperSport United upset English giants Manchester City 2-0 in their Nelson Mandela Football Invitational pre-season friendly at Loftus Versfeld on Sunday. After a goalless first half, lanky Mame Niang and Kermit Erasmus netted in the 56th and 81st minutes, respectively. Niang rose above the City defence for the opener before fellow substitute, Erasmus, sealed the deserved victory in the dying …

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SA ump makes crucial Ashes call

Australia has suffered a heartbreaking defeat in controversial circumstances at Trent Bridge on Sunday. This match, an Ashes classic, was always destined to come down to the last pair and be decided by the Decision Review System, which has dominated the match, and it did. Australia lost the match by 14 runs when Brad Haddin was given out caught behind …

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Gay tests positive, won’t be in Moscow

The American sprinter Tyson Gay has tested positive for a banned substance and says he will pull out of the world championships in August in Moscow. Gay has not revealed the substance but said he was notified by the US Anti-Doping Agency on Friday that a sample came back positive from a 16 May out-of-competition test. He said he will …

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Just like watching Brazil as Arsenal hit 7

Arsenal donned their new, Brazil-style away kit and played like five-time world champions as they blew away the Indonesia Dream Team 7-0 at the start of their Asian tour on Sunday. Unveiling their yellow shirts and blue shorts in Jakarta, academy whizz-kids Chuba Akpom and Kristoffer Olsson scored on their first-team debuts as Arsenal poured on six goals after half-time. …

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Western Cape win SAB League National Champs

Western Cape were crowned SAFA SAB League National Champions, edging out Mpumalanga 3-2 at the Coetzenburg Stadium in Stellenbosch on Saturday (13 July 2013) afternoon. Despite an incessant drizzle and gloomy grey skies there was a festival atmosphere at the Coetzenburg Stadium as fans packed the main grandstand, with numerous football dignitaries, coaches and scouts also in attendance. The final …

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Stormers, Bulls not feeling too bullish

Bulls win the cup but lose the war   By Herman R Gibbs, Cape Dreams Editor Victory in defeat left a bitter-sweet taste in the mouths of the title-chasing Bulls after they were outplayed 30-13 by the Stormers in the Super Rugby derby at Newlands on Saturday evening. Straight after the match the Bulls were awarded a trophy for winning …

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Pride fuels Stormers at Newlands bullrun

Stormers reduce Bulls to bulldust   By Herman R Gibbs, Cape Dreams Editor The Stormers rounded off their 2013 Super Rugby season in thrilling fashion with a deserved 30-13 win over their arch-rivals, the Bulls, in a lively SA Conference derby at Newlands, on Saturday evening. The Stormers’ victory also meant that the Bulls did not finish on top of …

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