The Proteas tail fought off Sri Lanka's spinners to snatch a draw in the second Test and seal a historic series win.
Two men who have an intimate knowledge of Ephraim 'Shakes' Mashaba's work lauded his re-appointment as Bafana coach.
A Spanish court will push ahead with the process of prosecuting Barcelona's Lionel Messi for alleged tax evasion.
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Chad le Clos was a runaway gold medallist in the 200m butterfly at the Common wealth Games in Glasgow.
The New South Wales Waratahs face their nemesis the Canterbury Crusaders in this season's Super Rugby final.
Wayne Rooney scored twice and Juan Mata added another goal to lift Manchester United to a 3-2 friendly victory over AS Roma.
Vincenzo Nibali said he would never have been in with a chance of winning the Tour de France had it not been for recent improvements in tackling doping.
Jim Furyk moved closer to ending a winless streak of nearly four years when he earned a three-shot lead after the third round at the Canadian Open.
Defending champion John Isner advanced to the Atlanta Open final for the fourth time in the tournament's five-year history.
Sri Lanka stretched their overall lead over SA to 247 at lunch, on day four of the second and final Test at the Sinhalese Sports Club.
Shakes Mashaba began his job as the new Bafana Bafana coach with an apology to his boss.
South Africa bagged their first gold of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow when Herman Scholtz and Gyndolene Nel outplayed Scotland 14-10 in the para mixed pairs visually impaired competition.
Vincenzo Nibali is poised to win the Tour de France as he avoided any late dramas in the penultimate stage, a 54km time trial from Bergerac.
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