Cricket players will need more mental health support: Coach Paddy Upton

24 May 2020, 8:04 AM
The novel coronavirus lockdown has been a traumatic experience for many cricketers and teams will have to change their approach to mental health when the game resumes, mental conditioning coach Paddy Upton has said.
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FIFA warned the scandal-scarred Oceania Football Confederation on Saturday that it was on its "last opportunity" to clean up its act.

Serena Williams
Serena downs Azarenka to reach Indian Wells second round 9 March 2019, 8:43 AM

Serena Williams defeated Victoria Azarenka 7-5, 6-3 in a battle of former world number ones on Friday to reach the second round at Indian Wells.

Wits stand a chance to return top of ABSA Premiership 8 March 2019, 7:17 PM

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Rugby Gold Cup to start on Saturday 8 March 2019, 5:08 PM

The South African Rugby Club competition, the Gold Cup, starts on Saturday.

Hurricanes beat the Highlanders in Super Rugby derby 8 March 2019, 1:50 PM

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LeBron James
LeBron James passes Jordan for fourth in NBA career points 8 March 2019, 8:20 AM

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Ancilla Smith
Special Olympics SA expecting improvement in 2019 World Games 7 March 2019, 7:28 PM

Special Olympics South Africa are expecting a vast improvement in 2019 from the 71 athletes its sending to this year's World Games in the United Arab Emirates.

False Bay Rugby Football Club
Rugby Gold Cup to start on Friday 7 March 2019, 3:28 PM

The Gold Cup, SA Rugby's second tier club competition after the Varsity Cup, starts this Friday.

SA Netball
SA wins bid to host 2023 Netball World Cup 7 March 2019, 1:43 PM

South Africa will host another major sporting event in the not too distant future.

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India boycott threat looms over cricket’s global showpiece 7 March 2019, 12:13 PM

Border tensions between India and Pakistan are casting a cloud over this year's cricket World Cup with the threat of a boycott hanging over their highly-anticipated clash in England.

Soccer ball
CAF Champions League surprise side on course for quarter-finals 7 March 2019, 7:00 AM

CAF Champions League side CS Constantine of Algeria will be the first qualifiers for the quarter-finals if they avoid defeat on Friday at home to Club Africain of Tunisia.

Federer celebrates 100th career milestone 7 March 2019, 6:29 AM

Roger Federer is still savouring his latest remarkable milestone but the Swiss great says his 100th career title is not a sign he's super-human.

Rabada hits 150 km/h to steer South Africa to victory over Sri Lanka 6 March 2019, 8:42 PM

Kagiso Rabada led a pace assault as South Africa defended a below-par total in the second one-day international against Sri Lanka at SuperSport Park on Wednesday.

Pote Human
Bulls coach makes three changes ahead of Sharks clash 6 March 2019, 8:06 PM

Bulls coach Pote Human has made three changes to his side to face the Sharks in a Super Rugby match in Pretoria on Saturday.

Quinton de Kock
Proteas’ batting a concern ahead of World Cup 6 March 2019, 7:40 PM

South African cricket team's batting line-up has been measured and found wanting in the second One Day International against Sri Lanka in Centurion.

Banyana Banyana
Are Banyana ready for FIFA World Cup? 6 March 2019, 3:43 PM

South Africa's women's football team, Banyana Banyana, are far from ready for the FIFA Women's World Cup starting on the seventh of June in France.

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Cape Town Cycle Tour takes place on Sunday 6 March 2019, 2:47 PM

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Australia can win World Cup with Smith and Warner: Warne 6 March 2019, 8:07 AM

Steve Smith and David Warner's year-long exile has likely left them hungrier than ever and their return can spark Australia to World Cup glory, Test great Shane Warne said on Wednesday.

All Blacks captain Kieran Read.
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All Blacks captain Kieran Read announced on Wednesday he will retire from international rugby after this year's World Cup to play for Japanese club Toyota Verblitz.

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Proteas players
Proteas look to sustain winning momentum in ODI against Sri Lanka 5 March 2019, 7:16 PM

The South African cricket team will look to continue their winning ways in the second One Day International match against Sri Lanka in Centurion on Wednesday.

Sundonws and Cape Town City players
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Lood de Jager
De Jager blow for Boks as lock faces World Cup race to be fit 5 March 2019, 9:32 AM

South Africa lock Lood de Jager faces a race to be fit for the Rugby World Cup in Japan after it was confirmed a shoulder injury would rule him out of the rest of the Super Rugby season.

Imran Tahir
Tahir to retire from ODI’s after World Cup 4 March 2019, 9:15 PM

South African leg-spinner, Imran Tahir, will retire from One-Day International cricket after this year's World Cup in England but will still be available for the Proteas in the T20 format.

Banyana Banyana
Banyana suffer second defeat at Cyprus Women’s Cup 4 March 2019, 7:02 PM

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Rugby chiefs eye game-changing World Cup in Japan 4 March 2019, 5:08 PM

World Rugby CEO Brett Gosper hopes the 2019 World Cup in Japan will be a game-changer for the sport globally but also believes it can help transform lives across Asia.

Ashley Young
Don’t write off Man Utd against PSG, says Young 4 March 2019, 4:40 PM

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Another Austrian cyclist admits to doping 4 March 2019, 11:18 AM

A second Austrian cyclist has admitted to doping after six athletes were arrested last week in a probe into an international doping ring, Austrian media reported Monday.

Lungi Ngidi
Proteas win first ODI match against Sri Lanka 3 March 2019, 9:13 PM

South Africa's national cricket team has started their five match One Day International series against Sri Lanka with a comprehensive victory in the opening match at the Wanderers in Johannesburg.

Siphiwo "Mawawa" Nyobo
Shock as soccer club owner shot dead outside stadium 3 March 2019, 5:44 PM

Members of the Tornado Football Club are in shock after the club chairperson, Siphiwo "Mawawa" Nyobo, was shot dead outside the North End stadium in East London Saturday night.