Siyabulela Mabulu won bronze in judo on Thursday evening, beating India's Manjeet Nandal in the 66kg division, to earn South Africa its second medal of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland.
Flanker Juan Smith is set for a dramatic return to the South African rugby team some 18 months after injury forced his premature retirement from the game.
Richie McCaw entered the annals of New Zealand rugby folklore by playing in the 2011 World Cup with a broken foot but the pain was nothing compared to taking on England last month with fractured ribs.
The retiring Mahela Jayawardene showed what Sri Lanka would be missing as he smashed an unbeaten 140 on the first day of the second test against South Africa in Colombo on Thursday.
Bafana Bafana captain Itumeleng Khune says it would be a major coup for the national side if Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter was appointed SA Football Association technical director.
Marussia says Alexander Rossi of the US has joined the Formula One team as its new reserve driver.
Kyle Stanley has endured a frustrating 2013-14 PGA Tour season with 11 missed cuts in 25 starts but hinted at better things to come as he surged into an early one-shot lead at the Canadian Open in Montreal.
Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay upset sixth-seeded Andreas Seppi of Italy 6-3, 6-1 on Thursday to become the first qualifier to reach the Croatia Open quarterfinals in seven years.