SPORTS DAY: Mum on the run smashes record


SPORTS DAY: Mum on the run smashes record

Your roundup of the sporting news of the day


Van Zyl shatters eight-year record in Soweto
Middle-distance runner Irvette van Zyl smashed the Old Mutual Soweto Marathon on Sunday morning to cap off what has been an eventful year. The 31-year-old mother of two set a new record of 2:33.43 in the 42km race‚ five months after giving birth to her second son.
Ruthless SA thrash Australia in first ODI
It says a lot that SA beat Australia in the first ODI in Perth on Sunday with significantly more ease than they were able to deal with Zimbabwe last month. Dale Steyn claimed two early wickets as SA’s pace attack combined superbly to heap more misery on Australia with a six-wicket thrashing to take a 1-0 lead in their three-match ODI series on Sunday. Sent in to bat‚ Australia succumbed to 152 all out in 38.1 overs and the victory target never looked like troubling the visitors who romped home with 20 overs to spare following a breezy 47 from opener Quinton de Kock.
SA lacked killer touch‚ says frustrated Erasmus
SA’s inability to take several opportunities and a lack of discipline cost them victory over England at Twickenham on Saturday‚ said coach Rassie Erasmus following his side's narrow 12-11 defeat.
Chiefs drawn against old foes in TKO semis
Kaizer Chiefs have been drawn against traditional rivals Orlando Pirates in the semifinal stage of the Telkom Knockout to be played on the weekend of November 24 and 25. Chiefs seal last TKO semifinal slot
It was critical for Kaizer Chiefs to show up seeing as their nemesis Orlando Pirates had progressed to the semis on the very same Moses Mabhida pitch the previous night. And turn up Amakhosi did‚ by beating SuperSport United 1-0 at Moses Mabhida Stadium on Sunday. Disjointed though their performance may have been, it was sufficient to progress to the semifinal stage of the Telkom Knockout. ‘We had to overcome Soweto derby honeymoon’
Orlando Pirates had to bring out their best to secure victory over gallant AmaZulu and wearn their slot in the semifinal stage of the Telkom Knockout on Saturday night in Durban.
Pirates coach approves of showboating
Is it showboating? Is it entertainment? That is the million-rand question. If you are Orlando Pirates coach Milutin Sredojević‚ it is simply giving the supporters what they come to the stadium to see‚ joy.
Leicester City in Bangkok to pay respects to Vichai
Players and staff from Leicester City arrived in Bangkok on Sunday to attend a mourning rite for the club’s chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, whose death last week in a helicopter crash stunned the Premier League club. Sunday marks the second day of a week-long ceremony at Wat Thepsirin, one of Bangkok’s most famous temples which typically serves as the site for funerals of prominent Thais.
Barca include Messi for Inter Milan clash
Lionel Messi has been included in Barcelona's travelling squad to face Inter Milan in the Champions League on Tuesday. Messi broke his arm during Barca's win over Sevilla on October 20, with the club predicting he would be out for three weeks.
– AFP, Reuters, TimesLIVE

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