Rob Houwing, Sport24 chief writer Cape Town – In the second of a six-part examination of the South African teams’ resources for Super Rugby 2018, Rob Houwing studies the various midfields … also providing a score out of 10 in each instance for expected level of health in the department. READ: SA Super Rugby preview: […]
  • February 7, 2018
Cape Town – As Liberty Media continue to discuss fairer distribution of F1’s prize money, McLaren’s Zak Brown reckons it will lead to an “inevitable” battle between Ferrari and F1’s new owners. Last year, in their first season as Formula 1’s new bosses, Liberty made it clear that Ferrari’s $100M annual bonus payout just for being in […]
  • February 7, 2018
Twins all-star right-hander Ervin Santana underwent surgery on his right middle finger Tuesday, the team announced, and could be out until early May. Santana, 35, experienced discomfort in the finger last week after ramping up his bullpen sessions in advance of spring training. He had dealt with the issue in the past, according to the […]
  • February 7, 2018
Former New York Yankees star Oscar Gamble, the sweet-swinging slugger known for his voluminous Afro, has passed away at the age of 68. The cause of death was not reported, but his passing was confirmed by his agent to Gamble logged 17 Major League seasons, seven of which he spent over two stints with […]
  • February 1, 2018
Read the Spanish-language version of this story here. MEXICO CITY — Derrick Loop, a 34-year-old reliever from Corona, California, was in the midst of a formidable stretch in Mexico’s winter league. The Tomateros de Culiacán setup man, who said he thrives in pressure-packed situations in a charged atmosphere that is elevated another notch for the […]
  • January 31, 2018
Jayson Werth is waiting out the slow free agent market. (Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post) Jayson Werth admits that his lobbying work on behalf of organic farmers — efforts that earned him a trip to the State of the Union address Tuesday night — are laying the groundwork for life after baseball. “I can’t play […]
  • January 31, 2018
Reliever Matt Albers went 7-2 with a 1.62 ERA, with 63 strikeouts in 61 innings, for the Nationals in 2017.(Photo: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports) It’s never too late to find ways to improve, especially if you’re an older pitcher trying to stay in the major leagues. Right-hander Matt Albers did exactly that last season, and […]
  • January 31, 2018
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