Former president Jacob Zuma was never going to remain the all-powerful and omnipresent political figure that he thought, writes Pieter du Toit.
Valencia closed in on the last 16 of the Europa League by inflicting just Celtic's second home defeat of the season with a win in Glasgow.
Spain's anti-doping agency says it has opened an investigation into Valencia's Russian striker Denis Cheryshev, one of the revelations of the 2018 World Cup.
Russia 2018 will go down in history as one of, if not the, greatest Soccer World Cup in modern history with the tournament filled with high drama and major upsets.
Russia are hoping for a World Cup miracle as the host nation take on 2010 winners Spain for a place in the quarter-finals.
Denis Cheryshev had been the odd man out in Russia's team. Now he's the breakout star, tied with Cristiano Ronaldo as the World Cup's top scorer.
Russia withstood a late surge to defeat Egypt and record their second consecutive win as they took a commanding position in Group A.
Russia winger Denis Cheryshev said he "could never have dreamed" of his two-goal performance for the hosts in the opening match of the World Cup.
Spain's top sports court has dismissed Real Madrid's appeal against disqualification from the Copa del Rey.
Spain's anti-doping agency said it has closed its probe into Valencia's Russian striker Denis Cheryshev after it found no evidence he used a banned substance.
Russia will try to keep their unlikely dream alive on Saturday when the host nation face Croatia in their first World Cup quarter-final since 1970.
Spain midfielder Andres Iniesta drops to the bench for Sunday's last 16 clash against host nation Russia in Moscow with Koke replacing him as one of three changes for the 2010 champions.
Russia's World Cup soccer team have transformed from a near-laughing stock to heroes of the motherland in less than a week after two consecutive wins.
Russia coach Stanislav Cherchesov hopes the best is yet to come for the SWC hosts after they virtually sealed their place in the last 16 by easing past Egypt.
Russia showed ruthless finishing in thumping Saudi Arabia in the tournament's opening match before an anxious crowd of nearly 80 000.
Hosts Russia got their 2018 Soccer World Cup campaign off to the perfect start with a win over Group A opponents Saudi Arabia.
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