Today's 5 sport stories you need to read

Cape Town - Sport24 produces - get this - over 100 articles a day. Yes, we're that awesome!

So naturally there'll be a few articles that even our most ardent readers will miss.

On the off chance YOU are one of those, here are our top FIVE stories that might have slipped your browser feed today!

1. SITHOLE IN THE FRENCH OPEN SEMIS

South African world No 4 wheelchair tennis ace Lucas Sithole easily advanced to the semi-finals of the French Open Super Series tournament on Wednesday!

However, Sithole's next challenge will not be easy as his last...

He will face American top seed David Wagner for the 37th time in one of the fiercest and most competitive rivalries wheelchair tennis has ever seen.

CLICK to read all about Sithole's semi-final clash

2. THE STANDOUTS OF THE BOKS SIDE

There is hope again among Springbok supporters...

The Springboks that defeated the French have added much needed depth to the potential strength of a squad.

Bulls midfielder Jan Serfontein has been a revelation for the Springboks, with Lions lock Franco Mostert the pick of the forwards, according to columnist Mark Keokane.

CLICK to read Keokane's reasoning

3. AB HAS NOTHING TO PROVE

Failing to make the semi-finals of an ICC tournament?

Slipping to No 2 in the world after their Champions Trophy defeats?

AB de Villiers has been under a lot of scrutiny lately and the Proteas ODI skipper revealed that he has no one to prove himself to.

CLICK to read De Villiers' comments on his form and captaincy

4. 'SAD DAY' IN INDIAN CRICKET

It's a sad day in Indian cricket...

That's according to Indian batting great Sunil Gavaskar after Anil Kumble stepped down as India coach over a rift with captain Virat Kohli, leaving the hot seat vacant once again.

Kumble said his position was "untenable" after Kohli questioned his leadership style...

CLICK to read on Kumble stepping down and it's aftermath

5. PROPS TO FRANCO SMITH

Springbok prop Coenie Oosthuizen has lauded the impact made by assistant coach Franco Smith.

Smith joined the Boks as their skills and attacking coach and there has been marked improvement in the team’s fortunes in 2017.

And already we've seen some improvement, as the Boks have sealed the three-Test series against the French with one game still in hand.

But what is it that makes Smith impact so huge to the Boks' victories?

CLICK to read on Oosthuizen's praises

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