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Sage, Gans back for Springbok Sevens trip to Australasia

Dylan Sage and Stedman Gans have been recalled to the Springbok Sevens squad for the next two tournaments in the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, in Sydney, Australia next weekend and in Hamilton, New Zealand a week later.

Sage missed the tournaments in Dubai and Cape Town due to a back injury. Gans, who last played for the Blitzboks in Singapore last season, after making his debut at the 2017 HSBC Las Vegas tournament, was part of the SA Rugby Sevens Academy team that won the Sudamericarugby 7s tournaments in Uruguay and Chile in the last fortnight.


David Haye Could Be Set for Retirement After Bellew Bout

Former heavyweight world champion David Haye may be set for retirement following his rematch with Tony Bellew in May. The 37-year-old has hinted on Instagram that he is likely to hang up his gloves up in 2018 due to the injuries he has picked up over the last 12 months.

Haye has the opportunity to gain revenge against Bellew when the pair meet again in the spring. The Hayemaker was stopped in the 11th round of their opening clash in 2017. His chances of beating the cruiserweight world champion were hampered when he injured his Achilles midway through the contest as he struggled to stand on his affected leg.


Peking Duk to headline the Australian Open Live Stage

Australian electronic music duo Peking Duk have been added to the impressive line-up of the Australian Open Live Stage for Australian Open 2018.

Peking Duk, who performed at the Falls Festival on New Year’s Eve in Lorne, will be on stage at Melbourne Park during the tennis to an anticipated sell-out crowd.


Premier League leaders Man City keen to tap into Indian market

Manchester City FC CEO Ferran Soriano has termed India as a “land of opportunity” and remains keen to tap into the growing football market in India.

Soriano, who is also the CEO for City Football Group that owns six football clubs across continents, witnessed live action in the Hero Indian Super League during Jamshedpur FC’s home encounter against Mumbai City FC on Friday and was pleased with what he saw. Soriano is accompanied by three of Man City officials for a three day visit to India.


Australian Open Officials hit new heights in hi-tech umpire chairs

A new state-of-the-art umpires chair will be unveiled at Australian Open 2018.

The hi-tech chair, to be featured on Rod Laver Arena, MCA and Hisense Arena, has been fully automated, with officials rising up to the occasion at the touch of a button.


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