For Nelson Mandela sport was a weapon to crush apartheid and unite South Africans into a "rainbow" nation.
The Knights took a massive stride towards victory in their game against the Highveld Lions in Kimberley.
Roy Hodgson's team find themselves in Group D along with Uruguay, Costa Rica and Italy for the 2014 World Cup.
Francois Pienaar used simple words to describe Nelson Mandela, calling the the former president a role model for millions.
The second ODI between South Africa and India will go ahead in Durbany and will be marked by a tribute to former president Nelson Mandela.
Proteas' batsman JP Duminy insists it will be folly to write off India after just one game following their series opening victory.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho believes it is too early to rule Manchester United out of the Premier League title race despite David Moyes's side trailing leaders Arsenal by 12 points.
The first time he met Nelson Mandela, Gary Player got on his knees and kissed the former political prisoner's feet.
A freak penalty stroke did little to deter Jamie Donaldson as he posted a second-round 66 at the Nedbank Golf Challenge to top the leaderboard with an 11-under-par total of 133.
Manchester United manager David Moyes challenged his players to build another long unbeaten run as they seek to close the gap on Premier League leaders Arsenal.
The world has lost a great person with the death of former president Nelson Mandela, golfer Retief Goosen said.
Winded by a third successive defeat, Southampton must patch up a suddenly leaky defence when they host free-scoring Manchester City.
Indian cricket superstar Sachin Tendulkar on Friday remembered anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela as a “truly inspirational human being” who would live in his “heart forever”.
Ireland will tackle South Africa and Australia in next year's November international Test series, the Irish Rugby Football Union announced.
Nelson Mandela had the ability to inspire even inspirational sporting figures and leave global stars star-struck.
Michael Clarke's stylish 148 on day two of the second Ashes Test against England was another glorious consummation of his love affair with Adelaide Oval.
Manchester United attacking midfielder Shinji Kagawa says he is prepared to play on the left flank in order to nail down a place.
Soccer and golf will go ahead in South Africa following the death of Nelson Mandela, but cricket is waiting for clarity from government on whether a ODI against India will take place.
Nelson Mandela will be missed for his contribution to South African sport, Sascoc chief executive Tubby Reddy said.