South African rugby paid tribute to the “miracle” performed by Nelson Mandela in uniting his country.
Fifa ordered flags to be flown at half mast and a minute's silence to be held before the next round of international matches.
South Africa beat world champions India convincingly by 141 runs in the opening match of their ODI series.
England's Premiership clubs confirmed they would not take part in next season's European Cup.
Two players from an English sixth tier semi-professional team have become the latest to be charged as part of an investigation into soccer match-fixing.
Former Giro d'Italia winner Danilo Di Luca has been banned from cycling for life after a third doping offence.
Saru has revised its capping policy to avoid the anomaly of players becoming Springboks without ever taking the field.
A magnificent unbeaten century from Andrew Puttick put defending champions the Cape Cobras in control after the opening day of their domestic four-day match against the Warriors.
Luke Donald made a blistering start to the Nedbank Golf Challenge but the first round was cut short by thunderstorms.
A century by Quinton De Kock saw South Africa reach 358 for four batting first in their opening match of the series against India.
The SA Rugby Union (Saru) will have to decide at Friday's general meeting whether to expand the Currie Cup premier division from six to eight teams in 2014.
Nicklas Bendtner hopes his goal for Premier League leaders Arsenal against Hull will lead to renewed first-team action.
The Springbok Sevens have made two changes to their 12-man squad for their home tournament, the Nelson Mandela Bay Sevens.
Platinum Stars' acting coach Allan Freese says the club has opened talks with him about taking over as the official head coach.
Following in Alex Ferguson's footsteps at Manchester United was never going to be an easy task for David Moyes.
Some Orlando Pirates players believe that Platinum Stars will start as firm favourites in the Telkom Knockout final.
Opening batsman Chris Rogers says Australia's failure to convert promising starts to punish England was the 'big disappointment'.
Steve Barker says his Tuks side is aiming to pick up at least four more points from their last three games of the year.
All Blacks number eight Kieran Read capped a stellar year when he won the New Zealand player of the year award.