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(Reuters) - Major League Baseball's (MLB) Cleveland team will drop its "Indians" name, following persistent criticism that it was offensive to Native Americans, the franchise said on Monday, but will continue to use it during the 2021 season.
(Reuters) - The U.S. National Football League's Washington team announced on Monday it will retire its Redskins name and logo, which it has used since 1933 but which has long been criticized as racist by Native American rights groups.
CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Siya Kolisi was appointed Springbok captain on Monday for the three-game home series against England, the first black leader in a full test match of a national rugby side criticised for failing to redress the racial imbalances of apartheid.
CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - A South African legal expert has resigned from the IAAF's disciplinary tribunal in protest at a new hyperandrogenism rule that could result in bans for some female athletes unless they undergo testosterone-reducing treatment.
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Danny Jordaan, the central figure in South Africa's staging of the 2010 football World Cup, on Wednesday denied allegations that he raped former African National Congress lawmaker and singer Jennifer Ferguson in the 1990s.
PRETORIA (Reuters) - South African Paralympic gold medallist Oscar Pistorius was sent back to jail for six years on Wednesday for murdering Reeva Steenkamp, less than half the 15 year minimum term sought by prosecutors.
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - When Temba Bavuma became the first black cricketer to score a century for South Africa at this year's Cape Town test, a jubilant crowd erupted in celebration and commentators swiftly hailed it as a symbolic bridging of the racial divide.
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa on Monday banned its national cricket and rugby federations from hosting or bidding for international tournaments for at least a year due to their failure to increase their representation of black players.
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Striding around the gym he built in his grandmother's backyard, South African bodybuilding champion Tumi Masite recalls the day Arnold Schwarzenegger's former trainer paid him a visit.
LONDON (Reuters) - Factbox on South African Tokyo Sexwale, one of five candidates standing for the FIFA presidency in an election on Feb. 26: