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James Richardson

James Richardson is a sports and lifestyle journalist based in the Western Cape. James Richardson won the C.M Woerner Trophy for Literary Achievement setting him on the path towards work in journalism. He was the editor of Cricket365 from 2016 until joining the staff of The South African in November of 2018. He has been published in the SA Cricket Magazine (both print and online), on Cricbuzz, Planet Sport, Tennis365 and the Heavy Roller. He is eager to emulate Hunter S Thompson and Ernest Hemingway.
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Mbappe gains 140K Twitter followers as transfer saga rages

By James Richardson 27-07-23 15:33

Kylian Mbappe, the French soccer star now playing for PSG, has seen a spike in the number of new followers on his social media accounts. Given that Mbappé has one year remaining on his contract and his future in Paris is uncertain, casino sweepstake comparison site CasinosSweeps examined the player’s and team’s Instagram and Twitter profiles. ALSO WATCH: Ian Wright […]

Carrie Bradshaw fashion is so hot right now

By James Richardson 26-07-23 17:45

Season 2 of Sex and the City reboot And Just Like that is back with more romance drama and, more importantly, fashion for Carrie Bradshaw. The success of the Sex and the City remake And Just Like That has spilled over into the realm of fashion. And with searches for different components of the programme […]

Springbok World Cup selections

Grant Williams: A shining star

By James Richardson 26-07-23 17:24

GRANT WILLIAMS: A TRUE SOUTH AFRICAN GEM Grant Williams, the scrumhalf whose speed could give a cheetah a run for its money, is lighting up the South African rugby scene. This homegrown talent, honed on the fields of Durban and now wowing the world as a Springbok, carries the hopes of South Africans on his […]

David de Gea

Bayern Munich lining up shock move for David de Gea

By James Richardson 26-07-23 16:36

Bayern Munich are reportedly set to swoop for Manchester United legend David de Gea in a bid to firm up their goalkeeping stocks. Bayern’s own veteran stopper, Manuel Neuer, is currently on the shelf with injury. BAYERN MUNICH LINING UP MOVE FOR DAVID DE GEA The experience and quality of David de Gea would be […]

Underberg Gran Fondo

Underberg Gran Fondo takes flight with Sling Cycles

By James Richardson 26-07-23 12:03

The Underberg Gran Fondo this weekend will have an interesting aeronautical theme thanks to Sling Cycles, which has joined the event as a supporter. Growing out of the manufacturer of aeroplanes, Sling Cycles is a young South African cycling business. Even though the connection between bicycles and aeroplanes seems left-field, it has happened before: The […]

Barbie soundtrack

Barbie soundtrack shatters Spotify records

By James Richardson 26-07-23 10:10

According to analysts Spotify users listened to the 19 songs from the extended edition of The Barbie Album almost 52 million times in just three days. Launched on the same day as the much-anticipated movie, the namesake album features 11 brand-new songs and eight previously released tracks. BARBIE BREAKS SPOTIFY RECORDS The track Barbie World, […]

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What can cause false positives on a breathalyser?

By James Richardson 25-07-23 12:00

This viral video from 2019 depicting a police officer testing over the limit on a breathalyser after eating a hot cross bun has found traction again and put the spotlight on the accuracy of the devices. Since the first breathalyser device was developed back in the 1950s the technology has remained largely unchanged. The devices […]

Ireland’s ‘mint green’ Rugby World Cup kit underwhelms

By James Richardson 14-07-23 16:13

Ireland have launched their Rugby World Cup kit to an underwhelming response. Many fans have the feeling that the kitmaker hasn’t quite captured the Irish green. READ MORE: CONFIRMED: Etzebeth set to play against All Blacks IRELAND’S ‘MINT GREEN’ RUGBY WORLD CUP KIT UNDERWHELMS The colour has something of a washed out quality while other […]

Mason Mount

Mason Mount gets half a million new followers since joining Man United

By James Richardson 14-07-23 09:22

Former Chelsea star Mason Mount has gained 500,000 new followers since the announcement of his transfer to Manchester United on 30 June. In fact, new data reveals that Mason Mount has gained 250,000 Instagram followers in a single day after signing with Manchester United. MASON MOUNT GAINS HALF A MILLION FOLLOWERS Research conducted by JeffBet examined the […]

How to live stream the FIFA Women’s World Cup

By James Richardson 10-07-23 12:29

SuperSport, the official rights-holder for FIFA events on South African TV have seen fit to allow Showmax Pro to also offer a streaming option for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Showmax Pro is live streaming coverage of the FIFA Women’s World Cup hosted in Australia and New Zealand courtesy of SuperSport, starting on 20 July […]

Dricus du Plessis

Dricus du Plessis’ key to victory: Make it an ugly fight

By James Richardson 07-07-23 19:29

South African MMA star Dricus Du Plessis isn’t favoured for his UFC 290 Middleweight title eliminator bout against Australian Robert Whittaker but this isn’t an unwinnable fight for Stillknocks. Du Plessis’ banter has some knickers twisted but it has put him in position to force his way into the UFC Middleweight title scene slightly ahead of […]

Springboks

Why the Springboks will win the Rugby Championship

By James Richardson 05-07-23 14:46

The Springboks have a great shot at winning the abbreviated Rugby Championship in 2023, just as they did in 2019. Jacques Nienaber’s side will play two of their three Rugby Championship tests at home at the fortresses of Loftus and Ellis Park. SPRINGBOKS VS ALL BLACKS IN AUCKLAND THE KEY MATCH The critical match for […]

Willie le Roux

Bulls have signed Springbok fullback Willie le Roux

By James Richardson 04-07-23 18:52

The Bulls have acquired the services of experienced Springbok campaigner, Willie le Roux, from the Japanese side, the Toyota Verblitz. The versatile World Cup-winning backline player joins the Vodacom Bulls on a three-year contract that will see him stay at the capital until June 2026. Although Le Roux’s contract runs from July 01, he will […]

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Springbok skipper search down to two names

By James Richardson 03-07-23 11:10

Springboks coach Jacques Nienaber is set to reveal who will captain the team against Australia in their Rugby Championship opener in the coming week. According to fresh reports the search for a new skipper has been narrowed down to two players. SKIPPER SEARCH DOWN TO TWO The Springboks want to start both Lukhanyo Am and […]

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi

Who is richer, Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo?

By James Richardson 03-07-23 10:22

Lionel Messi vs Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the great football rivalries even if they no longer have as many head to head clashes but who comes out on top in terms of bank balance? HOW RICH IS LIONEL MESSI: NET WORTH IN 2023 Argentina and Inter Miami star Lionel Messi is among the highest-paid […]

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Wimbledon: World No 1 Carlos Alcaraz ready to entertain

By James Richardson 03-07-23 10:08

World No 1 Carlos Alcaraz is ready to bring his all-action style to the All England Club as Wimbledon gets underway. He returned to the top spot thanks to his first grass court title at Queen’s and Alcaraz can be very dangerous when he gets a little wind in his sails. Spain’s Carlos Alcaraz celebrates with the trophy after […]

Wimbledon 2023: When is the draw and how can you watch

By James Richardson 30-06-23 10:54

The Wimbledon main draw takes place on Friday 30 June 2023 from the brand new media theatre at the All England Club in London from 11:00 (SAST). You can watch the event live on wimbledon.com. Championships Referee Gerry Armstrong and Championships Referee Designate Denise Parnell will oversee the draws to be held in the brand […]

Wimbledon Hoosen Bobat

Wimbledon pressured to admit their role in exclusion of Hoosen Bobat

By James Richardson 29-06-23 15:18

The All-England Tennis Club, who run the world famous Championships Wimbledon, have been placed under pressure to admit their part in the exclusion Hoosen Bobat from the 1971 junior Wimbledon tournament. Bobat played on South Africa’s first non-racial international tennis tour at the age of 18 and was initially invited to take part in the […]

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Durban July: The final field for the race decided

By James Richardson 29-06-23 12:39

Justin Snaith has a great hand in this year’s R5 million Hollywoodbets Durban July with five runners in the 18-horse field for the biggest race in South Africa. Africa’s finest horseracing event, including the apex race on the South African calendar, will be held over 2200m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on Saturday 1 July, with a full […]

Novak Djokovic US Open

Wimbledon Grand slam: The most common name for winners

By James Richardson 29-06-23 10:02

Down the years 587 individual names have been inscribed into history as Grand Slam winners but which first name is the most common and which name has won Wimbledon the most. THE MOST COMMON NAME FOR WINNERS OF WIMBLEDON AND OTHER GRAND SLAMS BonusCodeBets.co.uk has analyzed 3686 individual winners of all the Major tennis tournaments (Wimbledon, […]

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