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Daily sports wrap: Lions, 'Saders fight for Super Rugby top spot

2017-07-13 18:05

Cape Town - Sport24 produces - get this - over 100 articles a day. Yes, we're that awesome!

So naturally there'll be a few articles that even our most ardent readers will miss.

On the off chance you are one of those, here are our top FIVE stories that might have slipped your browser feed today!

1. IT'S FEDERER'S TO LOSE!

Roger Federer stands just two wins away from a record eighth Wimbledon title...

With defending champion Novak Djokovic and world No 1 Andy Murray out - it seems like it's the Swiss' tournament to lose.

However, Federer faces a perilous trip through the land of the giants if he is to become the tournament's oldest champion.

CLICK here to Federer's semi-final encounter

2. THE WORLD'S MOST VALUED CLUB

Forbes magazine have announced their annual top-50 ranking of the world's most valuable sports teams.

Some teams include American Football's Dallas Cowboys, baseball's New York Yankees and English Premiership's Manchester United...

CLICK here to read who made the list

3. LOCHTE BACK AFTER SUSPENSION

Olympic medallist Ryan Lochte is back after serving his lengthy 10-month ban from competitive swimming.

Lochte was suspended last summer after he and three other swimmers vandalised a gas station during the Rio Games and then said they had been robbed at gunpoint.

CLICK here to about Lochte's comeback

4. WHO WILL TOP THE SUPER RUGBY LOG?

That's the question that will be answered at the end of the weekend, as the round 17 of the Super Rugby fixtures get underway before the knock-out stages.

The Crusaders and the Lions are embroiled in a final-round battle to claim the top rankings spot and home advantage throughout the Super Rugby playoffs.

CLICK here to read a preview of this weekend's Super Rugby action

5. FAF THE KEY TO PROTEAS RESURGENCE

The Proteas will be delighted to see their skipper Faf du Plessis back in the line-up.

Already the Proteas have suffered a blow without speedster Kagiso Rabada...

South Africa will hope the return of Du Plessis leads to a revival in their fortunes in the second Test against England at Nottingham's Trent Bridge starting on Friday.

CLICK here to read the mistakes the Proteas will rectify

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