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2017-08-07 17:11

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. TEEN BREAKS WORLD RECORD

Everyone's talking about the IAAF World Championships.

However, Rio Paralympic medallist Ntando Mahlangu broke a world record!

The 15-year-old competed at the 2017 World Para Athletics Junior Championships in Nottwil, Switzerland over the weekend and erased a four-year record.

CLICK here to read about Mahlangu's record

2. 'LOSING' ANDERSON IN THE MONEY

Kevin Anderson came so close, as he attempted to win his first ATP Tour title in two years on Sunday.

The South African was convincingly beaten by world No 8 Alexander Zverev of Germany in the Citi Open.

However, it's not all doom and gloom, as Anderson can take a few positives from his week in Washington - which includes an increase in his bank balance...

CLICK here to see how much money Anderson banked

3. PRO14 FIXTURES ANNOUNCED

The Cheetahs and Southern Kings will be away from home for the opening two weeks of the first ever PRO14.

The new-look tournament, which has included the two South African franchises as part of its expansion, gets underway on September 1.

CLICK here to see who the Cheetahs and Kings will be up against

4. THE BIG EASY HITS HISTORIC LANDMARK

South African golfing icon Ernie Els will tee it up in his 100th major when the PGA Championship gets underway at Quail Hollow in Charlotte this week.

The 'Big Easy', who is a four-time major champion, has played 28-years of unforgettable golf and has become one of the game's greats.

CLICK here to read on Els' significant achievement


5. THE MATCH THE LIONS NEEDED TO WIN!

The Lions winning the Super Rugby title would have been encouraging news for Springbok coach Allister Coetzee.

However, Johan Ackermann's fitting farewell was not meant to be...

Sport24's Lloyd Burnard looks at the final and can't help but feel hurt as the Lions fell short against the Crusaders.

CLICK here to read Burnard's reasoning

Images: Gallo/Getty

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