Latest sports news, results and fixtures: Saturday 16 January

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Welcome to our wrap of the latest sports news, results and fixtures from around the world and here at home in South Africa.

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Cricket

The Proteas arrived in Karachi on Saturday to play two Tests and three Twenty20 internationals on their first tour of Pakistan in 14 years.

Left-arm fast bowler Marco Jansen was on Friday named as a late replacement in the Proteas Test squad which was due to depart for Pakistan later in the evening.

Four Pakistan Test regulars have been made to pay the price for their dismal performance in New Zealand as the squad for the Test series against South Africa was named.

The deciding fourth Test between Australia and India in Brisbane hung in the balance Saturday after a massive thunderstorm caused play to be abandoned following the tea break on the second day.

Joe Root on Saturday completed his fourth Test double century but ran out of partners as his England team threw away wickets against Sri Lanka before he could reach his career best.

Pitso Mosimane has been lauded by Egyptian and Zamalek legend Mido for the positive changes he brought to Al Ahly.

Cape Town City coach Jan Olde Riekerink has praised Justin Shonga for his work-rate in the couple of days he has been training with the club.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola acknowledged the scrutiny the Premier League is under to comply with coronavirus protocols, but warned politicians against scapegoating players for goal celebrations.

TTM’s Lerato Lamola, Mogakolodi Ngele missed the match against Orlando Pirates due to their ongoing protest over failure to pay them. While Edgar Manaka has also taken issue with the top brass.

Manchester United and England great Wayne Rooney ended his illustrious playing career on Friday to take up the job of managing Championship side Derby on a full-time basis.

Liverpool and Manchester United face off on Sunday as the Premier League’s top two teams for the first time since 1997 — with the rivalry between England’s most successful clubs rekindled by a fascinating title race.

Golf

Argentina’s Angel Cabrera, wanted on domestic violence charges, has been arrested in Rio de Janeiro and will be extradited.

Canada’s Nick Taylor, chasing his third US PGA title, birdied five of his last seven holes to grab a two-stroke lead after Friday’s second round of the Sony Open in Hawaii.

American fashion giant Ralph Lauren Corp. dropped its sponsorship of world number three golfer Justin Thomas on Friday, six days after his homophobic slur was picked up by television microphones.

Rugby

Rugby Australia (RA) chairperson Hamish McLennan said the country was open to hosting a “mini Rugby World Cup” during the southern hemisphere winter to keep the international calendar going amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

Tennis

A host of tennis players were barred from practising for a fortnight Saturday in a major setback to their Australian Open preparations after two people on a charter flight that brought them to Melbourne tested positive to Covid-19.

Sailing

Fickle winds produced farcical scenes on day two of the America’s Cup challenger series in Auckland Saturday as the so-called “flying” yachts spent almost as much time in the water as above it.

Boxing

Anthony Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn said a deal for the world heavyweight champion to meet Tyson Fury in an undisputed world heavyweight title bout this year is all but done, with a venue in the Middle East a front-runner to host it.

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Golf

Leading scores after Friday’s second round of the US PGA Tour Sony Open at Waialae Country Club in Honolulu, Hawaii (USA unless noted, par-70):

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128 – Nick Taylor (CAN) 66-62

130 – Stewart Cink 67-63, Webb Simpson 65-65, Russell Henley 66-64, Vaughn Taylor 64-66, Chris Kirk 65-65

131 – Charley Hoffman 66-65, Collin Morikawa 66-65, Marc Leishman (AUS) 66-65, Joaquin Niemann (CHI) 62-69, Hideki Matsuyama (JPN) 66-65, Peter Malnati 62-69, Billy Horschel 65-66, Brendan Steele 65-66

132 – Aaron Baddeley (AUS) 64-68, KJ Choi (KOR) 67-65, Daniel Berger 64-68, Nick Hardy 69-63

133 – Brian Stuard 66-67, James Hahn 68-65, Pat Perez 68-65, Hudson Swafford 65-68, Jason Kokrak 62-71, Lanto Griffin 68-65, Patton Kizzire 64-69, Nelson Ledesma (ARG) 67-66, Jim Herman 64-69, Carlos Ortiz (MEX) 66-67, Cameron Smith (AUS) 67-66, Adam Scott (AUS) 69-64, Troy Merritt 66-67, Kevin Na 67-66, Keith Mitchell 71-62, Robby Shelton 66-67

Basketball

NBA Results and standings on Friday:

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Boston 124, Orlando 97

Cleveland 106, New York 103

LA Lakers 112, New Orleans 95

Sacramento 100, LA Clippers 138

Utah 116, Atlanta 92

Oklahoma City 127, Chicago 125 (OT)

Milwaukee 112, Dallas 109

Standings (w l pct gb)

Eastern Conference

Boston 8 3 0.727 —

Milwaukee 9 4 0.692 1

Philadelphia 9 4 0.692 1

Indiana 8 4 0.667 0 1/2

Brooklyn 7 6 0.538 2

Orlando 6 6 0.500 2 1/2

Cleveland 6 7 0.462 3

Charlotte 6 7 0.462 3

Atlanta 5 6 0.455 3

Miami 4 6 0.400 3 1/2

New York 5 8 0.385 4

Chicago 4 8 0.333 4 1/2

Washington 3 8 0.273 5

Toronto 3 8 0.273 5

Detroit 2 9 0.182 6

Western Conference

LA Lakers 11 3 0.786 —

LA Clippers 9 4 0.692 1 1/2

Utah 8 4 0.667 2

Phoenix 7 4 0.636 2 1/2

Portland 7 5 0.583 3

Dallas 6 5 0.545 3 1/2

Denver 6 6 0.500 4

San Antonio 6 6 0.500 4

Golden State 6 6 0.500 4

Oklahoma City 6 6 0.500 4

Memphis 5 6 0.455 4 1/2

Houston 4 6 0.400 5

Sacramento 5 8 0.385 5 1/2

New Orleans 4 7 0.364 5 1/2

Minnesota 3 8 0.273 6 1/2

Football

Italian Cup results on Thursday:

Last 16

Sassuolo 0 SPAL 2 (Missiroli 49, Dickmann 58)

Atalanta 3 (Miranchuk 43, Muriel 61, Sutalo 64) Cagliari 1 (Sottil 55)

Played Wednesday

Fiorentina 1 (Kouame 57) Inter Milan 2 (Vidal 40-pen, Lukaku 119) aet

Napoli 3 (Di Lorenzo 18, Lozano 38, Petagna 77) Empoli 2 (Bajrami 33, 68)

Juventus 3 (Kulusevski 2, Morata 23, Rafia 105) Genoa 2 (Czyborra 28, Melegoni 74) aet

Played Tuesday

AC Milan 0 Torino 0 aet

Milan win 5-4 on penalties

Motorsport

Dakar Rally results after the 12th and final stage with a 225km timed special between Yanbu and Jeddah on Friday:

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Cars

1. Carlos Sainz/Lucas Cruz (ESP/ESP/Mini) 2hr 17min 33sec, 2. Nasser Al-Attiyah/Matthieu Baumel (QAT/FRA/Toyota) at 2:13, 3. Stephane Peterhansel/Edouard Boulanger (FRA/FRA/Mini) 2:53, 4. Cyril Despres/Michael Horn (FRA/SUI/Peugeot) 4:01, 5. Vladimir Vasilyev/Dmitro Tsyro (RUS/UKR/Mini) 5:36, 6. Jakub Przygonski/Timo Göttschalk (POL/GER/Toyota) 6:35, 7. Sheikh Khalid Al Qassimi/Xavier Panseri (UAE/FRA/Peugeot) 6:39, 8. Brian Baragwanath/Taye Perry (RSA/RSA/Century) 6:39, 9. Mathieu Serradori/Fabian Lurquin (FRA/BEL/Century) 6:51, 10. Giniel De Villiers/Alex Haro Bravo (RSA/ESP/Toyota) 7:39

Overall standings

1. Stephane Peterhansel/Edouard Boulanger (FRA/FRA/Mini) 44hr 27min 11sec, 2. Nasser Al-Attiyah/Matthieu Baumel (QAT/FRA/Toyota) at 14:51, 3. Carlos Sainz/Lucas Cruz (ESP/ESP/Mini) 1.01:57, 4. Jakub Przygonski/Timo Göttschalk (POL/GER/Toyota) 2.36:03, (penalty: 2:00), 5. Nani Roma/Alexandre Winocq (ESP/FRA/Brx) 3.22:48, 6. Sheikh Khalid Al Qassimi/Xavier Panseri (UAE/FRA/Peugeot) 3.29:31, 7. Vladimir Vasilyev/Dmitro Tsyro (RUS/UKR/Mini) 3.29:38, 8. Giniel De Villiers/Alex Haro Bravo (RSA/ESP/Toyota) 3.58:39 (penalty: 21:00), 9. Martin Prokop/Viktor Chytka (CZE/CZE/Ford) 4.10:21. (penalty: 1:00), 10. Cyril Despres/Michael Horn (FRA/SUI/Peugeot) 4.50:09. (penalty: 49:00)

Motorbikes

1. Ricky Brabec (USA/Honda) 2hr 17:02, 2. Kevin Benavides (ARG/Honda) at 2:17, 3. Matthias Walkner (AUT/Ktm) 4:13, 4. Skyler Howes (USA/Ktm) 5:49, 5. Daniel Sanders (AUS/Ktm) 7:11, 6. Lorenzo Santolino (ESP/Sherco Factory) 10:31, 7. Joan Pedrero Garcia (ESP/Ktm) 10:40, 8. Joaquim Rodrigues (POR/Hero) 12:18, 9. Jaume Betriu (ESP/Ktm) 12:35, 10. Sebastian Bühler (GER/Hero) 13:06

Overall standings

1. Kevin Benavides (ARG/Honda) 47hr 18min 14sec (penalty: 2:00), 2. Ricky Brabec (USA/Honda) at 4:56, 3. Sam Sunderland (GBR/Ktm) 15:57 4. Daniel Sanders (AUS/Ktm) 38:52 (penalty: 7:00), 5. Skyler Howes (USA/Ktm) 52:33 (penalty: 6:00), 6. Lorenzo Santolino (ESP/Sherco Factory) 58:30, 7. Pablo Quintanilla (CHI/Husqvarna) 1.26:39 (penalty: 10:00), 8. Stefan Svitko (SVK/Ktm) 1.43:07, 9. Matthias Walkner (AUT/Ktm) 2.32:12 (penalty: 2:00), 10. Martin Michek (CZE/Ktm) 2.42:37 (penalty: 23:00)

Latest sports fixtures

Football

PSL: (15:00 unless otherwise stated) Golden Arrows v TTM, SuperSport United v Mamelodi Sundowns, Bloem Celtic v Stellenbosch FC (15:30), TS Galaxy v Chippa United (15:30),Baroka FC v Moroka Swallows (17:00), Cape Town City v Kaizer Chiefs (17:00).

English Premier League: (17:00 unless stated). Wolves v West Brom (14:30), Leeds v Brighton, West Ham v Burnley, Fulham v Chelsea (19:30), Leicester v Southampton (22:00). 

Italian Serie A: Bologna v Hellas Verona (15:00), Torino v Spezia (18:00), Sampdoria v Udinese (20:45). 

German Bundesliga (16:30 unless stated): Borussia Dortmund v Mainz, Hoffenheim v Arminia Bielefeld, Wolfsburg v RB Leipzig, Cologne v Hertha Berlin, Werder Bremen v Augsburg, Stuttgart v Borussia Moenchengladbach (19:30)

French Ligue 1: Marseille v Nimes (18:00), Angers v Paris Saint-Germain (22:00).

English Championship (17:00 unless stated): Middlesbrough v Birmingham (14:30), Blackburn v Stoke, Bournemouth v Luton, Bristol City v Preston, Cardiff v Norwich, Coventry v Sheff Wed, Derby v Rotherham, Nottm Forest v Millwall, QPR v Wycombe, Reading v Brentford, Watford v Huddersfield, Barnsley v Swansea (21:45). 

Scottish Premiership: Celtic v Livingston, Hamilton v Dundee Utd, Hibernian v Kilmarnock, Ross County v Aberdeen, St Johnstone v St Mirren. (all 17:00)

African Nations Championship in Cameroon: Cameroon v Zimbabwe (18:00) and Burkina Faso v Mali (21:00)

Rugby

French Top 14: Bordeaux-Begles v Clermont (16:15), Bayonne v Pau (22:00).

Pro 14: Glasgow v Edinburgh (19:15).

Golf

Third round of the Sony Open in Honolulu.

Cricket

One-Day Cup: Knights v Dolphins (09:45)

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