Latest sports news, results and fixtures: Saturday 9 January


There is a whole lot going down today, and we have you covered with our wrap of the latest sports news, results and fixtures.

Latest sports news

Defending DStv Premiership Champions Mamelodi Sundowns and runners-up Kaizer Chiefs found out who their CAF Champions League group stage opponents will be.

Percy Tau has thanked Brighton and Hove Albion fans for their welcome after returning to the English Premier League club this week.

Spain‘s heaviest snowfall in decades has forced Atletico Madrid‘s game against Athletic Bilbao on Saturday to be postponed, LaLiga announced.

Frank Lampard insists Chelsea‘s players won’t turn on him after the dismal run that threatens to derail their season.

Bayern Munich head coach Hansi Flick admitted it was errors by the European champions which cost them a 3-2 Bundesliga defeat at Borussia Moenchengladbach on Friday.


The coach of French second division club Nevers, Xavier Pemeja, said Fijian wing Josaia Raisuqe lifting the referee into the air was unacceptable after Friday’s win at Beziers.

COVID-19 precautionary measures have triggered the adjustment of the Carling Currie Cup playoff dates, with both semi-finals and the final now scheduled for a week later than initially planned. The change is to ensure tournament integrity and allow the participants to manage COVID-19 challenges.

The Currie Cup final has been moved to Saturday, 30 January, with the two semi-finals scheduled for the previous weekend – when the Bulls will host the Lions in Pretoria, and Western Province taking on the Sharks in Cape Town – with both matches on Saturday, 23 January.

Wasps won 52-44 away to Bath on Friday in a remarkable English Premiership encounter featuring 11 tries as they recorded a fifth successive victory in all competitions.


South African Olympic long jump silver medallist Luvo Manyonga has been temporarily banned for failing to notify anti-doping authorities of his location.


Dolphins seamers Daryn Dupavillon and Ottneil Baartman have been included into the Proteas Test squad for the two-match series in Pakistan

Australian broadcaster Kayo Sports was forced to apologise Saturday after expletive-laden remarks by commentators Shane Warne and Andrew Symonds mocking Test star Marnus Labuschagne went to air.

An already depleted India was rocked by more injuries Saturday with wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant and key spinner Ravindra Jadeja taken for scans after being hit while batting against Australia in the third Test.


Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal will be among the top players heading to Adelaide to serve their 14-day mandatory quarantine before travelling to Melbourne for next month’s Australian Open.


Harris English closed with a 10-foot birdie to fire a six-under par 67 and seize a two-stroke lead after Friday’s second round of the US PGA Tournament of Champions.

Latest sports results

ATP Delray Beach Open

1st rd

Christian Harrison (USA) bt Tomás Etcheverry (ARG) 6-4, 6-2

Daniel Galan (COL) bt Andrej Martin (SVK) 6-4, 6-4

Bjorn Fratangelo (USA) bt Kevin King (USA) 6-2, 6-2

Roberto Quiroz (ECU) bt Noah Rubin (USA) 7-6 (7/1), 6-3

Cameron Norrie (GBR) bt JC Aragone (USA) 6-2, 6-1

Ivo Karlovic (CRO) bt Pablo Andujar (ESP x7) 6-3, 5-7, 6-4

Frances Tiafoe (USA x8) bt Donald Young (USA) 6-3, 6-4

Pro14 results on Friday

Leinster 24 Ulster 12

English Premiership Rugby results on Friday

Bath 44 Wasps 52

Sale 20 Worcester 13

Spanish La Liga results on Friday

Celta Vigo 0 Villarreal 4 (Gerard 5, Moises 14, Parejo 19, Nino 31)

Latest sports news

English FA Cup results on Friday

Third round

Aston Villa 1 (Barry 41) Liverpool 4 (Mane 4, 63, Wijnaldum 60, Salah 65)

Latest sports news

Wolves 1 (Traore 35) Crystal Palace 0

DStv Premiership results

Stellenbosch FC 1-1 Black Leopards

Results from the WTA Abu Dhabi tournament on Friday 

(x denotes seeded player)

2nd rd

Sofia Kenin (USA x1) bt Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) 5-7, 5-4 – retired

Yulia Putintseva (KAZ x13) bt Barbora Krejcikova (CZE) 6-4, 7-5

Aryna Sabalenka (BLR x4) bt Ajla Tomljanovic (AUS) 7-5, 6-4

Ons Jabeur (TUN x15) bt Kateryna Bondarenko (UKR) 5-7, 6-3, 6-2

Tamara Zidansek (SLO) bt Leylah Fernandez (CAN) 6-4, 6-4

Sara Sorribes Tormo (ESP) bt Bernarda Pera (USA) 5-7, 6-3, 6-4

Paula Badosa (ESP) bt Alize Cornet (FRA) 6-4, 6-4

Veronika Kudermetova (RUS) bt Bianca Turati (ITA) 6-2, 6-1

Scoreboard at stumps on day three of the third Test between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Saturday

Australia first innings 338 (S.Smith 131, M. Labuschagne 91, W. Pucovski 62; R. Jadeja 4-62)

India first innings (overnight 96 for two)

R. Sharma c&b Hazlewood              26

S. Gill c Green b Cummins            50

C. Pujara c Paine b Cummins          50 

A. Rahane b Cummins                  22

H. Vihari run out (Hazlewood)         4

R. Pant c Warner b Hazlewood         36

R. Jadeja not out                    28

R. Ashwin run out (Labuschagne)      10

N. Saini c Wade b Starc               4

J. Bumrah run out (Labuschagne)       0

M. Siraj c Paine b Cummins            6 

Extras (lb1, w5, nb2)                 8

Total (10 wickets, 100.4 overs)      244    

Fall of wickets: 1-70 (Sharma), 2-85 (Gill), 3-117 (Rahane), 4-142 (Vihari), 5-195 (Pant), 6-195 (Pujara), 7-206 (Ashwin), 8-210 (Saini), 9-216 (Bumrah), 10-244 (Siraj)

Bowling: Starc 19-7-61-1, Hazlewood 21-10-43-2, Cummins 21.4-10-29-4, Lyon 31-8-87-0, Labuschagne 3-0-11-0, Green 5-1-12-0

Australia second innings

D. Warner lbw b Ashwin               13

W. Pucovski c Saha b Siraj           10

M. Labuschagne not out               47

S. Smith not out                     29 

Extras (lb1, nb3)                     4

Total (two wickets, 29 overs)       103

To bat: Matthew Wade, Cameron Green, Tim Paine, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood

Fall of wickets: 1-16 (Pucovski), 2-35 (Warner) 

Bowling: Bumrah 8-1-26-0, Siraj 8-2-20-1, Saini 7-1-28-0, Ashwin 6-0-28-1

Toss: Australia

Umpires: Rod Tucker (AUS), Bruce Oxenford (AUS)

TV umpire: Paul Reiffel (AUS) 

Match referee: David Boon (AUS)

Latest sports fixtures

English FA Cup 3rd round

Everton v Rotherham, Nottingham Forest v Cardiff, Boreham Wood v Millwall, Luton v Reading, Norwich v Coventry, Chorley v Derby, Oldham v Bournemouth, Stevenage v Swansea, Bristol Rovers v Sheffield United, Blackburn v Doncaster, Stoke v Leicester, Wycombe v Preston, Burnley v MK Dons, QPR v Fulham, Exeter V Sheffield Wednesday, Blackpool v West Brom, Arsenal v Newcastle, Huddersfield v Plymouth, Brentford v Middlesbrough, Manchester United v Watford

German Bundesliga 

(16:30 unless stated) Union Berlin v Wolfsburg, Mainz v Eintracht Frankfurt, Bayer Leverkusen v Werder Bremen, Schalke v Hoffenheim, Freiburg v Cologne, Leipzig v Borussia Dortmund (19:30)

Spanish La Liga 

Sevilla vs Real Sociedad (15:00), Atletico Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao (17:15), Granada vs Barcelona (19:30), Osasuna vs Real Madrid (22:00).

Italian Serie A 

Benevento vs Atalanta (16:00), Genoa v Bologna (19:00), AC Milan v Torino (21:45).

French Ligue 1 

(all 22:00) Bordeaux v Lorient, Dijon v Marseille, Lens v Strasbourg, Metz v Nice, Monaco v Angers, Montpellier v Nantes, Nimes v Lille, Paris Saint-Germain v Brest, Reims v Saint-Etienne, Rennes v Lyon.

Scottish Premiership 

(17:00) Dundee United v St Johnstone, Kilmarnock v Hamilton Academical, St Mirren v Motherwell 

DStv Premiership

Baroka FC vs Mamelodi Sundowns – 15:00

TS Galaxy vs SuperSport United – 15:00

Golden Arrows vs Chippa United – 15:30

TTM vs Cape Town City – 17:00

Kaizer Chiefs vs Maritzburg United – 17:00

Currie Cup Rugby

Griquas vs Cheetahs – 16:30

French Top 14 Rugby

Castres v Agen – 19:30

English Premiership Rugby

Exeter v Bristol (16:00), Newcastle v Gloucester (17:00)


Zebre v Benetton (15:00), Cardiff Blues v Scarlets (17:00), Dragons v Ospreys (19:15), Connacht v Munster (21:35)

ATP Tour Tennis

Day three of curtain-raising ATP events at Delray Beach and Antalya.

WTA Tour Tennis

Day four of WTA at Abu Dhabi.

PGA Tour Golf

USPGA at Kapalua in Hawaii Protection Status


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