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
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)
English FA Cup results on Friday
Aston Villa 1 (Barry 41) Liverpool 4 (Mane 4, 63, Wijnaldum 60, Salah 65)
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)
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
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
(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.
(17:00) Dundee United v St Johnstone, Kilmarnock v Hamilton Academical, St Mirren v Motherwell
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