Latest sports news, results and fixtures: Sunday 24 January 2021

The Latest sports news, results and fixtures for Sunday 24 January 2021.

Latest sports news, results and fixtures: Sunday 24 January 2021

Welcome to our wrap of the latest sports news, results and upcoming fixtures on Sunday 24 January 2021.

Latest sports news

Cricket

South Africa will play their first Test in Pakistan for 14 years this week, a match being described as a “monumental moment” for the revival of international cricket in the country.

The Proteas produced a fighting performance with the ball to edge Pakistan Women by 13 runs in a nail-biting 2nd One-Day International (ODI) at Kingsmead Stadium in Durban on Saturday to earn an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match ODI series.

Rugby

Toulouse defence coach Laurent Thuery praised Springbok 2019 Rugby World Cup winner Cheslin Kolbe’s attitude as he played his first game since mid-December to help Toulouse return to the Top 14 summit on Saturday with a 59-0 rout of bottom side Agen.

The Bulls will host the Sharks in the first Currie Cup final at Loftus Versfeld since 2009 after the teams held their nerve in testing semi-finals on Saturday to be the last sides standing.

Football

Pitso Mosimane will have his full Al Ahly squad to choose from for their upcoming Club World Cup campaign set to take place in Qatar in February.

Percy Tau has helped Brighton & Hove Albion book their spot in the fifth round of the FA Cup after a 2-1 win over League One side Blackpool on Saturday.

AmaZulu ended their four-match winless run in the DStv Premiership with a polished 2-0 victory away from home over Baroka FC on Saturday – much to the relief of coach Benni McCarthy.

Tennis

Australian Open organisers on Sunday released a revised schedule for lead-in events to the tennis Grand Slam, saying it would give players more time to prepare after a 14-day quarantine lockdown.

MMA

American underdog Dustin Poirier shook up the world of mixed martial arts on Sunday, beating up the legs of Irish superstar Conor McGregor before knocking him out at UFC 257 in Abu Dhabi.

Basketball

Kevin Durant scored a team-high 31 points as the new-look Brooklyn Nets solved some of their defensive woes on Saturday to hold on and beat the shorthanded Miami Heat 128-124. Elsewhere, the Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry surpassed Hall of Famer Reggie Miller for second-most three-pointers in NBA history, reaching the milestone early in the third quarter of Saturday’s 127-108 loss to the Utah Jazz. In Chicago, Anthony Davis scored a team-high 37 points and the Los Angeles Lakers improved to a perfect 9-0 on the road to start the season with a 101-90 win over the Chicago Bulls. 

Latest sports results

Rugby

Currie Cup semi-finals

Bulls 26-21 Lions

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Western Province 9-19 Sharks

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Pro14 results on Saturday:

Munster 10 Leinster 13

Zebre 10 Edinburgh 26

Football

DStv Premiership results from Saturday:

Mamelodi Sundowns 1-1 Swallows 

Black Leopards 0-3 Chippa United 

Stellenbosch FC 0:0 Kaizer Chiefs 

Maritzburg United 0-1 Orlando Pirates 

Baroka FC 0-2 AmaZulu FC 

Collated English FA Cup results on Saturday:

Fourth round

Barnsley 1 (Styles 56) Norwich 0

Brighton 2 (Bissouma 27, Alzate 58) Blackpool 1 (Madine 45)

Cheltenham 1 (May 59) Manchester City 3 (Foden 81, Jesus 84, Torres 90+4)

Millwall 0 Bristol City 3 (Diedhiou 32-pen, Wells 58, Semenyo 72)

Sheffield United 2 (Basham 39, Sharp 47) Plymouth 1 (Camara 75)

Southampton 1 (Gabriel 24-og) Arsenal 0

Swansea 5 (Cullen 7, 67, Grimes 29, 61-pen, Cooper 84) Nottingham Forest 1 (Knockaert 56)

West Ham 4 (Fornals 2, Yarmolenko 32, Butler 54-og, Afolayan 78) Doncaster 0

Collated German Bundesliga results on Saturday:

Freiburg 2 (Demirovic 14, Jeong 37) Stuttgart 1 (Wamangituka 7)

Bayer Leverkusen 0 Wolfsburg 1 (Baku 35)

Arminia Bielefeld 1 (Cordova 36) Eintracht Frankfurt 5 (Silva 25, 33, Kostic 27, Nilsson 51-og, Jovic 75)

Mainz 3 (Niakhate 24, 35, Barreiro 50) RB Leipzig 2 (Adams 15, Halstenberg 30)

Augsburg 2 (Niederlechner 17, 47) Union Berlin 1 (Ingvartsen 25)

Hertha Berlin 1 (Cordoba 45+2) Werder Bremen 4 (Selke 10-pen, Toprak 29, Bittencourt 57, Sargent 77)

Spanish La Liga results on Saturday:

SD Huesca 0 Villarreal 0

Sevilla 3 (En-Nesyri 35, 39, 62) Cadiz 0

Real Sociedad 2 (Isak 48, Oiarzabal 57) Real Betis 2 (Canales 85, Joaquin 90+2)

Alaves 1 (Joselu 59) Real Madrid 4 (Casemiro 15, Benzema 41, 70, Hazard 45+1)

Collated French Ligue 1 results on Saturday:

Lens 0 Nice 1 (Atal 49)

Monaco 3 (Maripan 48, Tchouameni 75, Jovetic 90+1) Marseille 1 (Radonjic 12)

Collated Italian Serie A results on Saturday:

Roma 4 (Mayoral 17, 52, Karsdorp 55, Pellegrini 90+2) Spezia 3 (Piccoli 24, Farias 59, Verde 90)

AC Milan 0 Atalanta 3 (Romero 26, Ilicic 53-pen, Zapata 77)

Udinese 0 Inter Milan 0

Fiorentina 2 (Bonaventura 20, Vlahovic 32) Crotone 1 (Simy 66)

African Nations Championship Group D results at Stade Omnisport in Limbe Saturday:

Guinea 1 (Kantabadouno 57) Zambia 1 (Sautu 87)

Tanzania 1 (Mussa 65) Namibia 0

Standings (played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points)

Guinea 2 1 1 0 4 1 4

Zambia 2 1 1 0 3 1 4

Tanzania 2 1 0 1 1 2 3

Namibia 2 0 0 2 0 4 0 – eliminated

Golf

Leading scores after Saturday’s third round of the US PGA American Express tournament at La Quinta, California (par-72, USA unless noted):

201 – Max Homa 66-70-65, Kim Si-woo (KOR) 66-68-67, Tony Finau 68-66-67

202 – Richy Werenski 69-68-65

203 – Russell Knox (SCO) 69-70-64, Brian Harman 68-68-67, Emiliano Grillo (ARG) 69-66-68

204 – Cameron Davis (AUS) 68-70-66, Rory Sabbatini (SVK) 68-69-67, Chase Seiffert 72-67-65, Francesco Molinari (ITA) 69-66-69, Doug Ghim 67-68-69

205 – Matt Jones (AUS) 70-68-67, An Byeong-hun (KOR) 65-73-67, Paul Casey (ENG) 72-65-68, Luke List 69-68-68, Talor Gooch 74-66-65, Roger Sloan (CAN) 69-67-69, Patrick Cantlay 69-71-65

Leading scores after Saturday’s third round of the LPGA Tournament of Champions at Four Season Golf & Sports Club in Lake Buena Vista, Florida (par 71, USA unless noted):

192 – Danielle Kang 64-65-63

194 – Jessica Korda 65-69-60

198 – Nelly Korda 65-66-67

200 – Chun In-gee (KOR) 68-65-67

201 – Brooke Henderson (CAN) 67-69-65

202 – Cheyenne Knight 69-66-67

203 – Angela Stanford 67-69-67

204 – Brittany Lincicome 66-74-64, Celine Boutier (FRA) 69-70-65, Sophia Popov (GER) 68-69-67, Gaby Lopez (MEX) 65-68-71

205 – Lexi Thompson 67-69-71

207 – Georgia Hall (ENG) 70-70-67, Mel Reid (ENG) 70-70-67

208 – Pernilla Lindberg (SWE) 70-72-66

Leading third-round scores from the European Tour’s season-opening Abu Dhabi Championship on Saturday (par 72/GBR & IRL unless stated):

203 – Rory McIlroy 64-72-67

204 – Tyrrell Hatton 65-68-71

205 – Tommy Fleetwood 71-67-67

206 – Marc Warren 72-66-68, David Lipsky (USA) 72-66-68

207 – Rafael Cabrera Bello (ESP) 67-67-73

208 – Jason Scrivener (AUS) 67-70-71

209 – Christian Bezuidenhout (RSA) 71-71-67, George Coetzee (RSA) 70-71-68, Mikko Korhonen (FIN) 69-69-71, Mike Lorenzo-Vera (FRA) 69-72-68, Wade Ormsby (AUS) 69-70-70, Chris Paisley 72-68-69, Matt Wallace 68-70-71, Fabrizio Zanotti (PAR) 66-71-72

Basketball

Results and standings on Saturday:

Dallas 108, Houston 133

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Brooklyn 128, Miami 124

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Utah 127, Golden State 108

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Phoenix 112, Denver 120 (2OT)

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Chicago 90, LA Lakers 101

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Minnesota 120, New Orleans 110

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Detroit 110, Philadelphia 114

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Standings (w l pct gb)

Eastern Conference

Philadelphia 12 5 0.706 —

Milwaukee 9 6 0.600 2

Indiana 9 6 0.600 2

Boston 8 6 0.571 2 1/2

Brooklyn 10 8 0.556 2 1/2

Cleveland 8 7 0.533 3

Atlanta 8 7 0.533 3

New York 8 9 0.471 4

Chicago 7 9 0.438 4 1/2

Orlando 7 9 0.438 4 1/2

Toronto 6 9 0.400 5

Miami 6 9 0.400 5

Charlotte 6 9 0.400 5

Washington 3 8 0.273 6

Detroit 3 13 0.188 8 1/2

Western Conference

LA Lakers 13 4 0.765 —

Utah 12 4 0.750 0 1/2

LA Clippers 12 4 0.750 0 1/2

Portland 8 6 0.571 3 1/2

Denver 9 7 0.563 3 1/2

Memphis 7 6 0.538 4

Phoenix 8 7 0.533 4

Golden State 8 8 0.500 4 1/2

Dallas 8 8 0.500 4 1/2

San Antonio 8 8 0.500 4 1/2

Oklahoma City 6 8 0.429 5 1/2

Houston 6 9 0.400 6

Sacramento 6 10 0.375 6 1/2

New Orleans 5 10 0.333 7

Minnesota 4 11 0.267 8

Latest sports fixtures

Football

English FA Cup (fourth round): Chelsea v Luton (14:00), Brentford v Leicester (16:30), Fulham v Burnley (16:30), Manchester United v Liverpool (19:00), Everton v Sheffield Wednesday (22:00). 

German Bundesliga: Schalke v Bayern Munich (16:30), Hoffenheim v Cologne (19:00).

Italian Serie A: Juventus v Bologna (13:30), Genoa v Cagliari, Hellas Verona v Napoli (both 16:00), Lazio v Sassuolo (19:00), Parma v Sampdoria (21:45).

Spanish La Liga: Osasuna v Granada (15:00), Elche v Barcelona (17:15), Celta Vigo v Eibar (19:30), Atletico Madrid v Valencia (22:00).

French Ligue 1 (16:00 unless stated): Bordeaux v Angers (14:00), Dijon v Strasbourg, Metz v Nantes, Reims v Brest, Rennes v Lille (18:00), Saint-Etienne v Lyon (22:00).

Scottish League Cup semi-final: Livingston v St Mirren (18

:00)

English Championship: Preston v Reading (14:30), Middlesbrough v Blackburn (17:00).

African Nations Championship in Cameroon: Burkina Faso v Cameroon, Zimbabwe v Mali (both 22:00) 

Rugby

French Top 14: Pau v Brive (15:45), Toulon v Stade Francais (22:05).

Pro 14: Connacht v Ospreys (17:00) 

Golf

Final round of the PGA Tour event The American Express in California at La Quinta.

Final round of the LPGA Tour’s season-opener at the Tournament of Champions in Florida.

The final round of the European Tour’s season-opening Abu Dhabi Championship.

Source : The South African More