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

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Welcome to our roundup of the latest sports news, results and upcoming games for Sunday January 24th, 2021.

Latest sports news

cricket

South Africa will play its first Test in Pakistan in 14 years this week. This game has been described as a “monumental moment” in the revival of international cricket in the country.

The Proteas showed a fighting performance with the ball on Saturday at Kingsmead Stadium in Durban to defeat the Pakistani women with 13 runs in an exciting second One-Day International (ODI) and in the ODI with three games an unassailable 2-0- Secure the lead Series.

rugby

Toulouse defense coach Laurent Thuery praised the stance of Cheslin Kolbe, the 2019 Springbok rugby champion, when he played his first game since mid-December to help Toulouse with a 59-0 win over Agen on Saturday to return to the top 14.

The Bulls will host the Sharks in the first Currie Cup final at Loftus Versfeld since 2009 after the teams kept their nerve in Saturday’s semifinals to be the last teams.

Pitso Mosimane has his entire Al Ahly squad to choose from for the upcoming Club World Cup due to be held in Qatar in February.

Percy Tau helped Brighton & Hove Albion secure their spot in the FA Cup fifth round after beating League One Blackpool 2-1 on Saturday.

AmaZulu ended their DStv Premiership win in four games with a 2-0 away win over Baroka FC – much to the relief of coach Benni McCarthy.

tennis

The organizers of the Australian Open published a revised schedule for introductory events for the Tennis Grand Slam on Sunday, which is intended to give players more time to prepare after a 14-day quarantine ban.

MMA

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

basketball

Kevin Durant hit a team high of 31 points as the new Brooklyn Nets tackled some of their defensive problems on Saturday to hold and beat the Shorthanded Miami Heat 128-124. Elsewhere, Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry surpassed Hall of Famer Reggie Miller to score the second highest three point in NBA history, hitting between 127 at the beginning of the third quarter of Saturday’s loss to Utah Jazz on Saturday and 108 the milestone. In Chicago, Anthony Davis hit a team high of 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 semifinals

Bulls 26-21 lions

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Western Province 9-19 sharks

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Pro14 results on Saturday:

Münster 10 Leinster 13

Zebra 10 Edinburgh 26

Soccer

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

English FA Cup results compiled on Saturday:

Fourth round

Barnsley 1 (Styles 56) Norwich 0

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

Cheltenham 1 (59 May) 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-pin, Cooper 84) Nottingham Forest 1 (Knockaert 56)

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

Compiled German Bundesliga results on Saturday:

Freiburg 2 (Demirovic 14, Jeong 37) Stuttgart 1 (Hexen 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

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

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

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

French Ligue 1 results compiled on Saturday:

Lens 0 Nice 1 (Atal 49)

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

Compiled Italian Serie A results on Saturday:

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

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

Udinese 0 Inter Milan 0

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

Results of Group D of the African Nations Championship at the Stade Omnisport in Limbe Saturday:

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

Tanzania 1 (Mussa 65) Namibia 0

Scoring (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 results after the third round of the US PGA American Express tournament on Saturday in La Quinta, California (Par-72, USA unless otherwise 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 results after the third round of the LPGA Tournament of Champions on Saturday at the Four Season Golf & Sports Club in Lake Buena Vista, Florida (Par 71, USA unless otherwise stated):

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 results of the third round of the season opening championship of the European Tour in Abu Dhabi on Saturday (Par 72 / GBR & IRL, unless otherwise 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 ranking 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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Ranking list (wl 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 games

Soccer

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

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

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

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

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

Semi-finals of the Scottish League Cup: Livingston v St. Mirren (18

: 00)

English championship: Preston versus Reading (14:30), Middlesbrough versus Blackburn (17:00).

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

rugby

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

Pro 14: Connacht versus Ospreys (17:00)

golf

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

Last round of the LPGA Tour season opener at the Tournament of Champions in Florida.

The final round of the European Tour season opener in Abu Dhabi.