Latest sports news, results and fixtures: Saturday 13 February 2021

We bring you the Latest sports news, results and fixtures for Saturday 13 February 2021.

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Welcome to our wrap of the latest sports news, results and fixtures from South Africa and right around the globe.

Latest sports news

Football

Al Ahly head coach Pitso Mosimane believes his side could have won the Fifa Club World Cup had they had African superstars Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah at their disposal.

Former Orlando Pirates midfielder Thamsanqa Sangweni has returned to Port Elizabeth to rejoin Chippa United. The 31-year-old former Bafana Bafana Bafana man has signed a short-term contract with the Chilli Boys as he looks to revive his career.

Mamelodi Sundowns remain the best team in South Africa ahead of both Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs. This is according to the latest club rankings released by Football Database.

Rugby

The Blitzboks will not participate in the Madrid Sevens tournaments at Campo UCM Central later this month after Spain’s national government extended their COVID-19 related travel restrictions on a number of countries, including South Africa.

English Premiership leaders Bristol defied their own injury problems and a determined Gloucester side in an 18-17 win away to their west country rivals on Friday. 

Cricket

Former Proteas fast bowler Makhaya Ntini has revealed he still wants to coach at the highest level but doesn’t think it will be with South Africa.

Proteas opener Janneman Malan says the team has been presented with an opportunity to turn the tables on Pakistan in their T20I series.

Cricket South Africa (CSA) have announced an expanded itinerary for the Pakistan tour to South Africa which will wrap up the Proteas’ international summer. 

Mask-wearing fans poured into Chennai’s MA Chidambaram Stadium for the second Test against England on Saturday, as cricket-crazy India welcomed live crowds for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic.

India Opener Rohit Sharma hit a dazzling unbeaten 132 to guide his side to 189 for three at tea on day one of the second Test against England on Saturday.

Rahkeem Cornwall struck twice in the morning as the West Indies left Bangladesh battling to avoid a follow-on in the second and final Test in Dhaka on Saturday.

Motorsport

KTM Factory Racing have unveiled the KTM RC16 colours for the 2021 MotoGP World Championship. 

Formula One’s Alpine team announced on Thursday two-time world champion Fernando Alonso had been involved in a road accident while cycling in Switzerland, but that the Spaniard was “conscious and well in himself”.

Tennis

Stefanos Tsitsipas put friendship aside to crush Mikael Ymer and race into the Australian Open fourth round Saturday, saying that playing in front of empty stands reminded him of when they hit together during quarantine.

Daniil Medvedev overcame buttock pain and a walk-out by his coach as he withstood a five-set test from Filip Krajinovic at the Australian Open on Saturday.

Former world number one Karolina Pliskova was docked a point for smashing her racquet off the court and then slumped out of the Australian Open to Karolina Muchova on Saturday.

Sailing

Luna Rossa cashed in on Ineos Team UK’s light-air vulnerability to win the opening two races in the final of the America’s Cup challenger series in Auckland on Saturday. 

Boxing

American Joseph Diaz lost his International Boxing Federation junior-lightweight crown at Friday’s weigh-in, failing to make weight for Saturday’s bout against undefeated Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov of Tajikistan.

Golf

Jordan Spieth stepped up his quest for a first US PGA Tour title in more than three years, firing a five-under par 67 on Friday to take the halfway lead in the Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

Latest sports results

Football

PSL results on Friday

Stellenbosch FC 1-3 Golden Arrows, Maritzburg United 0-1 TTM.

Italian Serie A result on Friday

Bologna 1 (Sansone 1) Benevento 1 (Viola 60)

Rugby

English Premiership results on Friday

Gloucester 17 Bristol 18

Sale 22 Bath 27

Tennis

Results from Day 6 of the Australian Open at Melbourne Park on Saturday:

Men’s singles

3rd rd

Andrey Rublev (RUS x7) bt Feliciano Lopez (ESP) 7-5, 6-2, 6-3

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Casper Ruud (NOR x24) bt Radu Albot (MDA) 6-1, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4

Mackenzie McDonald (USA) bt Lloyd Harris (RSA) 7-6 (9/7), 6-1, 6-4

Daniil Medvedev (RUS x4) bt Filip Krajinovic (SRB x28) 6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 3-6, 6-0

Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE x5) bt Mikael Ymer (SWE) 6-4, 6-1, 6-1

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Women’s singles

3rd rd

Elise Mertens (BEL x18) bt Belinda Bencic (SUI x11) 6-2, 6-1

Karolina Muchova (CZE x25) bt Karolina Pliskova (CZE x6) 7-5, 7-5

Donna Vekic (CRO x28) bt Kaia Kanepi (EST) 5-7, 7-6 (7/2), 6-4

Jennifer Brady (USA x22) bt Kaja Juvan (SLO) 6-1, 6-3

Jessica Pegula (USA) bt Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) 6-2, 6-1

Elina Svitolina (UKR x5) bt Yulia Putintseva (KAZ x26) 6-4, 6-0

Basketball

NBA Results and standings on Friday:

Boston 102, Detroit 108

Atlanta 114, San Antonio 125

LA Lakers 115, Memphis 105

Portland 129, Cleveland 110

Sacramento 112, Orlando 123

Denver 97, Oklahoma City 95

Utah 129, Milwaukee 115

Chicago 106, LA Clippers 125

Charlotte 120, Minnesota 114

Washington 91, New York 109

Dallas 143, New Orleans 130

Standings (w l pct gb)

Eastern Conference

Philadelphia 18 8 0.692 —

Milwaukee 16 10 0.615 2

Brooklyn 15 12 0.556 3 1/2

Boston 13 12 0.520 4 1/2

Indiana 13 13 0.500 5

Charlotte 13 14 0.481 5 1/2

Toronto 12 14 0.462 6

New York 12 15 0.444 6 1/2

Atlanta 11 14 0.440 6 1/2

Miami 11 14 0.440 6 1/2

Chicago 10 15 0.400 7 1/2

Orlando 10 17 0.370 8 1/2

Cleveland 10 17 0.370 8 1/2

Detroit 7 19 0.269 11

Washington 6 17 0.261 10 1/2

Western Conference

Utah 21 5 0.808 —

LA Lakers 21 6 0.778 0 1/2

LA Clippers 19 8 0.704 2 1/2

Phoenix 15 9 0.625 5

Portland 15 10 0.600 5 1/2

San Antonio 15 11 0.577 6

Denver 14 11 0.560 6 1/2

Golden State 14 12 0.538 7

Dallas 13 14 0.481 8 1/2

Sacramento 12 13 0.480 8 1/2

Memphis 10 11 0.476 8 1/2

New Orleans 11 14 0.440 9 1/2

Houston 11 14 0.440 9 1/2

Oklahoma City 10 15 0.400 10 1/2

Minnesota 6 20 0.231 15

Golf

Leading second-round scores on Friday in the US PGA Tour Pebble Beach Pro-Am at Pebble Beach Golf Links and Spyglass Hill (USA unless noted, par-72):

132 – Jordan Spieth 65-67

133 – Daniel Berger 67-66

134 – Henrik Norlander (SWE) 64-70

135 – Patrick Cantlay 62-73, Tom Lewis (ENG) 66-69, Paul Casey (ENG) 68-67

136 – Russell Knox (SCO) 66-70

137 – Brian Stuard 66-71, Maverick McNealy 68-69, Cameron Percy (AUS) 67-70, Nate Lashley 65-72, Tom Hoge 67-70, Akshay Bhatia 64-73

138 – Jason Day (AUS) 69-69

139 – Will Gordon 66-73, Patton Kizzire 69-70, Jason Dufner 68-71, Matt Jones (AUS) 67-72, John Senden (AUS) 70-69, Cameron Tringale 67-72, Scott Brown 69-70, Max Homa 69-70, Francesco Molinari (ITA) 69-70, Vincent Whaley 68-71

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Latest sports fixtures

Football

DStv Premiership fixtures on Saturday

Bloem Celtic v Chippa United (15:00), SuperSport United v Cape Town City (17:00).

Caf Champions League fixtures on Saturday

ES Tunis v Teungueth, TP Mazembe v CR Belouizdad (Both 15:00), Horoya v Petro du Luanda, Mamelodi Sundowns v Al Hilal (both 18:00).

English Premier League

Leicester v Liverpool (14:30); Man City v Tottenham (19:30), Crystal Palace v Burnley (17:00). Brighton v Aston Villa (22:00).

Spanish La Liga

Granada v Atletico Madrid (15:00), Sevilla v Huesca (17:15), Celta Vigo (19:30), Barcelona v Alaves (22:00).

Italian Serie A 

Torino v Genoa (16:00), Napoli v Juventus (19:00), Spezia v AC Milan (21:45).

French Ligue 1

Paris Saint-Germain v Nice (18:00), Reims v Lens (20:00), Lyon v Montpellier (22:00). 

German Bundesliga 

Borussia Dortmund v Hoffenheim, Bayer Leverkusen v Mainz, Werder Bremen v Freiburg, Stuttgart v Hertha Berlin (all 16:30), Union Berlin v Schalke (19:30).

Scottish Premiership

Aberdeen v St Mirren, Dundee Utd v Livingston, Motherwell v Hamilton, Rangers v Kilmarnock (all 17:00)

Tennis

Order of play on show courts at the Australian Open on Sunday, day seven of the first Grand Slam of the year (x denotes seed):

Rod Laver Arena

11:00 am (02:00 SAST)

Garbine Muguruza (ESP x14) v Naomi Osaka (JPN x3) 

Not before 1:00 pm (04:00 SAST)

Aryna Sabalenka (BLR x7) v Serena Williams (USA x10)

Dominic Thiem (AUT x3) v Grigor Dimitrov (BUL x18)

7:00 pm (10:00 SAST)

Iga Swiatek (POL x15) v Simona Halep (ROM x2) 

Novak Djokovic (SRB x1) v Milos Raonic (CAN x14) 

Margaret Court Arena

11:00 am (02:00 SAST)

Hsieh Su-wei (TPE) v Marketa Vondrousova (CZE x19) 

Not before 12:00 pm (03:00 SAST) 

Felix Auger-Aliassime (CAN x20) v Aslan Karatsev (RUS)

Not before 6:30 pm (09:30 SAST)

Dusan Lajovic (SRB x23) v Alexander Zverev (GER x6)

Cricket

Bangladesh v West Indies 2nd Test at Dhaka (until Feb 15); India v England 2nd Test at Chennai (until Feb 17); Pakistan v South Africa 2nd T20I at Lahore (from 15:00).

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Latest sports news: South Africa’s Janneman Malan plays a shot during the first Twenty20 cricket match between Pakistan and South Africa at the Gaddafi Cricket Stadium in Lahore on February 11, 2021. (Photo by Aamir QURESHI / AFP)

Rugby

Six Nations 

England v Italy at Twickenham (16:15); Scotland v Wales at Murrayfield (18:45).

French Top 14 

Bordeaux-Begles v Stade Francais (15:45), Racing 92 v Lyon, Agen v Clermont, Castres v Montpellier (18:00), Toulon v La Rochelle (22:00).

English Premiership

Harlequins v Leicester (18:00), Exeter v London Irish (18:15), Northampton v Newcastle (18:30)

Pro14

Glasgow v Benetton (16:30)

Golf

USPGA Pebble Beach Pro-Am (until Feb 14)

Basketball

NBA: Philadelphia 76ers v Phoenix Suns (22:00), Brooklyn Nets v Golden State Warriors (03:30 Sunday), Hawks v Pacers (2:30), Knicks v Rockets (03:00), Jazz v Heat (04:00).

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