Latest sports news headlines, results and fixtures: Monday 27 July

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On Monday 27 July the National Soccer League Board of Governors held a virtual meeting and determined to resume the South African domestic football season on 8 August 2020.

Former PSL coach Luc Eymael's explosive tirade against Tanzania and its football fans has left the former PSL coach without a job – or a place to call home.

Ex-Orlando Pirates ace Thabo Rakhale is making use of a fitness trainer during the lockdown period while weighing up his options regarding his next destination.

Romanian football coach Mircea Lucescu said Monday said he was giving up on plans to coach Dynamo Kiev less than a week after signing with the Ukrainian team, following a backlash from fans. The coach said it would be impossible to work in a hostile environment and pegged Ultras as the chief instigators.

Kylian Mbappe will be sidelined for "around three weeks" after spraining his ankle in the French Cup final, likely ruling him out of Paris Saint-Germain's Champions League quarter-final against Atalanta on 12 August.

Italian football federation president (FIGC) Gabriele Gravina said Monday he was "worried" about next season, saying that the current coronavirus protocols are impossible to apply in the long term.

Hearts' relegation from the Scottish Premiership was confirmed on Monday after an arbitration panel upheld the Scottish Football Professional League (SPFL) decision to settle the curtailed season on a points-per-game basis.

Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren has completed a move to Russian side Zenit St Petersburg for a reported £10.9 million ($14 million) after slipping down the pecking order at Anfield.

Argentina forward Paulo Dybala faces a race to be fit for Juventus's Champions League last 16 return-leg game against Lyon on August 7 after the Italian champions confirmed Monday he had suffered a thigh injury.

Bruno Fernandes is targeting Europa League glory after helping lead Manchester United back to the Champions League.

Kevin De Bruyne is hoping to crown David Silva's glorious ten years at Manchester City by completing the Spaniard's set of medals with a Champions League win next month.

Sebastian Hoeness, reserve-team coach at Bayern Munich where his uncle Uli is honorary president, will take charge of Hoffenheim, the Bundesliga club announced on Monday.

Jan Vertonghen announced his departure from Tottenham after eight years at the Premier League club on Monday.

Valentin Castellanos and Maxi Moralez scored second-half goals as New York City FC reached the quarter-finals of the MLS is Back Tournament with a 3-1 win over Toronto FC on Sunday.

Liverpool turned the Premier League title race into a procession this season, but Jurgen Klopp expects his champions to face a much tougher fight to retain the trophy next term.


Director of Springbok Rugby Rassie Erasmus has heralded transformation as the bedrock of his Rugby World Cup-winning squad.

Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber says that getting the Currie Cup off the ground is key to the team's Rugby Championship.


Prominent coaches Adi Birrell and Rob Walter have endorsed the CoachED Cricket Online Coach Education programme's Elite Accreditation course which gives aspiring coaches unrivalled insight into the methods and processes of some of the world's best coaches.

The ICC Men's Cricket World Cup Super League was officially launched on Monday 27 June 2020.

Sri Lanka will resume top-level cricket with a new premier league tournament starting next month with the participation of 70 international players, the cricket board said Monday.

Rain wiped out the fourth day's play at Old Trafford on Monday to frustrate England's bid for a series-clinching win over the West Indies and keep Stuart Broad waiting for his 500th Test wicket.

Left-arm pacemen David Willey and Reece Topley were recalled to the England one-day international squad announced Monday for the three-match series against Ireland.


Reigning American League Cy Young award winner Justin Verlander was sidelined Sunday with a right arm injury, dealing a crucial blow to the Houston Astros' pitching rotation.


Serena Williams has made a desperate call to tournament organizers to hand female tennis players more opportunities to play in center court matches.

Andy Murray is "mentally" planning for next month's US Open but admits he is apprehensive about the return of tennis following the shutdown. 


Kansas City Chiefs lineman Laurent Duvernay-Tardif has become the first player to opt-out of the 2020 NFL season, citing concerns over the pandemic.


After the disappointment of seeing the Mexican Formula One Grand Prix cancelled this year due to the pandemic, the Mexico City government has turned its F1 track into a drive-in cinema.


Doping whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov says no Russian athletes should be allowed to take part in next year's postponed Tokyo Olympics. The World Anti-Doping Agency in December banned Russia for four years from major global sporting events including the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and the 2022 World Cup in Qatar over manipulated doping data. Russia is appealing the ban at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

Qatar will seek to host the 2032 Olympic Games, it said on Monday, joining a crowded field and raising questions about scorching summer temperatures and underwhelming attendances at past events.

Latest sports results

Italian Serie A results on Sunday:

Bologna 3 (Palacio 2, Soriano 5, Barrow 90+3) Lecce 2 (Mancosu 45+2, Falco 66)

Roma 2 (Veretout 45-pen, 87-pen) Fiorentina 1 (Milenkovic 54)

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Cagliari 0 Udinese 1 (Okaka 2)

Hellas Verona 1 (Amrabat 39-pen) Lazio 5 (Immobile 45+6-pen, 83, 90+4-pen, Milinkovic-Savic 56, Correa 63)

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SPAL 1 (D'Alessandro 80) Torino 1 (Verdi 57)

Juventus 2 (Ronaldo 45+7, Bernardeschi 67) Sampdoria 0

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Played Saturday

Brescia 1 (Dessena 62) Parma 2 (Darmian 59, Kulusevski 81)

Genoa 0 Inter Milan 3 (Lukaku 34, 90+3, Alexis Sánchez 82)

Napoli 2 (Hisaj 8, Allan 90+3) Sassuolo 0


AC Milan 1 (Calhanoglu 14) Atalanta 1 (Zapata 34)

English Premier League results on Sunday, the final day of the 2019/20 season

Southampton 3 (Adams 50, 71, Ings 84-pen) Sheffield United 1 (Lundstram 26)

Newcastle 1 (Gayle 1) Liverpool 3 (Van Dijk 38, Origi 59, Mane 89)

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Manchester City 5 (Jesus 11, De Bruyne 45+1, 90, Sterling 79, Mahrez 83) Norwich 0

Burnley 1 (Woods 44) Brighton 2 (Bissouma 20, Connolly 50)

Arsenal 3 (Aubameyang 5-pen, 33, Tierney 24) Watford 2 (Deeney 43-pen, Welbeck 66)

Crystal Palace 1 (Schlupp 53) Tottenham 1 (Kane 13)

Everton 1 (Kean 41) Bournemouth 3 (King 13-pen, Solanke 45+1, Stanislas 80)

West Ham 1 (Yarmolenko 85) Aston Villa 1 (Grealish 84)

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Leicester 0 Manchester United 2 (Fernandes 71-pen, Lingard 90+8)


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1. Fabio Quartararo (FRA/Yamaha-SRT) 41min 22.666sec, 2. Maverick Vinales (ESP/Yamaha) at 4.495sec, 3. Valentino Rossi (ITA/Yamaha) 5.546, 4. Takaaki Nakagami (JPN/Honda-LCR) 6.113, 5. Joan Mir (ESP/Suzuki) 7.693, 6. Andrea Dovizioso (ITA/Ducati) 12.554, 7. Pol Espargaro (ESP/KTM) 17,488, 8. Alex Marquez (ESP/Honda) 19.357, 9. Johann Zarco (FRA/Ducati-Avintia) 23.523, 10. Alex Rins (ESP/Suzuki) 27.091, 11. Tito Rabat (ESP/Ducati-Avintia) 33.628, 12. Bradley Smith (GBR/Aprilia) 36,306, 13. Cal Crutchlow (GBR/Honda-LCR) one lap behind


1. Enea Bastianini (ITA/Kalex) 39min 23.922sec, 2. Luca Marini (ITA/Kalex) at 2.153sec, 3. Marco Bezzechi (ITA/Kalex) 3.243, 4. Sam Lowes (GBR/Kalex) 3.817, 5. Aron Canet (ESP/Speed Up) 9.155


1. Tatsuki Suzuki (JPN/Honda) 39 mins 18.861sec, 2. John McPhee (GBR/Honda) at 0.064sec, 3. Celestino Vietti (ITA/KTM) 0.134, 4. Darryn Binder (AFS/KTM) 0.628, 5. Gabriel Rodrigo (ARG/Honda) 0.628.

Championship standings 

MotoGP (after 2 races)

1. Fabio Quartararo (FRA/Yamaha-SRT) 50 points, 2. Maverick Vinales (ESP/Yamaha) 40, 3. Andrea Dovizioso (ITA/Ducati) 26, 4. Takaaki Nakagami (JPN/Honda-LCR) 19, 5. Pol Espargaro (ESP/KTM) 19, 6. Valentino Rossi (ITA/Yamaha) 16, 7. Jack Miller (AUS/Ducati-Pramac) 13, 8. Alex Marquez (ESP/Honda) 12, 9. Johann Zarco (FRA/Ducati-Avintia) 12, 10. Franco Morbidelli (ITA/Yamaha-SRT) 11, 11. Joan Mir (ESP/Suzuki) 11 12. Francesco Bagnaia (ITA/Ducati-Avintia), 9. 13: Miguel Oliveira (POR/KTM) 8, 14. Danilo Petrucci (ITA/Ducati) 7, 15. Tito Rabat (ESP/Ducati-Avintia) 7, 16. Alex Rins (ESP/Suzuki) 6, 17. Bradley Smith (GBR/Aprilia) 5, 18. Brad Binder (AFS/KTM) 3, 19. Cal Crutchlow (GBR/Honda-LCR) 3

Moto2 (after three races)

1. Tetsuta Nagashima (JPN/Kalex) 50 points, 2. Enea Bastianini (ITA/Kalex) 48, 3. Luca Marini (ITA/Kalex) 45, 4. Aron Canet (ESP/Speed Up) 30, 5. Lorenzo Baldassari (ITA/Kalex) 28

Moto3 (after three races) 

1. Albert Arenas (ESP/KTM) 50 points, 2. Tatsuki Suzuki (JPN/Honda) 44, 3. John McPhee (GBR/Honda: 40, 4. Ai Ogura (JPN/Honda) 36, 5. Gabriel Rodrigo (ARG/Honda) 30

Latest sports fixtures

English Championship play-off semi-final first leg: 

Cardiff vs Fulham (20:45)

Major League Soccer Is Back Tournament round-of-16 matches at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida: 

San Jose vs Real Salt Lake (02:30 Tuesday); Seattle Sounders vs LAFC (05:00 Tuesday)


Day five of the decisive third Test between England and West Indies at Old Trafford on Tuesday.