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Manchester United’s Paul Pogba during the English Premier League season. Photo: EPA/PETER POWELL

Latest sports news headlines, results, and highlights: 28 June

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Manchester United’s Paul Pogba during the English Premier League season. Photo: EPA/PETER POWELL

This Sunday we look back at FA Cup action and bring you the latest sports news headlines from across the globe and in South Africa.

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Rugby World Cup-winning coach Jake White has embarked on the biggest modern-era South African spending splurge as he seeks to make the Blue Bulls a powerhouse again.

Top 14 club presidents have voted unanimously to extend the international autumn Test window to five weeks instead of the normal three, but one less than the six wanted by the French rugby union federation (FFR). France, already slated to play three Tests on successive weekends starting 7 November, against Georgia, Australia and South Africa, will now have two extra dates: 31 October and 28 November.

Auckland Blues and Canterbury Crusaders remain the only unbeaten teams in New Zealand’s Super Rugby competition, after the Crusaders won their grudge match against the Waikato Chiefs 18-13 in Christchurch on Sunday. 


England spinner Jack Leach says he had developed symptoms similar to those of coronavirus while in South Africa in January.

Pakistan batting coach and former cricketing great Younis Khan singled out fast-rising paceman Jofra Archer as a “major threat” in his team’s forthcoming matches against England. The Pakistan cricket squad left Sunday for their England tour without 10 players who had tested positive for coronavirus. 


Dani Ceballos fired Arsenal into the FA Cup semi-finals as the Spaniard’s stoppage-time strike clinched a dramatic 2-1 win at Sheffield United on Sunday.

The state of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil will allow football fans into stadiums from July 10, initially at one-third capacity, according to an official decree.

Former Slovakia defender Marian Cisovsky has died at 40 after battling the incurable amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) for six years, his Czech club Viktoria Plzen said Sunday.

Ciro Immobile and Luis Alberto got title-chasing Lazio back winning 2-1 against Fiorentina on Saturday to close the gap on Serie A leaders Juventus to four points.

Premier League strugglers Watford said on Sunday that three players had been removed from their matchday squad against Southampton to protect “the health and safety of all players, staff and officials”.


Former world number one Andy Murray pulled out of his last match at the Battle of the Brits exhibition event on Sunday. Murray was due to face Cam Norrie in a third place play-off in Roehampton after losing in the semi-finals to Dan Evans on Saturday.

Madison Keys made it through another tense finish on Saturday, letting one match point slip before finishing off Sofia Kenin 6-3, 5-7 10-2 in Charleston, South Carolina. Keys, who would have been defending her 2019 Charleston WTA title earlier this year if the coronavirus pandemic hadn’t halted play on the women’s tennis tour, had overcome a late lapse on Thursday in a 6-1, 6-7 (6/8), 10-4 victory over fellow American Caroline Dolehide.


Kevin Harvick held off a late charge from Denny Hamlin to win the NASCAR Cup race at Pocono on Saturday as the stock car series got back on the track after a turbulent week.

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Spanish La Liga results on Sunday:

Levante 4 (Mayoral 21, Bardhi 35, Morales 50, Rochina 59) Real Betis 2 (Canales 70, Juanmi 87)

English FA Cup results on Sunday (aet denotes after extra time):


Sheffield United 1 (McGoldrick 87) Arsenal 2 (Pepe 25-pen, Ceballos 90+1)

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Played Saturday

Norwich 1 (Cantwell 75) Manchester United 2 (Ighalo 51, Maguire 118) aet

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English Championship results on Sunday:

Bristol City 1 Sheffield Wednesday 2

Nottingham Forest 3 Huddersfield 0

Played Saturday

Charlton 1 QPR 0

Preston 1 Cardiff 3

Swansea 0 Luton 1

Barnsley 0 Millwall 0

Derby 2 Reading 1

Birmingham 3 Hull 3

Leeds 3 Fulham 0

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Stoke 0 Middlesbrough 2

Wigan 2 Blackburn 0


Brentford 1 West Brom 0

Italian Serie A results on Saturday:

Brescia 2 (Donnarumma 10, Semprini 13) Genoa 2 (Falque 38-pen, Pinamonti 70-pen)

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Cagliari 4 (Nández 12, Simeone 17, Nianggolan 46, João Pedro 69-pen) Torino 2 (Bremer 60, Belotti 65)

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Lazio 2 (Immobile 67-pen, Alberto 83) Fiorentina 1 (Ribery 25)

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Super Rugby Aotearoa


Crusaders 18-13 Chiefs


Blues 27-24 Highlanders


Main event: Lightweight: Dustin Poirier def. Dan Hooker via unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 48-46)

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Welterweight: Co-main event: Mike Perry def. Mickey Gall via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Heavyweight: Maurice Greene def. Gian Villante via third-round submission (arm triangle choke)

Middleweight: Brendan Allen def. Kyle Daukaus via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-27, 30-27)

Welterweight: Takashi Sato def. Jason Witt via first-round TKO (punches)

Catchweight: Julian Erosa def. Sean Woodson via third-round submission (D’Arce choke)

Latest sports fixtures

FA Cup

Newcastle vs Manchester City 19:30

English Premier League

Watford v Southampton 17:30

La Liga

Villarreal vs Valencia 17:00, Granada vs Eibar 19:30, Espanyol vs Real Madrid 22:00.

Serie A 

Napoli vs SPAL, Sampdoria vs Bologna, Sassuolo vs Hellas Verona, Udinese vs Atalanta (all 19:30), Parma vs Inter Milan (21:45). 


Final round of USPGA Travelers Championship in Hartford, Connecticut.