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Beauden Barrett of the Blues charges forward during the round 2 Super Rugby Aotearoa match between the Chiefs and the Blues at FMG Stadium Waikato on June 20, 2020 in Hamilton, New Zealand. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

Latest sports news headlines, fixtures and results: Saturday 20 June

Here we bring you the latest sports news headlines as well as fixtures, and results from 20 June 2020.

Latest sports news

Beauden Barrett of the Blues charges forward during the round 2 Super Rugby Aotearoa match between the Chiefs and the Blues at FMG Stadium Waikato on June 20, 2020 in Hamilton, New Zealand. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

June has seen the large scale return of professional sport across the globe and while it may not be back to normal there is still plethora news and fixtures to dive in to.

Latest sports news headlines 


The Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) league resumed behind closed doors today after a five-month, just as the country battles a cluster of infections in Beijing.


Shoaib Malik will be allowed to join the Pakistan squad in England late after spending time with his immediate family, whom he has not met for five months due to the ongoing health crisis, the country’s cricket board (PCB) said on Saturday.

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The New Zealand Warriors have fired coach Stephen Kearney. This comes one day after a 40-12 thumping by the South Sydney Rabbitohs, four games into Australia’s revived National Rugby League. 


Webb Simpson fired nine birdies in fashioning a six-under par 65 on Friday for a one-stroke lead midway through the US PGA Tour RBC Heritage. Ernie Els leads the South African charge from joint 11th place a spot he shares with compatriots Dylan Fritelli, Erik van Rooyen and eight others.


Gerard Pique said La Liga’s title race is Real Madrid’s to lose after Barcelona were held to a goalless draw against Sevilla on Friday.

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes he can rekindle Paul Pogba’s best form after the Frenchman made a big impact in his first appearance for six months in a 1-1 draw at Tottenham on Friday.

Stadiums in France will re-open to fans on 11 July as the country continues to lift measures imposed to contain the Covid-19 outbreak, the government said on Saturday.


Motor racing chiefs on Friday rubber-stamped the start of the Formula One world championship with, as expected, eight races in Europe between July and September. 

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Racing Point’s Mexican driver Sergio Perez takes part in the tests for the new Formula One Grand Prix season at the Circuit de Catalunya in Montmelo on the outskirts of Barcelona on 28 February 2020. Photo: Josep Lago / AFP


President Donald Trump on Friday dismissed concerns about the upcoming NFL season raised by Dr Anthony Fauci, insisting the league would kick-off safely.


The US Tennis Association, accused of discrimination after calling off its annual US Open wheelchair events, agreed Thursday to work with players regarding details of a 2020 competition.

Rugby Union

Mourad Boudjellal, the comic book publisher who steered Toulon to three European Cups, is switching from rugby to football and has agreed to become president of Sporting Toulon, owner Claude Joye said on Friday.

Latest sport fixtures


English Premier League

Watford vs Leicester 13:30, Brighton vs Arsenal 16:00, West Ham vs Wolves 18:30, Bournemouth vs Crystal Palace 20:45.

English Championship

Fulham vs Brentford, Middlesbrough vs Swansea (both 13:30); Millwall vs Derby (14:00); Blackburn vs Bristol City, Huddersfield vs Wigan, Hull vs Charlton, Luton vs Preston, QPR vs Barnsley, Reading vs Stoke, Sheff Wed vs Nottm Forest, West Brom vs Birmingham (all 16:00).

German Bundesliga 

Bayern Munich vs Freiburg, RB Leipzig vs Borussia Dortmund, Hoffenheim vs Union Berlin, Fortuna Dusseldorf vs Augsburg, Hertha Berlin vs Bayer Leverkusen, Mainz vs Werder Bremen, Schalke vs Wolfsburg, Cologne vs Eintracht Frankfurt, Paderborn vs Borussia Moenchengladbach. All matches at 15:30

Italian Serie A 

Torino vs Parma 19:30, Verona vs Cagliari 21:45.

Spain’s La Liga

Espanyol vs Levante 14:00, Athletic Bilbao vs Real Betis 17:00, Getafe vs Eibar 19:30, Atletico Madrid vs Real Valladolid 22:00. 


Third round of the RBC Heritage in South Carolina.

Horse racing

Final day of Royal Ascot featuring the Group One St James’s Palace Stakes with Pinatubo seeking consolation after missing out in the 2,000 Guineas (16:00).


Novak Djokovic takes his Adria Tour tournament to Zadar on Croatia’s Adriatic coast for the first day of two.



Main event: Heavyweight: Curtis Blaydes vs Alexander Volkov

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Co-main event: Featherweight: Josh Emmett vs Shane Burgos

Women’s Bantamweight: Raquel Pennington vs Marion Reneau

Welterweight: Lyman Good vs Belal Muhammad

Catchweight: Jim Miller vs Roosevelt Roberts


Lightweight: Clat Guida vs Bobby Green

Women’s Strawweight: Tecia Torres vs Brianna Van Buren

Middleweight: Marc-Andre Barriault vs Oskar Piechota

Women’s Flyweight: Gillian Robertson vs Cortney Casey

Lightweight: Frank Camacho vs Matt Frevola

Women’s Flyweight: Roxanne Modafferi vs Lauren Murphy

Lightweight: Austin Hubbard vs Joe Soleck

Latest sports results

Super Rugby Aotearoa

Chiefs 12-24 Blues: The Chiefs were ground out of the contest in Hamilton to slump to a second defeat in as many matches.

US PGA Tour RBC Heritage at Harbour Town Golf Links in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina (USA unless noted, par-71) round 2 scores: 130 – Webb Simpson 65-65

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131 – Bryson DeChambeau 67-64, Corey Conners (CAN) 68-63

132 – Ryan Palmer 65-67, Matthew Fitzpatrick (ENG) 66-66

133 – Abraham Ancer (MEX) 69-64, Jhonattan Vegas (VEN) 70-63, Matthew NeSmith 66-67, Brooks Koepka 67-66, Ian Poulter (ENG) 64-69

134 – Mackenzie Hughes (CAN) 66-68, Dustin Johnson 68-66, Dylan Frittelli (RSA) 65-69, Tyler Duncan 71-63, Sam Ryder 69-65, Wyndham Clark 68-66, Sebastian Munoz (COL) 65-69, Tony Finau 66-68, Ernie Els (RSA) 67-67, Michael Thompson 65-69, Erik van Rooyen (RSA) 66-68

135 – Danny Lee (NZL) 68-67, Andrew Landry 68-67, Jason Dufner 69-66, Alex Noren (SWE) 69-66, Sergio Garcia (ESP) 70-65, Tyrrell Hatton 71-64.

La Liga results on Friday: Granada 0 Villarreal 1 (Gerard 11)

Real Mallorca 1 (Salva Sevilla 9) Leganes 1 (Rodriguez 87)

Sevilla 0 Barcelona 0

English Premier League results on Friday: Norwich 0 Southampton 3 (Ings 49, Armstrong 54, Redmond 79)

Tottenham 1 (Bergwijn 27) Manchester United 1 (Fernandes 81-pen)