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

Latest sports news headlines and results – Friday 19 June 2020

The latest sports news headlines and results collated for your convenience on this Friday 19 June 2020.

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

We have put together a rundown of the latest sports news headlines and results from across the globe on this Friday 19 June.

Latest sports news headlines – Friday 19 June


Former Italian Formula One driver Alex Zanardi, who won four Paralympic gold medals after having both legs amputated in a motor racing accident, was seriously injured on Friday in a crash while competing in a handbike race in Italy. Zanardi collided with a truck while participating in one of the stages of the ‘Obiettivo tricolore’ relay race in Tuscany, the AGI news agency reported.


Former Ivory Coast international defender Emmanuel Aka died on Friday at the age of 69 from diabetic complications, his family said.

Ligue 1 club Marseille have been fined three million euros ($3.36 million) for breaching financial fair play rules but escaped a ban from European competition, UEFA announced on Friday. 

The Italian government on Thursday agreed to ease quarantine restrictions for football teams in the case of positive virus tests as Serie A prepares to return to action this weekend.

German forward Leroy Sane is heading for the Manchester City exit door after rejecting a new deal, manager Pep Guardiola said on Friday.

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Latest sports news: Paris Saint Germain’s Neymar reacts during the Champions League. Photo: EPA/Julien de Rosa

Neymar must pay 6.7 million euros ($7.53m) to Barcelona, a court ordered Friday after the player’s case against his former employer was dismissed.

Horse racing

Frankie Dettori brought up a landmark 70th Royal Ascot win 30 years to the day since he rode his first winner at the historic meeting, as Fanny Logan won the Hardwicke Stakes on Friday.


Rory McIlroy says European players who decided not to travel to the United States for the US PGA Tour’s restart shouldn’t complain about missing out on world rankings points. The Official World Golf Rankings decided to unfreeze the ranking system when the PGA Tour resumed at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas, last week after a hiatus.


British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday backed England rugby fans singing “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” at matches, despite suggestions it could be banned because of its links to slavery.


Australia batsman Marnus Labuschagne has extended his contract with Glamorgan until the end of the 2022 season, the Welsh county announced Friday.

Latest sports results

Spanish La Liga results from Thursday:

Alaves 2 (Sainz 56, Aguirregabiria 90+6) Real Sociedad 0

Real Madrid 3 (Benzema 61, 86, Marco Asensio 74) Valencia 0

Played Wednesday

Eibar 2 (Kike 19, Orellana 78) Athletic Bilbao 2 (Garcia 8, Villalibre 81)

Real Valladolid 0 Celta Vigo 0

Osasuna 0 Atletico Madrid 5 (Joao Felix 27, 56, Llorente 79, Morata 82, Carrasco 88)

Played Tuesday

Getafe 0 Espanyol 0

Villarreal 1 (Bacca 16) Real Mallorca 0

Barcelona 2 (Fati 42, Messi 69-pen) Leganes 0

Played on Monday

Levante 1 (Diego Carlos 87-og) Sevilla 1 (De Jong 46)

Real Betis 2 (Canales 85-pen, Tello 88) Granada 2 (Fernandez 29, Soldado 90+1)

English Premier League results on Wednesday:

Aston Villa 0 Sheffield United 0

Manchester City 3 (Sterling 45+2, De Bruyne 51-pen, Foden 90) Arsenal 0

English Premier League fixture

Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester United 21:15