Mark Boucher Proteas

Proteas head coach Mark Boucher has admitted that the reality of an impending disciplinary hearing had been difficult for him to handle. Photo: Anne Laing/Gallo Images/Getty Images

Latest sports news headlines and results: Wednesday 24 June

The latest sports news headlines, results, and fixtures on Wednesday 24 June 2020.

Mark Boucher Proteas

Proteas head coach Mark Boucher has admitted that the reality of an impending disciplinary hearing had been difficult for him to handle. Photo: Anne Laing/Gallo Images/Getty Images

The return of elite sport is getting close to full bore, leaving us scrambling to bring you the latest sports news headlines and results on this hump day.

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Bangladesh have formally called off their Test series in Sri Lanka officials in Colombo said Wednesday. The Bangladesh team was due to play three Tests in late July.

According to ESPN Cricinfo, CSA is considering legal action after the circulation of a “fraudulent document” that listed Mark Boucher, head coach of the South Africa men’s team, as holding a stake in the ownership structure of 3TC


The Leicester Tigers have signed a pair of Australian-based players to bolster their squad; bringing in Wallabies second row Blake Enever from Super Rugby side Brumbies, and English-born utility back Harry Potter back to the Sceptred Isle from the Melbourne Rebels.

Crusaders skipper Scott Barrett has been ruled out of the rest of New Zealand’s domestic Super Rugby season with a toe injury that requires surgery, the team said on Wednesday.

The 2019 Rugby World Cup has left a “huge legacy” in Japan and its success should embolden countries such as the United States to bid for future events, says World Rugby CEO Brett Gosper.

The chief executive of World Rugby believes the sport can at last get to grips with the longstanding problem of a global calendar, just days out from a seemingly key vote.

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Novak Djokovic. Photo by ANDREJ ISAKOVIC/AFP

World number one Novak Djokovic was widely condemned for hosting a tennis exhibition where he was one of four players to test positive for the coronavirus, a lapse that sent shudders through a sport struggling to get back on its feet.


Thiago Alcantara is reportedly stalling on extending his Bayern Munich contract with the Spain midfielder, who has been linked to Liverpool, said to be considering leaving the German champions after seven years.

David Luiz has signed a new one-year deal with Arsenal, the Premier League club announced on Wednesday.

Kaizer Chiefs says 70 people within the club underwent COVID-19 tests, with two returning positive results.

US women footballers will have to wait on their appeal against the dismissal of their equal pay lawsuit after a Tuesday ruling by federal judge Gary Klausner.


Pope Francis has written a letter of support to injured Paralympic icon Alessandro Zanardi, hailing him as an “example of how to successfully start again”, an Italian sports daily reported Wednesday.


The noose found in the garage stall of NASCAR’s only black driver Bubba Wallace was not evidence of a racist hate crime but a rope that had been there for months, US investigators said Tuesday.


The 2020 Major League Baseball season is set to start in July, commissioner Rob Manfred said Tuesday, after players signed off on health protocols and agreed to report to training.


Nuggets center Nikola Jokic has tested positive for the coronavirus and is currently back in Serbia, the Denver Post reported Tuesday as the NBA begins ramping up preparations for a resumption of play.

Latest sports fixtures

English Premier League

Manchester United vs Sheffield United, Newcastle vs Aston Villa, Norwich vs Everton, Wolves vs Bournemouth (19:00), Liverpool vs Crystal Palace (21:15).

Spanish La Liga 

Alaves vs Osasuna, Real Sociedad vs Celta Vigo (both 19:30), Real Madrid vs Mallorca (20:00).

Italian Serie A

Inter Milan vs Sassuolo (19:30), Atalanta vs Lazio (21:45), Roma vs Sampdoria (21:45).

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La Liga results on Tuesday

Levante 0 Atletico Madrid 1 (Gonzalez 15-og)

Valladolid 1 (Unal 45+5-pen) Getafe 1 (Mata 41)

Barcelona 1 (Rakitic 71) Athletic Bilbao 0.

Italian Serie A results on Tuesday

Hellas Verona 0 Napoli 2 (Milik 38, Lozano 90)

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SPAL 0 Cagliari 1 (Simeone 90+3)

Torino 1 (Belotti 16) Udinese 0

Genoa 1 (Falque 59-pen) Parma 4 (Cornelius 18, 33, 53, Kulusevski 87).

English Premier League results on Tuesday

Leicester 0 Brighton 0

Tottenham 2 (Soucek 64-og, Kane 82) West Ham 0
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