Sports News 12:30
NEWSFLASH SPORTS NEWS 13 November 12:30 pm
Good day, let’s look at the latest sports news and scores:
# We start off with Golf: American Max Homa sealed a four-shot victory to win the Nedbank Golf Challenge at Sun City. The 32-year-old Californian carded a six-under-par 66 to finish on 19 under to clinch his maiden DP World Tour victory. Homa’s nearest challenger Nicolai Hojgaard posted a final round of 68 to end second on 15-under par. Hojgaard’s Danish compatriot Thorbjorn Olesen finished on 14 under, while two-time major champion American Justin Thomas finished fourth on 12 under par. Homa says this is a special win:
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# Soccer: Mamelodi Sundowns beat Wydad Casablanca of Morocco two-nil to be crowned winners of the inaugural African Football League at Loftus Versfeld Stadium in Pretoria. Sundowns won the two-leg final three-two on aggregate to claim their first African trophy since lifting the Confederation of African Football Super Cup six years ago. For winning the club has received 75-million-rand. Coach Rulani Mokwena was full of praise for his players:
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# Cricket: Hosts India defeated the Netherlands by 160 runs in Bengaluru to finish the World Cup group stage unbeaten. Shreyas Iyer scored an unbeaten 128 and KL Rahul made 102 as India posted 410 for four, their second-highest World Cup total. In reply, the Netherlands were bowled out for 250 in 47.5 overs. India will now prepare for their semifinal clash against New Zealand in Mumbai on Wednesday. On Thursday, South Africa will face Australia in the other semifinal.
Meanwhile, England’s managing director Rob Key says he should be blamed more than anyone else for the team massively underperforming at the World Cup in India. The defending champions failed to reach the semifinals after ending with six defeats in their first seven games. England came into the tournament among the favourites, but they were bottom of the table until wins over the Netherlands and Pakistan lifted them to seventh. Keys admits he prioritised Test matches over the 50-over format:
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# And finally: Tennis: Novak Djokovic has clinched the year-end number one ranking for a record-extending eighth time, after his first-round match win at the ATP Finals in Turin, Italy. The Serb defeated Denmark’s Holger Rune, 7-6, 6-7, 6-3 in the Green Group to record his 19th consecutive tour-level win. Italy’s Jannik Sinner also won his opening match in the Green Group, beating Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas, 6-4, 6-4. Djokovic, who is chasing a record seventh ATP title, says it means a lot finishing the year as world number one:
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Stay tuned for more news………….