Sports News 12:30
BULLETIN SPORTS NEWS 9 February 12:30 pm
Good day, let’s look at the latest sports news and scores:
# We start with Cricket: The City of Cape Town says it is ready to host the SA20 final at Newlands tomorrow. Defending champions the Sunrisers Eastern Cape will take on Durban’s Super Giants. Mayoral committee member for Safety and Security, JP Smith, says in front of around 17-thousand spectators, the final will draw to a close a 34-game tournament that has featured world-class cricket action in six stadiums countrywide:
# Rugby: France’s head coach, Fabien Galthie, made only two changes to his team that lost to Ireland in the first round of this year’s Six Nations. France takes on Scotland at Murrayfield in Edinburgh tomorrow. Louis Bielle-Biarrey will start in the number 11 jersey with Yoram Moefana dropping to the bench, while Cameron Woki replaces Paul Willemse at lock. South African-born Willemse will miss two games after receiving a red card for a high tackle on Irish prop Andrew Porter.
# Motorsport: The British Grand Prix at Silverstone will remain on the Formula One calendar until 2034. The new ten-year agreement will see the Northamptonshire circuit race into its ninth decade, having hosted the first-ever F1 Grand Prix in 1950. Seven-time world champion, Lewis Hamilton, holds a record eight British Grand Prix victories. F1 president, Stefano Domenicali, says Silverstone is an iconic venue which continues to attract fans from around the world for fantastic racing on track and an amazing fan experience off it.
# Olympics: The medals awarded at this year’s Games in Paris will contain a piece of the Eiffel Tower. The organisers revealed the medals, showing a hexagon-shaped piece of iron set like a gemstone in the middle. The metal was taken from a warehouse used to stock offcuts by the operating company which maintains the tower. The medals were designed by elite local jewellery company Chaumet. A total of five-thousand-and-84 gold, silver and bronze medals will be awarded during the Games from 26 July to 11 August.
# And finally: American football: R&B singer Usher says his Super Bowl half-time show in Las Vegas on Sunday will be a crescendo marking a new beginning in his 30-year career. He will be the first-ever independent artist to take the stage, having left his previous record label, RCA, to self-release his album, Coming Home. Speaking to Apple Music, Usher, says there are a lot of things he has included in his performance including a skating sequence:
Stay tuned for more news………….