Sports Roundup — Monday, June 30

Rugby:

South Africa 55-6 Scotland

South Africa (19) 55

Tries: Coetzee (2), Le Roux, Mvovo (2), Pietersen, de Jager (2) Pens: Pollard Cons: Pollard, (5) Boshoff Scotland (6) 6

Pens: Weir, 2

Scotland suffered a crushing Test defeat in their final tour match as an inexperienced South Africa side ran in eight tries in Port Elizabeth. Marcell Coetzee, Willie le Roux and Lwazi Mvovo crossed to give the hosts a 19-6 half-time lead, with Duncan Weir landing two penalties for the Scots.

Coetzee and Mvovo both completed braces and JP Pietersen and Lood de Jager, who crossed twice, added further tries. Debutant Springbok fly-half Handre Pollard kicked 13 points.

It is the second heaviest defeat South Africa have inflicted on the Scots, bettered only by a 68-10 mauling in Edinburgh in 1997.

Super rugby resumed this week with only the Australasian teams in action.

June 2014

28 Western Force 14 – 40 Blues NIB Stadium, Perth

28 Waratahs 39 – 8 Brumbies ANZ Stadium, Sydney

28 Hurricanes 16 – 9 Crusaders Westpac Stadium, Wellington

27 Melbourne Rebels 20 – 36 Reds AAMI Park, Melbourne

27 Highlanders 29 – 25 Chiefs Forsyth Barr, Dunedin

Super Rugby | LOGS

 

Combined Conferences Log

 

 

P

W

D

L

PF

PA

PD

 

 

1

Waratahs

14

10

0

4

403

253

150

8

48

2

Cell C Sharks

14

10

0

4

352

256

96

5

45

3

Crusaders

14

9

0

5

390

301

89

6

42

4

Highlanders (Q)

14

8

0

6

377

364

13

10

42

5

Hurricanes (Q)

15

8

0

7

423

350

73

9

41

6

Brumbies (Q)

15

9

0

6

365

353

12

4

40

7

Western Force

14

8

0

6

288

326

-38

4

36

8

Blues

14

7

0

7

398

363

35

8

36

9

Chiefs

14

6

2

6

349

354

-5

8

36

10

Vodacom Bulls

14

6

1

7

325

312

13

7

33

11

DHL Stormers

14

6

0

8

264

292

-28

4

28

12

Reds

14

5

0

9

351

429

-78

8

28

13

Lions

14

5

0

9

273

371

-98

2

22

14

Melbourne Rebels

14

4

0

10

279

386

-107

5

21

15

Toyota Cheetahs

14

3

1

10

320

447

-127

6

20

South African Conference

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

Cell C Sharks

14

10

0

4

352

256

96

5

45

2

Vodacom Bulls

14

6

1

7

325

312

13

7

33

3

DHL Stormers

14

6

0

8

264

292

-28

4

28

4

Lions

14

5

0

9

273

371

-98

2

22

5

Toyota Cheetahs

14

3

1

10

320

447

-127

6

20

Australian Conference

 

 

P

W

D

L

PF

PA

PD

 

 

1

Waratahs

14

10

0

4

403

253

150

8

48

2

Brumbies

15

9

0

6

365

353

12

4

40

3

Western Force

14

8

0

6

288

326

-38

4

36

4

Reds

14

5

0

9

351

429

-78

8

28

5

Melbourne Rebels

14

4

0

10

279

386

-107

5

21

New Zealand Conference

 

 

P

W

D

L

PF

PA

PD

 

 

1

Crusaders

14

9

0

5

390

301

89

6

42

2

Highlanders

14

8

0

6

377

364

13

10

42

3

Hurricanes

15

8

0

7

423

350

73

9

41

4

Blues

14

7

0

7

398

363

35

8

36

5

Chiefs

14

6

2

6

349

354

-5

8

36

  

World Cup Soccer:

Last 16 results:

Brazil 1 – 1 Chile Brazil win 3-2 on penalties

FT Colombia 2 – 0 Uruguay

Netherlands 2-1 Mexico

Twitter record smashed by Brazil-Chile tie

Brazil’s victory over Chile in an agonising penalty shootout that sent the hosts into the World Cup quarterfinals was more frantically tweeted than the Super Bowl, the social media company said on Saturday.

Traffic reached a record pace of 388 985 tweets per minute during the game, beating the 381 605 messages per minute fired during this year’s NFL final, Twitter Inc. said in a statement. The peak came when Chile missed their last penalty, propelling Brazil into the quarterfinals.

A total of 16.4 million tweets were sent during the match, surpassing the 12.2 million sent for the opening game in which Brazil beat Croatia 3-1. In absolute numbers the Super Bowl was, however a bigger event, with more than 24.9 million tweets.

People like to use social media to comment on what they watch on TV, making global sports events like the World Cup enormous business opportunities for companies like Twitter.

Brazil is one of Twitter’s top global markets.

Golf:

International Open: Fabrizio Zanotti wins play-off on dramatic final day:

Fabrizio Zanotti won the International Open in Cologne after a four-way play-off and become the first man from Paraguay to win on the European Tour.

Zanotti, 31, shot a final day 65 to finish on 19 under and beat Henrik Stenson, Rafa Cabrera-Bello and Gregory Havret in a dramatic play-off.

International Open 2014

-19: *F Zanotti (Par), H Stenson (Swe), R Cabrera-Bello (Spa), G Havret (Fra) *play-off winner-18: J Donaldson (Wal), S Dyson (Eng), T Jaidee (Tha)-17: D Willett (Eng), E Grillo (Arg), T Bjorn (Den), P Larrazabal (Spa) Selected others: -16 S Garcia (Spa), A Wall (Eng), P Waring (Eng), O Fisher (Eng), S Lowry (Ire); -15 P Casey (Eng); -11 MA Jimenez (Spa)

Snooker:

Wuxi Classic 2014:

Neil Robertson beats Joe Perry in final

Neil Robertson beat Joe Perry 10-9 to successfully defend the Wuxi Classic in China in the first snooker ranking event of the season.

The thrilling final saw Robertson, 32, recover from 9-8 down to claim the £85,000 top prize.

It is the Australian’s 10th ranking title of his career, which puts him level with Jimmy White at seventh on the all-time winners’ list. A tearful Robertson said: “At the end I was really emotional.”

Wimbledon:

Murray ready for real battles to start

Defending champion Andy Murray’s tranquil progress through Wimbledon’s opening week has been eerily calm. No pesky upstarts trying to knock him off his perch, no tumbles on the lush lawns, no niggles from the back that needed surgery last year and no question marks about his form which, for the first three rounds, has been imperious.

 

So straightforward were his victories over David Goffin, Blaz Rola and Roberto Bautista Agut, during which he dropped a total of 19 games, that post-match news conferences have resembled friendly chats about everything from rescuing stray dogs to favourite vacations and the World Cup soccer in Brazil.

As grand slam tournaments go, it has all been a breeze.

Men Round 3:

28 Jun 2014 (23) Tommy Robredo (Spa) bt (15) Jerzy Janowicz (Pol) 6-2 6-4 6-7 (5-7) 4-6 6-3

28 Jun 2014 (4) Roger Federer (Swi) bt Santiago Giraldo (Col) 6-3 6-1 6-3

28 Jun 2014 (8) Milos Raonic (Can) bt Lukasz Kubot (Pol) 7-6 (7-2) 7-6 (7-4) 6-2

28 Jun 2014 Nick Kyrgios (Aus) bt Jiri Vesely (Cze) 3-6 6-3 7-5 6-2

28 Jun 2014 (2) Rafael Nadal (Spa) bt Mikhail Kukushkin (Kaz) 6-7 (4-7) 6-1 6-1 6-1

27 Jun 2014 (1) Novak Djokovic (Ser) bt Gilles Simon (Fra) 6-4 6-2 6-4

27 Jun 2014 (14) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (Fra) bt Jimmy Wang (Tpe) 6-2 6-2 7-5

27 Jun 2014 Jeremy Chardy (Fra) bt Sergiy Stakhovsky (Ukr) 6-3 6-7 (4-7) 6-3 6-0

27 Jun 2014 (26) Marin Cilic (Cro) bt (6) Tomas Berdych (Cze) 7-6 (7-5) 6-4 7-6 (8-6)

27 Jun 2014 (3) Andy Murray (Gbr) bt (27) Roberto Bautista-Agut (Spa) 6-2 6-3 6-2

27 Jun 2014 (20) Kevin Anderson (Rsa) bt (16) Fabio Fognini (Ita) 4-6 6-4 2-6 6-2 6-1

27 Jun 2014 (11) Grigor Dimitrov (Bul) bt (21) Alexandr Dolgopolov (Ukr) 6-7 (3-7) 6-4 2-6 6-4 6-1

27 Jun 2014 Leonardo Mayer (Arg) bt Andrey Kuznetsov (Rus) 6-4 7-6 (7-1) 6-3

Women Round 3:

28 Jun 2014 (25) Alize Cornet (Fra) bt (1) Serena Williams (USA) 1-6 6-3 6-4

28 Jun 2014 (13) Eugenie Bouchard (Can) bt (20) Andrea Petkovic (Ger) 6-3 6-4

28 Jun 2014 (9) Angelique Kerber (Ger) bt (24) Kirsten Flipkens (Bel) 3-6 6-3 6-2

28 Jun 2014 (5) Maria Sharapova (Rus) bt Alison Riske (USA) 6-3 6-0

28 Jun 2014 (3) Simona Halep (Rom) bt Belinda Bencic (Swi) 6-4 6-1

28 Jun 2014 Zarina Diyas (Kaz) bt Vera Zvonareva (Rus) 7-6 (7-1) 2-6 6-3

27 Jun 2014 Tereza Smitkova (Cze) bt Bojana Jovanovski (Ser) 4-6 7-6 (7-5) 10-8

27 Jun 2014 (23) Lucie Safarova (Cze) bt (10) Dominika Cibulkova (Svk) 6-4 6-2

27 Jun 2014 (22) Ekaterina Makarova (Rus) bt Caroline Garcia (Fra) 7-5 6-3

27 Jun 2014 (4) Agnieszka Radwanska (Pol) bt Michelle Larcher De Brito (Por) 6-2 6-0

27 Jun 2014 (6) Petra Kvitova (Cze) bt (30) Venus Williams (USA) 5-7 7-6 (7-2) 7-5

27 Jun 2014 Shuai Peng (Chn) bt Lauren Davis (USA) 0-6 6-3 6-3

27 Jun 2014 (16) Caroline Wozniacki (Den) bt Ana Konjuh (Cro) 6-3 6-0

27 Jun 2014 Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (Cze) bt (2) Na Li (Chn) 7-6 (7-5) 7-6 (7-5)


Cycling:

Langvad untouchable in PMB

Denmark’s Annika Langvad wrapped up a hat-trick of women’s world titles at the UCI Mountain Bike Marathon World Championships in Pietermaritzburg on Sunday entrenching her status as one of the best female endurance mountain bikers in the world.

The result was especially pleasing for the Dane who came to South Africa putting a lot of pressure on herself to win. “This win is just awesome,” Langvad said afterwards. “My previous two wins I wasn’t really expecting at all but this time I knew I could win and so I put a bit more pressure on myself around so to have come here and got the win despite that little bit of added pressure, is really pleasing.”

“I didn’t expect to win so comfortably in the end though,” she added excitedly.

Results:

1. Annika Langvad (DEN) 3:50:53

 2. Sabine Spitz (GER) 3:56:20 +05:26

 3. Tereza Hurikova (CZE) 3:59:50 +08:56

 4. Esther Suss (SUI) 4:07:07 +16:13

 5. Ariane Kleinhans (SUI) 4:11:32 +20:38

6. Robyn de Groot (RSA) 4:12:30 +21:36

 7. Jennie Stenerhag (SWE) 4:13:53 +23:00

8. Jeannie Dreyer (RSA) 4:22:11 +31:17

 9. Alice Pirard (BEL) 4:28:09 +37:15

 10. Regina Genser (GER) 4:28:50 +37:56

Kulhavy snaps up Marathon Worlds title

2012 Olympic gold medallist and Czech mountain biking star Jaroslav Kulhavy added the UCI MTB Marathon World Championships title to his list of international titles when he powered to an emphatic win at a sun soaked Cascades MTB Park in Pietermaritzburg on Sunday.

Kulhavy was satisfied with the way his race had gone and being able to tick off the marathon world title was something that he was relieved to be able to do and he explained his satisfaction following a disappointing season thus far.

“I am very happy because it was the last title that I didn’t have and really wanted to get.

Results

1. Jaroslav Kulhavy (CZE) 4:15:58

 2. Alban Lakata (AUT) 4:19:16 +05:26

 3. Christoph Sauser (SUI) 4:20:11 +04:13

 4. Urs Huber (SUI) 4:22:56 +06:57

 5. Jukka Vastaranta (FIN) 4:23:26 +07:27

 6. Bartlomiej Wawak (POL) 4:23:39 +07:40

 7. Roel Paulissen (BEL) 4:24:06 +08:07

 8. Robert Mennen (GER) 4:25:45 +09:46

 9. Ilias Periklis (GRE) 4:26:56 +10:57

 10. Moritz Malitz (GER) 4:27:10 +11:11

 11. Jiri Novak (CZE) 4:29:35 +13:36

 12. Tiago Jorge Oliviera (POR) 4:30:26 +14:27

 13. Fredrik Ericsson (SWE) 4:31:27 +15:28

 14. Tony Longo (ITA) 4:32:01 +16:03

 15. Simon Stiebjahn (GER) 4:32:39 +16:40

 16. Hector Leonardo Paez Leon (COL) 4:33:22 +17:23

17. James Reid (RSA) 4:34:09 +18:10

 18. Rourke Croeser (RSA) 4:34:53 +18:54

 19. Stephan Sahm (GER) 4:34:53 +18:54

 20. Cory Wallace (CAN) 4:35:26 +19:27

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