Feature: Sport Highlights of the Weekend

Coming up, we take a look at another weekend packed full of sporting action.

From the Six Nations (Rugby Union) to the Super Bowl (American Football), there is a variety of sport on offer.

Super Bowl 50

The upcoming American Football match between the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos will decide who will be the 2015 champion of the National Football League.

After a 16-match season, the top teams are entered into a four-round knockout tournament that concludes with the Super Bowl.

The Panthers finished the regular season with a 15–1 record and beat the Arizona Cardinals 49-15 in the NFC Championship Game, which is the equivalent of the semi-finals.

The Broncos finished the regular season with a 12-4 record and beat the defending champions, the New England Patriots 20-18 in the AFC Championship Game.

It will be just the 2nd time that the Panthers have featured in the Super Bowl whilst the Broncos will be making their 9th appearance in the showpiece event.

Manchester City v Leicester City (Saturday 12:45)

This top of the table clash could be pivotal in deciding which team will go on to win the Premier League title.

Leicester are three points ahead of City but a win could see the Sky Blues sit on top of the table thanks to their superior goal difference.

The reverse fixture between these two sides ended in a goalless draw, however, with Jamie Vardy and Sergio Aguero in-form for their respective sides it could be a different affair.

Both sides are unbeaten in their last six Premier League matches with three wins and three draws in their last six.

South Africa v England (Saturday 11:30)

England cricket team’s tour of South Africa continues with the second ODI (One Day International) test in the five-match series, set to take place in Port Elizabeth.

England are ranked 6th in the International Cricket Council’s ODI rankings, whilst their opponents are two places above them in 4th.

In the 1st test, the tourists posted 399-9, their second-highest one-day international total to beat South Africa by 39 runs in Bloemfontein.

Quinton de Kock’s 138 did give the Proteas hope but the game was eventually halted by rain, handing England a 1-0 lead.

Scotland v England (Saturday 16:50)

First up for England in the Six Nations is a match against Scotland as both teams battle it out for the Calcutta Cup at the BT Murrayfield Stadium in Scotland.

England are unbeaten in eight years against Scotland, but the hosts were much more successful in the World Cup.

Eddie Jones, who replaced Stuart Lancaster as England manager after the World Cup, has selected an experienced XV including nine of the men who featured in England’s dead rubber against Uruguay.

However, England will be without Saracens winger Chris Ashton after he lost his appeal to try and reduce a 10-week ban for making contact with the eyes of Luke Marshall.

German Masters quarter-finals (Friday 19:00)

This evening, some of the world’s best snooker players will battle it out in a best-of-nine frames format for a place in the semi-finals at The Tempodrom in Berlin.

The winner of the event stands to claim 80,000 euros in prize money.

One of the ties to watch will be the all-English affair between Martin Gould and 2011 UK Champion Judd Trump.

Mark Selby’s defence of his German’s Masters title ended prematurely, after suffering a shock second round defeat, losing 5-3 to Stephen Maguire.

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