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Weekly roundup



Champions league action last night saw Bayern and Barcelona progress to the semi-finals. Tonight will see Real Madrid host Athletico Madrid and Monaco host Juventus.

Premier League fixtures:


Burnley v Leicester

Crystal Palace v Hull

Manchester City v Aston Villa

Newcastle v Swansea

QPR v West Ham

Southampton v Tottenham

Stoke v Sunderland

West Brom V Liverpool


Arsenal v Chelsea

Everton v Manchester United

Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson is close to signing a 5 year deal worth £100,000 a week.



England v West Indies in the 2nd test is underway. A rain effected 1st day saw England put the West Indies into bat. At the close of play West Indies were 188/5 with Marlon Samuels closing in on a hundred as he ended 94 not out. Chris Jordan was the stand out bowler taking 2 wickets for 40 runs.

Day 2 has also had a rain delay. Marlon Samuels got to 103 then fell to Anderson. Up to publication Broad has been pick of the bowlers with 4/61 and the West Indies on 261/9.


County Championship fixtures.

1st Division Sunday start

Nottinghamshire v Yorkshire (Yorkshire won the toss and decided to field)

1st innings

Nottinghamshire 428 all out (Alex Hales 236) (Steven Patterson 3/78)

Yorkshire 441 all out (Jack Leaning 116) (Samit Patel 4/102)

2nd Innings


354/7 (Chris Read 83) (William Rhodes 2/42)

Match drawn

Sussex v Worcestershire (Sussex won the toss and decided to bat)

1st innings

Sussex 345 all out (Matthew Machan 135) (Gareth Andrew 3/73)

Worcestershire 389 all out (Richard Oliver 101) (Steven Magoffin 3/69)

2nd innings

Sussex 290 all out (Ed Joyce 82) (Senanayake Senanayake 4/50)

Worcestershire 185 all out (Oliver Cox 48) (Ajmal Shahzad 5/46)

Sussex won by 61 runs

Warwickshire v Hampshire (Warwickshire won the toss and decided to field)

1st innings

Hampshire 319 all out (Adam Wheater 74) (Boyd Rankin 6/75)

Warwickshire 280 all out (Tim Ambrose 113) (James Tomlinson 3/53)

2nd innings

Hampshire 339 all out (Sean Ervine 102) (Rikki Clarke 3/63)

Warwickshire 244/5 (Varun Chopra 119) (James Tomlinson 2/56)

Match Drawn

The IPL (Indian Premier League) standings are as follows:

  1. Rajasthan Royals
  2. Chennai Super Kings
  3. Kolkata Knight Riders
  4. Delhi Daredevils
  5. Sunrisers Hyderabad
  6. Kings XI Punjab
  7. Mumbai Indians
  8. Royal Challengers Bangalore

Rugby League

Thursday’s fixture:

Wakefield Wildcats v Wigan Warriors

Friday fixtures:

Hull FC v Huddersfield Giants

Leeds Rhinos v Warrington Wolves

St. Helens v Widnes Vikings

Saturday’s fixture:

Catalans Dragons v Hull KR

Sunday’s fixture

Salford Red Devils v Castleford Tigers

The Challenge cup draw for the next round is as follows.

Hull FC v Castleford Tigers

St. Helens v York

Wigan Warriors v Hull KR

Catalans Dragons v Featherstone Rovers

Dewsbury v Warrington Wolves

Leeds Rhinos v Huddersfield Giants

Wakefield Wildcats v Leigh

Widnes Vikings v Batley



Wladimir Klitschko will match Joe Louis’ world title fight record when he faces American Bryant Jennings on Saturday. It will be interesting to see if he wins if he fights Tyson Fury who is mandatory challenger for the belt.

Kenny Bayless will be the man in charge of Mayweather v Pacquiao.



Premier League action comes from Cardiff this week.


Stephen Bunting v Gary Anderson

James Wade v MVG

Barney v Dave Chisnall

Phil Taylor v Adrian Lewis

Gary Anderson v MVG




Draw for the World Championships: 1st round best of 19

Mark Selby v Kurt Maflin


Stephen Maguire v Anthony McGill


Joe Perry v Zhang Anda


Shaun Murphy v Robin Hull


Barry Hawkins v Matthew Selt


Mark Allen v Ryan Day


Ali Carter v Alan McManus


Neil Robertson v Jamie Jones


Ding Junhui v Mark Davis


John Higgins v Robert Milkins


Marco Fu v Jimmy Robertson


Judd Trump v Stuart Carrington


Ricky Walden v Graeme Dott


Stuart Bingham v Robbie Williams


Mark Williams v Matthew Stevens


Ronnie O’Sullivan v Craig Steadman


Other news is that Ding forgot he was on a 147 after potting 12 reds then 12 blacks he potted the 13th red and screwed back for the blue. Ronnie O’ Sullivan could be fined after breaking the dress code and playing in his socks.

Round 2 matches start tomorrow. (Best of 25 frames)

Mark Selby v Anthony McGill

Barry Hawkins v Mark Allen

Joe Perry/Zhang Anda v Shaun Murphy/Robin Hull

Ali Carter v Neil Robertson

Ding Junhui v John Higgins

Marco Fu v Judd Trump/Stuart Carrington

Graeme Dott v Stuart Bingham

Matthew Stevens v Ronnie O’Sullivan


Across the pond


The NBA play-offs round 1 best of 7

Washington v Toronto

(Washington leads 2-0)

New Orleans v Golden State

(Golden State leads 2-0)

Milwaukee v Chicago

(Chicago leads 2-0)

Dallas v Houston

(Houston leads 2-0)

Boston v Cleveland

(Cleveland leads 2-0)

Brooklyn v Atlanta

(Atlanta leads 1-0)

Portland v Memphis

(Memphis leads 1-0)

San Antonio v LA Clippers

(LA leads 1-0)


NHL play-off matches (best of 7)

Ottawa v Montreal

(Montreal leads series 3-0)

NY Islanders v Washington

(Series tied 2-2)

Chicago v Nashville

(Chicago leads series 3-1)

Calgary v Vancouver

(Calgary leads series 3-1)

Pittsburgh v NY Rangers

(Rangers lead the series 2-1)

Detroit v Tampa Bay

(Detroit leads series 2-1)

Minnesota v St. Louis

(Minnesota leads the series 2-1)

Winnipeg v Anaheim

(Anaheim leads series 3-0)

MLB standings are as follows:

American League

East: Boston 9-5

Central: Detroit 11-3

West: Houston 8-6

National League

East: New York Mets 11-3

Central: St. Louis 8-4

West: LA Dodgers 9-4

NFL news and Brett Favre’s number 4 jersey will be retired during the thanksgiving night game against the Bears.

Tebow news and he has signed a 1 year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles. It will be interesting to see how this plans out as they already have Sam Bradford and Mark Sanchez as QB’s as well as Matt Barkley and GJ Kinne. It would be nice to see him given a real chance in a team, but at the moment I reckon he is down the pecking order.





Credit all authors of images used in both article and as cover image : Andrew Huddlestone

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