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Weekly roundup

 

Football

Hull eased their relegation fears with a 1-0 win over Liverpool last night. This also dented Liverpool’s hopes of a top 4 finish.

Tonight will see an in form Leicester host Chelsea. A win for Chelsea will see them 1 win away from being crowned Premier League Champions for a 3rd time.

Saturday’s fixtures

Aston Villa v Everton

Leicester v Newcastle

Liverpool v QPR

Manchester United v West Brom

Sunderland v Southampton

Swansea v Stoke

West Ham v Burnley

Sunday’s fixtures

Chelsea v Crystal Palace

Tottenham v Manchester City

Monday’s fixture

Hull v Arsenal

Congratulations to Bournemouth who join Watford in the Premier League next season after they guaranteed a top 2 finish in the Championship Monday night.

 

Cricket

The 3rd and final test between England and the West Indies will start on Friday in Barbados.

 

County Championship fixtures.

Sunday start

Durham v Sussex (Durham won the toss and decided to field)

1st innings

Sussex 335 all out (Oliver Robinson 110) (Usman Arshad 3/41)

Durham 339 all out (John Hastings 72) (Oliver Robinson 4/71)

2nd innings

Sussex 265 all out (Matthew Machan 80) (Christopher Rushworth 5/81)

Durham 263/4 (Scott Borthwick 97 not out) (Ajmal Shahzad 4/86)

Durham won by 6 wickets

 

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

1st innings

Nottinghamshire 371 all out (Alex Hales 141) (Gareth Berg 3/88)

Hampshire 276 all out (James Adams 61) (Luke Wood 3/68)

2nd innings

Nottinghamshire 296/4 declared (Brendan Taylor 103) (Liam Dawson 2/67)

Hampshire 29/0

Match drawn

 

Somerset v Middlesex (Middlesex won the toss and decided to field)

1st innings

Somerset 408 all out (James Hildreth 187) (James Harris 5/83)

Middlesex 317 all out (Nicholas Gubbins 92) (Lewis Gregory 6/101)

2nd innings

Somerset 310 all out (James Hildreth 86) (James Harris 3/64)

Middlesex 405/5 (Adam Voges 132) (Abdur Rehman 2/100)

Middlesex won by 5 wickets

 

Yorkshire v Warwickshire (Warwickshire won the toss and decided to bat)

1st innings

Warwickshire 435 all out (Ian Westwood 196) (Tim Bresnan 5/85)

Yorkshire 303 all out (Andrew Gale 96) (William Rankin 6/55)

2nd innings

Warwickshire 219/7 declared (Ian Westwood 84) (James Middlebrook 5/82)

Yorkshire 221/4 (Andrew Hodd 54) (Jeetan Patel 3/70)

Match drawn

 

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

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

Rugby League

Thursday’s fixture:

Huddersfield Giants v Leeds Rhinos

Friday’s fixtures:

Hull FC v Salford Red Devils

St Helens v Wakefield Wildcats

Wigan Warriors v Hull KR

Sunday’s fixtures:

Warrington Wolves v Widnes Vikings

Castleford Tigers v Catalans Dragons

Eorl Crabtree has extended his contract with Huddersfield Giants until the end of 2017.

 

Boxing

This weekend will see the richest fight in history finally happen. Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao will final get it on.

Nathan Cleverley has supposedly signed to fight Juergen Braehmer for the WBA light-heavyweight title if he comes through his fight on the 30th May.

 

Darts

Premier League action comes from Birminham this week.

Fixtures:

Dave Chisnall v Adrian Lewis

Barney v Gary Anderson

James Wade v Stephen Bunting

MVG v Phil Taylor

Adrian Lewis v Barney

 

 

Snooker

Round 2 matches. (Best of 25 frames)

Mark Selby v Anthony McGill

9-13

Barry Hawkins v Mark Allen

13-11

Joe Perry v Shaun Murphy

5-13

Ali Carter v Neil Robertson

5-13

Ding Junhui v John Higgins

13-9

Marco Fu v Judd Trump

8-13

Graeme Dott v Stuart Bingham

5-13

Matthew Stevens v Ronnie O’Sullivan

5-13

Quarter-final draw (best of 25 frames)

Anthony McGill v Shaun Murphy

8-13

Barry Hawkins v Neil Robertson

10-10

Ding Junhui v Judd Trump

4-13

Stuart Bingham v Ronnie O’ Sullivan

13-9

Semi-final draw (best of 33 frames

Shaun Murphy v Barry Hawkins/Neil Robertson

Judd Trump v Stuart Bingham

 

Golf

The WGC in San Francisco starts today. This year sees a change to the format. Instead of knock-out golf there are now 16 groups of 4. With the winner of each group moving on to the knock-out stages over the weekend.

 

Across the pond

NBA.

The NBA play-offs round 1 best of 7

Washington v Toronto

(Washington won series 4-0)

New Orleans v Golden State

(Golden State won series 4-0)

Milwaukee v Chicago

(Chicago leads 3-2)

Dallas v Houston

(Houston won series 4-1)

Boston v Cleveland

(Cleveland won series 4-0)

Brooklyn v Atlanta

(Series tied 2-2)

Portland v Memphis

(Memphis leads 3-1)

San Antonio v LA Clippers

(San Antonio leads 3-2)

 

NHL play-off matches (best of 7)

Ottawa v Montreal

(Montreal won series 4-2)

NY Islanders v Washington

(Washington won series 4-3)

Chicago v Nashville

(Chicago won series 4-2)

Calgary v Vancouver

(Calgary won series 4-2)

Pittsburgh v NY Rangers

(Rangers won the series 4-1)

Detroit v Tampa Bay

(Series tied 3-3)

Minnesota v St. Louis

(Minnesota won the series 4-2)

Winnipeg v Anaheim

(Anaheim won the series 4-0)

 

MLB standings are as follows:

American League

East: Yankees 13-8

Central: Kansas City 14-6

West: Houston 13-7

National League

East: New York Mets 15-6

Central: St. Louis 13-6

West: LA Dodgers 12-8

 

 

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