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Midweek roundup

 

Football

Contrary to reports Sunday teatime, Nigel Pearson is still manager of Leicester City.

Last night saw QPR win their first away game against Sunderland. Arsenal held of Leicester City. Hull had a good win over another struggling team Villa and Liverpool edged a 5 goal thriller against Tottenham.

Tonight will see 6 more games with Manchester City having a tricky game away at Stoke and Alan Pardew and his Palace side taking on his former club Newcastle at Selhurst Park.

Another sacking and this time Paul Lambert has paid the price for a poor run of form. Villa will now be in the market for a new man.

The Premier League is rolling in cash after a record £5.14bn TV deal was secured.

 

Cricket

Friday will see the start of the ICC World Cup held in New Zealand and Australia. New Zealand will get the tournament underway with their match against Sri Lanka. The 14th will see Australia open their campaign against England, who had a good warm-up win against the West Indies, but lost today to Pakistan by 4 wickets. Scoring only 250 in 50 overs will not win you many games against the top teams.

 

Boxing

George Groves has stated that fighting James DeGale at the O2 is a step back, just because he beat him at that venue 4 years ago. Why when a World title is on the line say it is a step back? British title fight to a world title fight is surely a step forward wherever it happens. Especially since his own world title fight will be put back as his opponent takes a voluntary.

Saturday will see the return of prizefighter the middleweights. Also on the card will be Brian Rose at light-middleweight taking on 1 time Brook opponent Carson Jones. Not an easy fight for Rose by any stretch of the imagination. A fight which if he can win will propel him back towards a world title shot.

 

Rugby League

Round 2 of Super League will start on Thursday with Salford against St. Helens. Friday will see 3 games taking place, with 1 each on Saturday and Sunday.

 

Rugby Union

The 6 Nations fixtures this week will see England take on Italy and Ireland take on France both on Saturday. Sunday will see Scotland take on Wales.

 

Darts

The Premier League comes from Bournemouth this week. Dave Chisnall will take on Raymond van Barneveld, James Wade plays Kim Huybrechts, MVG will play Stephen Bunting. The battle of Stoke sees Adrian Lewis take on Phil Taylor and to finish the night an all Scottish battle as 2015 World Champion Gary Anderson takes on Peter Wright.

 

Tennis

Andy Murray played Nicolas Mahut in the Rotterdam Open winning in straight sets.

 

Across the pond

NBA and and Atlanta Hawks lead the Eastern conference by 71/2 games. The Knicks are back at the bottom and are on a 4 game losing streak. Golden State leads the Western conference by 3 games. The LA Lakers are on a 5 game losing streak.

 

 

@ahuddlestone77


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