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Weekly roundup

 

Football

FA Cup semi-final results.

Saturday:

Reading 1 v 2 Arsenal (after extra-time)

Sunday:

Aston Villa 2 v 1 Liverpool

Premier League results.

Saturday:

Chelsea 1 v 0 Manchester United

Crystal Palace 0 v 2 West Brom

Everton 1 v 0 Burnley

Leicester 2 v 0 Swansea

Stoke 2 v 1Southampton

Sunday

Manchester City 2 v 0 West Ham

Newcastle 1 v 3 Tottenham

There will be no dream FA Cup final for Steven Gerrard in his final season as Villa made sure he will not be playing at Wembley on his birthday. Villa will play holders Arsenal who just about overcame Reading thanks to a mistake from Reading’s goalkeeper who had just had a brilliant game.

Leicester has moved off the bottom of the Premier League after their 3rd win in a row. Burnley’s loss now sees them at the bottom.

Chelsea has 1 hand on the league title after beating Manchester United 1-0.

Top 4 is Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester United, and Manchester City.

Bottom 3 is Burnley, QPR, and Leicester City.

In the Championship 6 Leeds players declared themselves injured for the game against Charlton. This was news to manager Neil Redfearn and also to the phsyio who had no idea these players’ were injured. If Redfearn goes at the end of the season which manager in their right mind would take the Leeds job?

 

Cricket

England v West Indies in the 1st test ended in a draw. The main story was the James Anderson overtook Sir Ian Botham as England’s leading wicket taker in test matches.

There is no real rest for both teams as the 2nd test will begin on Tuesday.

England 1st Innings

399 (Ian Bell 143)    (Kemar Roach 4/94)

West Indies 1st Innings

295 (Jermaine Blackwood 112)     (James Tredwell 4/47)

England 2nd Innings

333/7 dec (Gary Balance 122)       (Jerome Taylor 2/42)

West Indies 2nd Innings

350/7 (Jason Holder 103)   (Joe Root 2/22)

 

County Championship fixtures.

1st Division Sunday start

Nottinghamshire v Yorkshire

Sussex v Worcestershire

Warwickshire v Hampshire

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:

Wigan Warriors 30 v 20 Warrington Wolves

Friday’s fixture:

St. Helens 16 v 41 Leeds Rhinos

Sunday’s fixtures:

Huddersfield Giants 38 v 14 Catalans Dragons

Widnes Vikings 46 v 16 Castleford Tigers

Sam Tomkins will re-join Wigan Warriors next season leaving New Zealand Warriors after 2 seasons due to feeling homesick.

 

Boxing

Derry Matthews won the Interim WBA lightweight world title with a unanimous points victory over David Luis.

Liam Smith also had a good victory on the undercard.

Over the pond possible Carl Froch opponent Julio Cesar Chavez Jr lost to Andrzej Fonfara when he could not continue after 9 rounds.

Lucas Matthysse overcame Ruslan Provodnikov and wants the winner of Mayweather v Pacquiao.

Terence Crawford claimed the WBO light welterweight beating Thomas Dulorme in 6 rounds.

 

Darts

Premier League action comes from Aberdeen this week.

Fixtures

Dave Chisnall 3 v 7 Phil Taylor

Stephen Bunting 2v 7 Adrian Lewis

James Wade 6 v 6 Gary Anderson

Barney 7 v 3 MVG

Stephen Bunting 6 v 6 Phil Taylor

Standings:

  1. MVG
  2. Dave Chisnall
  3. Gary Anderson
  4. Phil Taylor
  5. Adrian Lewis
  6. James Wade
  7. Barney
  8. Stephen Bunting

 

F1

Bahrain proved to be another walk in the desert for Lewis Hamilton as he yet again led from Pole Position. Looks like another season of dominance for 1 team and driver, surely things have to change.

McLaren are still struggling and for such a proud team having only 1 car start the Grand Prix today cannot be good. Jenson Button’s car would not start so he was left with no race today.

Race results.

  1. Lewis Hamilton
  2. Kimi Raikkonen
  3. Nico Rosberg
  4. Valtteri Bottas  
  5. Sebastian Vettel
  6. Daniel Ricciardo
  7. Romain Grosjean
  8. Sergio Perez
  9. Daniil Kvyat
  10. Felipe Massa

Lewis Hamilton leads the drivers’ championship from Nico Rosberg by 27 points. Sebastian Vettel is 3rd 1 point behind Rosberg.

Mercedes leads the constructor’s championship by 52 points from Ferrari. Williams are 3rd 46 points behind Ferrari.

 

Snooker

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

Mark Selby v Kurt Maflin

10-9

Stephen Maguire v Anthony McGill

4-7

Joe Perry v Zhang Anda

Shaun Murphy v Robin Hull

Barry Hawkins v Matthew Selt

7-2

Mark Allen v Ryan Day

Ali Carter v Alan McManus

Neil Robertson v Jamie Jones

6-2

Ding Junhui v Mark Davis

John Higgins v Robert Milkins

8-3

Marco Fu v Jimmy Robertson

10-6

Judd Trump v Stuart Carrington

Ricky Walden v Graeme Dott

8-10

Stuart Bingham v Robbie Williams

Mark Williams v Matthew Stevens

Ronnie O’Sullivan v Craig Steadman

 

Across the pond

NBA.

The NBA play-offs have arrived and each match up is best of 7

Washington @ Toronto

(Washington leads 1-0)

New Orleans @ Golden State

(Golden State leads 1-0

Milwaukee @ Chicago

(Chicago leads 1-0)

Dallas @ Houston

(Houston leads 1-0)

Sunday’s play-off matches

Boston @ Cleveland

Brooklyn @ Atlanta

Portland @ Memphis

San Antonio @ LA Clippers

 

NHL play-off matches (best of 7)

Ottawa @ Montreal

(Montreal leads series 2-0)

NY Islanders @ Washington

(Series tied 1-1)

Chicago @ Nashville

(Series tied 1-1)

Calgary @ Vancouver

(Series tied 1-1)

Pittsburgh @ NY Rangers

(Series tied 1-1)

Detroit @ Tampa Bay

(Series tied 1-1)

Minnesota @ St. Louis

(Series tied 1-1)

Winnipeg @ Anaheim

(Anaheim leads series 2-0)

MLB standings are as follows:

American League

East: Boston 7-4

Central: Detroit 9-2

West: Oakland 6-6

National League

East: New York Mets 9-3

Central: St. Louis 7-3

West: LA Dodgers 8-3

 

 

@ahuddlestone77


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