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Weekly roundup



Saturday’s fixtures

Aston Villa 3 v 2 Everton

Leicester 3 v 0 Newcastle

Liverpool 2 v 1 QPR

Manchester United 0 v 1 West Brom

Sunderland 2 v 1 Southampton

Swansea 2 v 0 Stoke

West Ham 1 v 0 Burnley

Sunday’s fixtures

Chelsea 1 v 0 Crystal Palace

Tottenham 0 v 1 Manchester City

Monday’s fixture

Hull v Arsenal

Chelsea are Premier League champions after beating Palace 1-0. Manchester City are 2nd with Arsenal still to play tomorrow sitting 3rd and Manchester United stay 4th 5 points above Liverpool with 3 games left.

Villa, Leicester and Sunderland all won meaning the fight to beat the drop with 3 games left is going down to the fire. QPR and Burnley both lost meaning they are drifting further and further away.

Burnley are bottom and are 8 points away from safety so they must win all 3 remaining games to stand a chance of staying up. QPR are 7 points from safety. Sunderland are 1 point from safety with Leicester and Hull 1 point out of the relegation zone. Newcastle’s poor run has seen them plummet and are now only 2 points outside the relegation zone along with Villa

Championship news. Bournemouth finish as Champions and are joined by Watford in the Premier League next season.

The play-offs will see Brentford play Middlesbrough and Ipswich play Norwich.



England v West Indies in the 3rd and final test match of the series started on Friday.

England won the toss and chose to bat.

1st Innings

England 257 all out (Alastair Cook 105) (Jerome Taylor 3/36)

West Indies 189 all out (Jermaine Blackwood 85) (James Anderson 6/42)

2nd innings

England 123 all out (Jos Buttler 35) (Jason Holder 3/15)

Having knocked the West Indies over cheaply on day 2 England lost 5 wickets in their 2nd innings on day 2 and then the remaing 5 pretty quickly on day 3 leaving West Indies 192 to win and square the series. On-going to press the West Indies are 80/4


County Championship fixtures.

Saturday start

Middlesex v Durham

Sunday start

Worcestershire v Somerset


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

  1. Rajasthan Royals
  2. Chennai Super Kings
  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 24 v 24 Leeds Rhinos

Friday’s fixtures:

Hull FC 24 v 20 Salford Red Devils

St Helens 44 v 4 Wakefield Wildcats

Wigan Warriors 60 v 0 Hull KR

Sunday’s fixtures:

Warrington Wolves 22 v 20 Widnes Vikings

Castleford Tigers 36 v 28 Catalans Dragons



Floyd Mayweather beat Manny Pacquiao over 12 rounds Saturday night. For me though the big talking point is the so-called injury. Instead of just saying I lost fair and square Pacquiao and his camp are stating he had an injury which he suffered in the build-up. At the end of the day if it was so bad pull out and ensure you are fully fit or just admit you were beaten by the better man. In the ring after the fight Manny was stating he thought he won, and then he states he was injured. Question I ask is which was it did you think you won, which the stats say you didn’t or were you injured make your mind up.



Premier League action comes from Birminham this week.


Dave Chisnall 7 v 4 Adrian Lewis

Barney 7 v 5 Gary Anderson

James Wade 6 v 6 Stephen Bunting

MVG 7 v 4 Phil Taylor

Adrian Lewis 2 v 7 Barney


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

With only 2 week left before the top 4 qualify for the finals night, last night saw James Wade and Stephen Bunting eliminated from qualifying for a top 4 spot.



Semi-final draw (best of 33 frames

Shaun Murphy v Barry Hawkins

17 -9

Judd Trump v Stuart Bingham


Final (best of 35 frames)

Shaun Murphy v Stuart Bingham


Murphy is playing in his 3rd final. In 2005 his 1st one he beat Matthew Stevens. His 2nd he lost to John Higgins. Stuart Bingham is playing in his first final.



The WGC in San Fransicco is in its final day with semi-finals and finals to be played in 1 day.

Semi-final draw

Rory McIlroy v Jim Furyk


Danny Willett v Gary Woodland


3rd/4th place play-off

Danny Willet v Jim Furyk

AS thru 3


Rory McIlroy v Gary Woodland

AS thru 1



Andy Murray has reached his first clay court final in the Munich Open. Murray will play Philipp Kohlschreiber in the final on Monday after rain stopped play with Kohlschreiber leading 3-2 in the 1st set.


Across the pond


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 wins series 4-2)

Dallas v Houston

(Houston won series 4-1)

Boston v Cleveland

(Cleveland won series 4-0)

Brooklyn v Atlanta

(Atlanta won series 4-2)

Portland v Memphis

(Memphis won series 4-1)

San Antonio v LA Clippers

(LA Clippers won series 4-3)

Semi-finals (best of 7)

Washington v Atlanta

Memphis v Golden State

Chicago v Cleveland

LA Clippers v Houston


NHL play-off matches round 1 (best of 7)

NHL play-off matches round 2 (best of 7)

Washington v NY Rangers

(Series tied 1-1)

Anaheim v Calgary

(Anaheim leads series 1-0)

Minnesota v Chicago

(Chicago leads series 1-0)

Tampa Bay v Montreal

(Tampa Bay leads series 1-0)


MLB standings are as follows:

American League

East: Yankees 16-8

Central: Kansas City 14-6

West: Houston 17-7

National League

East: New York Mets 16-9

Central: St. Louis 17-6

West: LA Dodgers 15-8


NFL draft took place on Thursday. Below is the list of the 1st ten picks.

  1. Jameis Winston QB to Tampa Bay
  2. Marcus Mariota QB to Tennessee
  3. Dante Fowler Jnr DE to Jacksonville
  4. Amari Cooper WR to Raiders
  5. Brandon Scherff OT to Washington
  6. Leonard Williams DE to Jets
  7. Kevin White WR to Chicago
  8. Vic Beasley OLB to Atlanta
  9. Ereck Flowers OT to Giants
  10. Todd Gurley RB to St. Louis




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

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