This Weekend In Sport 20 – 22 March

This week in Sports History

  • 1962- Nawab of Pataudi captains India cricket v WI age 21 years 77 days
  • 1982- Isle’s Mike Bossy’s 20th career hat trick-4 goals
  • 1657 – France and England form an alliance against Spain.
  • 1848 – Hungary proclaims its independence of Austria.

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What happened this weekend:

Formula 1
FIA confirms German Grand Prix has been dropped from calendar  The German Grand Prix has been dropped from this year’s Formula One calendar. The race had been in doubt owing to questions over which circuit would host the race, which has been shared between Hockenheim and Nürburgring in recent seasons.
Fernando Alonso has testing time to be fit for Malaysia F1 Grand Prix  Fernando Alonso will learn on Sunday whether he has a chance of making his first appearance of the season in Malaysia next Sunday. The McLaren driver, who missed the opening race in Australia a week ago after suffering concussion in testing in Barcelona last month, will be tested by three FIA-appointed specialists at the University of Cambridge.


Premier League: Hull 2 – 3 Chelsea

QPR 1 – 2 Everton

Liverpool 1 – 2 Man Utd

West Ham 1 – 0 Sunderland

Aston Villa  0 – 1 Swansea

Newcastle 1 – 2 Arsenal

Southampton 2 – 0 Burnley

Spurs 4 – 4 Leicester

Stoke 1 – 2 C Palace

Man City 3 – 0 West Brom

La Liga: Barcelona 2 – 1 Real Madrid

Real Sociedad 3 – 1 Cordoba

Villarreal 0 – 2 Sevills

Deportivo La Coruna 0 – 0 Espanyol

A Bilbao 2 – 1 Almeria

Granada 0 – 0 Eibar

Levante 1 – 0 Celto Vigo

Rayo Vallecano 1 – 0 Malaga

Elche  0 – 4 Valencia

Atletico 2 – 0 Getafe

Bundesliga: Bayern 0 – 2 M’gladbach

Mainz 1 – 1 Wolfsburg

Schalke 0 – 1 Leverkusen

Cologne 1 – 1 Werder Bremen

Hannover 2 – 3 Dortmund

Paderborn 0 – 0 TSG Hoffenheim

SC Freiburg 2 – 0 Augsburg

Stuttgart 3 – 1 Eintracht Frankfurt

Hamburg 0 – 1 Hertha Berlin



Horse Racing
Top Stories: Fillies could give Waller first autumn group 1Australia becomes focus for GodolphinAustralian horses excluded from cobalt testsGai’s knack on par with famous father

Sweet Idea a group 1 bridesmaid no more


ICC Cricket World Cup: Pakistan v Australia – Australia won by 6 wickets

New Zealand v West Indies –  New Zealand won by 143 runs


Novak Djokovic defeats Roger Federer to take Indian Wells title Roger Federer went the way of Andy Murray as Novak Djokovic beat him to win the BNP Paribas title at Indian Wells.
Andy Murray outplayed in Indian Wells defeat to Novak Djokovic  Andy Murray was comprehensively beaten 6-2, 6-3 by Novak Djokovic in the last four of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells. The British No1 had been impressive en route to a first Masters 1000 semi-final since his win in Miami two years ago, but he had no answer against the world No1.
Serena Williams vows to return to Indian Wells after pulling out injured

Serena Williams withdrew before her semi-final at Indian Wells on Friday night with a sprained right knee, 14 years after her sister Venus did the same thing and triggered an angry reaction from fans that drove Serena to boycott the tournament.


Tiger Woods running out of time to show he can return for Masters  The American’s chances of overhauling Jack Nicklaus’s record of 18 majors seems long gone and if he does not appear at Augusta, his time as a serious contender could be near its end
Rory McIlroy enjoys relaxed buildup to Masters with father and NFL stars  If Rory McIlroy is to reach his holy grail by donning a Green Jacket next month, it will not all be on account of serious and intensive work.
Henrik Stenson rages after Matt Every retains Arnold Palmer Invitational  Matt Every’s successful defence of the Arnold Palmer Invitational was immediately overshadowed by Henrik Stenson, who vented deep frustration at what he believed to be unnecessary influence from a PGA Tour rules official on the denouement of the event.

You can’t win unless you learn how to lose
– Kareem Abdul-Jabbar