This Weekend In Sports 3 – 5 April

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This week in Sports History:

  • 1896- 1st modern Olympic games open in Athens Greece, American, James Connolly, wins 1st Olympic gold medal in mod history
  • 1928- 44-yr old NY Ranger GM Lester Patrick replaces his injured goal tender in a Stanley Cup game, & beats Montreal Maroons 2-1
  • 1916- In Corona, California, racecar driver Bob Burman crashes, killing three and badly injuring five spectators.

What Happened This Weekend In Sports:

Formula 1
Paul Hembery: F1 drivers need to be kings as fans want heroes  Paul Hembery, Pirelli’s motorsport director says that drivers must become the stars Formula 1, as in the past rather than the boffins who now dominate the sport.
Women-only grand prix proposal gets lukewarm response by governing body  A ‘lukewarm’ response was given by Motor sport’s governing body to Bernie Ecclestone’s about the new suggestion that F1 teams should launch a championship series for female drivers.
Ferrari victory has given Mercedes a timely ‘pinch’, says Lewis Hamilton  The Italian team is building on Sebastian Vettel’s surprise victory in the Malaysian Grand Prix. World champion, Lewis Hamilton who trialed in 8.5 seconds behind the German believes Mercedes will be more than ready to meet a Ferrari title challenge.


Barclays Premier League Arsenal 4 – 1 LiverpoolSwansea City 3 – 1 Hull CityLeicester City 2 – 1 West Ham

Man Utd 3 – 1 Aston Villa

West Brom 1 – 4  QPR

Everton 1 – 0 Southampton

Chelsea 2 – 1  Stoke City

Burnley FC 0 – 0 Tottenham

Sunderland 1 – 0 Newcastle

Crystal Palace 2 – 1 Man City

La Liga Eibar 1 – 2 RayoSevilla 2 – 0 AthleticCordoba 0 – 2 Atletico MadridAlmeria 1 – 4 LevanteMalaga 1 – 1 Real Sociedad

Real Madrid 9 – 1 Granada

Valencia 0 – 0 Villarreal

Getafe CF 2 – 1  Deportivo

Celta Vigo 0 – 1 Barcelona

Espanyol 1 – 1 Elche

Bundesliga Eintracht 2 – 2 HannoverHoffenheim 1 – 4 MönchengladbachWerder 0 – 0 Mainz 05

SC Freiburg 1 – 0 1. FC Köln

Bayer 4 – 0 Hamburger SV

Wolfsburg 3 – 1 VfB Stuttgart

Dortmund 0 – 1 Bayern Munich

FC Augsburg 0 – 0 Schalke 04

Hertha BSC 2 – 0 Paderborn


Horse Racing
Chris Waller tears as Kermadec claims the trainer’s fifth Doncaster at The Championships  Chris Waller’s victory at Royal Randwick leads to five astonishing Donnies.
Neville Morgan trades golf date for Kermadec’s Doncaster win at The Championships  On Monday morning, Neville Morgan wasn’t sure if his three-year-old Kermadec would get a start in the Doncaster, so badly that he even booked a 7.30am tee time at Southport Golf Club.
Chautauqua produces a ‘miracle’ to win the TJ Smith Stakes  In the run during the TJ Smith Stakes, The Hawkes boys were scattered around the course to watch the riches sprint in Australia.


Indian Premier League 2015: Team guide to the Twenty20 tournament  McCullum who outdid himself at the World Cup, will have all eyes on him as well as Raina and Smith at the Twenty20 tournament.
Star cast ensure appetite for IPL remains, despite risk of World Cup fatigue  54 players that participated in the 2015 World Cup, all 15 Indian squad members, 11 from Australia, 10 from South Africa and seven from New Zealand as well as three other teams have made the semi-finals for this season’s IPL.
England hint at Jonathan Trott recall in West Indies Test series warm-up game  On the 13th of April in Antigua, the first Test against West Indies starts and Jonathan Trott will be in the line for a recall.

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Andy Murray moves up to No3 in world rankings after run to Miami Open final  Andy Murray has moved back into the world’s top three where he lost 7-6, 4-6, 6-0 to World No.1 Novak Djokovic.
The clay season may be a short-term fix for Rafael Nadal’s slump  Rafael Nadal is heading back to the terrain on which he is most comfortable.

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US Masters: Tiger Woods at ease in Augusta practice  Tiger Woods declared himself ready to end a near seven-year wait for a 15th major victory.
Peter Alliss says fight for women’s rights in golf has ‘caused mayhem’  Veteran BBC commentator, Peter Alliss said that “the corporation should have tried harder to win the rights to the Open Championship and that attempts to give women equal rights in golf have “caused mayhem”.

   “The only way to prove that you’re a good sport is to lose.”

– Ernie Banks