Weekend Sports Roundup

This weekend’s sports roundup

BOXING

Venezuelan Jorge Linares beat Anthony Crolla to defend the WBA world lightweight title. Linares took took the belt from Crolla last September. Crolla showed a lot of heart and was knocked down in round seven but picked himself off the canvas, but he couldn’t overcome Linares’ class.

FOOTBALL

England beat Lithuania 2 – 0 in World Cup 2018 Qualifier with Defoe and Vardy finishing.

Scotland beat Slovenia 1-0 at Hampden Park.

Doncaster failed to produce at home against Plymouth, losing 1-0.

Sheffield United drew 1-1 with Oldham.

Sheffield FC lost 2-1 away at Kidsgrove.

Hallam FC beat Winterton Rangers 5-0.

ICE HOCKEY

Sheffield Steelers played their final game of the season at home, beating Coventry Blaze 4-1.

RUGBY LEAGUE

Sheffield Eagles beat Swinton Lions 28-24 away from home.

SQUASH

Nick Mathew lost in the final of the British Open to Gregory Gautier – the French, World no.3.

FORMULA ONE

Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel has said Verstappen holding up Mercedes rival Lewis Hamilton was “crucial” to him winning the season-opening Australian Grand Prix.


POINTS OF INTEREST

BOXING

Kell Brook will fight Errol Spence at Bramall Lane on 27th May. It will be Blade-fan Brook’s first fight in Sheffield and his first fight since losing to the world-class Gennady Golovkin last year. Sheffield-born Brook showed his class against Golovkin but any managed five rounds against a man whose record is now W37L0D0, with 33 of his wins being KOs.

It’s on!!! @sufc_official no chance that belt is leaving my city!! #AllOfTheLights

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FOOTBALL

Will Wenger stay or will he go, now?

Rio Ferdinand has opened up on BBC’s  5 live about his wife’s death and raising his children without a mother. Rebecca Ferdinand passed away after a battle with breast cancer. Ferdinand is now a single dad with three children.

The documentary Rio Ferdinand: Being Mum and Dad will air tomorrow at 9pm on BBC1.

Michael Fenn

Michael is currently studying an MA in Print Journalism at the University of Sheffield.