Top Sport Stories of the Week

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Updated: February 3, 2014

There has been a lot of activity taking place all over the world in the category of sport. The Let’s Talk Sport team have picked the biggest stories in brief from the last 7 days.

Super Bowl XLVIII

Seattle Seahawks demolish the Denver Broncos 43 – 8 in the 48th edition of the NFL Super Bowl.

It is the first time that the Seahawks have won the Super Bowl in American football history.

One of the highlights of the night was an historic interception by Seahawks Malcolm Smith ending with a 69 yard touchdown.

Well known music artists such as Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers performed at the traditional halftime show, in style.

New season begins this September.

 

Davis Cup

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Andy Murray and Great Britain have reached the quarter-finals of the Davis Cup for the first time since 1986.

A four set victory over USA’s Sam Querrey gave GB captain Leon Smith and his team the ticket to play Italy in the last 8 of the competition.

Two victories from Murray and a hard earned win display by Britain’s number 2 James Ward gave GB the three victories they needed. The Bryan brothers sealed the only win for the USA.

The quarter-finals of the Davis Cup take place in April.

 

Six Nations

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England‘s start to the six nations campaign begins with a blow after conceding a late crucial try by Gael Fickou.

France beat England on home soil 26-24 to be in the running of a Grand Slam title.

Wales defence of the six nations has kicked off well as planned by winning 23-15 against Italy in Cardiff.

Ireland also join France and Wales in the run for the Grand Slam title after a comfortable victory against Scotland 28-6 in Dublin.

 

Premier League

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Two goals from Arsenal’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain puts the Gunners back at the top of the Premier League table. Chamberlain was the only goalscorer at the Emirates stadium with the result being 2-0 against Tony Pulius’ Crystal Palace.

Manchester United suffered a fifth defeat in 2014 after Stoke City‘s Charlie Adam placed the final nail in the coffin. Adam scored both goals to be the star of the show by winning the match 2-1.

Manchester City have the chance of climbing back to the number 1 spot of the table with a win over Chelsea at the Etihad stadium on Monday night.

 

Cricket

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The England cricket team end their Ashes tour in Australia with a T20 whitewash defeat to the Australians.

The tour down under became an even more agonizing trip for the tourists after a 3-0 thrashing in the T20 series.

England lost their reign of the Ashes back in December when Michael Clarke‘s team won a straight 5-0 test.

Andy Flower resigned from being England coach last week. Rumours say former England international spinner Ashley Giles may take on the coaching role from Flower.

 

Formula 1

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The first testing of the 2014 Formula 1 season got underway in Jerez last Tuesday.

All teams apart from Lotus traveled to the famous Jerez track to test out their new V6 engines. Champions Red Bull, Marussia and Caterham unveiled their cars to the media in the pit lane on the opening day of the pre-season.

The first test showed positive signs from the top teams such as Mercedes, Ferrari, McLaren but not so good for the world and constructors’ champions Red Bull.

The Renault engine supply team only completed 20 laps over the four days of testing with team principal Christian Horner and engineer Adrian Newey heading back to team base in Milton Keynes with a few worries.

Second testing takes place in Sakhir, Bahrain on the 19th – 22nd February.

 

 

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