Top Sports Stories Of The Week

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Updated: February 10, 2014

It has been a packed week of sports especially with the start of the Winter Olympics in Sochi and we’re here to cover all your sporty appetites.

Malfunction At Sochi 2014

‘Here are our top stories of the week.’

Winter Olympics 

The Winter Olympics started on Friday with the opening ceremony and the events started on the Saturday. The main talking point of the opening ceremony was the snow flake lighting that failed to transform into one of the Olympic rings due to a malfunction. Britain got their first medal of the games on Sunday consequently being their first ever medal on snow when Jenny Jones got bronze in the Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle. Canada took the lead in the medals table late on Monday evening with a gold and bronze medal in the Men’s Moguls. The Netherlands were leading until that point having won 3 golds, 2 silver and 2 bronze medals in Speed Skating.

Michel Mulder Gets Gold For The Netherlands In Speed Skating

Football 

Leaders going into the weekend, Arsenal, were humiliated at Anfield against Liverpool 5-1 with Skrtel scoring two early header, Sterling getting two and Sturridge scoring one. Arteta‘s penalty was merely a consolation. Chelsea went top after a 3-0 win over Newcastle with help from an Eden Hazard hat-trick. Norwich fought valiantly against Manchester City to get a 0-0 result, Norwich dominated periods of the game and were good enough for the win. Manchester United got another disappointing result at Old Trafford by drawing 2-2 against Fulham with Darren Bent scoring an injury time header. Everton‘s chances of making the Champions League spot were dinted by losing to Tottenham 1-0 from an Adebayor goal. Cardiff didn’t manage to get the double over Swansea this season as Gary Monk‘s first professional game as a manager beating Cardiff 3-0. Crystal Palace debutants, Tom Ince and Joe Ledley, scored on their debuts for Palace to help them pull further away from the relegation zone winning 3-1 against West Brom. West Ham got a crucial victory over Aston Villa with Kevin Nolan getting back to typical Nolan form and scoring both goals of the game. Steve Bruce won on his return to the Stadium of Light with new signings, Long and Jelavic, both got on the scoresheet to help Hull win 0-2 against Sunderland‘s 10 men. A tightly contended match between Southampton and Stoke ended 2-2 with Lambert and Davis getting the goals for Southampton and Odemwingie and Crouch getting the goals for Stoke.

Arsenal Stunned By Liverpool

 

Cycling 

BMC American rider Taylor Phinney won The Dubai Tour, the newest professional cycling race making its debut this year. Marcel Kittel impressed by winning 3 of the 4 stages and won the general points classification with an astounding 60 points compared to second place Peter Sagan (Can) with 33 points. British rider Steven Cummings (BMC) came second 15 seconds behind Phinney. Notable time-trialists Tony Martin (Ger, OPQ) and Fabian Cancellara (Sui, TFR) came fourth and fifth respectively.

Taylor Phinney Wins Dubai Tour 2014

 

Six Nations

France continued their winning start to The Six Nations by beating Italy 30-10, three second-half tries from Louis Picamoles, Wesley Fofana and Hugo Bonneval put the game beyond Italy who struggled to get past a strong France side in the first-half. Ireland got a great win over Wales 26-3, tries from Henry and Jackson, to put themselves top of the Six Nations Table. England jumped back from an agonising defeat to France by beating Scotland emphatically 0-20 to put Scotland bottom of the Six Nations Table.

France Beat Italy In Six Nations 2014

 

 

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