Sporting Round-Up

What a weekends sport is has been so far, and there is still Sunday to come.

Barcelona took Real Madrid apart at the Bernabeu, it could and should have been 3 or 4-0. Think Father Ted will be looking for a new job at the end of the season unless Barcelona throw the league away.

Martin O’Neill must wonder what he’s got to do to get a penalty and opposition player sent off at Wembley. James Milner was lucky that John Terry’s tackle didn’t snap his leg in half, clearest red I’ve seen in ages.

As for Iain Dowie, he’s now lost 3-2 to Portsmouth, and 4-1 at home to Burnley. Hull deserve to go down for those two results alone.

In the Heineken Cup, Leinster won a tight exciting contest against Clermont, thanks mainly to the useless kicking of Brock James for the French side. Munster did their usual thing, and overpowered Northampton 33-19.

In the days other Quarter-final, referee George Clancy – the Howard Webb of Rugby – decided not to give Ospreys a clear kickable penalty in front of the posts in the last minute after a deliberate knock-on. As a result Ospreys lost 29-28 to Biarritz.

In Friday night’s boxing Audley Harrison was at it again, it took him 12 rounds to finally knockout out Michael Sprott. Had to laugh at his claims that he is closer to fighting one the Klitschkos than David Haye is. Although I do think it is probably Audley trying his best to get a fight with Haye.

Audley’s remarks were not as ridiculous as Bernard Hopkin’s, who after beating Roy Jones Jnr on the senior’s circuit, said he next wants to fight David Haye.

In the US Masters, this must be Lee Westwoods best chance to date to win a major. Ok, so he’s got Woods and Mickelson breathing down his neck so it won’t be easy, but he is in the form of his life at the moment.

Shame that Ian Poulter fell away, but as Englishmen we can’t be too gready. Afterall we had the two of them going out as the last pairing on Saturday. And thats unheard off these days.

And finally, at last he’s done it. The remarkable Tony McCoy has won the Gran National, he did it on Don’t Push It, and apparently it cost the bookies around £10 Million, so it’s a double result.

Congratulations to AP.

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