Sportlineng top five sporting moments from the past week
From Football, Golf, Tennis, F1, and Basketball. Here are sportlineng top five sporting moments from the past seven days.
1. Monaco spoil PSG title party
Monaco stunned newly crowned Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain by securing a 2-0 victory at the Parc des Princes on Sunday.
Brazilian duo Vagner Love and Fabinho both found the net in the second half, the latter from the penalty spot, as Leonardo Jardim’s men became the first side to inflict a home league defeat upon PSG since May 2014.
2. Jason Day won Arnold Palmer Invitational title
Jason Day went wire-to-wire as he claimed the Arnold Palmer Invitational by one stroke, though the world number three was forced to dig deep on Sunday.
Day had been in control throughout the tournament but he required a final-hole par putt for a two-under-par 70 to make sure of his first PGA Tour title of the season and eighth overall, ahead of Kevin Chappell.
3. Djokovic beat Raonic to clinch record 5th BNP Paribas Open title
Novak Djokovic breezed to a record fifth BNP Paribas Open title by comprehensively defeating Milos Raonic 6-2 6-0 in the final on Sunday.
A routine win also marked the world number one’s third-successive title at Indian Wells, recovering from his quarter-final exit to Feliciano Lopez at February’s Dubai Tennis Championships in emphatic fashion.
4. Nico Rosberg claimed season-opening win in Australia, Alonso escaped unhurt after car crash
Nico Rosberg took the chequered flag during what was an incident-packed first race of the new Formula 1 season in Australia.
However, while it was the German that was celebrating taking maximum points, the race was best remembered for a big crash involving McLaren‘s Fernando Alonso.
It happened on lap 17 when Alonso attempted to pass Esteban Gutierrez on the run down to turn three.
Alonso’s front right wheel clipped the rear of Gutierrez’s Haas car, sending the former spiraling towards the barriers before eventually coming to a halt upside down.
The Spaniard limped away from the wreckage, but was later declared to have been unhurt.
5. Spurs beat Warriors to stay perfect at home
The San Antonio Spurs improved to 35-0 at home this season after upstaging defending NBA champions the Golden State Warriors 87-79.
Golden State (62-7) headed to San Antonio on Saturday 10 victories shy of matching the Chicago Bulls’ 72-win record, after eclipsing the Dallas Mavericks 24 hours earlier.
However, ‘Splash Brothers’ Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson struggled as the Spurs preserved their 100 per cent record at AT&T Center, snapping the Warriors’ seven-game winning streak in the process.