Sportlineng top five sporting moments from the past week
From Football, Golf, Boxing and Basketball. Here are sportlineng top five sporting moments from the past seven days.
1. Real Sociedad beat Barcelona to blow Liga title race wide open
Barcelona are just three points clear of Atletico Madrid and four ahead of Real Madrid in La Liga as their miserable form at Anoeta Stadium continued with a 1-0 defeat at Real Sociedad on Saturday, a result that blew the title race wide open.
2. Danny Willett claimed remarkable Masters win as Jordan Spieth folded
There were echoes of 1996 at Augusta as Danny Willett capitalised on a truly sensational collapse from Jordan Spieth to claim his maiden major title at the Masters.
A bogey-free 67 – the joint-lowest score on Sunday – saw world number 12 Willett end the tournament at five under, three shots clear of Spieth and Lee Westwood, becoming the first British winner at Augusta since Nick Faldo earned the last of his three green jackets 20 years ago.
3. Warriors equal Bulls record
The Golden State Warriors have tied the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls’ record for most wins with their 72nd of the regular season.
The Warriors tied the record with a 92-86 win over the San Antonio Spurs as Stephen Curry bucketed 37 points in another awe-inspiring display from the reigning MVP.
4. Joshua defeated Martin to claim IBF heavyweight title, recorded 16th KO
Anthony Joshua floored American Charles Martin in just the second round to claim the IBF heavyweight title at a packed 02 Arena on Saturday night in the English capital.
Joshua has become the first Briton to win the super heavyweight Olympic gold and a world heavyweight title and now has a record of 16 knockouts from his 16 professional fights.
5. Spurs claim franchise-record 64th win, Bulls´ play-off hopes fade
Manny Pacquiao claimed the WBO International welterweight title in what may be his final fight, beating Timothy Bradley at MGM Grand on Saturday.
The Filipino veteran twice knocked down American Bradley in what was the third bout between the pair, winning by unanimous decision.