Sportlineng top five sporting moments from the past week
From Football, Cricket, Tennis, F1, and Basketball. Here are sportlineng top five sporting moments from the past seven days.
1. Ten man Madrid end Barcelona’s unbeaten run
Cristiano Ronaldo struck after a red card for Sergio Ramos to snatch a 2-1 Clasico victory for 10-man Real Madrid over Barcelona in La Liga on Saturday.
Real Madrid ended Barcelona’s 39 games unbeaten run in all competitions, the best ever run of a Spanish team.
Zinedine Zidane is first Real Madrid coach not to lose in his first La Liga Clasico since Bernd Schuster in 2007/08
2. Djokovic breaks new ground to retain Miami crown
Novak Djokovic became the most successful player in ATP 1000 events as he beat Kei Nishikori at the Miami Open to claim a 28th title.
Despite being troubled at times by Nishikori, Djokovic was relentless in his charge towards a sixth Miami title with a string of stunning groundstrokes from the baseline.
3. West indies became the first team to win the world T20 tournament twice.
Carlos Brathwaite hit four sixes in a row in a stunning final over as the West Indies pulled off an unlikely victory against England in the final of the World Twenty20 in Kolkata.
4. Nico Rosberg wins Bahrain Grand Prix, makes it two from two
Nico Rosberg continued his perfect start to the Formula 1 season with victory at the Bahrain Grand Prix this evening.
The German finished ahead of Ferrari‘s Kimi Raikkonen and Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton, who recovered from a first-lap collision to take third.
5. Spurs claim franchise-record 64th win, Bulls´ play-off hopes fade
The San Antonio Spurs posted a franchise-record 64th win of the NBA season after seeing off the short-handed Toronto Raptors 102-95.
LaMarcus Aldridge and Kawhi Leonard came up big for the Spurs, who topped their 63-win season in 2005-06, in the absence of Raptors pair Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan on Saturday.