A Week of Sport #6 – 11 January 2016

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Quins end Saracens winning run

Harlequins v Saracens - Aviva Premiership

The Saracens 15-match winning streak, which stretches back to last season, has finally come to an end with Harlequins winning 29–23 on Saturday. The turning point in the match was when Saracens replacement prop, Rhys Gill, was shown a red card for a tip tackle on George Lowe.

Raonic beats Federer to win the Brisbane International

2016 Brisbane International - Day 8

In a replay of last years final, Milos Raonic beat 17-time Grand Slam champion, Roger Federer, 6–4, 6–4 to claim the title. In preparation for the Australian Open, which starts on 18 January, the Canadian produced an impressive display that will give him confidence going into the Grand Slam event.

Oxford United beat Swansea in FA cup


The weekend’s biggest FA Cup upset was Oxford beating Premier League club, Swansea, 3–2 in the Third round of the FA cup. The Swans scored early through Jefferson Montero. However, the hosts scored a first half penalty leaving it all square after half-time. Two early goals in the second half kept Oxford in control and they managed to hold off a late comeback from Swansea to win the match.

Jordan Speith wins the Tournament of Champions

Hyundai Tournament of Champions - Final Round

Jordan Speith comfortably won the Tournament of Champions in Hawaii this weekend and, in doing so, matched Tiger Woods in winning seven PGA Tour events before the age of 23. Speith had an eight-shot win over Patrick Reed after recording a final round score of six-under-par. With this victory, he also became the second person to finish a 72-hole PGA Tour event at a 30-under par.

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