A Week of Sport #21 – 10 April

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Leicester City lift Premier League trophy

LEICESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 07: [EDITORS NOTE: THIS IMAGE WAS PROCESSED USING DIGITAL FILTERS] Captain Wes Morgan and manager Claudio Ranieri of Leicester City lift the Premier League Trophy after the Barclays Premier League match between Leicester City and Everton at The King Power Stadium on May 7, 2016 in Leicester, United Kingdom.

Following Spurs’ draw with Chelsea, Leicester City were confirmed to be Premier League champions last Monday night. And Saturday was a day of joy and jubilation for Foxes fans at the King Power Stadium.

Fans were treated to free beer and donuts by the club’s Thai owners and then serenaded by legendary tenor Andrea Bocelli. To make things even better, they witnessed their team dish out a 3–1 victory against Everton, before the most unlikely of champions lifted the Premier League trophy.

Amir Khan floored by Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez

Canelo Alvarez (R) delivers the knockout punch to Amir Khan during the sixth round of their WBC middleweight title fight at T-Mobile Arena on May 7, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Watching a boxer receive a knockout punch is both one of the most exciting yet terrifying moments in sport and British boxer, Amir Khan, was on the receiving end of a knockout from Mexican champion, Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez.

Despite having jumped up a couple of weight divisions to face the WBC middleweight champion, Khan was ahead on points before being flattened by a devastating overhand right, which ended proceedings in the sixth round.

Despite this fourth loss of his career and questions still remaining over his ‘glass chin’, Khan has vowed not to retire and will return to his normal light welterweight division.

Aviva Premiership Playoff Semi-Finalists Confirmed  

The Aviva Premiership Trophy is pictured during the Aviva Premiership Season Launch at Twickenham Stoop on October 8, 2015 in London, England.

As the end of the domestic rugby season draws to a close, the four semi-finalists in the Aviva Premiership were confirmed over the weekend.

With Saracens already confirmed in the top spot, Exeter Chiefs secured 2nd position by running in 10 tries against Harlequins. Wasps beat relegated London Irish 38–12 to confirm 3rd place and, despite losing to Bath 38–27, Leicester Tigers completed the semi-finals line-up.

Saracens face Leicester Tigers and Exeter Chiefs play Wasps on Saturday 21 May with the winners facing off at Twickenham Stadium on Saturday 28 May.

Madrid Open – Djokovic has the edge against Murray

Novak Djokovic of Serbia holds the winners trophy after defeating Andy Murray of Great Britain in the final during day nine of the Mutua Madrid Open tennis tournament at the Caja Magica on May 08, 2016 in Madrid, Spain.

2015 champion, Andy Murray, was hoping to defend his Madrid Masters title against Novak Djokovic, but the undefeatable world number one was in fine form.

Despite losing the 2nd set 6–3, Djokovic was able to get back on top to take the match 6–2, 3–6, 6–3. Djokovic has now won 72% of their head to head matches, suggesting Andy Murray will be more than hoping to avoid the Serbian star when the draw for the French Open is revealed later this month.

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