A Week Of Sport #39 – 3 October

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Ryder cup glory for the americans at hazeltine

CHASKA, MN - OCTOBER 02: Steve Stricker, Tiger Woods, Matt Kuchar, Dustin Johnson, Brandt Snedeker, Ryan Moore, Davis Love III, Brooks Koepka, Zach Johnson, J.B. Holmes, Jordan Spieth, Phil Mickelson, Jimmy Walker, Tom Lehman, Bubba Watson and Rickie Fowler of the United States celebrate during the closing ceremony of the 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club on October 2, 2016 in Chaska, Minnesota.After an exhilarating 3 days of golf, the Americans were victorious at Hazeltine. After the whitewash dealt by the Americans in the first foursomes on Friday, the Europeans had it all to fight for. On Saturday Europe fought hard to get the score to 9½ – 6½ with another miracle on the cards.

As the Sunday singles started there was plenty of blue on the board with Europe leading in seven of the 12 singles matches. It was not meant to be, however, and Ryan Moore beat Lee Westwood on the 18th green to seal an American victory with the final score being 17 – 11.

Ricciardo takes malaysian gp after hamilton suffers engine failure

Red Bull Racing's Australian driver Daniel Ricciardo celebrates on the podium after winning first place at the Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix in Sepang on October 2, 2016. / AFP / PEDRO UGARTE Despite dominating the race, Lewis Hamilton was dealt a heavy blow when his engine failed on lap 43 – taking him completely out of the race.

Both Red Bull cars were then brought in for fresh tyres and told to race until the finish. Ricciardo successfully held Verstappen off for the last 13 laps of the race to seal the victory. Though Rosberg finished in third place, he’s extended his lead to 23 points ahead of Hamilton.

Aidan O’Brien secures a one-two-three in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe

CHANTILLY, FRANCE - OCTOBER 02: Ryan Moore riding Found win The Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at Chantilly racecourse on October 02, 2016 in Chantilly, France. Jockey, Ryan Moore rode Found to victory at the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe. This weekend’s win has given trainer, Aidan O’Brien, a clean sweep for the year. Highland Reel, jockeyed by Seamie Heffernan, came second and Frankie Dettori rode Order of St George to claim third place.

Aidan O’Brien has managed one-two-three’s in classic races before, but this achievement at the “Arc” is one of his best. With these incredible performances, there’s a lot to look forward to at the Investec Derby Festival at Epsom in 2017.

Blake Bortles stars in nfl victory at wembley

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 02: Blake Bortles #5 of the Jacksonville Jaguars prepares to throw during the NFL game between Indianapolis Colts and Jacksonville Jaguars at Wembley Stadium on October 2, 2016 in London, England. Blake Bortles brought home 3 touch downs to help the Jaguars to a triumphant 30–27 victory against the Colts. The Colts fought back in the third quarter, but it wasn’t enough to defeat the Jaguars.

With more than 83,000 fans attending the game at Wembley, the rise of popularity in NFL matches is clear. The next game in the UK between the New York Jets and the Los Angeles Rams on the 23 October at Twickenham stadium promises to be just as, if not more, electric!

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