The Week in Sport (30 Mar-5 Apr)

Time for another round-up of the week that was and among the highlights this week was the return of Premier League action after an international break, while Novak Djokovic added another title to his list of accolades.

Football

After the international break the Premier League returned and it wasn’t a good weekend for Liverpool who fell to a 4-1 defeat at Arsenal as Champions League football now looks a distant dream. More results here.

Hector Bellerin scored the opener as Arsenal thrashed Liverpool 4-1 image: skysports.com

Hector Bellerin scored the opener as Arsenal thrashed Liverpool 4-1
image: skysports.com

There was one more match in Euro 2016 qualifying as Belgium moved top of group B with a 1-0 win in Israel. There was also other international friendlies this week, including England coming from behind to earn a 1-1 draw with Italy.

Other friendlies saw Netherlands once again beat Spain in a repeat of their World Cup group clash last summer, while Cape Verde stunned Portugal 2-0. More friendly results here.

Rugby

Ian Madigan’s six penalties helped Leinster book a place in the Champions Cup semi-finals with a 18-15 win over Bath and will now face Toulon who edged past Wasps 32-18 as they continue their quest for a third straight title.

Clermont also booked their spot in the final four with a convincing 37-5 win over Northampton. It is now a date with Saracens for the French side as a last-minute Marcelo Bosch penalty helped them to a narrow 12-11 win over Racing Metro. More coverage of the Challenge Cup here.

Ulster’s Stuart Olding has been ruled out for nine months after he suffered an ACL injury in the defeat to Cardiff Blues last weekend

Golf

Former world number one Tiger Woods is set to compete at this week’s Masters in Augusta. The 14-time major winner was a doubt after he withdrew from the Farmers Insurance Open in February but the American confirmed the news that he feels ready to return.

At the Houston Open, it was victory for American JB Holmes who captured his fourth PGA Tour victory after a play-off victory beating Jordan Spieth and Johnson Wagner to the title.

Tennis

Novak Djokovic has won his last seven games against Andy Murray image: foxnews.com

Novak Djokovic has won his last seven games against Andy Murray
image: foxnews.com

Novak Djokovic bagged his second straight Miami Open title as Andy Murray failed to end his losing streak to the Serbian as the world number one battle to a 7-6 (7/3) 4-6 6-0 victory.

World number one Serena Williams picked up her eighth Miami Open title with a comfortable 6-2 6-0 win over Spain’s Carla Suarez Navarro.

GAA

Dublin cruised past Monaghan in their Allianz football league Division 1 clash with a 1-22 to 1-11 win but the two counties are set to meet again in the semi-finals next weekend.

Donegal also secured their place in the semi’s after Stephen Griffin’s injury-time point secured a 1-09 to 0-12 draw with Mayo, while at the other end of the table Kerry ensured their survival with a 0-17 to 1-14 draw with Tyrone, but that means it is relegation to Division 2 for the Ulster side.

More results from across all divisions here.

Snooker

World number one Mark Selby won the Baic Motor Ching Open in Bejing after a convincing 10-2 final win over Gary Wilson.

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