The Week in Sport (6-12 Apr)

It is Monday and that can only mean it’s time for another round-up of the week that was. This week’s sporting highlights include Jordan Spieth claiming his first major at the Masters and a victory for Many Clouds at the Grand National.

Horse Racing

Many Clouds took victory in the Crabbie’s Grand National at Aintree as jockey Leighton Aspell won for the second straight year. Aspell rode Pineau De Re to victory 12 months ago and 25-1 shot Many Clouds held off competition from runner-up Saint Are to take the win.

40-1 Monbeg Dude took third place, while AP McCoy – in his last grand national – and pre-race favourite Shutthefrontdoor only managed fifth.

25-1 Many Clouds was this year's winner in the Crabbies Grand National at Aintree image:

25-1 Many Clouds was this year’s winner in the Crabbies Grand National at Aintree

Katie Walsh and Thunder And Roses raced to victory in a dramatic BoyleSports Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse on Monday. Rule the World took second, ahead of Sizing Coal who took bronze.

Fairyhouse also marked the final time AP McCoy will rise on Irish soil as he rode Rathpatrick to fifth in the I.N.H. Stallion Owners E.B.F. Novice Handicap Hurdle Series Final, before he took to Thomas Edison in the Farmhouse Foods Handicap Hurdle.


It was not a good week for Man City as after defeat to Crystal Palace on Monday night, they fell to rivals Man United as Louis van Gaal’s side ended a four match losing streak against their neighbours with a convincing 4-2 win.

You can read more from all the action of week 32 of the Premier League here, including Cesc Fabregas snatching a late winner as Chelsea moved closer to their first league title since 2010.

PSG have been dealt a blow ahead of their Champions League quarter-final with Barcelona with the news that Brazilian defender David Luiz will miss both legs through injury.


21-year-old Jordan Spieth was crowned this year’s Masters Champion in Augusta and right from the offset the American never looked like losing it.

Jordan Speith equalled a record 18-under total set by Tiger Woods in 1997 image:

Jordan Speith equalled a record 18-under total set by Tiger Woods in 1997

Four strokes ahead going into the final round, the Texas native closed with a two-under-par 70 to match the tournament record low of 18-under 270 for 72 holes

2013 US Open winner Justin Rose finished with a 70 to share second place with three-times winner Phil Mickelson, who carded a 69.

World number one Rory McIllroy Rory McIlroy finished fourth on 12 under par, while Tiger Woods finished way back in joint 17th after a closing 73.

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