The Week in Sport (27 Apr – 3 May)

Time for another round-up of the week of sport, with the much-anticipated Mayweather vs Pacquiao fight and Chelsea bagging the Premier League title among the highlights.

Football

Chelsea were crowned Premier League champions for the first time in five years on Sunday afternoon as PFA Player of the Year Eden Hazard scored the only goal as Chelsea beat Crystal Palace 1-0 to claim the trophy.

Jose Mourinho has won his third Premier League title as Chelsea boss image: mirror.co.uk

Jose Mourinho has won his third Premier League title as Chelsea boss
image: mirror.co.uk

However, down the bottom the race for survival is still very much open and you can read more about it and the other week 35 results here.

Juventus bagged the Serie A yet again after a 1-0 win over Sampdoria, while Celtic are Scottish champions for the fourth year running after Aberdeen fell to a 1-0 defeat at Dundee United.

In some sad news,former Belgium Under-21 and Lokeren defender Gregory Mertens has died, just three days after he collapsed during a match. He was only 24.

Snooker

Shaun Murphy holds a slender 9-8 lead over Stuart Bingham at the Betfred World Championships with the action set to continue on Monday when a new champion will be crowned.

Murphy booked his place in the final with a comfortable 17-9 win over Barry Hawkins as he looks to become world champion for second time, while Bingham saw off the challenge of Judd Trump in his semi with a 17-16 win.

Shaun Murphy (l) and Stuart Bingham will continue their final on Monday image: rte.ie

Shaun Murphy (l) and Stuart Bingham will continue their final on Monday
image: rte.ie

Other action from the week saw Ronnie O’Sullivan fall at the quarter-finals to finalist Bingham in a 13-9 defeat, while Neil Robertson also fell at the same stage after being narrowly ousted by Barry Hawkins 13-12.

O’Sullivan had overcome Matthew Stevens with ease in the quarter-finals with a 13-5 win but he proved no match for 38-year-old Bingham., wile Judd Trump sailed through to the semi’s with wins over Ding Junhui and Marco Fu before falling to Bingham.

You can follow more action from the Crucible here.

Golf

World number one Rory McIllroy took victory in the WGC-Cadillac Match Play in San Francisco, as the Northern Irishman McIlroy defeated Gary Woodland in the final, following on from victories over Paul Casey and Jim Furyk earlier in the final day of action.

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