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Animal Invaders, Mankad mania and Raducanu v Fernandez in 2018 | sports

1) The Premiership returns this weekend with Harlequins aiming to defend the title they won in some style a few months ago. An unlikely 28-0 comeback against Bristol in last season’s semi-final makes it six minutes of some of the best rugby you’ll see … the 40-38 win over Exeter in final it wasn’t bad at all.

2) Tottenham face another London derby this weekend after last Saturday’s loss to Crystal Palace. Unfortunately for them, it’s an even tougher game as they host the Champions League winners from Thomas Tuchel. In 2012, Chelsea won 5-1 in an FA Cup semi-final against Spurs, with a Didier Drogba classic that opened the scoring. However, to cheer up Spurs fans, here they are beating the Blues 2-1 in 2010 thanks to goals from Gareth Bale and Jermain Defoe, and here’s another Tottenham win over Chelsea in the Premier League: 3-1 in 2018.

3) A dog got involved during a cricket match in Ireland last weekend.

Vettori Spaniel: dog recovers ball during Irish Women's T20 Cup semi-final - video
Vettori Spaniel: dog recovers ball during Irish Women’s T20 Cup semi-final – video

Of course, there is a rich archive of canines that interfere with sporting matches, from “Stray Given” in Scotland last month, an invading dog in Bolivia late last year, and this excitable dog that put up with the game for seven minutes for a long time. match between Halesowen. Town and Skelmersdale United in 2017. For good measure, here is our short story of the invading field dogs of 2018.

Inevitably, when dogs start to attract attention, cats will run a claw or two over their favorite furniture to claim the spotlight. But few attracted as many stares as this one, hanging precariously from the top of the stadium while the University of Miami was home to Appalachian State University. Fortunately, some fast-thinking, flag-waving fanatics used the stars and stripes as a suitable safety net.

Feline good: cat falls from spot to US flag at college football game - video
Feline good: cat falls from spot to US flag at college football game – video

And this one did all the hard work timing his overlap runs well from the right wing to get into the box during Real Salt Lake’s 2019 game against Tigres, but André-Pierre Gignac sadly fluffed his last ball. More animal interventions in football here, including a chicken at Ewood Park. One of those exhibited, nicknamed Shankly, the Anfield cat, ultimately opted not to being relocated for a shelter and made another runner.

4) This weekend the Road Cycling World Championship is back, this time in Flanders. Two years ago, Anna van Vleuten dusted off the road women’s racing field with a jaw-dropping solo break and 100km of Yorkshire countryside yet to go. In 1989, a classic in the men’s event until the rain-soaked sprint in Chambéry, with Greg LeMond, Sean Kelly and Dimitri Konyshev facing.

5) Some smell that a Mankad layoff is too many Mankad layoffs. Maeva Douma from Cameroon says: “Here, have four inputs in one. ” Surely noted Mankad fan Ravi Ashwin would applaud. Jos Buttler, not so much.

6) Happy 28th birthday, Bryson DeChambeau! Are here some of his biggest recent changes … and here he is earn the favor of your controller manufacturer after some that disliked him. Now it’s also 63 laps around the sun for Neville Southall. Here’s the former Everton and Wales stopper not appreciating Michael Owen’s flaunting while training with a young goalkeeper (watch out until the end for the shot). Also enjoy a showreel of some of his own ridiculously good saves.

1) Thirty years ago this month: pure relay magic from Black, Redmond, Regis and Akabusi vs. USA Bonus Link! the quartet got back together to commemorate the anniversary in conversation with Athletics Weekly.

2) After last week’s summary of Curtly Ambrose’s magic, here it is one from the other end of your speed scale.

3) Emma Raducanu v Leylah Fernandez – 2018 style.

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