Monday, January 28, 2008

Tiger leads at Dubai after 1st roun, Djokovic and Sharapova down under, FA cup 4th round

The Dubai Desert Classic First Round Scores
Woods -7
Dyson -5
Edberg -5
Hend -5
Jimenez -5
Kaymer -5
Levet -5
McDowell -5
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Tiger Woods got 2008 off to an epic start despite rain warnings and noose covers by dominating the field at Torrey Pines by 8 strokes, his fourth straight Buick Invitational.
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Djokovic becomes the first Serbian male to win a Grand Slam singles tournament with a four-set victory over unseeded Tsonga, 4-6,6-4,6-3,7-6(2). Djokovic lost only 1 set in seven matches leading up to the finals. Despite the win “Nole” will still be seeded either 3 or at best 2 in the next two Grand Slam events. Does he need to show some staying power or is he the next ‘perpetual number 1’?

On the Women's side Maria Sharapova defeated Ana Ivanovic 7-5,6-3 Already a champion at Wimbledon in 2004 and the US Open in 2006, Sharapova now has three of the four majors in her trophy cabinet heading to the French Open after adding the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup to her collection with the win.
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On the pitch, lots of action in the FA Cup over the weekend, here’s a recap of the weekend scores:
Mansfield 0, Middlesbrough 2/ Arsenal 3 Newcastle 0/ Barnet 0 Bristol Rovers 1
Coventry 2 Millwall 1/ Derby 1 Preston 4/ Liverpool 5 Havant and Waterlooville 2
Oldham 0 Huddersfield 1/ Peterborough 0, West Brom 3/ Portsmouth 2 Plymouth 1 Southampton 2 Bury 0/ Watford 1 Wolverhampton 0/ Wigan 1 Chelsea 2
Manchester United 3 Tottenham 1/Hereford 1 Cardiff 2/Sheffield United 2 Man City 1
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