October 18, 2010 1 Comment
300,000,000 – Estimated price (in pounds) paid by the John Henry-led New England Sports Ventures to purchase Liverpool FC from Tom Hicks and George Gillett Jr.
3 – By losing the second Test against India in Bangalore, Australia have now lost three Test matches in a row for the first time since 1988, when they lost three in a row to the West Indies.
49 – Sachin Tendulkar scored 214 in India’s first innings of this match. It was his 49th Test century, and his 11th against Australia. The 37-year old is now the top-ranked batsman in Test cricket again for the first time since 2002.
5 – As a result of losing the two-match series 2-0, Australia will now begin the forthcoming Ashes series just fifth in the ICC Test rankings, one position below England.
6 - The Faroe Islands‘ 1-1 draw with Northern Ireland in their Euro 2012 qualifying match was only the sixth time they had avoided defeat in their last 41 games.
74 – Australia finished the Commonwealth Games with 74 gold medals, only one less than the combined total of second-placed India and third-placed England.
149 - Australia, India and England combined for 149 Commonwealth gold medals. The other 68 competing nations accumulated just 123 between them.
14 – Number of gold medals won by Australia in the Commonwealth Games cycling competition, out of a total of just 18 events.
10 – England’s Tom Daley won the 10m platform diving competition, aided by his third dive of the competition, for which all seven judges awarded him a perfect score of ten.
4 – England’s Katherine Endacott finished fourth on the track in the Commonwealth Games women’s 100m final, but ended up with a silver medal after Australia’s Sally Pearson was retrospectively disqualified for a false start and Nigeria’s Osayemi Oludamola failed a drugs test. Endacott, a teaching assistant, is ranked just 135th in the world at the event.
3 – Number of drugs tests failed by Nigerian athletes at the Commonwealth Games.
2 - Andy Murray defeated Roger Federer 6-3 6-2 in the final of the Shanghai Masters to secure only his second title of 2010. Murray’s career record against Federer now stands at 8-5, although he has never beaten him at a Grand Slam. tournament.
2 – Number of 3-0 leads which were squandered in Football League matches on Saturday afternoon. Peterborough United led 3-0 at home to Swindon Town after 22 minutes of their League One game on Saturday. By half-time it was 3-3. Peterborough eventually ran out 5-4 winners courtesy of a Kevin Amankwaah own goal in the third minute of injury time. And a Leon McKenzie hat-trick gave Northampton Town a 3-0 half-time lead over Hereford United in their League Two game on Saturday. However, the visitors scored four goals in 19 second half minutes to finish as unlikely 4-3 winners.
The Premier League week in numbers
5 – Marouane Chamakh has won five penalties in all competitions so far this season, as Arsenal beat Birmingham City 2-1 in Arsène Wenger‘s 800th game in charge of the club.
27 – Birmingham have now visited Arsenal 27 times since their last league win at the Emirates/Highbury in 1957, losing 18 and drawing nine.
6 – Manchester United‘s Nani has six assists this season, more than any other player. He had a goal and an assist as Manchester United drew 2-2 at home with West Bromwich Albion.
3 - Tom Huddlestone scored Tottenham’s winner in their 2-1 victory at Fulham. Three of his seven Premier League goals have come against the Cottagers.
3 - Spurs have come from behind to win three of their last four games, having managed none in the previous 39.
181 – Time elapsed in seconds during which Ivan Klasnić scored Bolton‘s winning goal against Stoke City, and earned two yellow cards which saw him dismissed.
11 – Wolves‘ 1-1 draw with West Ham means they have now gone 11 league games without keeping a clean sheet.
19 – After their 2-0 defeat at Everton in the Merseyside derby, Liverpool occupy 19th place in the table for the first time in the Premier League era.
18 - Carlos Tevez netted twice in Manchester City‘s 3-1 win at Blackpool. He has now scored in 18 of City’s last 19 league wins.
The NFL week in numbers
23 - The Patriots recorded their 23rd consecutive home win with Tom Brady at quarterback, moving him ahead of John Elway for the second-longest streak in NFL history. He needs two more to tie the record set by Brett Favre between 1995-98 (New England 23 Baltimore 20 (OT)).
13 – Chicago‘s Devin Hester scored with an broke off an 89-yard punt return for a touchdown, his 9th career punt return TD. He now has 13 combined punt/kickoff returns for touchdowns, tying with Brian Mitchell for the NFL record (Seattle 23 Chicago 20).
3 – All three of Green Bay‘s losses this season have been by three points (Miami 23 Green Bay 20).
24 – Detroit‘s 28-20 loss at the New York Giants was their 24th consecutive road loss, tying them for the longest streak in NFL history – set by themselves between 2001-03.
22 – Philadelphia won their 22nd straight game when leading at halftime, the longest active streak in the NFL (Philadelphia 31 Atlanta 17).
183 – Pittsburgh‘s Hines Ward had five receptions for 54 yards and a touchdown, his 183rd consecutive game with a reception. He is now tied Art Monk for the fourth-longest streak in NFL history and now trails only Jerry Rice (274), Marvin Harrison (190) and Terrell Owens (185) (Pittsburgh 28 Cleveland 10).
172 – Tampa Bay‘s Ronde Barber made his 172nd consecutive start, passing Dick LeBeau for the most consecutive starts by a cornerback in NFL history. (New Orleans 31 Tampa Bay 6).
2 – San Francisco‘s 17-9 win over Oakland was their first win of the season, leaving only two team – Buffalo and Carolina - still to win this season. (Neither played this weekend.)
- Tom Daley wins second diving gold medal at Commonwealth Games (guardian.co.uk)
- Commonwealth Games 2010: Tom Daley proving his worth ahead of London 2012 (telegraph.co.uk)