Frank Monkhouse | 14 February 2017
Pictures tell the story of the weekend’s results
There was an abundance of sporting drama over the weekend, from confusion in Glasgow to the thrills of Cardiff, and plenty in between. Coral punters were able to bet on every swing, kick, tackle and punch. Warburton left Rangers, one way or another, England edged out Wales in the Six Nations and Barry Hawkins won the World Grand Prix. There was more too.
Find below our favourites from the weekend in pictures…..
Football: Scottish Premiership
Mark Warburton and Rangers part company in strange circumstances
News broke on Friday that Mark Warburton had resigned from his position as Rangers manager, but no one told him that. Allegedly, his agent asked for him to be released, on the basis that he would get the Nottingham Forest job, that fell through and he tried to slip back in the door – but the board had changed the locks.
Horse Racing: Irish Gold Cup
Sizing John was the big winner on a thrilling day at Leopardstown
Sizing John was a surprise winner of the Irish Gold Cup on Sunday, beating home a star-studded field to claim the prize money off an SP 10/3. Hampered by mistakes earlier in the race, the seven-year-old stuck to his task and was an impressive champion at the finishing post.
Rugby Union: Six Nations
England edge out Wales in a cracker
England snatched a last-gasp Six Nations win over Wales in Cardiff on Saturday. Elliott Daly scored a late try to turn the game on its head and give The Red Rose an emphatic win, stretching their unbeaten run in the process. 21-16 was the full-time result.
Golf: Maybank Championship
Danny Willett blows chance of victory
Englishman Danny Willett blew his chances of winning the Maybank Championship when throwing away a three-shot lead. That collapse not only cost him the prize money, he couldn’t recover and ended down in fifth. Fabrizio Zanotti took advantage.
Snooker: World Grand Prix
Hawkins the main man
Barry Hawkins beat Ryan Day 10-7 in the final of the World Grand Prix in Preston. Hawkins took control early in the match and had enough to squash a late fightback. Simple errors seemed to cost Day his day.
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