Weekend Sports Roundup!

Starting with football; Plymouth Argyle claimed a point from Loftus Road in their battle for Championship survival. Both Plymouth and QPR had their chances to win the game but neither set of players took the opportunities gifted to them with the game ending in a scoreless draw. Plymouth’s fate could well be held in the hands of Reading and Norwich as the two teams meet on Monday evening. If Norwich fail to beat play-off chasing Reading, that’ll mean that Argyle are safe regardless of what happens in the Pilgrims final game at Oakwell. But if Norwich beat Reading then Plymouth’s survival depends on beating Barnsley if Norwich beat Charlton on the final day of the season. Onto Liverpool, the Reds comfortably beat relegation threaten Hull City at The Kingston Communications Stadium. This keeps Benitez’s men in the hunt for the title but Manchester United are still favourites for the crown as the Mancunians beat Tottenham 5 – 2 with a game in hand over Liverpool! United would need to lose two of their final seven games or draw six or lose one and draw three for Liverpool to stand a chance of taking the Premiership crown this year. Anything is possible but with the teams current form it’s unlikely to happen!

Formula 1; Jenson Button won his third race of 2009 in Bahrain after starting from 4th on the grid. Button got jumped off the line by fellow Briton Lewis Hamilton but retook the position when Hamilton made a mistake at the end of lap one. Button then chased the Toyota’s hard despite being heavier on fuel and took the lead when the Toyota’s had to pit for fuel and never lost the lead for the remainder of the race. Winner of the Chinese Grand Prix Sebastian Vettel eventually finished in second place after initially dropping back from third to fifth off the line. Pole sitter Jarno Trulli came home in third after a battle with McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton. The Briton came home in fourth; his highest finish this season, which should have been equal to his Australia finish if he and McLaren didn’t decide to cheat to gain a position. Button’s team mate Rubens Barrichello finished in fifth place with Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen finishing in sixth. Toyota’s Timo Glock, who started in second and briefly lead the race and Renault’s Fernando Alonso finished in 7th and 8th respectively. Jenson Button extends his lead over team mate Barrichello to 12 points with Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel close to one point of Barrichello. It looks like we could be in for an exciting season, things have certainly been given a big shake up!

As I write this we are under another tornado warning, sirens wailing and the wind is starting to gust. But the weather channels are saying that a tornado is unlikely but gusts of upto 70mph are likely is some areas. I’ve seen more storms in the last four weeks here in Kansas than I have done in four years back home in the UK, but sadly no tornadoes, much to my disappointment!

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