Premier League

The big question is who is going to stop the Manchester City steamroller? They recorded their 16th consecutive victory with a 4-1 win over Spurs to lead the Premier League by 11 points and remain unbeaten for the season. Manchester United stay second with a hard fought 2-1 win at struggling West Brom. Chelsea beat Southampton 1-0 to remain third and Liverpool moved up to fourth with an impressive 4-0 win at Bournemouth. Swansea are still bottom of the table but West Ham and Crystal Palace moved out of the relegation zone with 3-0 away wins.  Newcastle and West Brom are now in the bottom 3.

Championship

Wolves are looking good at the top after a 1-0 win at Sheffield Wednesday, four points clear of Cardiff and eight clear of in form Bristol City. Sunderland recorded their first home win of  2017 with a 1-0 win over Fulham and are out of the bottom 3. Bolton, Burton and rock bottom Birmingham make up the basement 3.

Scottish Premier League

Celtic remain 2 points clear at the top but their 69 match unbeaten run finally came to an end with a 4-0 defeat at Hearts.  Aberdeen have closed the gap in second with 3 consecutive wins but Rangers slipped up 3-1 at home to St Johnstone.

Snooker

The final of the Scottish Open was a tense battle between Neil Robertson of Australia and rising Chinese star Cao Yupeng. It was Robertson who prevailed 9-8 although Cao had several chances to win but will surely improve with the experience.

A welcome return to form for Robertson who in the process won his fourth ranking title but too late to qualify for the Masters tournament in January.

Cricket

No surprise as Australia crushed England by an innings and 41 runs in the 3rd test to win the Ashes series by 3-0 with still two more test matches to play. It has been a disastrous tour so far for England with many players out of form and a strong Australian team taking full advantage. The off the field ill discipline has not helped the cause either which surely means a return to the drawing board for the England hierarchy.

Darts

The PDC World darts championships is at the first round stage at the Alexandra Palace in London with so far a few seeds have fallen by the wayside including James Wade and Dave Chisnall.

However there have been wins for Michael Van Gerwen, Gary Anderson and playing in his final tournament, Phil Taylor. The final will be played on January 1st.

Rugby Union

A slightly better weekend for the home nations sides in the European Cup with wins for Wasps and Bath who currently top their pool. However defeats for Leicester, Saracens, Exeter and Northampton means the next round of matches will be vital for qualification. Leinster and Munster both top their respective groups after good wins as well.

Sports Personality of the Year

The world 10k champion and 4 time Olympic champion Mo Farah was voted the BBC Sports Personality of the Year to become the first athlete since Paula Radcliffe in 2002 to win the award. Farah beat Johnnie Rae, the World Superbike champion who was second and Paralympic champion Jonnie Peacock in third. The overseas award went to Roger Federer and the the team of the year were the England Womens cricket team.

Dont forget to join Tim Bridge on the weekend breakfast show on TKO radio every Saturday and Sunday morning between 9 and 12, playing cracking tunes, competitions and a preview of the weekend sports fixtures.

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