England won a thrilling third ODI against New Zealand in Wellington to go 2-1 up in the series. England batted first on a difficult surface and reached a modest 234 from their 50 overs with captain Eoin Morgan making 48. The hosts struggled and at one point were 103-6, but a superb century from Kane Williamson gave them hope with 15 required in the final over. Chris Woakes bowled a superb over, conceding just 10 runs which left England winners by 4 runs. England can win the series with victory in Dunedin on Tuesday.
With the weather decimating much of the lower League football in the UK, the Premier League games went ahead. The big game of the weekend was at The Etihad where Champions elect Manchester City took on fifth-place Chelsea. A goal just after half time from Bernardo Silva settled the game 1-0 for City to move 18 points clear at the top and now only need 4 more wins to secure the title. Liverpool beat Newcastle 2-0 to move into second. Tottenham beat Huddersfield 2-0 to stay fourth. Manchester United play at Crystal Palace on Monday night. Brighton heaped more pressure on under fire Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger with a 2-1 win over the woeful Gunners. At the bottom, West Brom seemed doomed to relegation after losing 1-0 at Watford. They are now 8 points behind 17th-placed Southampton.
With only a handful of games taking place, Fulham continued their impressive run of form, moving fourth in the table with a 2-1 win at Derby. Bristol City also won 4-0 at home to Sheffield Wednesday to go sixth. Sunderland stay bottom of the table after a 1-1 draw at Millwall.
Celtic, Rangers and Motherwell all reached the semi finals of the Scottish Cup whilst Aberdeen and Kilmarnock will replay after a 1-1 draw.
The final home nations tournament The Welsh Open was won by the Scot John Higgins who beat Barry Hawkins 9-6 in the final.
The UK Open took place behind closed doors at Butlins in Minehead because of the weather conditions. Shocks a plenty in the first round with both world no 1 Michael Van Gerwen and defending champion Peter Wright knocked out.
The tournament was won by the former two-time world champion Gary Anderson who beat the Australian Corey Cadby 11-7 in the final to win the £70k first prize.
Exeter moved seven points clear at the top of the Aviva Premiership after beating Saracens 24-12. Wasps moved into second place after defeating London Irish 24-16.
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