Moon of Liberty Sportsround – 08 August 2017


Sportsround – Sports News Digest on 08 August 2017 at 7.20pm

tvnz – Canterbury Crusaders win the Super Rugby crown defeating the Lions in the final – Alexander Zvarev beats big serving Kevin Anderson to win the Washington Open

BBC Sport – American Torie Bowie takes the women’s 100m, Favourite Elaine Thpmoson fails to medal.

The Elitist – Rugby League round-up from both sides of the World

Cricbuzz – Moeen Ali the hero as England wrap up 3-1 series win over South Africa at Old Trafford – Dave Chisnall wins round 18 of the Players Darts Championship, his first title of 2017. – Austrlaian Kyle Anderson claims maiden title in round 17 of the Players Darts Championship

The Elitist – India put 600 runs on the board again to thrash Sri Lanka and go 2-0 up

New Vision Uganda – Uganda thrash Zimbabwe in the final round of the African Gold Cup Rugby Union tournament

Sports Star Live – Sam Querry claims Los Cabos ATP title in Mexico

BBC Sport – Netherlands claim the Women’s Euro 2017 soccer title beating Denmark 4-2 

BBC Sport – GB’s Callum Hawkins an excellent fourth Kenya’s Geoffrey Karui wins the men’s marathon.

BBC Sport – Arsenal win the Community Shield beating Chelsea on penalties

Running Magazine – Ethiopia’s Almaz Anaya dominates the Women’s 10000m

Eurosport – Luvo Manyonga wins the Long Jump title for South Africa

BBC Sport – Notts beat the T20 Powerplay record

BBC Sport – Justin Gatlin stuns the world to beat Usain Bolt

The Elitists Echo – Saturday Soccer round up of the #MoonSoccer13. Opening day wins for Forest, Southport & Queen of the South

The Sun – Burnley friendly abandoned after crowd trouble

BBC Sport – Mo Farrah wins the first medal of the 2017 World Championships

Nottingham Post – Notts County manager Kevin Noaln calls his team ‘rabbits in headlights’ after opening day loss to Coventry




Moon Of Liberty Sportsround – 24th Jan 2017


Sports News Digest – 24th Jan 2017 @ 6.10 pm

Sky Sports – Nadal stages excellent recovery to beat Alexander Zverev – Tennis

BBC Sport – Clermont knock Exeter out of the Champions Cup – Rugby Union

The Moon Of Liberty/ The Elitist’s Echo – Saturday Soccer round-up – Soccer

The Moon Of Liberty/ The Elitist’s Echo – Southampton v Leicester City – Soccer

Sky Sports – Saracens confirm home Quarter Final after win over Toulon – Rugby Union

BBC Sport – Ronnie O’Sullivan does it again – Snooker

The Moon Of Liberty/ The Elitist – One Day Internationals round-up – Cricket

The Moon Of Liberty/ Th Elitist – 2nd Test Match – New Zealand v Bangladesh – Cricket

The Moon Of Liberty/ The Elitist – NFL Championship Games round-up – NFL

The Moon Of Liberty/ The Elitist – UK Masters Snooker Final – Snooker

BBC Sport – Nicole Cooke says British cycling is run ‘by men for men’ – Cycling

BBC Sport – How America fell in love with Carl Frampton – Boxing

Sky Sports – Three new signing for Munster – Rugby Union

Sky Sports – Boris Becker has not ruled out re-joining Novak Djokovic – Tennis

Sky Football – Sunderland sign Joleon Lescott until the end of the season – Soccer

BBC Sport – Tiger Woods has concerns over his current schedule – Golf

Rugby League World – Joe Burgess refuses to rule out a move back to the NRL – Rugby League


Moon Of Liberty Formula 1 – German Grand Prix


Formula 1

German Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton overtook team mate Niko Rosberg and went on to dominate the German Grand Prix to increase his lead in the World Title race to 19 Points. Rosberg lost ground after being forced to serve a 5 second stop penalty after forcing Daniel Ricciardo off the track. The penalty proved costly as he ended up behind both Ricciardo and Max Verstappen in the Red Bull’s and in the end could only finish fourth. The win was Hamilton’s second in Germany in what could prove a pivotal moment as he pulls away in the title race.

Full Report (BBC Sport)





German Grand Prix At Hockenheim, Baden-Wurttermberg, Germany

1st WINNER – Lewis Hamilton (GB) (Mercedes)

2nd – Daniel Ricciardo (Australia) (Red Bull)

3rd – Max Verstappen (Holland) (Red Bull)

4th – Niko Rosberg (Germany) (Mercedes)

5th – Sebastian Vettle (Germany) (Ferrari)

6th – Kimi Raikkonen (Finland) (Ferrari)

Moon Of Liberty Rugby League – NRL Round 21


Rugby League

NRL Round 21

The green machine of Canberra moved up to third place in the table thrashing South Sydney in a 10 try demolition Jordan Rapana and Eliot Whitehead grabbed two tries each and there was one for Jarrod Croker who contributed 18 points in total in a 54-4 victory and Canberra’s fifth win in a row.Also in Sunday’s games Manly condemned Newcastle to their 13th defeat in a row with seven tries including two for Braydon Wiliame and 12 points including a try from Dylan Walker seeing the Sea Eagles come out 36-16 winners.

South Sydney v Canberra (ABC Australia) Manly v Newcastle (ABC Australia)




NRL Round 21

South Sydney Rabbitohs 4Canberra Raiders 54 –At The ANZ Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales

Manly Sea Eagles 36Newcastle Knights 16At The Brookvale Oval, Brookvale, New South Wales

MOON OF LIBERTY STAR MAN – Eliot Whitehead (Canberra Raiders)

Moon Of Liberty Boxing – Santa Cruz v Frampton


World Championship Boxing

WBA Featherweight Championship in Brooklyn, New York

Carl Frampton fought clever in a brilliant performance to take the WBA world title from Leo Santa Cruz in Brooklyn, New York. Frampton let power do the work in the first half of the fight then moving into the later rounds he kept the fight at range as Santa Cruz tried to lure him into a brawl but he did not take the bait with some excellent defensive work and impressive counter punching. There never looked like there was going to be a knockdown and this was always headed for points, which Frampton deservedly was the one who came out on top by unanimous decision to stay undefeated become a two weight world champion after moving up from Super Bantamweight.

Full Report (The Ring)





WBA Featherweight TitleAt The Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York

Carl Frampton (Northern Ireland) Beat Leo Santa Cruz (Mexico) by Majority Decision (117-111, 116-112, 114-114)

AND THE NEW WBA Featherweight Champion … Carl Frampton (Northern Ireland)

Moon Of Liberty Golf – British Open



British Open

Sweden’s Henrik Stenson won his first major title at Royal Troon beating the USA’s Phil Mickleson in what became a head to head battle. The two were level with six holes to go but Stenson birdied 4 of the final 5 holes to eventually win by three shots. Both were a full 11 shots ahead of JB Homes who finished third. Stenson’s 20 under par was an open record beating Tiger Woods record set at ST Andrew’s by one shot.

Full Report (BBC Sport)



The British Open – At Royal Troon, South Ayrshire, Scotland


Henrik Stenson (Sweden) -20

Phil Mickleson (USA) -17

JB Holmes (USA) -6

Steve Stricker (USA) -5

Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland) -4

Tyrell Hatton (England) -4

Sergio Garcia (Spain) -4


Moon Of Liberty Cricket – Eng v Pak, Ire v Afg



Test Game 1 – England v Pakistan

10 wickets across both innings from Yasir Shah led Pakistan to victory in the first test against England at Lords. Misbah Ul-Haq’s 114 in the first innings enabled Pakistan to to post 339. Despite Alistair Cook’s 81, Shah’s 6 wicket hall restricted England’s reply to 272.

England were left chasing the game being set 282 to win but and fell 75 runs short of the eventual target with Shah taking another four wickets including the key middle order of Gary Ballance and Jonny Bairstow who had threatened with decent knocks to put England in with a shout. These wickets were to keep the pressure on England and and help seal the win and a 1-0 lead for Pakistan.

ODI Game 4 – Ireland v Afghanistan

Rashid Khan produced an outstanding performance with the bat and ball as Afghanistan took a 2-1 lead in their one day series with Ireland.Khan hit 60 Not Out with Mohammad Nabi making 50 as Afghanistan put 229 on the board. Khan then was to take four wickets as the hosts were skittled out for 150 as only Kevin O’Brien with 34 put up any real resistance. It means Afghanistan cannot lose the series with ony one game left.

Eng V Pak Full Report (

Ire v Afg Full Report (




TEST MATCH Game 1At Lords, City Of Westminster, London

England v Pakistan

Pakistan 1st Inns – 339 ALL OUT – (Ul-Haq 114, Hafeez 40, Woakes 6-70)

England 1st Inns – 272 ALL OUT – (Cook 81, Root 48, Shah 6-72)

Pakistan 2nd Inns – 215 ALL OUT – (Shafiq 49, Ahmed 45, Woakes 5-32)

England 2nd Inns – 207 ALL OUT – (Bairstow 48, Ballance 43, Vince 42, Shah 4-69)

Pakistan win by 75 Runs

Pakistan lead the series 1-0

MOON OF LIBERTY STAR MAN – Yasir Shah (Pakistan)

ODI Game 4At The Civil Service Cricket Club, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Ireland v Afghanistan

Afghanistan – 229/7 (50 Overs) – (Khan 60*, Nabi 50)

Ireland – 150 ALL OUT (41 Overs) – (O’Brien 34, Khan 4-21

Afghanistan win by 79 Runs

Afghanistan lead the Series 2-1

MOON OF LIBERTY STAR MAN – Rashid Khan (Afghanistan)