Weekend Sports Roundup

    By SONIA RANDEV

    Premier League Highlights:

    Chelsea stutter to a third successive goalless draw against Leicester

    Arsenal’s form takes another major slump after losing 2-1 to Bournemouth. Sanchez move could be confirmed anytime soon as Manchester United look favourites in signing him ahead of their rivals Manchester City

    Tottenham put on a fine display beating West Ham 4-0.Harry Kane reaches a new milestone by breaking Teddy Sheringham’s record of 97 premier league goals for Tottenham. The 24 year old striker scored twice against West Ham to bring his tally up to 98 league goals in 135 appearances.

    Liverpool were on fire against Manchester City scoring 3 goals in the space of 9 minutes with City trailing 4-1.Silva and Gundogan grabbed two goals back but the end score was Liverpool 4 Manchester City 3.Liverpool move into third place on the Premier League table.

    Womens Football:

    FA WSL Continental Tyres Cup Semi-Final
    Arsenal Women v Reading Women

    Arsenal Women have booked their place in the FA Continental Tyres Cup Final with a late winner scored by Jordan Nobbs.

    Defending Champions Man City Women beat Chelsea Ladies 1-0 which was scored in the 18th minute by Nadia Nadim.
    Arsenal Women now face Man City Women in the final.

    Boxing:

    This week saw Amir King Khan announce his return to the world of Boxing to a packed press conference in London on Wednesday.
    In a surprise turn of events, fans and industry professionals were shocked to hear that Khan had decided to sign a promotional fight deal with Match room Boxing and Eddie Hearn after previous spats. Amir Khan has signed a 3 fight deal for 2018 with his comeback fight taking place on UK soil at the Liverpool Echo Arena on April 21.
    Full feature and highlights from the press conference where our sports correspondent Sonia Randev was present will be out this week. Opponent to be announced this week.

    Anthony Joshua and Joseph Parker world title unification fight was officially announced today. The WBO, WBA and IBF belts will be on the line as the heavy weight rivals come face to face at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff on March 31 live on Sky Sports box office. This is the first time two reigning heavy weight champions have fought in Britain.
    Full press conference and feature will follow next week.

    Basketball:

    Thursday 11 January saw NBA hit the UK at London’s o2 arena where the Philadelphia 76ers took on the Boston Celtics. The Celtics beat the 76ers 114-103.Full feature out this week where Sonia Randev was live reporting from the packed arena.

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    Tributes pour in as dead body of missing businessman found in the boot of his own car in Birmingham.

    Music shop owner, Tanveer Iqbal had been missing since Sunday evening after closing his shop, Hi-Tech Music in Birmingham.

    Businessman Tanveer Iqbal of Hi-Tech Music found dead in boot of his car.

    Businessman Tanveer Iqbal of Hi-Tech Music found dead in boot of his car.

    Following urgent police enquiries, the 33-year-old was found dead on Monday afternoon in the boot of his Renault Clio.

    The car was parked on a residential road in Edgbaston, less than a mile away from Mr Iqbal’s shop.

    His death is being treated as suspicious but West Midlands Police have not announced a cause.

    Detective Inspector Paul Joyce is leading the investigation, said: “We’re working around the clock to try and piece together events leading up to this man’s death.

    “If anyone has any information which they think may assist me with this investigation, I would urge them to get in touch as soon as they can.

    “I am particularly keen to speak to any witnesses who may have seen Mr Iqbal between closing his shop in Smethwick on Sunday night and the time he was discovered at lunchtime on Monday.”

    Portland Road remained closed as forensic examinations continued today and the vehicle has been removed from the scene.

    Mr Iqbal’s family is being supported by specially trained officers and a post-mortem was due to take place this afternoon.

    Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or the independent charity, Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111. 

     

     

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