Results 5/10/12 – Sale Sharks show promise but still lie rock-bottom

Before Friday night’s game between Sale Sharks and Leicester Tigers, it was quoted that Sharks would use the game as a springboard to recover their flagging season. Many critics scoffed at the idea, with Sale not given a chance against high-flying Leicester. Despite the score seeming to prove them right, the first half was a much closer affair.

Image from Sporting Life

Leicester’s director of rugby Richard Cotterill praised Sale for their early display, suggesting that “if they play like that in all their other games then they will have no problems in the Premiership”. That didn’t excuse their second half collapse, however, as the Tigers began to completely dominate and Ben Youngs scored the try early after the interval that put them in front for the rest of the game.

Sale are really struggling at the bottom of the league – after sixth games, they’ve managed to lose every single match and their only point is a losing “bonus” point (don’t get me started on bonus points). Leicester, on the other hand, are recovering from a slight blip with two consecutive wins and they must be one of the favourites for the championship once again.

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Highs and Lows

Some more trophies were handed out all day yesterday with two, predictably coming from the Horse of the Year Show at Birmingham’s NEC. Tim Stockdale and John Whitaker were the recipients today after winning two of the international competitions, with Chloe Aston also achieving a second place. Figure skating star Jenna McCorkell won again today in the solo competition, picking up her second top prize in as many days.

Away from the trophies, Ben Ainslie continued his amazing form by grabbing a first and second place in the two fleet races, although the BAR team suffered defeat to one of the Oracle USA teams in the match race. Olympic trampolinist Kat Driscoll began to make up for her qualification letdown at London 2012 by winning the preliminaries in Bulgaria, as well as coming third in the synchro. In terms of leagues, Nottingham Panthers continue to surge back up the conference table and Newcastle Eagles grip hold of the BBL top spot.

Plenty of cheers in the equestrian, sailing and figure skating then but squash’s Nathan Lake was left empty-handed as as he crashed out of Malaysian tournament in the quarter-final stage. Although Andy Murray won in the Japan Open yesterday, he’s been beaten in the semi-final this morning (results will be up tomorrow). He also lost with his brother yesterday, so his involvement in the tournament is over.

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Results

Show Jumping: Horse of the Year Show

Dick Turpin Stakes
Chloe Aston (Amigo T) – 0 faults, 54.59 seconds, 2nd place
John Whitaker (Lord of Arabia) – 0 faults, 57.71 seconds, 5th place
David McPherson (Cuchino Z) – 0 faults, 60.35 seconds, 8th place
Timothy Davies (Valentijn O) – 0 faults, 62.40 seconds, 9th place
Joseph Clayton (Wild Rose) – 4 faults, 54.40 seconds, 13rd place
Robert Whitaker (Waterstone) – 4 faults, 56.94 seconds, 14th place
Jessie Drea (Baloufina) – 4 faults, 59.06 seconds, 16th place
Phillip Miller (Very Versace) – 4 faults, 61.97 seconds, 19th place
George Whitaker (Willetton) – 4 faults, 74.37 seconds, 21st place
Ellen Whitaker (Royal Rose) – 8 faults, 55.07 seconds, 22nd place
William Funnell (Beowulf) – 8 faults, 56.83 seconds, 23rd place
Robert Smith (Balourado) – 8 faults, 58.74 seconds, 24th place
Graham Lovegrove (Jerome II) – 8 faults, 61.09 seconds, 25th place
Scott Brash (Sebastian) – 8 faults, 65.92 seconds, 27th place
Tim Stockdale (Diamond MHZ) – 11 faults, 84.83 seconds, 29th place

Harry Jo & Co Five Fence Challenge
Tim Stockdale (Fresh Direct K2) – 10-10-10-10, joint 1st place
John Whitaker (Maximillian) – 10-10-10-10, joint 1st place
Phillip Miller (Text Back) – 10-10-3, 8th place
Scott Brash (Intertoy Z) – 10-9, 10th place
Graham Lovegrove (Plise) – 10-9, 10th place
Sam Hutton (Belle Fleur) – 10-5, 13th place
Robert Smith (Roberta) – 10-3, 14th place
Timothy Davies (Alure III) – 10, 16th place
Jessie Drea (Point Two Elvis) – 9, 17th place
Chloe Aston (Chateau de Brion Quainton) – 0, 21st place

Zinc Management Trophy First Round
John Whitaker 1st
Joseph Clayton 2nd
Tim Stockdale 3rd
Robert Whitaker 4th
Timothy Davies 9th
Sam Hutton 10th
Ellen Whitaker 11th
Scott Brash 12th
Phillip Miller 13th
Robert Smith 14th
William Funnell 15th
Jessie Drea 18th
George Whitaker 19th
Chloe Aston 21st
Guy Williams 22nd

Zinc Management Trophy Second Round
John Whitaker (Argento) – 0 penalty, 22.31 seconds, 1st place
Joseph Clayton (Antello Z) – 0 penalty, 22.62 seconds, 2nd place
Tim Stockdale (Fresh Direct Kalico Bay) – 2 penalty, 23.63 seconds, 3rd place
Robert Whitaker (Catwalk IV) – 0 penalty, 23.91 seconds, 4th place
Timothy Davies (Salome II) – 2 penalty, 26.11 seconds, 9th place
Sam Hutton (Hello Boyo) – 2 penalty, 32.8 seconds, 10th place

Show Jumping: Athina Onassis Horse Show

Light Presents International Accumulator
Ben Maher (Aristo Z) – 25 points, 44.68 seconds, 17th place

Nations Cup
Nick Skelton (Unique) – 0 faults, 48.40
Michael Whitaker (MCB Maya) – 0 faults, 49.99
Combined score of 98.39, second place

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Sailing: America’s Cup World Series

Match Races Quaterfinals
Ben Ainslie Racing lost to Oracle Team USA Spithill

Fleet Races
Race 3: Ben Ainslie Racing 1st, winning 12 points.
Race 4: Ben Ainslie Racing 2nd, winning 10 points.
J.P. Morgan BAR lie 1st in the table with 43 points.

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Golf: Alfred Dunhill Links Championship (after Day 2)

Graeme Storm – 134 (68/66), -10
Danny Willett – 135 (66/69), -9
Paul Waring – 135 (69/66), -9
Stephen Gallacher – 137 (67/70), -7
Jamie Donaldson – 137 (65/72), -7
Simon Khan – 137 (68/69), -7
Richie Ramsay – 137 (65/72), -7
Lee Slattery – 137 (67/70), -7
David Drysdale – 138 (66/72), -6
Oliver Wilson – 138 (67/71), -6
Gary Boyd – 138 (69/69), -6
Matthew Baldwin – 138 (69/69), -6
Bradley Dredge – 138 (69/69), -6
Phillip Price – 138 (71/67), -6
Chris Wood – 139 (69/70), -5
James Morrison – 139 (70/69) – 5
Ross Fisher – 139 (70/69), -5
Tommy Fleetwood 139 (66/73), -5
Oliver Fisher – 140 (66/74), -4
Marc Warren – 140 (70/70), -4
Craig Lee – 140 (68/72), -4
Peter Whiteford – 140 (70/70), -4
Andy Sullivan – 141 (70/71), -3
Anthony Wall – 141 (68/73), -3
David Lynn – 141 (70/71), -3
Sam Little – 141 (69/72), -3
Colin Montgomerie – 141 (71/70), -3
Richard Finch – 141 (69/72), -3
Paul Casey – 141 (72/69), -3
Mark Foster – 141 (72/69), -3
Scott Jamieson – 142 (68/74), -2
Steve Webster – 142 (70/72), -2
Richard Bland – 142 (67/75), -2
Michael Hoey – 142 (71/71), -2
David Horsey – 142 (73/69), -2
Robert Coles – 143 (71/72), -1
David Howell – 143 (71/72), -1
Robert Rock – 143 (71/72), -1
George Murray – 143 (69/74), -1
Martin Laird – 144 (73/71), Par
Miles Tunnicliff – 144 (72/72), Par
Gary Lockerbie – 144 (70/74), Par

Golf: Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open

Russell Knox – 133 (66/67), -9, 11th place
Gary Christian – 136 (68/68), -6, 33rd place
Brian Lewis – 139 (72/67), cut
Greg Owen – 152 (78/74), cut

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Basketball: British Basketball League

London Lions 95-91 Surrey Heat
Manchester Giants 82-91 Newcastle Eagles
Newcastle top of the table, Surrey 3rd, Manchester 4th and London 9th.

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Figure Skating: Ondrej Nepela Memorial

Ice Dancing – Short Dance
Charlotte Aiken/Josh Whidbourne – 47.69 (24.50 + 23.19), 3rd place
Sophie Jones/Jordan Brown – 30.73 (14.24 + 16.49), 12th

Ladies – Free Skating
Jenna McCorkell – 91.97 (42.04 + 50.93), 1st place
Karly Robertson – 66.75 (31.22 + 36.53), 15th place

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Tennis: China Open

Quarterfinal
Colin Fleming/Ross Hutchins beat Robert Lindstedt (SWE)/Horia Tecau (ROU) 6-7 6-2 10-5

Tennis: Rakutan Japan Open

Quarterfinal
Andy Murray beat Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) 6-2 3-6 6-2
Andy Murray/Jamie Murray lost to Jeremy Chardy (FRA)/Marcelo Melo (BRA) 6-7 (7-4) 6-3 10-8

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Ice Hockey: Elite Ice Hockey League

Coventry Blaze 2-4 Nottingham Panthers
Coventry 4th in Erhardt Conference, Nottingham 2nd

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Squash: Royal Lake Club Open

Quarterfinal
Nathan Lake 1-2 Kamran Khan 10-12 6-11 5-11

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Snooker: European Tour Event 2

Round 3
Stephen Maguire 4-1 Michael Wasley
Joe Perry 4-1 Mark Davis
Liang Wenbo (CHN) 4-0 Andy Hicks
Jimmy White 4-1 Dave Harold
Tian Pengfei (CHN) 4-2 Anthony McGill
Stuart Bingham w/o-w/d Cao Yupeng (CHN)
Martin Gould 4-1 Ben Woollaston
Neil Robertson (AUS) 4-3 Jamie Jones
Stephen Lee 4-3 Andrew Higginson
Michael Holt 4-2 Michael White
Ding Junhui (CHN) 4-3 John Higgins
Mark Selby 4-0 Fergal O’Brien (IRE)
Rory McLeod 4-1 Ken Doherty (IRE)
Jamie Burnett 4-2 Mark Joyce
Kurt Maflin (NOR) 4-2 Kyren Wilson
Graeme Dott 4-0 Tom Ford

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Gymnastics: FIG World Cup A – Qualification

Men’s Individual Trampoline
Daniel Greaves – 70.555, 31st place
James Higgins – 60.655, 35th place
Nathan Bailey – 58.455, 37th place
Steven Walsh – 19.310, 43rd place

Women’s Individual Trampoline
Katherine Driscoll – 101.645, 1st place
Bryony Page – 99.675, 3rd place
Amanda Parker – 99.135, 6th place
Laura Gallagher – 97.650, 8th place

Women’s Synchronised Trampoline
Katherine Driscoll/Amanda Parker – 83.100, 3rd place
Laura Gallagher/Bryony Page – 62.900, 11th place

Men’s Tumbling
Steven Gilmore – 57.500, 9th place

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Badminton: Babolat Bulgarian International

Round 1
Toby Penty 0-2 Ramazan Ozturk (TUR) 18-21 17-21
Daniel Font 0-2 Artem Pochtarev (UKR) 17-21 12-21
Michael Spencer-Smith 0-2 Yusuf Ramazan Bay (TUR) 21-11 21-14
Fontaine Mica Chapman 2-0 Dimitria Popstoikova (BUL) 21-17 22-20
Robert Blair/Bin Shen Tan (MAS) 2-0 Arsic Nikola/Ilia Palovich (SRB) 21-12 21-9
Christopher Coles/Matthew Nottingham w/o Daniel Grassmueck/Roman Zirnwald (AUT)
Daniel Font/Oliver Gwilt 2-0 Ramazan Ozturk/Emre Vural (TUR) 21-19 25-23
Lim Alyssa/Jessica Fletcher 0-2 Petya Nedelcheva/Dimitria Popstoikoa (BUL) 15-21 18-21
Sarah Thomas/Carissa Turner 2-0 Mila Ivanova/Maria Mitsova (BUL) 21-17 21-10
Oliver Gwilt/Sarah Thomas 0-2 Ramazan Ozturk/Neslihan Kilic (TUR) 13-21 18-21

Round 2

Fontaine Mica Chapman 0-2 Stefani Stoeva (BUL) 12-21 2-19 (retired)
Robert Blair/Bin Shen Tan (MAS) 2-0 Yusuf Ramazan Bay/Sinan Zorlu (TUR) 21-14 21-9
Christopher Coles/Matthew Nottingham 2-1 Albin Carl Hjelm/Toni Holm-Lowen (SWE) 17-21 21-13 21-13
Daniel Font/Oliver Gwilt 2-1 Pavel Florian/Ondrej Kopriva (CZE) 21-19 14-21 21-18
Robert Blair/Jillie Cooper 2-0 Max Schwenger/Carla Nelte (GER) 21-17 21-12
Christopher Coles/Jessica Fletcher 2-0 Ilia Pavlovich/Milica Simic (SRB) 21-9 21-14

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Rugby Union: Aviva Premiership

Sale Sharks 8-20 Leicester Tigers
Sales bottom of the league with 1 point, Leicester 3rd with 20.

Rugby Union: RaboDirect PRO12

Zebre (ITA) 16-34 Ospreys
Scarlets 24-13 Newport Gwent Dragons
Ulster 25-0 Connaght
Edinburgh 22-27 Bennetton Treviso (ITA)

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Football: Clydesdale Bank Premier League

Inverness Caledonian Thistle 3-1 Ross County
Inverness 6th in table with 11 points, County 10th with 8.

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Darts: European Tour 5 UK Qualifier

Round 2
Dennis Priestley 6-3 Adam Smith-Neale
Mark Jones 6-5 William O’Connor
Dean Winstanley 6-3 Paul Barham
Johnny Haines 6-4 Stuart Kellett
Ian White 6-5 Ted Hankey
Dennis Smith 6-0 Joe Murnan
Steve Hine 6-5 Kevin Dowling
Tony West 6-3 Reece Robinson
Peter Hudson 6-4 Chris Aubrey
Ross Smith 6-3 Barrie Bates
Scott Rand 6-2 John Bowles
Arron Monk 6-2 Joe Cullen
Michael Smith 6-4 Keith Stephen
Andy Jenkins 6-1 Jamie Lewis
Brian Woods 6-4 Richie Howson
Mick Todd 6-3 John Scott
Terry Temple 6-2 Matthew Edgar
Dave Ladley 6-5 Andrew Gilding
James Hubbard 6-4 Darren Webster
Jim Walker 6-3 Nigel Heydon
All winners qualify for the main event.

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