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Sporting Week in Pictures, August 31 – September 6

This weeks sporting events as caught by the camera…

http://www.vice.com/en_uk/read/the-madness-of-the-transfer-window

You have to feel sorry for the reporters sent out by Sky Sports News to stand in club car parks waiting to report back to HQ on transfer deadline day. While one reporter at West Brom was welcomed with sausage and chips, this reporter, the man given the honour of revealing to the world that Arsene Wenger had finally spent some money, was caught in a stampede of Arsenal supporters attempting to confirm via autoque that they hadn’t misheard. Dragged back to the Emirates sadly this reporter has not been seen since.

Baseball picture
http://www.joe.ie/sports/us-sports/baseball-crowd-terrified-by-foul-ball-might-be-the-best-baseball-picture-ever/

Fans on the other side of the Atlantic this time. In a baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the Baltimore Oreos  Orioles last week a foul ball was sent up toward the crowd and this image perfectly captures the total chaos caused. Some, such as the two older women at the bottom of the picture, recoil in horror. Others, like the sporty blonde in the centre, welcome the chance of glory. And then there are the two grey gentlemen on the peripheries. One, almost superman-like looks to “save the women and children” while the other is simply left wide eyed and frozen with terror.

Frustrated:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2414051/Break-ing-point-Murray-Andy-smashes-racket-losing-US-Open-title-frustrating-quarterfinal.html

Andy Murray gave up the defence of his US Open title at the quarter final stage on Thursday. Losing in straight sets to Stan Wawrinka the current Wimbledon and Olympic champion was clearly not happy with how things were going and took it out on his poor defenceless racket. They do say a bad workman blames his tools but you can’t really argue with the Scots performance over the past year.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/teams/england/10292851/Roy-of-the-Rovers-Rickie-Lambert-will-never-forget-the-night-Moldova-came-to-town.html

Continuing on from his début goal against Scotland Rickie Lambert made it two from two as he scored England’s second goal in a comfortable 4-0 victory against Moldova at Wembley last night. *Insert cliché about him having risen from the bottom of the football pyramid in true “Roy of the Rovers style”*. Fair play to him he hasn’t looked out of place so far although playing against a Moldovan defence is probably a lot more similar to his early career days than the Premier league opponents he now faces.

http://www.lsusports.net/PhotoAlbum.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=5200&PALBID=1014553

Slight bias on this one. The college football season got under way last week in the US and having attended LSU for year in 2011 it was good to see them get of to a winning start this year. Defeating Texas Christian University 37-27 in front of over 80,000 fans in the ‘Cowboy Classic’ held at the AT&T stadium in Texas this is about as far removed from university level sport in this country as is possible. Plus the number 90 you see in that picture, Anthony Johnson, is 20 years old and weighs 21 stone; someone has got to be checking these birth certificates!

Sporting Week in Pictures, August 22-30

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/tennis/article-2402275/US-OPEN-2013-Dan-Evans-beats-Kei-Nishikori.html

Dan Evans became the most talked about British tennis player for a few hours at least as he defeated Japanese number 11 seed Kei Nishikori in the first round of the US Open.  For a man who in April admitted “I am obviously pretty bad at my job” after struggling to keep to the regimented schedule of professional tennis it wasn’t a bad few hours work.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-08-29/celtic-joins-big-guns-in-group-stage/4920500

Jamie Forrest scores a 92nd minute winner for Celtic against Shakhter Karagandy to secure Neil Lennon’s side a place in the Champions league group stages having started the game with a 0-2 deficit after the first leg. If only Karagandy had been able to sacrifice a lamb before the match as they usually do maybe the result would have been different?

http://www.uefa.com/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid=1986806.html#barcelona+milan+ajax+celtic+drawn+together

All Celtic’s hard work means glamour ties against Barcelona, AC Milan, and Ajax rather than the masterfully dull and money-sapping Europa League. All in all Man Utd and Chelsea have the easier of the draw while Arsenal will have to work hard to qualify from a group containing last years runners up Dortmund. Bayern v City also looks interesting.

Umpires Aleem Dar and Kumar Dharmasena assess the light meter
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cricket/23

These guys make it too easy…

The finale of the ashes came around in typically exhilarating fashion on Sunday as, with England needing just 21 runs with just 24 balls remaining, those in charge saw fit to end the days play, and thus the series, due to bad light. I’m not sure if you can make them out through the darkness but the picture shows the umpires and Michael Clarke either searching for mobile phone signal or using one of the many technological advances offered in cricket, “light checker-out-erer” I think its called.

Final results: England 3, Australia 0, Weather 2

Wigan win
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/rugby-league/23794947

Sam Tomkins secures the 2013 Challenge cup for Wigan Warriors with a last minute try to seal a 16-0 victory. A record 19th final victory took place in near torrential rain (take note cricket) at Wembley and was the first time since Wigan beat St Helens in 1989  that a team had managed to achieve a clean sheet.