Your weekly roundup of news from the wide world of Sports ending April 14th, 2015
City falls to United
In the 169th instalment of the the Manchester derby, the Manchester United Red Devils dethroned the reigning English Premier League (EPL) champions Manchester City in dominating fashion, marking the first victory over their city rivals since 2012. United has gone through major upheaval this season, spending feverishly in this past summer’s transfer window in support of the new manager Louis Van Gaal’s vision to reform the club. However, it was last season’s familiar faces that proved to be the difference come game time. Attacking midfielders Ashley Young and Marouane Fellaini—who was heavily rumoured to be on his way out of Old Trafford—sparked the Red’s attack for two goals in the dominating 4-2 win.
Spieth wins the Masters
Twenty-one-year-old American golf sensation Jordan Spieth took home his first career green jacket late Sunday afternoon in Augusta, Georgia. The up-and-coming star dominated the Masters golf tournament in an awe-inspiring manner not seen since the days of a young Tiger Woods. Spieth was the only storyline worth following: he broke record after record with each round he put in the books. With former and current world number one’s Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy trailing in the field, Spieth closed the deal in Sunday’s final round of action to cement his place in golf history. In the process Spieth tied Woods’ 72-shot scoring record set back in 1997. Already at four major tournament victories before the age of 22, Spieth is drawing many comparison to Woods.
Senators set to face Habs
Despite highly unfavourable odds, the Ottawa Senators have secured a playoff spot after defeating the Philadelphia Flyers 3-1 on Saturday. The Senators went on a epic barrage down the stretch winning 23 of their 31 games to steamroll the Boston Bruins out of the eighth and final playoff spot. Back-stopped by the incredible play of 27-year-old undrafted rookie goaltender Andrew “The Hamburglar” Hammond and lethal rookie forward Mark Stone, the Senators flipped their season narrative from high draft pick hopefuls to legitimate Stanley cup contenders. With the NHL regular season finished, the Senators are set to face the Montreal Canadiens in the first round. Understanding the precarious nature of facing a hot goaltender, the Habs will try their best not to get burned by the Hamburglar and his legion of Senators.