The week that was

Weekend Herald - - Your Sporting Weekend -

Num­ber of the week: 26. That’s how many runs China made in a Twenty20 World Cup qual­i­fy­ing match against Nepal in Kuala Lumpur. It is, by some dis­tance, the low­est score in T20 cricket and of course is the same low num­ber for worst test cricket score held by New mum­ble-land.

Quote of the week: “G — bum­mer, dude. I got 7 of em if you wanna bor­row one,” Lance Arm­strong on Twit­ter to Geraint Thomas af­ter the Brit had his Tour de France tro­phy stolen. You’d think if cy­cling bosses were go­ing to strip Arm­strong of his seven ti­tles for dop­ing they’d have asked for their tro­phies back too.

Hero of the week: Aus­tralian journalist Peter Lalor was cov­er­ing the Aus­tralia ver­sus Pak­istan cricket test at Dubai when he noted the sta­dium was fly­ing New Zealand flags on the first day and asked: “Does that mean we get Jacinda?”

Quote of week, run­ner-up: “What­ever al­ter­ca­tion started, or what hap­pened, it was very brief. It was very short. Nei­ther one of them re­ally took any­thing out of it. They’re like brothers. Brothers may ar­gue, brothers get into it. But they’re as close as they’ve ever been, and it re­ally had no ef­fect on ei­ther one of them.” US Ry­der Cup Jim Furyk makes a mock­ery of Brooks Koepka and Dustin John­son deny­ing they had an al­ter­ca­tion dur­ing golf ’s show­case team event last month.

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