The week that was
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.