Sporting Update 30/06/21 – It’s Comming Home

Horse Racing:

It’s Coral-Eclipse weekend at Sandown, beginning on Friday this is another one of the great meetings on the flat calendar and extremely popular amongst racing fans.

In what is a quiet start to the week from Thursday onwards there is some real quality action on display from Sandown, Newbury, Doncaster and Tipperary.

The Coral-Eclipse looks a stunner, with heavy ground a possibility we have the likes of Wonderful Tonight, St. Marks Basilica and Mishriff all looking likely to do battle in what would be a truly wonderful spectacle. You then have the other popular races on the card such as the Charge and Distaff which always prove to be races the punters love a bet on.

Tennis

1.5m strawberries, 15,000 balls and 658 matches… Wimbledon is finally here!

After the postponed event in 2020 the anticipation is greater than ever for one of the standout dates on the calendar.

Novak Djokovic is rightfully the man to beat this year, but could we begin to see the rise of some of the sports younger stars like Daniil Medvedev and Stefanos Tsitsipas?

There’s also a Swiss 39-year-old that apparently has a really good record at SW19 and shouldn’t be discounted but his name eludes me 😉

Cricket:

After their T20 series victory, England will look to do the same to Sri Lanka in the three-match ODI series beginning tomorrow. Eoin Morgan’s men whitewashed the tourists 3-0 in the shortest format of the game and more of the same looks likely this week, games on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday are sure to be popular with UK fans and as always, Indian and Bangladesh.

Elsewhere this week we have the following taking place which should be just as popular as the England series:

  • T20 Blast
  • West Indies South Africa T20
  • England Women vs India Women ODI

Golf:

The PGA Tour heads to Detroit for the third edition of the Rocket Mortgage. Bryson DeChambeau is the reigning champion of this event, but will have to fend off the interest from 12 of the top 50 in the Official World Golf Rankings if he is to make it back-to-back wins.

Cycling:

Well the Tour De France made the headlines last week, but probably not for the reasons they had wanted. A fan holding a placard was so desperate to get onto TV that she inadvertently got in the way of a passing cyclist and ended up bringing 50 cyclists to the deck… could you imagine?!

 

Chaos aside, Julian Alaphilippe sprang a late attack to win stage one of the Tour de France that sees him going into stage two wearing the yellow jersey.

 

NBA:

It wasn’t pretty, but the Pheonix Suns got the job done against the Los Angeles Clippers and now are just one win away from advancing to the NBA finals for the first time since 1993.

 

Elsewhere, the Milwaukee Bucks find themselves 2-1 up in the series against the Atlanta Hawks following their 113-102 win on Sunday.