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In Pictures: The week in sport
The highs and lows of the sporting week.
Rafael Benitez further endeared himself to Chelsea fans by launching an extraordinary attack on the club, criticising fans for protesting against him and questioning why he was only appointed on a temporary basis.
4 Mar 2013
It’s been a good week for Slovenia(***)s Tina Maze, who capped a brilliant ski season by becoming the first woman to have broken the 2,000 points barrier at the World Cup, after her victory in the downhill gave her wins in all five disciplines.
The claycourt king continues his comeback: Rafael Nadal triumphed at the Mexico Open, demolishing compatriot David Ferrer to claim his second title in three events since his long injury lay-off.
At least they won’t overheat - Competitors enjoy the chilly climate at the Antarctica Marathon. Fifty-two competitors from different countries took part in the race.
Advantage Mourinho: The Spanish title race may be over, but the bragging rights are up for grabs. Barcelona’s recent slump continues as Real Madrid gained their second win over the Catalans in five days.
The World Baseball Classic got off to an interesting start, when 2009 finalists South Korea were shocked 5-0 by minnows Netherlands.
The fallout from the IOC’s decision to drop wrestling from the 2020 Olympic program continues. Bulgaria’s national wrestling team coach Armen Nazaryanm has started a hunger striker to protest the decision.
There(***)s hope for the oldies. Ryan Giggs has signed a new one-year contract at Manchester United, keeping the 39-year-old Wales winger at Old Trafford until June 2014, which will see him complete a 23rd season at the club.
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