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5 Talking Points from the Sporting Weekend

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Deontay Wilder defends WBC heavyweight title, TS Galaxy Stun Chiefs in Nedbank Cup final, Rafael Nadal beats Novak Djokovic, check out our talking points from this past weekend in sport.  

Brooks Koepka wins PGA Championship 

He nearly let it slip, but Brooks Koepka was able to shrug off a string of back-nine bogeys and successfully defend his PGA Championship title on Sunday.

After looking absolutely unbeatable for three straight days of competition at Bethpage Black, Koepka very nearly came unstuck in the final round as he racked up five bogeys to bring World No 1 Dustin Johnson into the picture.

But ultimately the 29-year-old American’s seven-stroke cushion was just too much to overcome for Johnson, and not even a near total collapse could prevent him from capturing his fourth major title.


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TS Galaxy Stun Chiefs in Nedbank Cup final.

Favourites Kaizer Chiefs met TS Galaxy in the final of the Nedbank Cup final at the Moses Mabhida stadium.

Kaizer Chiefs held most of the ball possession and came close with multiple opportunities that they failed to convert. But the match took a plot twist on the 88th minute, when TS Galaxy won a penalty which Zakhele Lepasa calmly stepped up score. Galaxy made history as the only lower division team to win a national cup and Chiefs are now on four trophy-less seasons.

Match highlights here




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Rafael Nadal vs Djokovic

The king of clay Rafael Nadal defeated Novak Djokovic 6-0, 4-6, 6-1 to win the Italian Open, and to win a record 34th ATP Masters 1000 titles. Nadal won the opening set with a commanding 6 – 0 until Djokovic turned the second set around 6 – 4. But the Spaniard controlled most the last set especially with his fiery forehand as Djokovic made a few telling errors and was struggling with fatigue and ultimately lost to his greatest rival.

Deontay Wilder defends WBC heavyweight title

Deontay Wilder successfully defended his title against Dominic Breazeale at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The ‘Bronze bomber’ was 40 fights, zero losses, and 39 knockouts prior to this bout and the less experienced Dominic Breazeale was on 20 fights, one loss, and 18 knockouts.

A right hand to the chin of Breazeale in two minutes 17 seconds in the first round dropped Breazeale who was counted out as Wilder successfully defended his WBC title.

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Manchester City win treble

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany says his side are the ‘best in the world’ after they beat Watford 6-0 to win the FA Cup.

The Citizens opened the scoring in the 26th minute through David Silva, before Raheem Sterling then added another before the break.

Kevin De Bruyne stepped off the bench to score, before setting up Gabriel Jesus for City’s fourth.

Sterling then put the finishing touches on a remarkable performance with two more goals in the final 10 minutes to end the game with a hat-trick.

City are now the first English team to win the men’s domestic treble – the Carabao Cup, Premier League and FA Cup – and Kompany claims it is a privilege to be part of the squad.

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