The Sport Matrix: Monday 15 March 2014


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Farah collapses after half-marathon

Double Olympic champion Mo Farah collapsed after finishing second in the New York City half-marathon. He was pictured lying on the ground in the finishing area before being taken away in a wheelchair, but he recovered quickly and later said “it was not a big deal”. MORE

Rosberg wins after Hamilton stalls

Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg won the Australian GP as team-mate Lewis Hamilton retired on lap three. Daniel Ricciardo was second but was disqualified for a fuel-flow rate infringement, with the decision promoting Kevin Magnussen. MORE

Wiggins welcomes Brailsford review

Sir Bradley Wiggins has said he understands Sir Dave Brailsford’s wish to review his situation as head of British Cycling and Team Sky. Wiggins added: “It’s like the Alex Fergusons, do you keep on winning?” MORE

Rooney laments ‘nightmare’ defeat

Wayne Rooney described the atmosphere in the Manchester  United dressing room as a “nightmare” after Liverpool beat them 3-0 at home. After Steven Gerrard struck two penalties and Luis Suarez scored, he said: “It is one of the worst days I have ever had in football.” MORE

Exeter beat Saints to clinch LV= Cup

Exeter Chiefs defeated Northampton Saints 15-8 at Sandy Park to clinch the LV= Cup – their first major trophy in their 143-year history. Chris  Whitehead and Dean Mumm both crossed the line to help  Rob Baxter’s side prevail.

Wenger hails Rosicky’s winner

Arsène Wenger was delighted with Tomas Rosicky’s stunning drive which earned Arsenal a crucial 1-0 victory over Tottenham at White Hart Lane. “It will go in my collection of great goals,” said the Arsenal manager. “He surprised  everyone.”

O’Driscoll goes with All Blacks regret

Ireland’s Brian O’Driscoll said that the only regret in his career was failing to beat New Zealand: “I would have hoped for a victory against the All Blacks – it didn’t happen – and winning a Six Nations, which we did get. You can’t have it all.” MORE

Interview: Sol Campbell

The former England defender tells Jack Pitt-Brooke he feels an obsession with celebrity counted against him regarding the national captaincy – but he hopes for a role within football in the future. MORE

Jose hopes Chelsea avoid Foy in future

Jose Mourinho has said it would be a “good decision” and “helpful” if Chris Foy does not referee any more Chelsea games after Saturday’s controversial 1-0 defeat at Aston Villa. Chelsea had both Willian and Ramires sent off, along with Mourinho himself, at Villa Park. MORE

Glory for Aberdeen in League Cup final

Aberdeen beat Inverness Caledonian Thistle 4-2 on penalties to win the Scottish League Cup. After the game finished 0-0 following extra-time, Billy McKay’s penalty was saved and Greg Tansey blazed his over, allowing Adam Rooney to claim the win.