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The Sport Matrix: Tuesday 16 April 2013


Wilshere wants to spoil United party

Jack Wilshere is determined not to let Manchester United win the title at the Emirates Stadium on 28 April, and also insists Arsenal can win their six remaining Premier League games, starting with tonight’s home match against Everton, who lie in sixth. MORE

Webber hit with Bahrain penalty

The Red Bull driver Mark Webber has been handed a three-place grid penalty for this weekend’s Bahrain Grand Prix after the Australian collided with Toro Rosso’s Jean-Eric Vergne during the Chinese Grand Prix on Sunday.

Brook fight called off for third time

Welterweight Kell Brook has pulled out of his IBF title bout with Devon Alexander, scheduled for 18 May, because of a foot injury. It is the third time the fight has been called off because of injury problems.

Cardiff so close to long-awaited glory

Cardiff need one point against Charlton tonight to book a spot in the Premier League, 53 years to the day after they were last promoted to the top flight. “We are trying to bring the prize that our city so desires and it will be a great achievement,” said manager Malky Mackay. MORE

Ecclestone insists race will go ahead

Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone says there is “no reason” why this weekend’s Bahrain Grand Prix should not go ahead as planned, despite a series of small explosions in the island country as protestors attempted to have their say. MORE

Sir Chris Hoy set to retire from cycling

Six-time Olympic champion Sir Chris Hoy is set to announce his retirement from cycling in his home city of Edinburgh this week. Since London 2012, the 37-year-old has been deliberating over his future, with the 2014 Commonwealth Games his motivation to continue. MORE

Scott dedicates victory to Norman

Adam Scott dedicated his Masters victory to fellow Australian Greg Norman, saying the three-time runner-up had “inspired” the country. The 32-year-old said: “He’s been incredible to me and part of this definitely belongs to him.”

Opinion: James Lawton

Adam Scott did what the Great White Shark, his Australian compatriot Greg Norman, couldn’t and he did it with nerve so superb it banished for ever the charge that he is a choker. MORE

Newcastle shame at fans’ behaviour

Newcastle United are “embarrassed and appalled” by supporters who clashed with police after Sunday’s 3-0 loss to Sunderland in the Tyne-Wear derby. They have vowed to give lifetime bans to any of the fans involved, with 29 people arrested and one man pictured punching a horse.

Aguero escapes FA action for tackle

Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero will not be punished for his two-footed challenge on Chelsea defender David Luiz during Sunday’s 2-1 FA Cup semi-final victory, with referee Chris Foy claiming he saw the incident during the game. MORE