Best of the Weekend – Apr 15-16

There were some stellar showings in the sporting world this weekend. We take a look at the heroes and villains of the last two days!

Vettel in fine fettle in Bahrain

Sebastian Vettel was victorious in the desert on Sunday in a race dominated by the safety car and tyre strategies.

The win was Vettel’s second win of the season and already the revitalised Ferrari man looks to be the main and only serious rival to Lewis Hamilton in the battle for the title this year.

The German now holds a seven point lead over the Brit after three races as we move on to Russia in two weeks time.

The Bundesliga’s Bulls bulldoze their way in Europe

Talking of Germans, RB Leipzig are celebrating after they secured at least a fourth-place spot in the Bundesliga and a crack at the Champions League next term.

A 4-0 win over Freiburg did the trick and also closed the gap on the leaders to eight points after a Lewy-less Bayern couldn’t find the net in a 0-0 draw with Bayer Leverkusen.

The East German upstarts may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but they fully deserve their place in Europe’s premier club competition after a stunning debut season in the German top flight.

Let’s see how far their wings can take them!

Spurs sniffing blue blood?

In the Premier League things are beginning to look slightly more interesting after Chelsea’s loss to Manchester United saw Tottenham get within four points of Conte’s crew.

Despite being the form team, Spurs are taking nothing for granted after last season, but it looks like we could be in for a tight finish at the top.

Squeaky bum time at Stamford bridge!

Wesley wins!

Rookie Wesley Bryan claimed a first career PGA title on Sunday when he fired a final round 67 to win the RBC Heritage.

Bryan won after the overnight leaders enjoyed a case of the blues in South Carolina, with Jason Dufner shooting a 76.

Good job Bryan and playing partner Ian Poulter were around to cheer everyone up with their sartorial choices.

In Europe, Edoardo Molinari was the winner in Morocco, claiming his first title in seven years with a playoff win over Paul Dunne on Sunday.

Molinari is back in form, with three top-15 finishes this year and now a win after a career slump that followed a thumb operation way back in 2013.

After some hard times for the older Molinari brother, it’s good to see him back on track.

Thumbs up from us, Edoardo!

On the LPGA, Cristie Kerr pulled off a 19th career title at the Lotte Championship after a cool 66 in her final round.

Kerr hit a course record 62 a day earlier as she claimed a first win in two years.

Well done, Cristie!

Mighty Mouse makes UFC history in Kansas

In Octagon action, Mighty Mouse Demetrious Johnson tied Anderson Silva for the most title defences in UFC history with a tenth win in Kansas City.

Johnson defeated Wilson Reis to claim the landmark win and talked about who he wants to fight next.

He also asked Dana White for his belts, saying he only has one and wants the other nine and fast.

If I were Dana I’d hurry up and get the man what he wants!