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KP, Murray beats Nadal, Rosberg's win in Spain and Champions League

Simon was joined by Nick and Amar in the URN studio to debate the latest stories from the sporting world. They began with cricket. Despite scoring 355 not out for Surrey, Kevin Pietersen was told on Monday night by new Director of England Cricket Andrew Strauss that he would not be considered to play in the next Ashes series due to issues of trust.

Next up was tennis, where Andy Murray recorded an encouraging win over Rafael Nadal on clay at the Madrid Masters.

F1 was up for discussion with Nico Rosberg beating Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton for the first time this season at the weekend's Spanish Grand Prix. The boys also discussed the changes to the engines.

Finally, the panel chatted Champions League, with the semi-final second legs taking place this week.

For more national and international sports discussion, tune in to URN Sport every Tuesday from 6-7pm.

Danny Jones, Mayweather's win and Chelsea the champions

Amar and Joe joined Simon in the studio to tackle this week's talking points from the world of sport. They began with rugby league and the tragic news about Keighley Cougars player Danny Jones, who died from a cardiac arrest during a League One game at London Skolars.

The trio also discussed Floyd Mayweather's win against Manny Pacquiao in what was billed as the 'fight of the century'.

England's cricket side lost the third test against the West Indies, meaning a series that most observers expected England to win ended 1-1. The panel dissected the debacle.

Finally on the agenda was Chelsea, who have been crowned Premier League champions 2014/15.

For more national and international sports discussion, tune in to URN Sport every Tuesday from 6-7pm.

O'Sullivan's shoes, Pacquiao v Mayweather and Anderson the record-breaker

Simon was joined by David and Chris last week to discuss the big sports stories of the day. They began with the snooker World Championship and Ronnie O'Sullivan's strange antics. The 39-year-old played one match in his socks and was given a warning after making a 'lewd' gesture during his second-round clash with Matthew Stevens.

Simon then asked whether Floyd Mayweather v Manny Pacquiao, billed as the fight of the century, could see Mayweather judged as the greatest boxer of all-time.

A currently rare English cricket win naturally made it onto URN Sport's agenda. James Anderson broke Sir Ian Botham's record as England's highest Test wicket-taker with his 384th dismissal.

Finally, Simon, Chris and David reflected on Bournemouth and Watford's promotion to the Premier League.

For more national and international sports discussion, tune in to URN Sport every Tuesday from 6-7pm.

Varsity 2015: The URN Directory


Nottingham Varsity 2015 stands at 12-8 to the University of Nottingham after 10 straight days of sport. The series is won, with just one event left to go, which is cricket on Friday 5th June. No pressure on the cricket club, but at the start of this series I predicted the green and gold army would win 13-8 in URN's series preview.

After a perfect opening night at the basketball, UoN went on to extend their series lead to 6-1 at the ice hockey. They never relinquished that lead. A good weekend for Trent, including two wins at the football and one in men's rugby union, reduced Uni's lead to 8-6. Fortunately, the rugby league team put to bed the previous year's 40-12 defeat to win 20-12 on the Sunday, giving Uni of a 9-6 Varsity advantage that effectively removed any doubt as to which university would take the Varsity crown.

It was a particularly important win for the green and gold army because defeat in rugby league would have allowed Trent's American Football side to level the series at 8-8. As it panned out, the closest Trent got to UoN was 0-0.

Varsity Swimming Report


UoN 142-72 NTU

Swimming post-match interview:

After already accomplishing overall victory in the Nottingham Varsity series 8-11 yesterday, an air of complacency could have entered the minds of Uni of swimmers preceding today’s races against Trent in the pool today knowing we had already won. This could not have been further from the case however as the Uni swimming team took a professional and focussed approach to complete a resounding and comprehensive 142-72 triumph at the campus swimming pool widening the gap to 8-12 in the series. The team also maintained an undefeated varsity record against Trent who lost a meagre 3 races out of the 22 against our fierce rivals today.