The Euro 2020 qualifiers took centre stage over the weekend and England continued to impress under Gareth Southgate with a 5-0 demolition of the Czech Republic.
Sterling reaffirms place as Three Lions star
Raheem Sterling grabbed the headlines with his first England hat-trick at Wembley Stadium.
The Manchester City star hasn’t always been a favourite with the press but earned plenty of praise for his stellar display on Friday night.
Sterling also won plaudits from his team-mates, as Harry Maguire took to Twitter to pay tribute to pay tribute to the 24-year-old – and take a thinly-veiled dig at Burnley’s Matej Vydra.
— Harry Maguire (@HarryMaguire93) March 22, 2019
Vydra is the player taking a tumble under Maguire in the image, with the Leicester defender having been labelled as England’s weak link by the striker in the build-up to Friday’s meeting.
England are back in action on Monday as they head to Montenegro and are 10/31 to claim a win, with the Three Lions 6/1 to go all the way and land the Euro 2020 title outright.
A weekend to forget for Scotland
Scotland boss Alex McLeish endured a tough weekend after his side went down 3-0 in Kazakhstan on Thursday.
The Scots did register a 2-0 win over San Marino on Sunday but that narrow victory over the minnows – FIFA’s lowest ranked team in world football – did little to appease the fans, although some saw the funny side.
"…hereby sentence you to a lifetime of watching Scotland under Alex McLeish" pic.twitter.com/7CxeBjmiB6
— Oldfirmfacts (@Oldfirmfacts1) March 24, 2019
Harden shoots from Gulf of Mexico
James Harden is the reigning NBA MVP and may well pick up that title again this season.
The Houston superstar matched his career-high with 61 points as the Rockets downed San Antonio Spurs 111-105 at the Toyota Center.
Harden managed an incredible 27 points in the first quarter, including this three-pointer from range that @WorldWideWob was particularly impressed by.
Dude. James Harden’s 24th point of the 1st Quarter. Steps back to The Gulf of Mexico. pic.twitter.com/3LNdlwrRgJ
— Rob Perez (@WorldWideWob) March 23, 2019
Harden’s heroics weren’t quite enough for the Rockets last season as they fell in seven games in the Western Conference Finals to Golden State Warriors.
The Rockets are 11/1 to win the Championship this year and Harden is 7/5 to be crowned MVP.
Djokovic marches on in Miami
Novak Djokovic took a break after winning the Australian Open earlier this year and it didn’t really work out for the world number one as his Indian Wells bid was brought to an abrupt end by veteran Philipp Kohlschreiber.
The Serb is still seeking his top form at the Miami Open and he needed three sets to see off Federico Delbonis over the weekend, but he looks fully focused on getting back to his devastating best as this pic on the tournament’s official Instagram page shows.
Fury shows up in Leicester
Former world champion Tyson Fury has a meeting lined up with Germany’s Tom Schwarz in Las Vegas on June 15 to prepare for but he still took the time out to watch younger brother Tommy in action over the weekend.
Tommy Fury made it two wins in two fights as he stopped Callum Ide at the Leicester Arena, and the fans seemed to enjoy seeing Tyson in attendance.
— Frank Warren (@frankwarren_tv) March 23, 2019
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