Sport Confidential (s1)

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Sport Confidential (s1): ep 234
"Canelo Alvarez makes short work of Rocky Fielding; Justin Rose can’t steal World Number One; Laura Kenny continues her stellar return; an NBA trade goes comically awry; The Chicago Bears finally claim a division title; Liverpool, Barcelona and Bayern Munich all secure important wins; the Champions League Round of 16 ties are drawn; and Team Sky faces an uncertain future on Sport Confidential.”
Sport Confidential (s1): ep 235
The major stories in world sport, every week. Highlights and insights around sports biggest events
Sport Confidential (s1): ep 236
"Tiger Woods is our Sports Star of the Year, winning again on the PGA Tour to cap off a comeback rival all comebacks. But while there were plenty of other individual feats to marvel at in 2018, there were some disappointments… and also some inspiration. It’s our 2018 individual countdown - this week on Sport Confidential.”
Sport Confidential (s1): ep 237
"The tennis world prepares for the first grand slam of 2019; Xander Schauffele tames the Tournament of Champions; India wraps up the Test Series against Australia, as Team Sky confirms the non-attendance at the Giro d’Italia of its two biggest stars; the NFL playoffs get underway; and Manchester City keep the English Premier League title race alive on Sport Confidential.”
Sport Confidential (s1): ep 239
Novak Djokovic continues dream Australian Open run, as does Serena Williams; Shane Lowry begins 2019 in perfect fashion; a legend of the ring retains world title; a former Olympian spills blood; ONE Championship starts the year with a bang; overtime engulfs the NFL playoffs; retirement looms on the slopes and Tottenham’s injury woes continue, on Sports Confidential.
Sport Confidential (s1): ep 241
"The New England Patriots win Super Bowl 53; The Davis Cup finalises its 18 nations; Rickie Fowler and Dustin Johnson victorious in Arizona and Saudi Arabia; England kicks off the Six Nations with a triumph over Ireland; LeBron James returns for the LA Lakers; Qatar wins the Asian Cup, and the Premier League title race gets interesting. This is Sport Confidential.”
Sport Confidential (s1): ep 242
"The Czech Republic and United States make shock Fed Cup exits, as Jo-Wilfried Tsonga returns to the winners’ circle; Phil Mickelson wins win number five at Pebble Beach; England rolls on in the Six Nations; Lindsey Vonn bids farewell to skiing; and the English Premier League title race intensifies, as the football world farewells Emiliano Sala. This is Sport Confidential.”
Sport Confidential (s1): ep 243
"Gold at the FIS Skiing World Championships; Caster Semenya makes appeal in Athletics; Nelly Korda keeps it in the family at the Women’s Australian Open; Inaugural Champions are crowned in ONE FC; Heavyweights will have to wait in Boxing; NBA have an All-Star weekend and we take a look at the FA Cup; all this and more only at Sports Confidential”
Sport Confidential (s1): ep 244
Chelsea in disarray after defeat in the Carabao Cup final; Dustin Johnson dominates in Mexico, as Steve Stricker earns the US Ryder Cup captaincy. Belinda Bencic trumps Petra Kvitova in Dubai, as Roger Federer aims for his 100th ATP win. Liverpool hangs by a thread in the Premier League; and Olympic breakdancing is on the agenda - this is Sport Confidential.”
Sport Confidential (s1): ep 245
"Roger Federer earns his 100th ATP title in Dubai, while Nick Kyrgios excites and frustrates in Mexico; Keith Mitchell claims maiden PGA Tour title in Florida, as women’s golf gains a new world number one; an Egyptian duo are crowned squash world champions; and Liverpool tumbles from the top in the English Premier League. This is Sport Confidential.”
Sport Confidential (s1): ep 246
"Wales Rugby is eyeing Six Nations grand slam glory; Francesco Molinari storms home at the Arnold Palmer Invitational; Kento Momota makes badminton history at the All England Open, while Formula 3’s Sophia Flörsch makes a brave return to the track; plus Zinedine Zidane returns to rescue Real Madrid. This is Sport Confidential.”
Sport Confidential (s1): ep 247
"Dominic Thiem tames Roger Federer at Inidan Wells, Rory McIlroy turns hot form into glory at the Players Championship, Wales secure an emphatic Six Nations Grand Slam, while Valtteri Bottas answers his critics at the Australian Grand Prix, plus Cristiano Ronaldo is the King of Champions League football. This is Sport Confidential.”
Sport Confidential (s1): ep 248
"Paul Casey goes back-to-back at the PGA Tour’s Valspar Championship; Formula E world champion Jean-Eric Vergne is back on the winners list, Mikaela Shiffrin has skiing royalty in her sights; Cristiano Ronaldo injured on international duty; The LA Angels’ Mike Trout signs the world’s largest sports contract; plus New England Patriot Rob Gronkowski calls it a day.”
Sport Confidential (s1): ep 249
"Kevin Kisner makes good at the World Golf Championships Match Play in Texas; Roger Federer inches one title closer to immortality after winning the Miami Open, while Ash Barty breaks into the WTA top 10; Liverpool leads the English Premier League title race; the MLB returns for season 2019; plus Manchester United makes Solskjaer its permanent manager.”
Sport Confidential (s1): ep 250
“Manchester City and Bayern Munich reach the pointy end of their respective domestic cup competitions; Jin Young Ko breaks through for her first LPGA major; Madison Keys ends a WTA Tour title drought; Italo Ferreira and Caroline Marks get off to a perfect start on the WSL Tour; plus we preview the 2019 US Masters at Augusta. This is Sport Confidential.”
Sport Confidential (s1): ep 251
“Tiger Woods completes one of the greatest sporting comebacks of all time at the US Masters; Liverpool and Man City are going down to the wire in the Premier League; history repeats for the Toronto Raptors in the NBA Playoffs; while the Vegas Golden Knights continue their quest for back-to-back Stanley Cup Finals appearances - this is Sport Confidential.”
Sport Confidential (s1): ep 252
“Australia and France on a Fed Cup collision course; Fabio Fognini shocks Rafael Nadal at the Monte Carlo Masters on the way to winning his maiden Masters 1000 trophy; controversy surrounds two separate boxing bouts; PSG and Juventus wrap up their domestic titles, as the final four prepare for the Champions League semi-finals. This is Sport Confidential.”
Sport Confidential (s1): ep 253
“Australia and France on a Fed Cup collision course; Fabio Fognini shocks Rafael Nadal at the Monte Carlo Masters on the way to winning his maiden Masters 1000 trophy; controversy surrounds two separate boxing bouts; PSG and Juventus wrap up their domestic titles, as the final four prepare for the Champions League semi-finals. This is Sport Confidential.”
Sport Confidential (s1): ep 254
"Caster Semenya’s athletics future is in doubt after losing a landmark case at the CAS, Stefanos Tsitsipas clinches a maiden clay title ahead of Roland Garros; Maximum drama shrouds the 145th Kentucky Derby; Canelo Alvarez unifies boxing’s middleweight division; plus Vincent Kompany saves Manchester City’s title bid. This is Sport Confidential”
Sport Confidential (s1): ep 255
"Manchester City hold their nerve to be crowned Premier League champions again; Novak Djokovic is chasing history after winning the Madrid Open; a dominant Lewis Hamilton conquers the Spanish Grand Prix; the Bundesliga title race is going down to the wire; plus Kawhi Leonard leads the Toronto Raptors to the NBA Conference Finals. This is Sport Confidential.”
Sport Confidential (s1): ep 256
"Brooks Koepka is number one after taking out the US PGA Championship; Rafael Nadal times his Roland Garros run to perfection in Rome; Deontay Wilder hammers Dominic Breazeale to retain his heavyweight title; Bayern Munich crowned Bundesliga champions; plus the Golden State Warriors progress to the NBA Finals. This is Sport Confidential.”
Sport Confidential (s1): ep 257
"Angelique Kerber bows out early as the French Open gets underway in Paris, but Rafa Nadal cruises on, as expected; Lewis Hamilton pays tribute to the late Niki Lauda with victory at Monaco, as the Indy 500 is also decided; Barcelona shocked in the Copa del Rey, as Bayern Munich clinches the double; and the NBA gears up for its Finals Showpiece. This is Sport Confidential.”
Sport Confidential (s1): ep 258
Liverpool delivers a sixth European Champions League trophy; Andy Ruiz Jr. pulls off one of heavyweight boxing’s greatest upsets; Rafael Nadal leads a heavyweight field at the French Open; the Golden State Warriors overcome injury in the NBA Finals; plus we take a look at the upcoming FIFA Women’s World Cup in France. This is Sport Confidential.”
Sport Confidential (s1): ep 259
"Rafael Nadal is French Open champion again, as Ash Barty wins her maiden Grand Slam; the Golden State Warriors deny the Toronto Raptors their first NBA Championship; Sebastien Vettel is also denied in Canada; Rory McIlroy cruises at the Canadian Open; Australia’s horror start to the Women’s World Cup; plus Eden Hazard signs for Real Madrid. This is Sport Confidential.”
Sport Confidential (s1): ep 260
Journeyman Gary Woodland breaks through at golf’s US Open; Andy Murray returns to the court ahead of a Wimbledon swansong; Fernando Alonso is crowned once again at Le Mans; a miraculous St Louis Blues turnaround ends in NHL Stanley Cup glory; plus Canada is in raptures after Toronto’s historic NBA Championship. This is Sport Confidential.”
Sport Confidential (s1): ep 261
"Roger Federer tunes up on grass with another win in Halle; Ash Barty is the new women’s world number one; Hannah Green breaks an Aussie LPGA major drought; Andy Ruiz Jr celebrates on home soil; the Women’s World Cup, Copa America and African Cup of Nations heat up; plus all eyes on Zion Williamson at the 2019 NBA Draft. This is Sport Confidential.”
Sport Confidential (s1): ep 262
Big names tumble on opening day at Wimbledon; England keeps its Cricket World Cup hopes alive; Verstappen breaks Mercedes stranglehold of Formula 1; Nate Lashley’s remarkable PGA Tour breakthrough; Caster Semenya dominates the Diamond League; USA spoil France’s Women’s World Cup party; plus Ash Barty’s rise to the top. This is Sport Confidential.”
Sport Confidential (s1): ep 263
"Week two at Wimbledon and Ash Barty is knocked out by Allison Riske; India’s Rohit Sharma is in record-breaking form at the Cricket World Cup; Spaniard Jon Rahm win’s the Irish Open; United States win a fourth FIFA Women’s World Cup, while Brazil triumphs at the Copa America. Plus Formula 1 are looking at a new safety measure. This is Sport Confidential.”
Sport Confidential (s1): ep 264
"Novak Djokovic and Simona Halep are victorious at Wimbledon; England secures its first Cricket World Cup; the African Cup of Nations boils down to two; Lewis Hamilton claims a record 6th British GP; Austrian Bernd Wiesberger tunes up for the British Open; plus the MLB All-Star game, NBA free agency, Tour de France and more. This is Sports Confidential.”
Sport Confidential (s1): ep 265
"Shane Lowry is crowned at the British Open; Manny Pacquaio outpoints Keith Thurman; New Zealand are Netball World Champions; Josef Newgarden claims IndyCar’s Iowa 300; Alegeria are kings of AFCON; the Boston Celtics unveil Kemba Walker; plus Mack Horton stands against doping at the swimming World Championships. This is Sports Confidential.”
Sport Confidential (s1): ep 266
Egan Bernal wins the Tour de France; Max Verstappen rules the German GP; Brooks Koepka wins a maiden WGC title; the Springboks close in on the Rugby Championship; more doping drama at Swimming World Championships; NBA All-Star’s land in LA; Real Madrid try to arrest form issues; plus the cricket world is all set for the Ashes. This is Sports Confidential.”
Sport Confidential (s1): ep 267
"Australia clinches a memorable first Ashe Test win over England , as Steve Smith returns with a glorious pair of hundreds; Nick Kyrgios silences his critics with victory on the ATP tour; a young Japanese star shocks the world at the Women’s British Open; while Manchester City beats Liverpool to the FA Community Shield, on the eve of a new Premier League season - This is Sports Confidential.”
Sport Confidential (s1): ep 268
Manchester City and Liverpool look ominous as the English Premier League returns, in F1 Red Bull makes a bizarre call on Pierre Gasly; Rafael Nadal’s Masters 1000 dream continues, as Serena Williams and Tiger Woods both suffer on the injury front; the US prepares for the FIBA World Cup; and all the latest on the football transfer market. This is Sport Confidential.”
Sport Confidential (s1): ep 269
"Daniil Medvedev finally breaks through in his third-straight finals appearance on the ATP Tour; as Justin Thomas peaks perfectly for the PGA Tour Championship. New Zealand thumps Australia to retain the Bledisloe Cup, but the Aussies had better luck in The Ashes, securing a draw against England. Plus chaos in the Premier League, as VAR denies Manchester City again. This is Sport Confidential.”
Sport Confidential (s1): ep 270
Rory McIlroy caps off his greatest PGA Tour season yet with victory at the Tour Championship. Andrew Luck’s sudden retirement shocks the NFL world. England takes a thrilling victory in the cricket and a thumping win in the rugby. And a depleted US national basketball team is looking vulnerable ahead of the FIBA World Cup in China. This is Sports Confidential.”
Sport Confidential (s1): ep 271
"The men’s and women’s defending champions tumble out of the US Open in consecutive days. Vasyl Lomachenko adds the WBC lightweight title to his growing collection of belts. The USA opens its FIBA World Cup campaign with victory. And Neymar stays with Ligue 1 leaders Paris Saint-Germain while Juventus tops Napoli in a Serie A classic. This is Sports Confidential.”
Sport Confidential (s1): ep 272
"Rafael Nadal’s US Open victory puts him within reach of Roger Federer’s record tally of Grand Slam men’s singles titles, while Bianca Andreescu prevents Serena Williams from taking the women’s record. Charles Leclerc takes his second Grand Prix in two weeks with victory in Italy. And the Antonio Brown saga in Oakland overshadows a dramatic NFL opening weekend. This is Sports Confidential.”
Sport Confidential (s1): ep 273
"Spain secure a second FIBA Basketball World Cup, Team Europe win a Solheim Cup thriller, Kim Clijsters eyes a return to Tennis, Tyson Fury avoids a heavyweight boilover, Manchester City slip at Norwich, the Pittsburgh Steelers lose a star quarterback, plus we take a look at the upcoming 2019 Rugby World Cup. This is Sports Confidential.”
Sport Confidential (s1): ep 274
Rugby’s top three ranked nations - New Zealand, Ireland and England - enjoy winning starts at the World Cup. Team Europe win a gripping third-straight Laver Cup. Ferrari make it three in a row in Singapore. Messi and Rapinoe are crowned the Best at FIFA’s awards. Plus the Astros, Yankees and Dodgers are primed for the MLB postseason. This is Sport Confidential.”
Sport Confidential (s1): ep 275
Doha drama at the IAAF World Championships, Hamilton wins again at the Russian GP, France’s first champion at the ‘Home of Golf’, Japan causes another Rugby World Cup upset, MLB Postseason brackets are set, plus the new-look NBA title challengers get ready. This is Sport Confidential.”
Sport Confidential (s1): ep 276
Allyson Felix creates IAAF World Championships history, Jon Rahm defends his national title, Novak Djokovic wins in Tokyo debut, while Naomi Osaka goes two from two, Israel Adesanya dethrones UFC’s middleweight champ, Gennady Golovkin eyes a Canelo trilogy, Manchester United are in trouble, plus the MLB postseason heats up. This is Sport Confidential.
Sport Confidential (s1): ep 277
"Eliud Kipchoge and Brigid Kosgei seal a record breaking week in athletics for Kenya. 15-year-old Coco Gauff claims a maiden WTA title. Daniil Medvedev wins the Shanghai Masters. Mercedes seal a sixth-consecutive F1 title. Italy secures its place at Euro 2020. Japan book a spot in the Rugby World Cup knockout phase. This is Sport Confidential.”
Sport Confidential (s1): ep 278
The Washington Nationals brace for their first World Series appearance. Andy Murray returns to the winner’s circle. Nicolas Colsaerts ends a lengthy title drought. Japan bows out of the Rugby World Cup. Liverpool’s winning streak comes to an end. Aaron Rodgers shows why he’s one of the NFL’s best. Leicester City honours its late chairman. This is Sport Confidential.”
Sport Confidential (s1): ep 279
Tiger Woods equals Sam Snead’s record of 82 wins on the PGA Tour. Lewis Hamilton is on the precipice of an historic sixth Formula One Drivers World Championship.
Sport Confidential (s1): ep 280
South Africa run away with Rugby’s biggest prize while Lewis Hamilton edges closer to Michael Schumacher’s Championship record. Ash Barty sees a big pay day and Canelo Alvarez reminds everybody why he’s boxing’s biggest star.
Sport Confidential (s1): ep 281
The prestigious Fed Cup sees France rise to the momentous occasion while Tyrrell Hatton survives a six-way playoff under lights. Nicola Adams is forced to retire from boxing. Liverpool and Manchester City play out a top-of-the-table clash. Zion Williamson resurfaces from rehab. Plus, the highly-anticipated Presidents Cup picks are in. This is Sport Confidential.
Sport Confidential (s1): ep 282
Men’s tennis may have its next superstar in Stefanos Tsitsipas. Marc Marquez finishes his breathtaking MotoGP season in style. Red Bull Racing takes top honours at a drama-fueled Brazilian F1 Grand Prix. Chinese swimming superstar Sun Yang fronts a public hearing. Europe’s best book their places at Euro 2020. Colin Kaepernick calls for an NFL return. This is Sport Confidential.
Sport Confidential (s1): ep 283
Rafael Nadal leads Spain to Davis Cup glory. Golfers Jon Rahm & Sei Young Kim take home record paydays. Deontay Wilder successfully defends his WBC world heavyweight title. Athletes Eliud Kipchoge & Dalilah Muhammad honoured in Monaco. Russian track & field faces controversy. Myles Garrett accuses NFL Mason Rudolph of making racial slur. Flamengo’s wait for a South American championship ends
Sport Confidential (s1): ep 284
Football managers react to the Euro 2020 draw. Lionel Messi nabs his sixth Ballon d’Or. Pablo Larrazábal takes home the Alfred Dunhill Championship and Lewis Hamilton caps off a dream year in F1. Joshua Cheptegei breaks a world record. Steve Smith becomes the fastest batsman to score 7000 test match runs and we preview the Presidents Cup. This is Sport Confidential.
Sport Confidential (s1): ep 285
Anthony Joshua reclaims his heavyweight belts, Russia is set to be excluded from the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and the 2022 FIFA World Cup and golfers prepare for the Presidents Cup in Melbourne. The red corner of Manchester take the spoils in the derby and the 49ers and Saints play out the game of the NFL season so far. Plus, a look at football’s recent managerial churn. This is Sport Confidential.
Sport Confidential (s1): ep 286
The Tiger Woods-led US Team continues its dominance of golf’s Presidents Cup. Kelly Slater remains one of surfing’s fiercest competitors. Test cricket returns to Pakistan after a 10-year absence. Liverpool shows their resilience in the midst of a hectic schedule. Lamar Jackson moves into the NFL record books. The Tokyo 2020 Olympics unveils its new stadium. This is Sport Confidential.
Sport Confidential (s1): ep 287
The United States Women’s National Football Team headline our top 10 teams of 2019. While other serial winners will undoubtedly be disappointed to not finish top, all are deserving of plaudits and then some. From the consistent heavyweights, to the overachieving minnows, to teams whose achievements go beyond sport - it’s a glance back at the best of the best on Sport Confidential.
Sport Confidential (s1): ep 288
Megan Rapinoe is our sports star of the year, after guiding Team USA to a heart-warming victory at the FIFA Women’s World Cup in France. A host of other top athletes turned heads this year but only the very best made it onto our list of the 10 best individual athletes of 2019. Can you guess who they are? This is Sport Confidential.
Sport Confidential (s1): ep 289
Tennis stars band together to help those in need in Australia. Justin Thomas survives a three-way playoff in Hawaii. Australia stakes its claim as a test cricket heavyweight. The Marquez brothers join forces in MotoGP. The New England Patriots’ exit spells uncertainty for Tom Brady. All the results from the European football leagues. This is Sport Confidential.
Sport Confidential (s1): ep 290
Serena Williams wins her first title since becoming a mother; Branden Grace re-enters the winner’s circle at the South African Open; cricket greats Shane Warne and Ricky Ponting prepare for a one-off return; LeBron James surpasses a Michael Jordan scoring tally; and the MLB sanctions the Houston Astros for cheating. This is Sport Confidential.
Sport Confidential (s1): ep 291
The Australian Open gets underway at Melbourne Park. Lee Westwood becomes a winner across four different decades on the European Tour. Conor McGregor makes a stunning UFC return. Chris Froome’s quest for a fifth Tour De France title. Liverpool’s title hopes are boosted as rivals falter. Patrick Mahomes and Raheem Mostert lift their sides to the Super Bowl.