Week of Sport 4 December

December 5, 2017

In this week of sport we've rounded up the all the sports news from the past seven days, including BBC Sports Personality of the Year shortlist, Tiger Woods’ comeback to golf and Premier League football.

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Sports Personality of the Year 2017

Week of Sport

This week A shortlist of 12 contenders were announced for the BBC Sports Personality of the Years 2017 award. The award ceremony takes place on Saturday 17 December at the Echo Arena in Liverpool.

The contenders (in alphabetical order)

Elise Christie, Short Track Speed Skating – Became World Champion in the 1000m, 1500m and overall categories.
Mo Farah, 5000m and 10000m – Won his third consecutive world 10,000m gold as well as a silver medal in the 5000m.
Chris Froome, Cycling - claimed his fourth Tour de France title and became the first Briton to triumph in the Vuelta a Espana.
Lewis Hamilton, Formula 1 – Clinched his fourth world title at the Mexican Grand Prix in October, making him Britains most successful formula 1 driver.
Anthony Joshua, Boxing – Defended his WBA and IBF world heavyweight titles with wins over Wladimir Klitschko and Carlos Takam.
Harry Kane, Football – Finished the Premier League’s top scorer for the second successive season, winning the Golden Boot again with 29 goals.
Johanna Konta, tennis – Became the first British woman to reach the Wimbledon singles semi-finals since Virginia Wade in 1978.
Jonnie Peacock, Para-athletics – Won the T44 100m final in 10.75 seconds at the World Para-athletics Championships in London.
Adam Peaty, Swimming – Won two world titles and broke his own world record twice in one day at the World Aquatic Championships in Hungary in July.
Jonathan Rea, Motorcycling – Became the first rider to clinch three successive World Superbike titles.
Anya Shrubsole, Cricket – Named player of the match as England beat India to win the Women’s Cricket World Cup in July.
Bianca Walkden, Taekwondo – Secured her fourth successive global title by claiming heavyweight gold at the World Championships in June.

Tiger woods returns to golf

Tiger Woods announced on Tuesday that he will make his return to competitive golf at the 18-man Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas that happened over the weekend. The Fourteen-time major winner Woods is returning after a nine-month absence from golf after his latest back operation. Below are the highlights of his return.


Premier League Football

Chelsea, Manchester United and Liverpool were the stand out performers in this week's Premier League. Chelsea beat Newcastle 3-1 on Saturday; Eden Hazard scored twice in a brilliant display by Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Manchester United beat Arsenal 3-1 at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday; Arsenal had previously not lost at the Emirates Stadium since January. Liverpool beat Brighton 5-1 on Saturday; Liverpool manager said after the game that his side still have “really hard work” in front of them.

Chelsea 3 1 Newcastle
Brighton 1 5 Liverpool
Everton 2 0 Huddersfield
Leicester 1 0 Burnley
Stoke 2 1 Swansea
Watford 1 1 Tottenham
West Brom 0 0 Crystal Palace
Arsenal 1 3 Man Utd
Bournemouth 1 1 Southampton
Man City 2 1 West Ham


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