January 09, 2017
Top 3 Shocking Moments
#1 Raiders dumped out of NFL playoffs
The Oakland Raiders’ rise was one of the stories of the 2016 regular season, finishing with the equal-third best record in the league (12-4). But their campaign came to a shuddering halt courtesy of a 27-14 defeat at the hands of the 9-7 Houston Texans in yesterday’s Wild Card clash. With first-choice quarterback Derek Carr sidelined, the struggling Raiders defence had no answer to the swarming Houston D, while Texans QB Brock Osweiler steered his side to a comfortable win with two touchdowns.
The Texans will face the Patriots or Chiefs next week. Catch a recap of their Wild Card success HERE.
#2 Warner’s record-breaking rampage
After becoming the first player ever to score a century in the opening session of a Test in Australia with 113 off just 95 balls at the SCG last Tuesday, David Warner made another indelible mark on the record books on Thursday against Pakistan. With the Aussies looking to set the tourists a big target in rapid fashion, Warner blasted 55 off 27 balls to kick off the home side’s second innings – including the second-fastest half-century in Test history, off a mere 23 deliveries. Ironically, the all-time record is held by Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul-Haq (21 balls versus Australia in 2014). Australia wrapped up a 3-0 series whitewash with their 220-run victory.
Watch the in-form Warner’s blistering knock HERE.
#3 Roar foiled by Jets again
Newcastle surged into the A-League’s top six via a stunning 3-2 upset of Brisbane at Suncorp Stadium. The Jets had won just two games since crushing the Roar 4-0 in Round 2, and the third-placed hosts got off to an ideal start thanks to a Tommy Oar goal in the 15th minute. But Newcastle’s Andrew Hoole equalised on the stroke of halftime and Andrew Nabbout gave the visitors their first lead of the match in the 72nd minute. A Jamie Maclaren penalty looked to consign the contest to a draw, before Morten Nordstrand pounced for a late winner for the underdogs.
See how the Jets did it HERE.