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first_imgMurray wins BBC award BIRMINGHAM, England (AP): Andy Murray has been voted BBC Sports Personality of the Year for a record third time after winning the Wimbledon and Olympic singles titles in 2016 and also finishing the season as the world’s top-ranked player. Murray won the domestic award in 2013 and 2015, too. The 29-year-old Murray capped the best season of his career by beating Novak Djokovic to win the ATP finals in London and claim a fifth straight title, earning him the year-end No. 1 ranking. He hasn’t lost since September 16. Two-time Olympic triathlon champion Alistair Brownlee was second in the voting and Olympic show-jumping gold medalist Nick Skelton came third at a ceremony in Birmingham, central England.last_img

Chelsea League Cup final warning! ‘Unplayable’ Tottenham striker can lead Tottenham to glory

first_imgHarry Kane’s sensational goalscoring form can guide Tottenham to victory in the League Cup final, according to club legend Micky Hazard.The Spurs striker has scored 24 goals this season, two in the League Cup, and was the Lilywhites’ key man in the 5-3 Premier League victory over the Blues in January, scoring two.The England Under 21 star will be the Blues’ biggest worry and Hazard believes, if he is in the same mood as their last meeting, Kane will be unplayable.“Tottenham now know they are capable of beating Chelsea and I honestly think Tottenham can win,” the Spurs hero told the Sports Bar.“If Harry Kane is on fire as he was at White Hart Lane on the first day of the year, he is unplayable when he is like that.”Hazard also believes that if full-back Kyle Walker can keep Blues star Eden Hazard quiet, then Spurs will have one hand on the trophy.“Eden Hazard up against Kyle Walker is the biggest match up of the final,” he added.“Hazard is a great player but Kyle Walker has a massive role in stopping the Belgian and if he does that, I feel Tottenham have got one hand on the cup.“Kyle got forward in the game at White Hart Lane which made Hazard play deeper, and the deeper he is, well that’s where you want him as you don’t want him in and around your box.”last_img read more