Monday Crumbs - The Short Version

Is there such thing as sporting overload? No, no such thing has ever existed because sport is beautiful and the more we get of it, the better things are. Don't ya think?  This weekend was jam packed with sport, so the only way we can get through these Monday Crumbs is if I serve up a mini version and a longer version. Here goes...

Shout out to Lydia Ko, you're 17 years old and you're the best female golfer on the planet. Here's hoping we don't do what we love to do and chop em' tall poppies down, let's just let Lydia go and take over the world. She'll be back when she's handled her business.

Anderson Silva defeated Nick Diaz in the UFC as he returned from a yuck broken leg. Sure, many expect Silva to win the fight but we weren't really prepared for Silva to throw up question marks about his future. Silva said he needs to talk to his family before deciding what his future holds, it's possible that we've seen the last of the Spider.

Loved the NRL Nines. I reckon rugby league is perfectly suited to this 9-a-side format and it was glorious to see such a straight up and down halfback like Adam Reynolds play a key role. The Bunnies looked great on the back of simple rugby league, funny that huh?

The NRL Nines is not about the stars! Please, stop. It's about the rugby league, the young guns and initiatives like the series between the Kiwi Ferns and the Jillaroos. The ladies played some great footy and it ticked all the boxes.

BOOM!

Nice work from the Aussies with the Asian Cup. Not only was it a lovely event, but the Socceroos and South Koreans put on a great show in the final. Yey.

Sonny Bill Williams, mate, we like you. We love you and you might have a future in boxing, but right now, all your events are gimmicks. Channel 9, you served up a gimmick.

But, shout out to SBW for repping the Waikato Chiefs and the beard, praise to Allah.

The Central Stags domestic cricket season got off to a weird start with a bit of drama and plenty of complaining about how hard their lives are, but they have finished with the Ford Trophy locked up. They beat the Auckland Aces in the final to take the silverware so shout out to them and bring on the return of the Plunket Shield!

Righty, ASB Premiership and Team Wellington slipped up loosing 2-1 to WaiBOP United which allowed Auckland City FC to slide up the ladder. Team Welly are now in second on 23 points with Auckland City's 1-0 win over Canterbury United taking them to 24 points. Hawkes Bay United and Waitakere United also had wins over the weekend.

The Black Sticks in India didn't have the best of weekends as Ryan Archibald's Kalinga Lancers and the Delhi Waveriders who have Simon Child, Steve Edwards and Andy Hayward suffered defeats.

Arsenal won 5-0. Hehe.