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PHOTOS: What an exciting, long weekend of sports it was...

Last updated on: January 03, 2018 12:52 IST

There is never a dull moment in the sports world and it was the same in the last 48 hours.

The old year came to a close and 2018 dawned on the world, champions were crowned and parties were had. There was no dearth of on field action from the world over, on the long weekend. 

We begin the New Year with 10 pictures that mirrored the exciting happenings of the sports universe in the last 48 hours. 

Leicester City's Riyad Mahrez scores their first goal against Huddersfield Town during their English Premier League match at King Power Stadium in Leicester on Monday, January 1

Alabama Crimson Tide celebrate their win after the Allstate Sugar Bowl NCAA football tournament against the Clemson Tigers at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana on Monday, January 1

Switzerland’s Roger Federer and Belinda Bencic of arrive at the 2018 Hopman Cup New Year’s Eve Ball at Crown Perth in Perth on Sunday December 31

Everton’s Jordan Pickford goes full stretch as Manchester United’s Juan Mata’s shot on goal hits the post during their Premier League match at Goodison Park in Liverpool on Monday, January 1

Ryan O'Reilly #90 and Robin Lehner #40 of the Buffalo Sabres defend the net against Pavel Buchnevich #89 of the New York Rangers during the 2018 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic at Citi Fieldin Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City, New York on Monday January 1. The Rangers defeated the Sabres 3-2 in overtime.

Germany’s Andreas Wellinger in action during the FIS Nordic World Cup Four Hills Tournament in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, on Monday, January 1

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho hugs Everton assistant manager Sammy Lee during their Premier League match at Goodison Park in Liverpool on Monday, January 1

Liverpool’s Ragnar Klavan and teammates are ecstatic after he scores the winner in added-time to record a dramatic 2-1 English Premier League victory over Burnley at Turf Moor on Monday, January 1

Belgium’s David Goffin stretches as he plays a return and is watched by partner Elise Mertens during their mixed-doubles match against Germany’s Alexander Zverev and Angelique Kerber on Day 3 of the 2018 Hopman Cup at Perth Arena in Perth on Monday January 1

Newly weds Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma posted this photo from South Africa along with New Year wishes for their fans on social media on Monday, January 1

 

Rediff Sports Desk
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