Super Bowl LIV took top billing in another massive week of sport. Let’s take a look at the highlights from the last few days of local and international sporting action.
Kansas City Chiefs end 50-year Super Bowl drought in style
Australia’s Monday was a beauty for NFL fans, unless you were behind the San Francisco 49ers.
The Kansas City Chiefs beat San Fran with one of the best fourth-quarter performances in recent memory, led by star quarterback Patrick Mahomes.
We at BettingSite.com.au got our Super Bowl 54 betting tips just right, including the rush of second-half points from the Chiefs and the impact of Mahomes.
It is the first time the Chiefs have won the national title since 1969, when they defeated the Minnesota Vikings in the fourth and final edition of the AFL-NFL World Championship Game.
Novak Djokovic retains Australian Open crown with eighth title
It was a final to remember for both Novak Djokovic and Dominic Thiem, but only one could emerge with the Australian Open men’s singles title.
Thiem had most of Australia behind him, especially after Djokovic got stuck into the crowd at Rod Laver Arena, but the popular underdog was unable to finish it off.
Down 2-1 on sets with injuries apparent, Djokovic rallied to take out the final two sets and become the first player in the modern era to win eight Australian Opens.
While Novak clinched his 17th major title, Sofia Kenin claimed her first when she defeated Garbine Muguruza in three sets on Saturday night.
Lakers and Blazers pay tribute to Kobe Bryant
Many coaches, players and fans found it hard to keep a dry eye when the Los Angeles Lakers and Portland Trail Blazers paid tribute to the late Kobe Bryant over the weekend.
The Lakers had everything going for them, including one of the strongest home crowds in recent history, but it was Damian Lillard and the Blazers that were better on the night.
Lillard played a Kobe-like match, dropping 48 points, nine rebounds and 10 assists with a ridiculous seven three-pointers from 12 attempts.
Portland won by eight points in the end – a fitting margin, as it was the now-retired number of the Black Mamba.
Sydney Thunder continue dream run in BBL Finals
Who would have thought when the Big Bash League decided to add a fifth team to the finals that the bottom-ranked side would have the biggest impact?
The Sydney Thunder finished the season in fifth position and have been unstoppable since, knocking out both the Hobart Hurricanes and Adelaide Strikers.
The Thunder will travel to Melbourne to face the Stars, with the winner going on to face the Sydney Sixers in the big dance at the SCG on Saturday.
Sportsbet.com.au has the Sixers pegged as $1.72 favourites for the BBL title, with the Stars at $3.75 and the Thunder at $4.33.
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