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Weekend in pictures: Lincoln make history and Tsonga wins a title

| 20.02.2017

A look at the snaps from the weekend’s sport

Wow, another weekend in the book, and we hope it was a profitable one for our followers. There was no doubt where the major news story went, as lowly Lincoln knocked Burnley out of the FA Cup. That means they are the first Non-League side to reach the last-eight in 103 years. They could now face Arsenal.

It was not the only talking point however, but we’ll shut up and let the pictures tell the story…..

Lincoln City's Sean Raggett celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game

Where else could we start? Lincoln City’s Sean Raggett celebrates scoring against Burnley to knock them out of the FA Cup. The Non-League side paid little heed to their opponent’s home form, and now play Arsenal or Sutton in the quarter-finals.


Cue Card ridden by Paddy Brennan pulls away from the last fence before going on to win The Betfair Ascot Steeple chase race, run during the Betfair Chase Raceday at Ascot Racecourse.

Cue Card pulls away on-route to winning Saturday’s Grade One Ascot Chase. Winning by 15-lengths, it was another hugely impressive run as the team sharpen their tools for an assault on the upcoming Cheltenham Festival.


FILE - In this June 20, 2015, file photo, Adrien Broner walks back to his corner during his welterweight boxing bout against Shawn Porter in Las Vegas. Broner was sentenced to 30 days in jail for failing to show up for his scheduled trial on assault and robbery charges. A court official confirmed Wednesday, July 20, 2016, that a Hamilton County judge in Cincinnati sentenced the former WBA Super Lightweight champion Tuesday after finding him in contempt of court. Broner showed up later Tuesday, telling the judge he had been sick. The judge said that wasn't an excuse. (AP Photo/David Becker, File)

Boxer Adrien Broner beat Adrian Granados in Ohio on Saturday night. It was an unconvincing effort from The Problem however, taking a 10 round split decision verdict. A glamour fight with Scotland’s world champion Ricky Burns could be the next step.


France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga holds the trophy as he celebrates winning his match against Belgium's David Goffin in three sets, 4-6, 6-4, 6-1, in the men's singles final of the ABN AMRO world tennis tournament at the Ahoy stadium in Rotterdam, Netherlands, Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga celebrates winning his match against Belgium’s David Goffin in three sets, 4-6, 6-4, 6-1, in the final of the Rotterdam Open on Sunday. It was a battling performance which lifts him to number 11 in the world.


Wigan Warriors John Bateman and Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks Jayden Brailey during the 2017 Dacia World Club Series match at the DW Stadium, Wigan. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday February 19, 2017. See PA story RUGBYL Wigan. Photo credit should read: Nigel French/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Editorial use only. No commercial use. No false commercial association. No video emulation. No manipulation of images.

Wigan Warriors beat Cronulla Sharks 22-6 to win a record fourth World Club Challenge at the weekend. Joe Burgess was the star of the day, scoring three tries. They are the first English club to be crowned world champions since 2012.



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