Weekend in pictures: Rigo retires Dickens early, Mourinho makes Man Utd managerial debut


Lee Gormley | July 18, 2016

Weekend in pictures

It was yet another exciting weekend of sport, with Jose Mourinho having made his touchline debut for Manchester United, while there was Davis Cup tennis action, Open Championship golfing glory and plenty to talk about from fight night in Cardiff, as well as horse racing from The Curragh.

So, relive the best of the action with Coral’s latest weekend in pictures…

Horse racing

The Curragh and Newbury provided plenty of racing drama across the weekend, with Mrs Danvers gaining success at the latter…

Danvers delivers for Portman in valuable Super Sprint

Local trainer Jonathan Portman saw a long-term plan come to fruition as Mrs Danvers gained a decisive victory in the £250k Weatherbys Super Sprint at Newbury.

The two-year-old grey filly forged clear to score by 1 1/4 lengths under Luke Morris.

Mrs Danvers cost just £1k when bought in at Tattersalls Ireland Ascot Sale in February and netted connections £122,925k with her latest success and is now unbeaten in three starts.

O’Brien in Seventh Heaven after Irish Oaks glory

Seventh Heaven put behind her a below-par display at Epsom to spring a 14/1 surprise in the Darley Irish Oaks at The Curragh and provide trainer Aidan O’Brien with a fifth winner in the fillies’ classic.

The daughter of Galileo finished only sixth in the Investec Oaks but returned to the form she showed to win the Lingfield Oaks Trial from Architecture and once again had that rival back in second place again.

Her stable companion Even Song was sent off the 4/5 favourite but failed to sparkle and trailed in a well-beaten seventh.


With Euro 2016 having ended, Premier League clubs are focusing on transfer business and friendly outings, and it was the Man Utd debut for new boss Mourinho over the weekend against Wigan Athletic…

Mourinho makes winning Wigan start for Man Utd

Goals from youngsters Will Keane and Andreas Pereira helped Mourinho get off to a winning start in his first friendly game in charge, as the Red Devils ran out comfortable 2-0 winners over League One side Wigan.


Boxing fans enjoyed plenty of thrills from fight nights in the UK and America over the weekend, including from potential future Anthony Joshua opponent Deontay Wilder in Alabama…

Injured Wilder halts Arreola

Despite breaking his right hand and tearing a bicep, WBC heavyweight champion Wilder stopped stand-in challenger Chris Arreola in the eighth round in his home state, then outlined his intentions to fight British duo Joshua and Tyson Fury next year.

Frustrated Flanagan outpoints veteran Fana

Manchester’s Terry Flanagan earned a unanimous decision victory over veteran contender Mzonke Fana, with the WBO lightweight champion retaining his strap with all three judges scoring the bout 120-106 in his favour against a gallant 42-year-old opponent.

Rigo breaks Dickens’ jaw to win early

Cuban star Guillermo Rigondeaux retained his WBA super-bantamweight title on his UK debut in Cardiff, Wales on Saturday night, breaking Merseyside challenger Jazza Dickens’ jaw and forcing him to retire after the second round.

Williams ends Corcoran feud with stoppage success

Unbeaten Welshman Liam Williams defended his British and commonwealth super-welterweight titles with an 11th-round knockout of long-standing rival Gary Corcoran, ending the pair’s recent feud in the process.


Alastair Cook’s England side were undone by some inspired bowling from visitors Pakistan, suffering a defeat on home soil…

England downed by Pakistan

England were denied an unlikely Lord’s victory by an impressive Pakistan side, as the tourists completed a 75-run success in a thrilling first Test, with spinner Yasir Shah finishing proceedings with 10 wickets in the match.


Great Britain were without recent 2016 Wimbledon champion Andy Murray in the Davis Cup, but Kyle Edmund was the star instead as he produced triumphant displays over the weekend…

Edmund seals Serbia Davis Cup win for GB

Kyle Edmund took Great Britain into the Davis Cup semi-finals with a 6-3 6-4 7-6 (7-5) victory over Serbia’s Dusan Lajovic in Belgrade to boost their lead to 3-1, in what was only his second appearance in the competition.


Henrik Stenson became the first Scandinavian man to win a Major golfing title after he saw off former champion Phil Mickelson in the 2016 Open Championship by three shots.


You’ll find previous editions of weekend in pictures in Coral’s extensive archive.

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