Top Six: From golf's glamour girl Spiranac to Royal Federer

Sport360 staff 15:38 13/12/2015
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What was your favourite Sport360 story of the week?

Each Sunday, we will be looking back at the six most popular articles over the past week on Sport360. From interviews to videos and opinion pieces, these are the stories you loved the most.

1) DUBAI LADIES MASTERS ON THE RIGHT PAIGE

Instagram golfing sensation Paige Spiranac landed in Dubai last week to much fanfare as she made her professional debut at the Omega Dubai Ladies Masters. Many slammed the decision to invite her as a shallow move by tourmanent organisers but Joy Chakravarty explains why her inclusion was justified. FULL STORY HERE

“There may be question marks about her ability, but there’s no doubt Spiranac connects with the Millennials – the demographic every organiser is trying to entice.”

2) TENNIS ROYAL ROGER FEDERER BACK IN DUBAI

Swiss legend Roger Federer is back in Dubai to play in the International Premier Tennis League (ITPL) for the UAE Royals. He sat down with Sport360 to talk in depth about his season, his love of the UAE and his memorable battles with Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic. WATCH FULL VIDEO HERE

3) MAGIC McGREGOR DRAGGING UFC INTO THE MAINSTREAM

Ahead of Conor McGregor’s incredible 13-second knockout of Jose Aldo, Alex Rea speculated that a victory for the inimitable Irishman would bring UFC well and truly into the mainstream. Is he right? FULL ARTICLE HERE

“McGregor goes beyond simple self-assurance. He knows he is a combat sports god – a perfect storm of skills, personality and circumstance. A blend that creates a box-office superstar.”

4) TIME FOR UNITED TO PLAN FOR LIFE WITHOUT LVG

Louis van Gaal has endured a miserable couple of weeks with Manchester United. The clock is ticking and Matt Monaghan thinks LVG’s time at Old Trafford is nearly spent. Is it time to turn to Pep Guardiola or Carlo Ancelotti? FULL ARTICLE HERE

“To stick with the Dutchman into 2016-17 would be an unacceptable dereliction of duty from a current Man United hierarchy prone to error.”

5) SHARJAH – A BASTION OF CRICKET IN THE GULF

Sharjah’s record-breaking cricket ground has hosted more ODIs than any other in the history of the game; Sport360’s Barnaby Read explored the history of Sharjah Cricket Stadium with character who has been there from the start, head curator and keeper of goats Mohammed Jameel. FULL ARTICLE HERE

“Sharjah pre-dates its Dubai and Abu Dhabi siblings by 27 and 22 years, in that time creating a culture and identity unlike any other in the UAE.”

6) TOP TWITTERATI OF 2015

From Kobe Bryant announcing his retirement to Cristiano Ronaldo’s apology, we took a look at the eleven most retweeted global athlete tweets in 2015. But which do you think was No. 1? FULL ARTICLE HERE

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