Olympic24: Murray too good; Hong Kong Sevens progress

Olympic24: Murray too good; Hong Kong Sevens progress

28 March 2015 / 10:11

Andy Murray progresses at Miami Open, England into Hong Kong Sevens quarter-finals and Sir Chris Hoy is backing Sir Bradley Wiggins to make a big impact. Here's our review of the last 24 hours.

  • Donald Young beaten 6-4, 6-2 by world number four Andy Murray in Miami
  • Heather Watson's match is delayed by rain
  • Unbeaten England into World Sevens quarter-finals in Hong Kong
  • Sir Chris Hoy is talking Rio in our 'Big Interview'
  • Double podium for Andrew Musgrave at Norwegian Champs
  • Elena Allen reaches World Cup shooting semi-finals
  • Dave Ryding and Alex Tilley take national slalom titles. Max Baggio is top skier overall

Straight sets for Murray in Miami but Watson waits

Andy Murray eased past Donald Young to progressed to the third round of the Miami Open.

The world number four is a two-time winner of the event and dominated Young, who he beat at the recent Davis Cup in Glasgow, 6-4, 6-2.

He will now face world number 31 Santiago Giraldo, who defeated Murray at last year's Madrid Open.

"The match went well but it was tricky and difficult to feel comfortable on the court because of the windy conditions," he said.

Heather Watson narrowly lost the first set to 13th seed Angelique Kerber when rain stopped play.

Amor happy as England progress unbeaten in Hong Kong

Simon Amor's England team progressed to the last eight at the Hong Kong Sevens.

After a win over Wales yesterday, they confidently swatted aside the challenge of Kenya 17-7 before they were held 21-21 by the USA. But the USA's better points difference meant they topped the group and will now face Samoa while England take on Fiji for a place in the semi-finals.

Twelve months ago Amor's England finished runners-up to New Zealand at the iconic event and need a similar performance to edge up them the World Series standings, with Olympic qualification the ultimate prize.

Wales and Scotland both finished third in their pools and will now contest the ranking matches on Sunday.

Hoy backing Wiggins to make an impact on track cycling return

Sir Chris Hoy believes there's a knight in lycra ready to ride in to the aid of Britain's cycling team - though he won't be making any surprise comeback.

Instead he's backing Sir Bradley Wiggins to make a big impact when he returns to the track.

Read our big interview with the six-time Olympic gold medallist.

Musgrave takes medal double at Norwegian Championships

Cross country skier Andrew Musgrave put a difficult few weeks behind him to return to the podium at the Norwegian Championships.

Musgrave famously won a hotly-contested Norwegian national title in the build-up to the Sochi Olympics, where he became the first British skier to reach the quarter-finals in his specialty sprint event.

He partnered Martin Johnsrud to silver in the team sprints and came third in the 10km classic.

Allen makes World Cup semi-finals

Elena Allen shot a perfect 25/25 in qualifying at shooting's World Cup in Al Ain. But Allen failed to progress through the semi-final stages to the medal matches.

Ryding, Tilley and Baggio star at British Ski Champs

Two-time Olympian Dave Ryding lit up the Delancey British National Alpine Ski Championships on a day that saw Great Britain's best battle a cocktail of tricky conditions.

Of the 100 male competitors that started the men's slalom, only 28 completed the race and blazing a trail was Ryding, whose aggregate time of 1:19.73 minutes beat the rest of the field by more than a second.

Alex Tilley won the women's slalom while victories in the super-G, downhill and giant slalom secured Max Baggio the overall title ahead of Cara Brown.

"To have won the overall trophy is exciting, and it’s always been one of the things I’ve wanted to win," said Baggio.

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