The sporting week in numbers

With two goals in Real Madrid's 3-1 win over Barcelona at Camp Nou on Wednesday, Cristiano Ronaldo became the first player to score in six straight meeting between the two. Photo / Getty Images.
With two goals in Real Madrid's 3-1 win over Barcelona at Camp Nou on Wednesday, Cristiano Ronaldo became the first player to score in six straight meeting between the two. Photo / Getty Images.

The sporting week in numbers, compiled by APNZ.

200 - Thursday night's thrashing of Adelaide marked Breakers coach Andrej Lemanis' 250th game in charge of the club, as well as Mika Vukona's 200th outing in a Breakers singlet. Vukona now sits third on the all time appearance list, trailing only Paul Henare (250) and Dillon Boucher (212).

6 - With two goals in Real Madrid's 3-1 win over Barcelona at Camp Nou on Wednesday, Cristiano Ronaldo became the first player to score in six straight meeting between the two titans of Spanish football. The derby, known as 'El Clasico', is one of the oldest and fiercest rivalries in world football.

12 - As for one of the fiercest rivalries in New Zealand rugby, heading into tonight's (Fri) match the Crusaders have won 12 of 21 encounters against the Blues. And, with 10 past or present All Blacks in their starting lineup compared to the Blues' four, the Crusaders will be favourites to make it 13.

900,000 - Middleweight boxer Julio Cesar Chavez Jr was today suspended for nine months and fined US$900,000 by the Nevada State Athletic Commission today, after testing positive for marijuana in his unanimous decision defeat to Sergio Martinez last September in Las Vegas.

5 - After winning only five of 22 games this season, Wellington Phoenix coach Ricki Herbert resigned on Tuesday. Assistant coach Chris Greenacre took charge for Wednesday's match against Newcastle - the first in Phoenix history without Herbert at the helm - but could not halt the slide, losing 2-1.

54 - Golden State Warriors guard Steph Curry dropped 54 points on the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on Thursday but could not prevent his side from losing. By shooting 11-13 from beyond the arc, Curry became the first player in NBA history to score at least 50 points with 10 triples.

3 - The New Zealand women's hockey side this week won just their third game against Argentina from 21 meetings in the last decade, defeating the South Americans 4-1 on their own soil. With two meritorious draws also secured, the five-match series is level heading into tomorrow's decider.

28 - At least 28 fans were injured when debris flew into the stands following a crash in the Nationwide Series race at the Daytona Speedway in Florida last weekend. Several spectators have retained a lawyer over the incident, but the fine print on their tickets should preclude any successful legal action.

1 - Black Caps bowler Tim Southee's first one-day half-century for Northern Districts was enough to help the Knights to a three-wicket win over Auckland on Thursday. Southee was part of a record eight-wicket stand with Graeme Aldridge, with the pair plundering 93 off 68 balls to earn the victory.

9 - Nine hours under the needle proved too much for Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus, with the Venezuelan sitting out a spring training game due to sensitivity in his left arm. Andrus, who had the likeness of his late father etched onto his arm, said afterwards the tattoo would be his last.

- APNZ

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