Cedric Jackson scored 32 points in a 97-76 win over Cairns.
(Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)
APNZ's Kris Shannon and Daniel Richardson take a look at
the sporting week in numbers.
7 - Wellington Phoenix striker Jeremy Brockie has
scored seven goals during his last six games and his presence
will be greatly missed when the Wellingtonians meet Adelaide
United in South Australia on Sunday afternoon. Brockie has
been ruled out with a hamstring complaint.
125 - The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and outfielder
Josh Hamilton have agreed in principle to a US$125 million
five-year deal. The Angels spent up large at the start of
last season as they netted first baseman Albert Pujols on a
mega contract but they failed to make the playoffs this year.
32 - New Zealand Breakers' point guard Cedric Jackson
scored 32 points on Thursday night in a 97-76 win over
Cairns. One American writer linked Jackson with a move to the
NBA this week, with the LA Lakers struggling at the point
guard position with injuries.
301 - Recalled Black Cap Peter Fulton made an unbeaten
301 for Canterbury in a Plunket Shield outing against
Auckland in 2003, which is the highest individual score for
the province. The 33-year-old also made an unbeaten 221
against Otago in 2005. The Black Caps will hope he can
reproduce that big-scoring form in the upcoming tour to South
9 - Next year's ITM Cup will be played over nine weeks
rather than eight. The congested schedule has been a source
of much debate and the New Zealand Rugby Union has added one
week to the regular season for next year.
86 - By scoring his 85th and 86th goals of 2012 in
Barcelona's 2-0 win over Real Betis last weekend, Lionel
Messi set a new record for most goals in a calendar year.
Messi's 74 goals for Barcelona and 12 strikes for Argentina
this year see him surpass the 40-year-old record of German
great Gerd Muller.
26,000,000 - Manny Pacquiao may have been knocked out
cold but his $26 million pay day from his fight with Juan
Manuel Marquez will slightly ease the pain. Marquez won the
stunning fight at the end of the sixth round on Sunday to
record his first win over Pacquiao in the pair's four bouts.
6 - Sri Lankan speedster Lasith Malinga terrorised the
Perth Scorchers in Australia's Big Bash League, taking 6-7
from four overs to lead the Melbourne Stars to a 10-wicket
win on Wednesday. Malinga's figures were the second-best in
T20 history, after Arul Suppiah's 6-5 for Somerset against
Glamorgan in 2011.
2 - The number of Breakers who will play in next
weekend's All-Star Game in Adelaide. Despite being two-time
defending champions and again leading the league, no Breakers
players were elected to the bench for the South team by the
ANBL office, leaving starters Tom Abercrombie and Cedric
Jackson as the only representatives.
37 - Manchester United's 3-2 win in the Manchester
derby on Monday ended two notable unbeaten streaks of their
city rivals. Manchester City had gone 37 games at Etihad
Stadium without defeat, with their last home loss coming in
2010, while they were also the last of English football's 92
teams to be beaten this season.