The Bouras Bulletin

Great Britain sit second in the Paralympics medals table with 15 gold medals after the first four days of competition.

Britain’s David Weir wrapped up the weekend’s action, surging down the final straight to win the men’s 5000m T54 final.

Alan Oliveira upset the odds as well as his opponents in the men’s 200m T44 final, overhauling Oscar Pistorius in the home straight. Pistorius was unhappy with the length Oliveira’s blades, saying “we are not running a fair race here”.

Anthony Kappes and Craig MacLean won beat fellow Brits Neil Fachie and Barney Storey in the men’s individual B sprint final. In the pool, Jessica-Jane Applegate in the women’s 200m freestyle S14.

Robin van Persie scored a hattrick to rescue the points for Manchester United against Southampton at the St Mary’s stadium.

Morgan Schneiderlin had put the Saints ahead after van Persie had cancelled out Rickie Lambert’s opener and the Dutchman scored two more in the dying minutes after missing a penalty midway through the second half.

Arsenal finally scored their first goals of the season in a 2-0 against Liverpool at Anfield. Summer signings Lukas Podolski and Santi Cazorla were on the scoresheet for Arsenal.

Hatem Ben Arfa hit a wonderful strike to earn a point for Newcastle against a much-improved Aston Villa side who were put ahead by Ciaran Clark.

On Saturday, Manchester City eased to a 3-1 win over QPR. Spurs draw thanks to a late Robert Snodgrass equaliser for Norwich after Moussa Dembele had put the Londoners in front on debut.

Jenson Button eased to victory in the Belgian Grand Prix ahead of Sebatian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen. Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso were both forced to retire after Romain Grosjean caused a huge pile-up at the first corner.

England regained their one-day world number one ranking from South Africa on Friday and followed that up with a six-wickets win at Lords yesterday to take a 2-1 lead in the five-match series.

Ian Bell scored 88 in a run chase which the home side managed to wrap up with more than three overs to spare.

Laura Robson was finally knocked out of the US Open 6-4 6-4 by defending Sam Stosur. Robson had beaten Kim Clijsters and Li Na to reach the fourth round.

Andy Murray won three tie-breaks to beat Feliciano Lopez 7-6 (7-5) 7-6 (7-5) 4-6 7-6 (7-4) and make it into the second week at Flushing Meadows.

Champions Harlequins scored 29 unanswered points to come back from 40-13 down to win 42-40 against Wasps on the first day of the Premiership season

Exeter registered the most convincing victoy of the weekend, beating Sale 43-6 and top the table at the earliest of stages.

Wigan came back from 26-0 down to beat Hull KR 42-36 to secure the Super League Leaders’ Shield.

Hull went ahead through tries from Craig Hall, Lincoln Withers, Ben Galea and Jake Webster had all scored but Brett Finch and Darrell Goulding scored to make it 26-12 before half-time before mounting a superb fightback in the second period.

Defeat left Hull KR out of the running for the final playoff place. That was eventually won by Wakefield, who beat Widnes 22-18 as Bradford also were thrashed 70-6 at home to Hull.