Laudrup odds on for top

MIchael Laudrup is main contender for English Premier League Manager of the Year

Laudrup odds on for top

An impressive first season for the first Danish manager in the English Premier League might end on an even higher note for Michael Laudrup. According to bookmakers, Laudrup is the main contender to win the EPL Manager of the Year award. With odds of just 8/11, he is a strong favourite ahead of Man United’s Alex Ferguson (11/4) and Tottenham’s Andreas Villa Boas (12/1). 

Woz gets served

Caroline Wozniacki’s place in the top ten in the world is in jeopardy following her surprising elimination from the Miami Masters tournament in the third round this Saturday. The world number nine lost 2-6, 4-6 to Spain’s Garbine Muguruza, 20, who is ranked 64 places beneath her. The defeat comes less than a week after Wozniacki lost the final of the Indian Wells.  

Curling into the Olympics

A disappointing World Championship finished on a positive note, as the women’s curling national team qualified for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Despite only winning four of their eleven games and finishing eighth, the team managed to bag enough points to ensure an Olympic spot. The last game of the tournament ended with a 8-5 loss to Switzerland. 

Pierre says “Non, merci”

Bayern Munich attacking midfielder Pierre-Emile Højberg has confirmed his preference to play international football for Denmark, instead of France. Højberg, 17, who joined Bayern from Brøndby, has already played 27 games for the Danish youth team. Doubts had been raised about his intentions in January, when his French mother claimed he intended to choose the French national team.

Hansen on song in Malaysia

Anders Hansen finished third in the Maybank Malaysian Open on Sunday. The tournament is part of the PGA European Tour’s Race to Dubai. Even though Hansen finished the final round with a score of 66, he was haunted by a dire second round in which he only managed a 73. Hansen finished 11 under par, just two behind winner Kiradech Aphibarnrat. 

Devils trial for youngster 

Young OB defensive talent Jacob Rasmussen was recently handed a week-long trial by the English Premier League club Manchester United. The 15-year-old, who is currently part of OB’s youth set-up, has played seven games for Denmark’s under-16s team. Should Rasmussen move to Manchester, he will join up with a fellow Dane, Anders Lindegaard, the club’s second choice keeper.