Sport in Brief: Dynamic duo wins All England

Mathias Boe and Carsten Mogensen won their second All England title by beating the Chinese duo Fu Haifeng and Zhang Nan 21-17, 22-20 in the final of the men’s doubles. The Danish pair also won in 2011. In the men’s singles, Jan Ø Jørgensen lost the final 21-15, 17-21, 15-21 to top-seeded Chen Long of China. 

Ryder shows true grit
Colorado State’s Gritt Ryder has been named the co-player of the year in the women’s college basketball’s Mountain West Conference. The senior guard and Rungsted Kyst native averaged 10.3 points per game and led the league in assist/turnover ratio at 2.3 in 17 games, leading the Rams to their second straight conference title.

Lions claim New Firm
FC Copenhagen won this year’s first New Firm city derby, beating their eternal rivals Brøndby IF 3-1 at Parken Stadium. Ariel Nunez equalised Daniel Amartey’s opener, but the Lions would not be denied with Nicolai Jørgensen and captain Thomas Delaney sealing the deal in the second half. Despite the result, FC Midtjylland lead the Superliga by nine points.

Magnussen a ‘favourite’ 
Kevin Magnussen is the favourite for the Australian Grand Prix this weekend, but not in the category he perhaps hoped for. Betting company Bet365 has the Danish racer as the only driver whose odds for not finishing (8/11) the race are shorter than him seeing the chequered flag (1/1).

Freddy ices NHL record
Anaheim Ducks’ Danish goaltender Frederik Andersen tied a 70-year-old NHL record last week by becoming the fastest goalkeeper to win his 50th NHL game. Andersen took just 68 games to reach 50 wins, the same amount of games it took Bill Durnan of the Montreal Canadiens back in 1945.