Weekend news roundup 05/02: Suits spinoff, Kane breaking records & more
Plus, a poor debut for Argyle, Rahm’s success and England’s loss.
Harry Kane breaks Bayern record
Credit: Kane scores RECORD-BREAKING goal! | Bayern Munich 3-1 Monchengladbach | Bundesliga Highlights (Sky Sports Football, Youtube)
Harry Kane continues to light the Bundesliga on fire, scoring his 24th goal of the season in Bayern’s 3-1 over Borussia Monchengladbach, equalling a club record in the process.
With his 70th-minute strike to put his side ahead, Kane moved level with Luca Toni’s 2007 record of most goals in a debut Bundesliga season for Bayern.
And let’s not forget for a second that it is only the beginning of February, with the season not ending until mid-May. Kane is well on target to break Robert Lewandowski’s Bayern and league record for most goals in a season, which sits at 41.
Star-studded cast can’t help Argyle at box office
New spy thriller Argylle debuted this weekend and despite boasting a stellar cast that includes the likes of Samuel L. Jackson, Bryan Cranston, Dua Lipa and John Cena, the film experienced a rather slow start at the box office.
It earned $18m domestically with a further $17.3m internationally for a debut weekend total of $35.3m.
While it’s not the worst debut weekend of the year so far, it doesn’t bode well for the film which had a roughly $200m production budget.
Coming in second at the box office this weekend was another debutant but not a conventional entry, with the series The Chosen: S4 Episodes 1-3 earning $6m. The Beekeeper stays in the top three having earned $5.2m in the US this past weekend.
Jon Rahm finds success in first LIV Golf event
Jon Rahm’s first tournament as a LIV Golf League player ended with success as his team won in the season opener in Mayakoba, Mexico.
The reigning Masters champion was in contention for the individual victory as well until two late bogeys that put him in contention. Joaquin Niemann beat Sergio Garcia on the fourth playoff hole to win the event.
But for LIV Golf, it’s not just an individual event as there is also team play, with the scores from the four players on each team counting towards the team total.
Rahm, along with his Legion XIII teammates Tyrell Hatton (a fellow LIV debutant), Caleb Surratt and Kieran Vincent, posted a combined 24 under for the week, enough to finish four shots ahead of Bryson DeChambeau’s team to take the victory.
Suits spinoff to begin filming in May
Suits LA, the spinoff to the popular legal drama Suits, is scheduled to begin production in March after being given a pilot order from NBC Universal.
The original show has experienced a boom in popularity in recent years due to streaming services such as Netflix offering the show to users, and as such new fans have been calling for more.
Series creator Aaron Korsh is back at the helm, acting as one of the lead writers as well an executive Producer for the new series.
India beat England to level Test series
India replied to their shock first Test loss in great fashion by beating England by 106 runs to level the series at 1-1.
The hosts were determined to not be embarrassed on home soil once again, leaving England with a near-impossible target of 399 in the second innings.
While the visitors performed admirably to put a bit of worry into their opponent's minds, it wasn’t enough to fully shake them as the order fell to India’s supreme bowling, in particular Jasprit Bumrah, who finished with nine wickets in the match.