Time for another round-up of the week that was and this past week saw Chris Froome keep hold of his commanding lead in the Tour de France, while it was a busy week in the transfer market for the Manchester clubs.
Man United completed a double deal for midfield duo Morgan Schnedierlin and Bastian Schweinsteiger from Southampton and Bayern Munich respectively, while Robin van Persie has left the club after completing his move to Turkish side Fenerbache.
The Raheem Sterling transfer saga is over after the 20-year-old made a £49m move to Man City, while Manuel Pellegrini also spent £8m on Aston Villa captain Fabian Delph. More transfers can be found at this link.
Liverpool have agreed a deal with Aston Villa for the transfer for Christian Benteke after the Reds met the Belgian’s £32.5m release clause.
In other news, Leicester City unveiled former Chelsea boss Claudio Ranieri as their new manager, while Fabio Capello was sacked as manager of Russia after three years in the role.
Carl Frampton fought back from two knockdowns in the first round as he retained his IBF Super Bantamweight world title with a unanimous decision win over Alejandro Gonzalez Jr in El Paso, Texas.
Four-time world super middleweight champion Carl Froch announced his retirement from boxing with immediate effect.
Irish amateur Paul Dunne has made a sensational performance at the Open Championship, as the 22-year-old sits joint top the leaderboard, after a third round of 66 where he is tied with Australia’s Jason Day and Louis Oosthuizen of South Africa.
Dunne will be hoping to keep up his form when he enters the final round which now takes place on Monday, after a weather disrupted first three days at The Open.
There was some sad news on Saturday morning when Formula One driver Jules Bianchi died due to head injuries sustained in a crash at last year’s Japanese Grand Prix.