The Week in Sport (20-26 Jul)

Time for another round-up of the week that was here on Balls and Brawls and the highlights of the past seven days include the conclusion of the Tour de France and an eventful Hungarian Grand Prix.


In the transfer market, Liverpool made their seventh signing of the summer by bagging £32.5m Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke, while Newcastle splashed out £15m on Anderlecht striker Aleksandar Mitrovic.

You can follow all the latest deals from the summer transfer window here.

PSG could complete a €63m move for Angel Di Maria by the end of the week image:

PSG could complete a €63m move for Angel Di Maria by the end of the week

The Angel Di Maria transfer saga took another twist this week as the Argentine failed to show to United’s US Tour after missing his flight. It is reported Man United have accepted a £46.5m from French champions PSG and the deal could be completed by the weekend.

United have also been heavily linked with a £23m move for Barcelona winger Pedro as a replacement for DiMaria, while Chelsea chase Everton defender John Stones as a long-term replacement for 34-year-old captain John Terry.

The draw for the 2018 World Cup qualifying round was made on Saturday as England face Scotland in a handy group, while Ireland were handed a favourable draw with Wales, Austria and Serbia their main threat. You can view the full draw at this link.

In other news, Croatia have been docked one point in their European Championship qualifying group, after a swastika symbol was seen on their pitch, while Mexico won a record seventh Gold Cup after they saw off first time finalists Jamaica 3-1 to lift the trophy.


American Zach Johnson won the British Open after a four-hole play-off victory against Australian Marc Leishman and Louis Oosthuizen of South Africa at St Andrews.

Australian Jason Day recovered from his disappointment at The Open by winning the RBC Canadian Open with a final round 68 to finish 17 under par at Glen Abbey, just one stroke ahead of Bubba Watson.

England’s Danny Willett shot a five-under par 65 to win his third European Tour title at the European Masters in Switzerland.

Sebastien Vettel won his second race of the season image:

Sebastien Vettel won his second race of the season

Formula 1

Sebastien Vettel came out the victor in a dramatic Hungarian Grand Prix and the German dedicated his win to Jules Bianchi who died last week.

The Ferrari man finished ahead of Red Bull pairing Daniil Kvyat and Daniel Ricciardo, who came in second and third respectively, while Lewis Hamilton could only managed sixth.

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