The Week in Sport (24-30 Aug)

Time for another round-up of the week in sport on Balls and Brawls and this week’s highlights saw all the action from the world athletics championships, while Man City continued their winning start in the Premier League.


Crystal Palace inflicted another defeat on Chelsea in Premier League action as the champions fell eight points behind Man City, who kept up their 100% record after a 2-0 win over Watford. More results here.

Man United comfortably qualified for the group stages of the Champions League after a 4-0 win at Club Brugge, but Celtic were dumped out the competition after a 2-0 defeat in Malmo saw the Swedish side advance 4-3 on aggregate.

Wayne Rooney was back to scoring ways with three goals against Club Brugge image:

Wayne Rooney was back to scoring ways with three goals against Club Brugge

The draw for the group stages were made and there are tough tests for Man City and Arsenal who will face last year’s runners-up Juventus and Bayern Munich in their respective groups. See the full draw here.

There were also tough draws for Tottenham and Liverpool in the Europa League, but there was no place for Southampton who fell to a 2-1 aggregate defeat to Midtjylland in the play-offs.

In La Liga action, Gareth Bale scored twice in Real Madrid’s 5-0 thrashing of Real Betis as Barcelona and Atletico Madrid also won, but in Serie A, Juventus lost their second game in a row with Edin Dzeko giving Roma in 1-0 win over the Italian champions.

The Capital One Cup third round will see a tasty North London derby between Arsenal and Tottenham, while holders Man City face an away trip to Sunderland. Full draw here.

In transfer news, Wolfsburg midfielder Kevin DeBruyne completed a £55m move to Man City and Mario Balotelli has rejoined AC Milan on a season-long loan. More transfers here.


It was another gold for Usian Bolt in the 200m with a time of 19.55 once again pipping American Justin Gaitlan to the prize at the IAAF World Championships.

On Saturday, Bolt made it three golds as he helped Jamaica’s relay team to a fourth successive 4×100 metres title and there was also success for the  Jamaican women, who clocked the second fastest time in history to retain their women’s 4×100 metres relay title.

Usain Bolt helped Jamaica to victory in the 4x100 relay image:

Usain Bolt helped Jamaica to victory in the 4×100 relay

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce’s – who was part of the Jamaican replay gold medal winners – also retained her 100m crown, while David Rudisha regained the world 800 metres title as the Kenyan clocked 1.45:84 to win the gold medal.

It was also another gold for Mo Farah as he cruised to victory in the 5,000 metres, securing an incredible third successive distance double at major world championships in the process, while Greg Rutherford won long jump gold soaring out to 8.41 metres to add the world crown to his Olympic success.

You can catch up with more action from the World Athletics Championships at this link.


Australian Jason Day claimed his fourth title of the year as he carded a fourth round 62 to finish 19 under, six clear of Swedish runner-up Henrik Stenson to win The Barclays.

Jordan Spieth will lose his world number one spot to Rory McIlroy after the US Open Champion missed the cut in New Jersey on Friday.

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