The Week in Sport (25-31 Jul)

It has been a busy July but what’s been going on in the past seven days in The Week in Sport. This post features another win for Lewis Hamilton at the German Grand Prix and Carl Frampton secured another world title.

Football

In pre-season friendlies, Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored on his debut in Man United’s 5-2 win over Galatasaray, while Cesc Fabregas saw red as Chelsea beat Liverpool 1-0 in Los Angeles.

Liverpool recovered to beat AC Milan 2-0 on Saturday, Chelsea fell to a 3-2 defeat by Real Madrid, while Barcelona proved too good for Celtic with a 3-1 win in Dublin. More friendly results here.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored four minutes into his Man Utd debut image: skysport.com

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored four minutes into his Man Utd debut
image: skysport.com

Celtic bagged an important away goal in a 1-1 draw with FC Astana with their Champions League qualifier, while West Ham suffered a 2-1 first leg defeat to Slovenian side NK Domzale in their Europa League third round qualifier.

In transfer news, Gonzalo Higuain has joined Juventus in a £75.3m deal for the Argentine striker, while Stoke have forked out £13m to land Liverpool midfielder Joe Allen.

Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker will miss a five months of action due to a knee injury, while Liverpool will be without new signing Lorius Karius for at least eight weeks due to a broken hand.

Ireland goalkeeper Shay Given has announced his retirement from international football, while Bastian Schweinsteiger has also hung up his boots on his Germany career.

Formula One

World champion Lewis Hamilton made it six wins from his last seven races as the Mercedes driver extended his lead over teammate Nico Rosberg to 19 points with victory in the German Grand Prix.

Golf

American Jimmy Walker won his first major title as he carded a closing 67 to finish 14 under par one shot ahead of Jason Day to clinch the US PGA Championship in New Jersey.

Jimmy Walker held off Jason Day's challenge to win the USA PGA Championship image: tsn.ca

Jimmy Walker held off Jason Day’s challenge to win the USA PGA Championship
image: tsn.ca

Taiwan’s Chan Shih-chang won his first European Tour title after a closing 67 to secure a two-shot victory over compatriot Lin Wen-tang to win the Kings Cup in Thailand.

Ariya Jutanugarn became the first Thai golfer to win a major championship as she finished three shots clear to win the Women’s British Open at Woburn.

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