The Week in Sport (15-21 Aug)

It was another action packed week at the Olympics in another recap of The Week in Sport while away from Rio, Conor McGregor got his revenge on Nate Diaz at UFC 202.


In Premier League action, Zlatan Ibrahimovic was on the double in Man United’s 2-0 win over Southampton, while Sergio Aguero and Nolito both scored twice in Man City’s 4-1 victory at Stoke. More week two results here.

Sergio Aguero scored twice in Man City's big win at Stoke image:

Sergio Aguero scored twice in Man City’s big win at Stoke

Aguero scored a hat-trick and missed two penalties as Man City all but booked their place in the Champions League group stages with a 5-0 thrashing of Steaua Bucharest.

Irish side Dundalk’s hopes of reaching the group stages of the Champions League took a major blow as Polish side Legia Warsaw picked up a 2-0 win in Dublin.

The new La Liga season got underway and among the action, Gareth Bale scored twice in Real Madrid’s 3-0 win over Real Sociedad and Luis Suarez grabbed a hat-trick as Barcelona thumped Real Betis 3-2.

Neymar scored the winning penalty as Brazil beat Germany 5-4 in a penalty shootout after a 1-1 draw over 120 minutes as the hosts won their first ever Olympic Soccer gold medal.

In transfer news, Everton splashed out £25m to sign Yannick Bolasie from Crystal Palace, while the Eagles broke their transfer record to sign Liverpool striker Christian Benteke for £27m. More transfer deals at this link.

In other news, Riyad Mahrez has shot down rumours of a transfer to Arsenal by signing a new four-year deal with the Premier League champions.


Simone Biles won her fourth gold medal of the Rio Olympics with victory on the floor but the 4’9” superstar did miss the chance for five on the Balance Beam but did secure bronze.


Usain Bolt completed his “Triple, Triple” of Olympic gold medals, as the Jamaican followed up his 100m gold with victories in the Men’s 200m and the 4x100m relay to take his Olympic gold medal tally to nine.

Kenya’s David Rudisha became the first man since 1964 to successfully defend his Olympic 800m, while Mo Farah won his second gold medal adding the 10000m title to his 5000m gold medal.

Jamaica’s Shaunae Miller won the Women’s 400m in dramatic fashion by throwing herself over the line to pip American Allyson Felix to the gold medal. while compatriot Elaine Thompson she followed up her gold medal in the 100m with victory in the 200m.

Usain Bolt's win the 200m makes him a eight time Olympic gold medallist image:

Usain Bolt made it a hat-trick of gold medals for the third straight Olympics


South Korea’s Kim Si-woo won his first PGA Tour title as the 21-year-old carded a final round three-under 67 to beat Luke Donald by five shots to win the Wyndham Championship.

Paul Petersonhit secured his first European Tour victory as the American overtook defending champion Thomas Pieters after a round of 67 saw him finish on 15 under par, one clear of the Belgian to win the Czech Masters.

South Korea’s Inbee Park posted a final round 66 to finish on 16 under par, five shots clear oF Lydia Ko of New Zealand to become the first woman to win Olympic Golf gold.


Mayo booked themselves a place in the All-Ireland SFC final as goals from Jason Doherty and Conor O’Shea helped the Connacht side see off a brave Tipperary challenge by 2-13 to 0-14 at Croke Park.

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