The Week in Sport (12-18 Jun)

It is time for another recap of The Week in Sport with this week’s highlights including the Confederations Cup getting under way and Brooks Koepka won his first US Open title.

Football

In the Confederations Cup, hosts Russia got off to a winning start with a convincing 2-0 win over New Zealand, a later Hector Moreno header saw Mexico hold Portugal to a 2-2 draw and Chile also left it late to score a 2-0 win over Cameroon.

Mexico and Portugal played out an entertaining 2-2 draw in Kazan
image: india.com

In friendly action, Harry Kane’s brace was not enough for England as they fell to a 3-2 defeat to 10-man France, Argentina hit six past Singapore and Brazil thrashed Australia 4-0. More friendly results here.

In transfer news, Cristiano Ronaldo is reported to want to leave Real Madrid after being accused of tax fraud, but one man staying in the Spanish capital is Antoine Griezmann, who has a new five-year contract with Atletico Madrid

In some done deals, Man United have completed a £31m deal for Benfica centre back Victor Lindelof, while Everton have splashed out nearly £54m to sign Ajax midfielder Davy Klaassen and  Sunderland goalkeeper Jordan Pickford. More transfers here.

The fixture list for the new season of the Premier League was released this week with champions Chelsea hosting Burnley on the opening day of the season, while promoted Brighton open with a tough Man City test. All fixtures at this link.

Claude Puel has been sacked as manager of Southampton after just one season in charge of the Saints, Roma have appointed ex-midfielder Eusebio di Francesco as their new manager and former Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri takes over at French side Nantes.

In other news, Iran became the second team to qualify for the 2018 World Cup after a 2-0 victory over Uzbekistan.

Rugby

The British and Irish Lions fell to a second defeat on their New Zealand tour as Marty Banks late penalty handed the Highlanders a 23-22 win over the Lions in Dunedin.

However, Warren Gatland’s side once again bounce back, as Leigh Halfpenny inspired the Lions to a convincing 32-10 over the Maori All-Blacks at Rotorua International Stadium.

Keith Earls, Dan Leavy and Jack Conan all touched down twice as Ireland trashed Japan 50-22, while a youthful England side wrapped up the series against Argentina with thrilling 35-25 victory in Santa Fe.

Wales got off to a winning start on their summer tour as Alex Cuthbert went over early and a late penalty try handed Wales a 24-6 over Tonga, while Duncan Taylor and Finn Russell’s first-half tries helped Scotland upset Australia 24-19 in Sydney.

Ireland made it two wins from two by thrashing Japan
image: irishrugby.ie

Basketball

The Golden State Warriors regained the NBA Championship as a 129-120 victory over Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday night handed them an unassailable 4-1 lead in the best of seven series to take their second title in three seasons.

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