The Week in Sport (17-23 Jul)

Jordan Spieth pulling off a spectacular recovery to win The Open and Chris Froome wrapping up a fourth Tour de France title are among the highlights in this edition of The Week in Sport.

Golf

Jordan Spieth pulled off a spectacular recovery to win The Open, as the world number one won an enthralling battle with fellow American Matt Kuchar finishing on 12 under to win by three shots at Royal Birkdale.

Jordan Spieth is just the second man to win three majors before the age of 24
image: rte.ie

American Grayson Murray won the Barbasol Championship after a final round 68 saw him finish 21 under par, one shot clear of compatriot Chad Collins to triumph in Alabama.

Football

In transfer news, Chelsea have completed a £60m deal to sign Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata, while Barcelona superstar Neymar could be on his way to PSG in a world record £195m deal.

Man City beat the Blues to the £26.5m signing of Real Madrid right-back Danilo and have also agreed a £52m deal to sign Monaco left-back Benjamin Mendy.

West Ham have wrapped up double deal for Man City goalkeeper Joe Hart on a season loan and Stoke winger Marko Arnautovic for an initial £20m, while former Man United striker Javier Hernandez is also set to join the Hammers in a £16m deal from Bayer Leverkusen.

Liverpool have signed Hul left-back Andrew Robertson in a £10m deal, but Lucas Leiva departs Anfield after ten seasons to join Italian side Lazio. More transfer deals here.

In pre-season friendlies, Romelu Lukaku scored his first Man United goal in a 2-1 win over Real Salt Lake and he got another as Man United beat rivals Man City 2-0 in Houston, before United beat Real Madrid on penalties in Santa Clara.

Christian Eriksen scored a wonder goal as Tottenham beat French side PSG 4-2, while new look AC Milan thumped German champions Bayern Munich 4-0 after the Germans suffered a penalty shootout loss to Arsenal earlier in the week.

Liverpool won the Premier League Asia Cup by coming from behind to beat Leicester 2-1 and Premier League champions Chelsea thrashed Arsenal 3-0. More results here.

Matthias Vilhjalmsson struck in extra time as Rosenborg ended Dundalk’s Champions League hopes with a 2-1 win over the Irish side, while Celtic thrashed Linfield 4-0 to set up a third qualifying round clash with the Norwegian side. More results here.

In other news, Chelsea gaffer Antonio Conte has signed a new two-year deal, while the African Cup of Nations will move from its January slot to a June and July date and expand to 24 teams from 2019.

It was three wins from three on Man Utd’s US Tour this week
image: thesun.co.uk

Snooker

Neil Robertson won his first title in 13 months, as the Australian came from behind to beat Ronnie O’Sullivan 6-3 in the final of the Hong Kong Masters.

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