Top Sport Stories of the Week

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Updated: September 2, 2013

Another week of sporting events making the headlines around the world as Let’s Talk Sport looks back at the last 7 days of sport.

Football Transfers

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Gareth Bale has broken the transfer record by leaving Tottenham Hotspur to join the almighty Real Madrid for a record bid of £85.4 million (100 million Euros).

Bale’s wages at his new club is believed to be over 300,000 Euros a week for the next 6 years. The Welsh international was unveiled at the Bernabeu on Monday afternoon in front of a lot of excited Real Madrid fans.

Bale will be wearing number 11 the same number that he wore at his previous club, Tottenham.

 

Premier League

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Liverpool go top of the Premier League after a 1-0 victory over the champions Manchester United thanks to a fourth minute headed goal from Daniel Sturridge. Liverpool are the first team since Chelsea in the 2005/06 season that have won their opening 3 matches 1-0.

Arsenal come out on top in their London Derby clash with Tottenham Hotspur after an odd goal from Olivier Giroud puts the Gunners in fourth place in the Premier League.

Swansea City secured their first win of the Premier League season with a 2-0 away win at West Bromich Albion. Goals from Ben Davies and Pablo Hernandez helped the Welsh side collect their three points to put themselves 16th in the Premier League table.

 

UEFA Super Cup

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European champions Bayern Munich snatch the Super Cup from Europa League winners Chelsea after holding their nerves in the penalty shootout.

Munich got their revenge after losing on penalties to Chelsea in last year’s Champions League final.

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho said after the match that “the best team lost the Super Cup”.

 

Tennis

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British number 1 Andy Murray is through to the fourth round of the US Open after a straight set victory over Florian Mayer (GER) 7-6 6-2 6-2.

Murray’s fourth round match is against world number 65 Denis Istomin (UZB) on Tuesday with a possibility of facing world number 5 Tomas Berdych (CZE) in the quarter-finals.

Defending US Open women’s champion Serena Williams (USA) booked her place into the quarter-finals after demolishing her fellow American Sloane Stephens (USA) 6-4 6-1. Williams will next play world number 18 Carla Suarez Navarro (SPA).

 

 

MotoGP

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Yamaha rider Jorge Lorenzo (SPA) wins the British Grand Prix after a crucial overtake on the championship leader Marc Marquez (SPA) in the final lap.

It ends the Spaniards’ winning streak but has increased his championship lead to 30 points away from team mate Dani Pedrosa (SPA).

The next race in the MotoGP calendar is the San Marino Grand Prix that will take place in two weeks time.

 

Athletics

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Usain Bolt won another 100m race last Thursday in a Diamond League meeting in Zurich.

The 27 year-old crossed the finish line in 9.90 seconds 0.04 seconds ahead of fellow Jamaican Nickel Ashmeade (JAM) and 0.06 seconds ahead of rival Justin Gatlin (USA).

Briton sprinter Adam Gemili finished in eighth place with a finish time of 10.06 seconds, 16 seconds behind the winning time. Bolt said to BBC Sport after the race his thoughts on the British sprinter saying that he will become a ‘great’ sprinter.

The next and final Diamond League meeting of the current athletics season will be staged in Brussels on Thursday 6th September.

 

Cricket

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England’s women won the final T20 match by 7 wickets to complete their Ashes victory of 12 points to Australia’s 4.

Durham-born spinner Danielle Hazell took 2-20 as Australia were restricted to 91-7 at Chester-le-Street. Lydia Greenway (35 not out) and Natalie Sciver (37 not out) added 78 together to see England home with 22 balls to spare.

England had already secured the Ashes after winning the first 2 T20’s at Chelmsford and Southampton, and the 2 ODI’s at Hove. The only Test match to be played between the 2 sides in this new format was drawn, and Australia won the first ODI at Lords.

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