F1/MOTOGP – Lewis Hamilton won the N ü rburgring’s 25th Grand Prix, his 16th F1 career victory. Fernando Alonso was second and Mark Webber third. It was the first time that world champion Sebastian Vettel had not figured on the podium this year.
Race eleven is in Hungary on Sunday.
Australian Casey Stoner won the US MotoGP in Laguna with Spaniards Jorge Lorenzo and Dani Pedrosa second and third.
TOUR de FRANCE – Cadel Evans made it an Australian double. The first Aussie to win the 2,200 mile race, he’s also the oldest ‘tour’ victor since WW2.
Mark Cavendish became the first British rider ever to claim the sprinter’s green jersey by taking the final stage, the 20th of his career. Ten million roadside spectators watched riders cover 2,200 miles.
CRICKET – England won cricket’s 2,000th Test and their 100th against India, by 196 runs at Lords. Big scores by Kevin Petiersen (202) and Matt Prior (103) and fine bowling by Stuart Broad (4-37) and James Anderson (5-65) gave Andrew Strauss’s men a brilliant victory over the world’s top team. The second Test starts at Trent Bridge tomorrow.
At the top of the County Championship, Durham (169 pts), Lancashire (168) and Warwickshire (160) are going for glory.
FOOTBALL – Uruguay won the Copa America for a record 15th time, beating Paraguay 3-0 in last weekend’s final.
Fulham are still in the Europa League after defeating Irish club Crusaders 7-1 on aggregate, but Dundee United are out, ousted by Poland’s Slask Wroclaw.
Ex-FIFA Presidential candidate Mohamed Bin Hamman has been banned from football for life after being found guilty of bribery. Good!
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BOXING – Brilliant Amir Khan retained his WBA light-welterweight title by knocking out Zab Judah in the 5th round of their fight in Las Vegas. Meanwhile Tyson Fury is the new British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion after beating Dereck Chisoro on points after a brutal contest at the Wembley Arena.
DIVING – Diver Tom Daley lost his 10m platform world title, finishing fifth at the Aquatic Championships in China. “I’ll be fine for the Olympics. I haven’t got over my father’s death, so I’m taking six months off school” said the Devon teenager.
UK’s Rebecca Adlington won silver in the women’s 400m freestyle. And they could be more to come this week.
RUGBY LEAGUE – SL champions Wigan eliminated holders Warrington 44-24 in last week’s Challenge Cup quarter-final. The semi-finals are Wigan v St Helens and Leeds v Hull.
RACING – Sadly, Rewilding broke a leg and had to be put down as Nathaniel, ridden by William Buick for trainer John Gosden, beat Workforce to win the King George V & Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot.
SNOOKER – England’s Stuart Bingham, 8-5 down in his first major final, roared back to beat Mark Williams (Wales) 9-8 to win the Australian Open in Bendigo last Sunday.
DID YOU KNOW? WBA was the first British professional club side to win in Russia and China – in 1957 and 1978 respectively.