AQUATICS – At the conclusion of the 2015 Aquatics World Championships, China have emerged as the most successful country winning 15 gold medals, 10 silver medals and 10 bronze medals. For the first time since 2001 (Australia), United States do not top the overall table.
FOOTBALL – Cristiano Ronaldo registered his third career hat-trick for Portugal and the 35th of his career in an official match, propelling Portugal past Armenia on Saturday. It was the third consecutive hat-trick in official matches for Cristiano Ronaldo. He also netted three in league games against RCD Espanyol (17 May) and Getafe CF (23 May). He had not played an official match since 23 May. It is the first time in his career he has performed the three square performance (3×3).
FOOTBALL – FC Barcelona claimed their fifth Champions Cup/Champions League trophy (1992, 2006, 2009, 2011, 2015), after beating Juventus 3-1 in the final in Berlin on Saturday.
FOOTBALL – By failing to defeat Sunderland on Wednesday, Arsenal now cannot finish in the top two of the Premier League table. Their failure to finish higher than third has now reached its 10th consecutive season. This has become known as ‘The Vieira Curse’. In the eight seasons that Patrick Vieira played at Arsenal (1997-2005) the Gunners finished in the top two in the league. They did not manage that a single time since the Frenchman’s departure.
FOOTBALL – Lionel Messi scored twice for Barcelona in their 3-0 win against Bayern Munchen to reach a total of 14 CL goals against German teams, equal as many as Cristiano Ronaldo. Check out more below. Continue reading
FOOTBALL – Aston Villa joined Arsenal in this year’s FA Cup Final. It is the first time these two teams meet in the final of the tournament. Check out 5 facts here. Continue reading
TENNIS – Serena Williams secured her 19th women’s singles title in a Grand Slam tournament by seeing off Maria Sharapova in the final of the 2015 Australian Open.