SPECIAL ONE STEALS ALL OF THE HEADLINES
Jose Mourinho was once again the centre of attention as his Chelsea side won on the manager’s return before the Portuguese hinted at a further bid for Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney.
Chelsea secured a 2-0 victory over the newly-renamed Hull City Tigers, with Oscar opening the scoring before the ever-dependable Frank Lampard found the back of the net with a magnificent long-range free kick having missed an early penalty.
Following their second goal, the Blues took their foot off the gas with a midweek clash against Aston Villa in the back of their mind.
In a post-match interview the Special One hinted that Chelsea could make another bid for England forward Rooney, stating that the club would “try until the last day to add a new player, a striker.”
HAT-TRICK FOR BOLT & FRASER-PRYCE, CONTRASTING FORTUNES FOR GB
The Jamaican sprinters secured their third gold medals of the World Championships when the two 100m and 200m sprint champions anchored Jamaica to victory in their respective 4x100m relays.
The victory rubber-stamped Bolt's place as the most successful athlete in world championship history, taking his all-time tally to eight as Jamaica clocked a time of 37.36. Justin Gatlin anchored the USA to silver with a time of 37.66 whilst Great Britain finished third as they thought they had won bronze. The IAAF later announced that the British team had been disqualified, however, following a changeover mistake between Harry Aikines-Aryeetey and James Ellington. Canada were upgraded to bronze.
Fraser-Pryce led Jamaica home in the women’s event, setting a new championship record in a time of 41.26 with France finishing second in 42.73.
Team USA finished third despite a less-than-satisfactory baton exchange midway through the race. But in a bizarre turn of events – reversing the fortunes of the men’s relay team – second-placed France were later disqualified with Britain claiming the bronze medal.
NADAL WINS BACK-TO-BACK MASTERS EVENTS. IS HE FAVOURITE FOR US OPEN TITLE?
Rafael Nadal beat American John Isner in straight sets to secure consecutive masters titles as the US Open draws ever nearer.
The Spaniard extended his unbeaten run on hardcourts to 15 with a 7-6(8) 7-6(3) win over the giant Isner. The victory also means that Nadal will head into Flushing Meadows as the world number two, meaning that he can’t face world number one Novak Djokovic before the final.
Djokovic and Murray had lost earlier in the week, suffering defeat in the quarter-finals and with the year’s final Grand Slam just 8 days away, will Nadal be favourite to win the title?
THIS VIDEO MADE US LAUGH
World’s fastest man and infamous joker Usain Bolt was seen performing a Cossack dance to the Moscow crowd after leading his team to 4x100m gold.
THE AGENDA – WHAT’S ON TODAY
With the World Championships over for another two years, focus is firmly on football with Manchester City back in Premier League action. The Citizens host Newcastle United and will most certainly be hoping for three points following fierce rivals Manchester United’s 4-1 thrashing of Swansea on Saturday.
Elsewhere, there are three La Liga matches for your viewing pleasure with Rayo Vallecano, Espanyol and Villareal all in action.