Silva shuts down Sonnen
UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva sealed a second victory over Chael Sonnen with a TKO in Round 2 at UFC 148. Sonnen successfully performed a takedown on the Brazilian within 5 seconds, and even managed to transition into a full mount before Silva used a butterfly sweep to get out of it. Silva rocked Sonnen a minute into Round 2, hitting a knee to the chest on the ground, before pounding his head to secure the TKO. Light Heavyweight legends Forrest Griffin and new Hall-of-Famer Tito Ortiz faced off in the co-Main Event in their third match-up and Tito’s last ever UFC fight. Griffin secured a win after three rounds, with a unanimous 29-28 decision from all three judges.
Federer majestic in record 7th Wimbledon title
Roger Federer, 30, crushed British hopes on Sunday afternoon with a Wimbledon final victory in four sets. Andy Murray started off well with a 6-4 opening set victory, but, following Federer’s second set win, the roof was closed due to rain – was there ever going to be a doubt in Federer’s mind that he could pull off the win in indoor conditions? Not only did the Swiss level Pete Sampras’ record, but he also regained the world No.1 ranking from Novak Djokovic, whom he surpassed in the semi-finals.
Webber overtakes Alonso to win the British GP
With only 4 laps left to go, Red Bull driver Mark Webber overtook Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso to finish top of the Podium this weekend at Silverstone, home to the British Grand Prix. Allen joins Heat while Nash hits up LA
Allen joins Heat while Nash hits up LA
Miami Heat having recently won the NBA Play-Offs, can finally give LeBron James something that had eluded him in his career. What could improve a title-winning side that includes Lebron, D-Wade and Chris Bosh? Boston Celtics’ Ray Allen, that’s what. Rumours abound that Wade might be heading out of Miami but if not, you have four of the finest players in the association all on one team. Veteran point-guard Steve Nash has also moved, instead heading west to Los Angeles where he will join Kobe Bryant and the Lakers. His passing game should aid the side greatly.
New faces at Tottenham
Andre-Villas Boas was appointed as the new Tottenham Hotspur manager and, within a day, the club finalised a deal for Icelandic midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson, who had been heavily linked with a move to Liverpool FC. AVB won a number of trophies while in charge of FC Porto and moved to Chelsea where he was relieved of his duties just 8 months into a 3-year contract, widely attributed to his trying to remove ‘the old guard’ too quickly. A young and attacking manager, he should fit into Spurs well.