Lionel Messi Award and Usain Bolt Gold Medal in the Best of the Week

  • Messi & Bolt in the Best of the Week
    1/13 Lionel Messi was the star with the award for Best Player of the UEFA 2014-15. In other sports, Usain Bolt repeated as world champion in the 200 m.
  • Lionel Messi named UEFA Player of the Year
    2/13 Lionel Messi named UEFA Player of the Year: Lionel Messi has been named UEFA Player of the Year following a final vote during the UEFA Champions League draw in Monaco. The Argentine picks up the award for the second time after beating Luis Suarez and Cristiano Ronaldo to the prize.
  • PSG vs Real Madrid and Juventus vs City, featured in the group stage of Champions
    3/13 PSG vs Real Madrid and Juventus vs City, featured in the group stage of Champions: The draw for the group stage of the UEFA Champions League has decided the fate of the 32 teams. Group A: PSG, Real Madrid, Shakhtar Donetsk, Malmo; Group B: PSV, Manchester United, CSKA Moscow, Wolfsburg; Group C: Benfica, Atletico Madrid, Galatasaray, Astana; Group D: Juventus, Manchester City, Sevilla FC, Borussia Monchengladbach; Group E: FC Barcelona, Bayer Leverkusen, Roma, Bate Borisov; Group F: Bayern Munich, Arsenal, Olympiakos, Dinamo Zagreb; Group G: Chelsea, Porto, Dynamo Kiev Maccabi Tel-Aviv; Group H: Zenit, Valencia, Lyon, Gent.
  • Europa League group stage draw
    4/13 Europa League group stage draw: Europa League defined their groups. Group A: Ajax, Celtic, Fenerbahçe, Molde; GROUP B: Rubin Kazan, Liverpool, Girondins Bordeaux, Sion; GROUP C: Borussia Dortmund, PAOK, Krasnodar, Qabala; GROUP D: Napoli, Bruges, Legia Warsaw, Midtjylland; GROUP E: Villarreal, Viktoria Plzen, Rapid Vienna, Dinamo Minsk; GROUP F: Olympique de Marseille, Sporting Braga, Slovan Liberec, Groningen; GROUP G: Dnipro, Lazio, Saint-Etienne, Rosenborg, GROUP H: Sporting Lisbon, Besiktas, Lokomotiv Moscow, Skenderbeu; GROUP I: Basel, Fiorentina, Lech Poznan, Os Belenenses; GROUP J: Tottenham, Anderlecht, Monaco, Qarabag; GROUP K: Schalke 04, APOEL, Sparta Prague, Asteras; GROUP L: Athletic Bilbao, AZ Alkmaar, Augsburg, Partizan.
  • Monaco 0-3 Paris Saint-Germain
    5/13 Monaco 0-3 Paris Saint-Germain: Cavani scores twice as Di Maria makes decisive debut: Edinson Cavani scored twice and Angel Di Maria bagged an assist on his debut as Paris Saint-Germain won 3-0 away to Monaco. The Uruguay international showed his striking instincts remain strong when he supplied a textbook headed finish 12 minutes into the second half, before latching onto a perfectly weighted pass from Ibrahimovic to double his tally in the 73rd minute.
  • Roma 2-1 Juventus: Bianconeri stutter to defeat
    6/13 Roma 2-1 Juventus: Bianconeri stutter to defeat: Juventus stuttered to a 2-1 defeat against Roma at the Stadio Olimpico. Miralem Pjanic rattled the post during the first half before opening the scoring with a sumptuous 61st-minute free-kick. Edin Dzeko then climbed above Giorgio Chiellini to head home Iago Falque's hooked cross 11 minutes from time. Juventus did manage to reduce the deficit through Paulo Dybala.
  • Real Madrid 5-0 Real Betis: James Rodriguez stars with spectacular strikes
    7/13 Real Madrid 5-0 Real Betis: James Rodriguez stars with spectacular strikes: Rafa Benitez's Real Madrid rediscovered their attacking prowess in a 5-0 victory over Real Betis - James Rodriguez, Gareth Bale doubles and Karim Benzema sealed at the Santiago Bernabeu. The Colombian was the star with a superb free kick in the first half and a wonderful bicycle kick in the 50’ minute. He also assisted Bale at the opening goal.
  • Official: Mario Balotelli is new Milan player
    8/13 Official: Mario Balotelli is new Milan player: Mario Balotelli is new player of Milan. The striker returned after a year in Liverpool, he arrived on loan for a season, an agreement that the Italian club made official after the deal put a number of conditions to maintain their behavior.
  • Official: Juan Cuadrado signed for Juventus
    9/13 Official: Juan Cuadrado signed for Juventus: Juan Guillermo Cuadrado has become a new player of Juventus, after Chelsea announced the loan of Colombian midfielder to the Serie A team.
  • Usain Bolt shines again as he claims 200 m victory at World Championships
    10/13 Usain Bolt shines again as he claims 200 m victory at World Championships: Usain Bolt stole the show once again as he triumphed over Justin Gatlin to clinch gold in the men's 200 metres at the World Championships. Bolt dominated from the start to cross the line in 19.55 seconds, almost two tenths clear of the controversial Gatlin, while Anaso Jobodwana of South Africa was third.
  • Los Angeles looks to be a candidate for hosting the Olympic Games in 2024
    11/13 Los Angeles looks to be a candidate for hosting the Olympic Games in 2024: Los Angeles discussed candidacy for the Olympic Games in 2024. The city council hopes to gather data to help them make the decision to hold or not the Olympics again. Boston, the city that was originally chosen by the Olympic Committee of the United States, declined to participate.
  • IndyCar driver Justin Wilson dies
    12/13 IndyCar driver Justin Wilson dies: IndyCar driver Justin Wilson died from injuries sustained in the ABC Supply 500. Wilson suffered a serious head injury in race in Pennsylvania when a large piece of debris from another car made contact with his helmet during a crash in the final laps at Pocono Raceway. He was 37.
  • Dumoulin wins stage 9 and is leader of the Vuelta a Espana
    13/13 Dumoulin wins stage 9 and is leader of the Vuelta a Espana: Finally, the Dutch Tom Dumoulin (Giant-Alpecin) has won the ninth stage of the Vuelta a Espana in the grueling final of the Summits of the Sun and became the new leader in the overall standings.