David De Gea's Drama and Rafa Nadal's Defeat in the Best of the Week

  • De Gea's Drama and More
    1/11 All the controversy surrounding the failed bid to sign Real Madrid goalkeeper David De Gea stole the show. In other sports, Rafa Nadal lived his own tragedy with the elimination from the US Open.
  • David De Gea Transfer Off As Papers Arrive Late
    2/11 David De Gea Transfer Off As Papers Arrive Late: David De Gea's move to Real Madrid from Manchester United has fallen through. Reports suggested that Real and United initiated talks with the hope of striking a deal for the Spaniard, but it has now emerged that the required documents did not arrive at the headquarters of La Liga on time, thus scuppering the transfer. United appeared set to sign Keylor Navas in part-exchange, in addition to a fee of around £29 million, but it appears that the Costa Rica international will not move to Old Trafford, with De Gea remaining in Manchester.
  • Man. United and Real Madrid Mutually Accuse in the 'De Gea Case'
    3/11 Man. United and Real Madrid Mutually Accuse in the 'De Gea Case': After the issue of De Gea had a sad ending, Florentino Perez, president of Real Madrid, said this: At 1330 Manchester United had all the papers but they took eight hours to return them."It's very unfortunate and I don't want to blame anyone but we don't understand why it took them so long to send them, or why they only decided to negotiate when there was 12 hours to go". But the Red Devils have offered a different version of events and believe they fulfilled their side of the deal, with the transfer actually failing to get over the line because Madrid did not upload De Gea's documents to either the TMS (Transfer Matching System) or Spanish league on time.
  • Javier Hernandez Signs For Bayer Leverkusen From Manchester United
    4/11 Javier Hernandez Signs For Bayer Leverkusen From Manchester United: Bayer Leverkusen have completed the signing of Manchester United forward Javier Hernandez. The Mexico international, who spent last season on loan at Real Madrid, signed a contract with the Bundesliga side which ties him to the club until June 2018.
  • Sergio Aguero Equals Diego Armando Maradona
    5/11 Sergio Aguero Equals Diego Armando Maradona: Sergio Aguero was not only the great figure of the 7-0 rout of Argentina over Bolivia: with the two goals he scored, Kun reached 32 goals with the Albiceleste shirt and reached no less than Diego Armando Maradona in fourth place in the list of top scorers of the Argentine historical combined.
  • Wayne Rooney Equals Bobby Charlton's England Scoring Record
    6/11 Wayne Rooney Equals Bobby Charlton's England Scoring Record: Wayne Rooney has joined Sir Bobby Charlton on 49 goals to become England's all-time joint record goalscorer. The Manchester United striker tucked away a 13th minute penalty against San Marino in Euro 2016 qualification fixture, slotting low to goalkeeper Aldo Simoncini's left and into the corner of the net.
  • Turkey 3-0 Netherlands: Dismal Dutch in Danger of Missing Euro 2016
    7/11 Turkey 3-0 Netherlands: Dismal Dutch in Danger of Missing Euro 2016: Oguzhan Ozyakup dealt a major blow to his country of birth's hopes of qualifying for Euro 2016 as Turkey consigned Netherlands to a stunning 3-0 defeat in Konya to go two points above them in Group A. Danny Blind's men have slipped to fourth in their qualification group after succumbing to goals from Ozyakup, Arda Turan and Burak Yilmaz.
  • Gerard Pique, Booed by Spanish Fans
    8/11 Gerard Pique, Booed by Spanish Fans: Gerard Pique was the target for some fans during Spain's 2-0 Euro 2016 qualifying victory over Slovakia, with the 28-year-old's reputation having taken a hit following his rant at an assistant referee in the Supercopa de Espana. Fans booed the FC Barcelona player each time he touched the ball during the match. It had happened in the previous game of the national team in Leon.
  • US Open: Another Early Exit for Rafa Nadal
    9/11 US Open: Another Early Exit for Rafa Nadal: Rafa Nadal was dumped out in the US Open third round by Fabio Fognini, one of his bogeymen this year, throwing away a two-set lead to succumb 3-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4. This is the first time Nadal has ever lost at a Major after taking the opening two stanzas.
  • F1: Hamilton Extends his Lead in Title Race
    10/11 F1: Hamilton Extends his Lead in Title Race: Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) took first place at the Italian Grand Prix in Monza and extended his lead at the top of the Formula 1 World Championship. His teammate Nico Rosberg was forced to retire late on. The British driver won his seventh race of the season ahead of Germany's Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) and Brazil's Felipe Massa (Williams).
  • Vuelta a Espana 2015: Purito Takes Top Spot
    11/11 Vuelta a Espana 2015: Purito Takes Top Spot: Finally, Fränk Schleck crossed the line free and clear in Stage 16 of the Vuelta a España between Luarca and Ermita del Alba-Quirós. The 185-kilometre stage saw Spain's Joaquim 'Purito' Rodríguez snatch the general classification lead from Fabio Aru by a single second. Schleck, who was part of the day's breakaway group, powered to victory up the slopes to Ermita del Alba and raised his arms after clinching the win with a time of 5:49:57, 1:10 ahead of Colombia's Rodolfo Torres.