Juventus and PSG Celebrations and Xavi's Farewell in the Best of the Week

  • Sykes does the Donington double as he takes race 2 win
    1/28 Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) made it two wins from two starts as he dominated WorldSBK race 2 to equal Carl Fogarty’s six race wins. The former champion has now won every race at the 2.5 mile circuit for the last 3 years. Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) saved what could have been a huge crash as rounded Coppice Corner on lap 2, the championship leader lucky not to fall.
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  • Landa takes stage 15 as Contador grabs control of Giro
    6/28 Mikel Landa won stage 15 of the Giro d'Italia as Alberto Contador's march to the title continued. Astana's Landa won a sprint for the line at the end of the 165-kilometre route from Marostica to Madonna di Campiglio, but Contador also had plenty to cheer. He won his personal battle with Fabio Aru, the Spanish Tinkoff-Saxo rider coming out on top of a tactical duel to finish third immediately ahead of his rival after a gruelling day in the mountains.
  • Landa takes stage 15 as Contador grabs control of Giro
    7/28 Mikel Landa won stage 15 of the Giro d'Italia as Alberto Contador's march to the title continued. Astana's Landa won a sprint for the line at the end of the 165-kilometre route from Marostica to Madonna di Campiglio, but Contador also had plenty to cheer. He won his personal battle with Fabio Aru, the Spanish Tinkoff-Saxo rider coming out on top of a tactical duel to finish third immediately ahead of his rival after a gruelling day in the mountains.
  • F1: Rosberg scores surprise Monaco hat-trick after late race drama
    8/28 Nico Rosberg won the Monaco Grand Prix for the third year in a row, after a late strategy error demoted Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton from first to third behind the Ferrari of Sebastian Vettel.
  • F1: Rosberg scores surprise Monaco hat-trick after late race drama
    9/28 Nico Rosberg won the Monaco Grand Prix for the third year in a row, after a late strategy error demoted Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton from first to third behind the Ferrari of Sebastian Vettel.
  • Juventus beats Lazio 2-1 and wins Coppa Italia
    10/28 Juventus remain on course for a historic treble after substitute Alessandro Matri secured the Serie A champions a 2-1 extra-time Coppa Italia triumph over Lazio. Lazio captain Stefan Radu gave the Rome club a fourth-minute lead in their own Stadio Olimpico. Giorgio Chiellini hit back in spectacular fashion shortly after. Matri stroking home in 97th minutr after seeing a previous strike cruelly disallowed for offside in the 87th minute.
  • Juventus beats Lazio 2-1 and wins Coppa Italia
    11/28 Juventus remain on course for a historic treble after substitute Alessandro Matri secured the Serie A champions a 2-1 extra-time Coppa Italia triumph over Lazio. Lazio captain Stefan Radu gave the Rome club a fourth-minute lead in their own Stadio Olimpico. Giorgio Chiellini hit back in spectacular fashion shortly after. Matri stroking home in 97th minutr after seeing a previous strike cruelly disallowed for offside in the 87th minute.
  • Roland Garros begins with Roger Federer win
    12/28 Roger Federer got his 17th campaign at Roland Garros off to a fine start by racing past Alejandro Falla 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 in an hour and 50 minutes. The Swiss maestro was in solid form throughout and the Colombian only really put up a fight in the opening stages, after which the encounter was tantamount to a procession.
  • Roland Garros begins with Roger Federer win
    13/28 Roger Federer got his 17th campaign at Roland Garros off to a fine start by racing past Alejandro Falla 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 in an hour and 50 minutes. The Swiss maestro was in solid form throughout and the Colombian only really put up a fight in the opening stages, after which the encounter was tantamount to a procession.
  • Sykes does the Donington double as he takes race 2 win
    14/28 Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) made it two wins from two starts as he dominated WorldSBK race 2 to equal Carl Fogarty’s six race wins. The former champion has now won every race at the 2.5 mile circuit for the last 3 years. Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) saved what could have been a huge crash as rounded Coppice Corner on lap 2, the championship leader lucky not to fall.
  • Emotional farewell as Xavi leaves Camp Nou with La Liga title
    15/28 FC Barcelona couldn't manage to win in Xavi Hernandez's last game at the Camp Nou, but it isn't likely that anyone will remember the scoreline of the magestic midfielder's final appearance. What did matter was that the Cule talisman was able to walk away from what was his home with another La Liga in tow and the utmost appreciation of all the Camp Nou fans and his teammates and coaches. Xavi then gave his farewell address, and, of course, no celebration is complete with a victory lap.
  • PSG 3-2 Reims: PSG celebrates title with win
    16/28 Paris Saint-Germain ended their Ligue 1-winning campaign with a 3-2 victory over Reims, which saw Edinson Cavani score twice. Cavani proved a constant nuisance to the Reims backline, eventually opening the scoring with half an hour played. Adrien Rabiot scored the second on the stroke of half-time. Aissa Mandi's header eight minutes into the second half reducing their deficit. However, PSG added a third through Cavani - prior to a late consolation from Grejohn Kyei.
  • PSG 3-2 Reims: PSG celebrates title with win
    17/28 Paris Saint-Germain ended their Ligue 1-winning campaign with a 3-2 victory over Reims, which saw Edinson Cavani score twice. Cavani proved a constant nuisance to the Reims backline, eventually opening the scoring with half an hour played. Adrien Rabiot scored the second on the stroke of half-time. Aissa Mandi's header eight minutes into the second half reducing their deficit. However, PSG added a third through Cavani - prior to a late consolation from Grejohn Kyei.
  • Emotional farewell as Xavi leaves Camp Nou with La Liga title
    18/28 FC Barcelona couldn't manage to win in Xavi Hernandez's last game at the Camp Nou, but it isn't likely that anyone will remember the scoreline of the magestic midfielder's final appearance. What did matter was that the Cule talisman was able to walk away from what was his home with another La Liga in tow and the utmost appreciation of all the Camp Nou fans and his teammates and coaches. Xavi then gave his farewell address, and, of course, no celebration is complete with a victory lap.
  • Emotional farewell as Xavi leaves Camp Nou with La Liga title
    19/28 FC Barcelona couldn't manage to win in Xavi Hernandez's last game at the Camp Nou, but it isn't likely that anyone will remember the scoreline of the magestic midfielder's final appearance. What did matter was that the Cule talisman was able to walk away from what was his home with another La Liga in tow and the utmost appreciation of all the Camp Nou fans and his teammates and coaches. Xavi then gave his farewell address, and, of course, no celebration is complete with a victory lap.
  • Luis Figo withdraws from FIFA presidency race
    20/28 Luis Figo has pulled out of the race to be named FIFA president, leaving Prince Ali as the sole candidate against Sepp Blatter. The former Portugal international was originally one of four candidates fighting it out to head football's governing body. However, Figo - who represented the likes of Real Madrid, Inter and Barcelona during a distinguished playing career - confirmed that his name would not be on the ballot papers.
  • Luis Figo withdraws from FIFA presidency race
    21/28 Luis Figo has pulled out of the race to be named FIFA president, leaving Prince Ali as the sole candidate against Sepp Blatter. The former Portugal international was originally one of four candidates fighting it out to head football's governing body. However, Figo - who represented the likes of Real Madrid, Inter and Barcelona during a distinguished playing career - confirmed that his name would not be on the ballot papers.
  • Michael Van Praag withdraws from FIFA presidential race
    22/28 Michael van Praag has withdrawn from the race to become the next FIFA president and thrown his support behind Prince Ali bin Al Hussein. The Dutch Football Association (KNVB) president announced his intention to step aside, having previously been one of four candidates for the elections. Along with Luis Figo and Prince Ali, Van Praag has called for a change at the top of football's world governing body - believing the time has come for current incumbent Sepp Blatter to end his tenure.
  • Michael Van Praag withdraws from FIFA presidential race
    23/28 Michael van Praag has withdrawn from the race to become the next FIFA president and thrown his support behind Prince Ali bin Al Hussein. The Dutch Football Association (KNVB) president announced his intention to step aside, having previously been one of four candidates for the elections. Along with Luis Figo and Prince Ali, Van Praag has called for a change at the top of football's world governing body - believing the time has come for current incumbent Sepp Blatter to end his tenure.
  • Juventus 3-1 Napoli: Juve celebrates Scudetto with a win
    24/28 Serie A champions Juventus rounded off their efforts at home for the season with a 3-1 win against Napoli. Juventus Stadium was in party mode and Roberto Pereyra set the celebrations in full swing as he scored the opener in the 13th minute. Napoli tied through David Lopez. Stefano Sturaro's wonderfully composed effort put Juventus back in front and Simone Pepe rounded off the win in stoppage time with a penalti.
  • Juventus 3-1 Napoli: Juve celebrates Scudetto with a win
    25/28 Serie A champions Juventus rounded off their efforts at home for the season with a 3-1 win against Napoli. Juventus Stadium was in party mode and Roberto Pereyra set the celebrations in full swing as he scored the opener in the 13th minute. Napoli tied through David Lopez. Stefano Sturaro's wonderfully composed effort put Juventus back in front and Simone Pepe rounded off the win in stoppage time with a penalti.
  • Lewis Hamilton signs new 3-year Mercedes deal
    26/28 Finally, reigning Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton has signed a new three-year contract that will keep him at Mercedes until 2018, the German team have announced.
  • Lewis Hamilton signs new 3-year Mercedes deal
    27/28 Finally, reigning Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton has signed a new three-year contract that will keep him at Mercedes until 2018, the German team have announced.
  • Emotional farewell as Xavi leaves Camp Nou with La Liga title
    28/28 FC Barcelona couldn't manage to win in Xavi Hernandez's last game at the Camp Nou, but it isn't likely that anyone will remember the scoreline of the magestic midfielder's final appearance. What did matter was that the Cule talisman was able to walk away from what was his home with another La Liga in tow and the utmost appreciation of all the Camp Nou fans and his teammates and coaches. Xavi then gave his farewell address, and, of course, no celebration is complete with a victory lap.

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Xavi’s farewell from Barcelona, and PSG and Juventus celebrations in the best of the week.

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La emotiva despedida de Xavi y las celebraciones de los títulos de Barcelona, PSG y Juventus en lo mejor de la semana.

Emotional farewell as Xavi leaves Camp Nou with La Liga title

FC Barcelona couldn't manage to win in Xavi Hernandez's last game at the Camp Nou, but it isn't likely that anyone will remember the scoreline of the magestic midfielder's final appearance. What did matter was that the Cule talisman was able to walk away from what was his home with another La Liga in tow and the utmost appreciation of all the Camp Nou fans and his teammates and coaches. Xavi then gave his farewell address, and, of course, no celebration is complete with a victory lap.

Emotiva despedida a Xavi en el Camp Nou

Xavi Hernández levantó el título liguero después del partido ante el Deportivo La Coruña en una emotiva tarde que sirvió para despedir al centrocampista quien marchará a final de temporada rumbo a Qatar. El capitán cogió el micrófono y se dirigió al Camp Nou al acabar el encuentro: "Buenas tardes a todos, muchísimas gracias por todo. Muchas gracias de verdad, hoy y todas estas temporadas, no saben lo orgulloso que soy de ser jugador del Barça, somos el mejor equipo del mundo digan lo que digan".

Emotional farewell as Xavi leaves Camp Nou with La Liga title 

FC Barcelona couldn't manage to win in Xavi Hernandez's last game at the Camp Nou, but it isn't likely that anyone will remember the scoreline of the magestic midfielder's final appearance. What did matter was that the Cule talisman was able to walk away from what was his home with another La Liga in tow and the utmost appreciation of all the Camp Nou fans and his teammates and coaches. Xavi then gave his farewell address, and, of course, no celebration is complete with a victory lap. 

Emotiva despedida a Xavi en el Camp Nou 

Xavi Hernández levantó el título liguero después del partido ante el Deportivo La Coruña en una emotiva tarde que sirvió para despedir al centrocampista quien marchará a final de temporada rumbo a Qatar. El capitán cogió el micrófono y se dirigió al Camp Nou al acabar el encuentro: "Buenas tardes a todos, muchísimas gracias por todo. Muchas gracias de verdad, hoy y todas estas temporadas, no saben lo orgulloso que soy de ser jugador del Barça, somos el mejor equipo del mundo digan lo que digan".

Juventus 3-1 Napoli: Juve celebrates Scudetto with a win

Serie A champions Juventus rounded off their efforts at home for the season with a 3-1 win against Napoli. Juventus Stadium was in party mode and Roberto Pereyra set the celebrations in full swing as he scored the opener in the 13th minute. Napoli tied through David Lopez. Stefano Sturaro's wonderfully composed effort put Juventus back in front and Simone Pepe rounded off the win in stoppage time with a penalti.

Juventus 3-1 Napoli: Juve celebra el Scuddetto ganando

A Juventus le sobró para derrotar 3-1 a Napoli. El local aprovechó la primera clara que tuvo y a los 13 minutos se puso en ventaja con un gol del argentino Roberto Pereyra, que clavó el 1-0 con un derechazo certero. El tanto de David López al incio de la segunda mitad parecía emparejar las cosas, pero a los 77' Sturaro ponía nuevamente en ventaja a la Vecchia Signora y sobre el final, un penal de Pepe sentenció el 3-1 a favor de Juventus.

Juventus beats Lazio 2-1 and wins Coppa Italia

Juventus remain on course for a historic treble after substitute Alessandro Matri secured the Serie A champions a 2-1 extra-time Coppa Italia triumph over Lazio. Lazio captain Stefan Radu gave the Rome club a fourth-minute lead in their own Stadio Olimpico. Giorgio Chiellini hit back in spectacular fashion shortly after. Matri stroking home in 97th minutr after seeing a previous strike cruelly disallowed for offside in the 87th minute. J

uventus vence 2-1 a Lazio y gana la Coppa Italia

La Juventus se ha hecho con la Coppa de Italia después de derrotar 2-1 a la Lazio en la prórroga en el Olímpico de Roma. Empezó el partido muy movido. No en vano, a los 4 minutos, una falta lateral y mal defendida se convirtió en el primer tanto de los celestes, obra del rumano Radu. Siete minutos después, el centro de Pirlo fue bajado por Evra para que Chiellini rematara. En la prórroga, Matri aprovechó un balón perdido en el área.

PSG 3-2 Reims: PSG celebrates title with win

Paris Saint-Germain ended their Ligue 1-winning campaign with a 3-2 victory over Reims, which saw Edinson Cavani score twice. Cavani proved a constant nuisance to the Reims backline, eventually opening the scoring with half an hour played. Adrien Rabiot scored the second on the stroke of half-time. Aissa Mandi's header eight minutes into the second half reducing their deficit. However, PSG added a third through Cavani - prior to a late consolation from Grejohn Kyei.

PSG 3-2 Reims: PSG celebra título con victoria

El campeón PSG ha cerrado con victoria su participación en la Ligue 1, venciendo por 3-2 en el Parque de los Príncipes al Reims. Edinson Cavani capitalizó la asistencia de Marco Verratti a los 30 minutos. Antes del descanso, sobre los 45 minutos, Adrien Rabiot pondría tierra de por medio al marcar el 2-0 tras un pase de Lucas Moura. Aissa Mandi descontó para el Reims. Cavani volvería a marcar a siete minutos del final, pero el Reims volvería a descontar al 89 por mediación de Kiey.

Michael Van Praag withdraws from FIFA presidential race

Michael van Praag has withdrawn from the race to become the next FIFA president and thrown his support behind Prince Ali bin Al Hussein. The Dutch Football Association (KNVB) president announced his intention to step aside, having previously been one of four candidates for the elections. Along with Luis Figo and Prince Ali, Van Praag has called for a change at the top of football's world governing body - believing the time has come for current incumbent Sepp Blatter to end his tenure.

Michael van Praag retira su candidatura a presidente de la FIFA

El holandés Michael van Praag retirado su candidatura a la presidencia de la FIFA a través de 'KNBV' asegurando que sus razones son para evitar fragmentación contra Blatter. “Tres candidatos, dos o uno. Todo el mundo me decía en los últimos tres meses: chicos, debe haber solo un candidato, o de lo contrario no tienen ninguna oportunidad. Más de un candidato no es una propuesta real. Lo más importante es que alguien más que Blatter se convierta en presidente”, aseguró el holandés.

Luis Figo withdraws from FIFA presidency race

Luis Figo has pulled out of the race to be named FIFA president, leaving Prince Ali as the sole candidate against Sepp Blatter. The former Portugal international was originally one of four candidates fighting it out to head football's governing body. However, Figo - who represented the likes of Real Madrid, Inter and Barcelona during a distinguished playing career - confirmed that his name would not be on the ballot papers.

Luis Figo retira su candidatura a presidente de la FIFA

Luis Figo ha anunciado en un comunicado a 'EFE' que deja su candidatura a la presidencia de la FIFA debido principalmente a la falta de democracia y transparencia en el proceso electoral del próximo día 29. Figo ha acuñado todas sus críticas en esta carta de despedida de su candidatura aunque espera que el organismo cambie tarde o temprano de dirigente. “Pido que mantengan el deseo regenerador que puede tardar, pero llegará”, aseguró.

Landa takes stage 15 as Contador grabs control of Giro

Mikel Landa won stage 15 of the Giro d'Italia as Alberto Contador's march to the title continued. Astana's Landa won a sprint for the line at the end of the 165-kilometre route from Marostica to Madonna di Campiglio, but Contador also had plenty to cheer. He won his personal battle with Fabio Aru, the Spanish Tinkoff-Saxo rider coming out on top of a tactical duel to finish third immediately ahead of his rival after a gruelling day in the mountains.

Giro de Italia 2015: Etapa para Landa y Contador es cada vez más líder

El español Mikel Landa se impuso en la etapa quince del Giro de Italia, recorriendo los 165 km y con final en Madonna di Campiglio con un tiempo de 4h22'35", en una etapa con dominio ibérico, pues Alberto Contador llegó tercero, a 5 segundos de Landa, y se mantuvo líder en la general.

Sykes does the Donington double as he takes race 2 win

Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) made it two wins from two starts as he dominated WorldSBK race 2 to equal Carl Fogarty’s six race wins. The former champion has now won every race at the 2.5 mile circuit for the last 3 years. Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) saved what could have been a huge crash as rounded Coppice Corner on lap 2, the championship leader lucky not to fall.

SBK: Sykes conquista el doblete en su bastión de Donington Park

Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) ha vuelto a hacer historia en la pista de Donington Park, donde se ha reconciliado con la victoria por partida doble. Vencedor en la carrera 1 frente a su compañero Jonathan Rea, el campeón del mundo de 2013 ha sumado una nueva victoria en la segunda manga tras situarse al frente del pelotón en los primeros compases, mantenerse delante en todo momento y ver la bandera a cuadros con un margen de 9 segundos sobre su compañero de garaje, relegado al segundo puesto en ambos envites.

Roland Garros begins with Roger Federer win

Roger Federer got his 17th campaign at Roland Garros off to a fine start by racing past Alejandro Falla 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 in an hour and 50 minutes. The Swiss maestro was in solid form throughout and the Colombian only really put up a fight in the opening stages, after which the encounter was tantamount to a procession.

Federer supera a Alejandro Falla en primera ronda de Roland Garros

La cruzada de Roger Federer por un segundo título en Roland Garros comenzó el domingo con una victoria en primera ronda 6-3 6-3 6-4 sobre el colombiano Alejandro Falla. El suizo, segundo preclasificado para el torneo y con un récord 17 títulos Grand Slam, apenas sudó para pasar a segunda ronda.

F1: Rosberg scores surprise Monaco hat-trick after late race drama

Nico Rosberg won the Monaco Grand Prix for the third year in a row, after a late strategy error demoted Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton from first to third behind the Ferrari of Sebastian Vettel.

F1: Error de Mercedes condenó a Hamilton y le regaló el triunfo a Rosberg en Mónaco

Sólo un error podía quitarle el primer puesto a Lewis Hamilton. Y así fue. Por orden de su equipo, el piloto británico de Mercedes tomó una mala decisión, que fue aprovechada por su compañero de equipo, el alemán Nico Rosberg, que conquistó su segundo Gran Premio de Fórmula 1 consecutivo. El alemán Sebastian Vettel, de Ferrari, ocupó el segundo lugar en la carrera del principado.

Lewis Hamilton signs new 3-year Mercedes deal

Finally, reigning Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton has signed a new three-year contract that will keep him at Mercedes until 2018, the German team have announced.

Lewis Hamilton renueva por tres años con Mercedes

Finalmente, el doble campeón mundial de la Fórmula 1 Lewis Hamilton ha llegado a un acuerdo para un nuevo contrato por tres años que le mantendrá en Mercedes hasta finales de 2018.