CYCLING – Spain’s Alberto Contador wears the leader’s pink jersey on the podium after the 264 km seventh stage of the Giro d’Italia race from Grosseto to Fiuggi, Italy. However, Mourning eventually got his Championship ring when the Heat, led by Dwayne Wade, won their first title in 2006. Mourning was also the first Heat player to have his jersey number (33) retired by the franchise. Kentucky, led by current Los Angeles Lakers star Anthony Davis, would win their eighth national championship that year after beating Kansas in the final in front of over 70,000 fans at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Reigning PGA champion Day began the final day with a four-shot cushion and never led by less than two strokes, finishing at 15-under-par 273 to become the fourth Australian to win the PGA Tour’s flagship event. Chelsea won the Champions League the previous season under Roberto Di Matteo but were knocked out in the group stages in the 2012-13 season to drop down to the second-tier Europa League, which led to the Italian manager losing his job. Sunderland may have held onto their Premier League status by the skin of their teeth last campaign, but Sam Allardyce’s side are determined to make their mark in style in the coming season.
SOCCER – England and Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney leaves a hotel on crutches in Munich after he was injured during the Champions League quarter-final match against Bayern Munich. The forward was later banned for eight months. BASKETBALL – Kentucky Wildcats forward Terrence Jones falls into Louisville Cardinals cheerleaders during the men’s National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Final Four semi-final college basketball game in New Orleans, Louisiana. SOCCER – Paris St Germain celebrate their record eighth French League Cup title after beating AS Monaco 3-0 in the final at the Nouveau Stade de Bordeaux. PSG, who signed Neymar for a record 222 million euros ($247.31 million) that season, won the ‘domestic quadruple’ by also winning the league title, the French Cup and the Trophee des Champions but fell in the Champions League in the last-16. In what was a rematch of the previous season’s final, PSG won their fifth successive title thanks to a brace from striker Edinson Cavani and a goal from winger Angel Di Maria. Ballack spent three more seasons at Chelsea and won the Premier League and two FA Cup trophies before returning to Bayer Leverkusen in 2010 on a two-year deal. SOCCER – Manchester United’s Eric Cantona arrives at Croydon Crown Court to appeal against his two-week jail sentence for a ‘kung-fu’ kick on a Crystal Palace fan who had shouted abuse at him when the Frenchman was sent off in a league match in January.
SOCCER – Chelsea midfielder Michael Ballack celebrates with his team mate Frank Lampard after scoring in a 2-1 win over Blackburn Rovers in an FA Cup semi-final at Old Trafford. United lost out in the title race as Blackburn Rovers wrapped up the league. With City planning to appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport against the Champions League ban and 30 million euro fine, more extensive details from the case should become public. Buzkashi is Afghanistan’s national sport which is often violent but designed to showcase the riders’ horsemanship and warrior spirit as they wrestle over the carcass and drop it on a target on the ground. BUZKASHI – Afghans on horseback battle for a headless goat carcass during a game of buzkashi (which roughly translates to ‘goat grabbing’) at a stadium in Kabul. City are down in 13th, eight points behind leaders Tottenham having played a game less. SOCCER – Arsenal’s David Platt clears the ball in acrobatic fashion during a 0-0 draw against bitter north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur. Played for two years with him at Tottenham. The ex-Manchester City player has not played professionally in four years after spending two-and-a-half years in jail, but had his conviction for rape overturned in April.
India’s top four batsmen — Robin Uthappa, Rahul Dravid, Suresh Raina and Yuvraj Singh — all scored half-centuries to seal India’s 16th successive win while chasing. The new home kit takes inspiration from Chelsea strips of the early 1980s with the shadow striped design on the front while the white shoulder pad has been added to make adidas’ iconic three stripes stand out. I got into this by accident, by answering an obscure job advert which turned out to be going round the City and the West End measuring guys for suits in their offices. Who is going to tell him? In spite of the Kings’ loss, David appeared calm and in good spirits while exchanging a hand shake with actor Vince Vaughn, 44, who attended the game alongside his wife of four years, Kyla. Rahman went toe-to-toe with Lewis for the first four rounds before knocking out the champion with a strong right hand in the fifth.