Tokio has been chosen to host the 2020 Olympic games, beating Madrid and Istanbul.
Gareth Bale became the most expensive football player in history last night after a €100 million (£86 million) deal to join Real Madrid. He described it as “a dream come true”.
The NFL has agreed to pay $765 million in a settlement deal with over 4,500 former players, to fund medical exams, concussion-related compensation and medical research. It was accused of hiding the dangers of brain injury while profiting from the sport’s violence.
According to top coach Nick Bollettieri, the 17-time grand slam champion is “in a very vulnerable state” ahead of his opening match at the U.S. Open. He added that Federer is in “a vulnerable position because he’s moved down to No. 7 now”.
Bernie Ecclestone has said that the inaugural Grand Prix of America will not take place in 2014, due to race organizers being unable to raise funding.
Former FC Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola got his first victory on his second competitive game in charge against SW Rehden in the German Cup.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has said Luis Suárez should show loyalty to Liverpool as Arsenal’s interest in the Uruguayan intensifies.
Sabine Lisicki of Germany shocked the tennis world, including Serena Williams, Lisicki beat Williams in the fourth round at Wimbledon. Lisicki ended Serena’s career-high 34-match win streak.