Top-seed Caroline Wozniacki won her first title of the year and 22nd of her career when she defeated second-seeded Italian Roberta Vinci 6-1, 6-1 in the Istanbul WTA final.
Rory McIlroy suffered several anxious moments but kept the jitters in check to rubber-stamp his status as the newest golfing great by landing the first British Open title of his career.
Manchester United's new manager Louis van Gaal believes he can meet expectations for success at "the biggest club in the world" but refused to indulge in forecasts when he was introduced to the media at Old Trafford.
Tiger Woods's back operation in March robbed the former world number one of a quarter of the golf season but at least it has given him a fresh outlook on his career.
Luiz Felipe Scolari has resigned as manager of Brazil, the president of the country's football confederation has said, after the hosts suffered two of their worst defeats in World Cup history.
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