Whilst Andy Murray was blowing his chances of the elusive first Grand Slam in New York the Great Britain Basketball team came within three minutes of what would surely have been the biggest upset in the history of the game when they lost narrowly to World Champions Spain in Warsaw. The Spanish were 4/7 for the Tournament with Stan James but are now out to Even money.
Two years ago JR Holden hit the winning basket for Russia in the 2007 European Championship (EuroBasket) against hosts Spain a result which shocked a nation as the Madrid crowd, featuring Rafa Nadal, were silenced when Los Angeles Lakers superstar Paul Gasol (from whom Holden had stolen the ball previously) missed a 15 foot jumper that would have given victory
A fascinating first week in the Premier League and what have we learnt?
Villa need new blood and quick, there is no reason why Blues or Wolves cannot compete more than effectively in a division which is exciting but lacks depth, Chelsea will win the League and Michael Owen didn't somehow turn back time when he signed for Manchester United as some pundits and journalists would have us believe.
After what seems a long, but not hot, summer the Premier League returns to a football ground near you this weekend. If you have been to a different solar system during the break I will try and explain what you have missed.
Our ongoing-football offer that if your selected 1st goalscorer nets during the 90 mins but fails to score first will result in you getting your stake refunded as a free bet, led to our punters getting their stake refunded on both Frank Lampard and Wayne Rooney in yesterday's 2-2 draw between Chelsea and Manchester United in the Community Shield.