Here’s what happened in sport this week.
Novak Djokovic takes Wimbledon
Novak Djokovic defeated Rodger Federer this week in the Wimbledon final to take home his seventh career grand slam championship. Djokovic won 6-7, 6-4, 7-6, 5-7, 6-4 in a phenomenal five-set game that included Federer coming back from 5-2 down in the fourth set. The win promoted Djokovic to the world number one ranking. Days after his historic win, Djokovic married his longtime girlfriend Jelena Ristic.
Newsflash: concussions hurt
Concussion injuries have been closely monitored by all sports codes around Australia over the last few years, and this week showed why that is important. West Tigers backrower Liam Fulton has announced his immediate retirement from rugby league after four concussions in six games this season alone had left him with short-term memory loss. Fulton, aged 29, had spoken to specialists over the past few weeks and decided that his long-term health is much more important then playing another game and risking further injury. Fulton was a fixture in the Tigers lineup and was a member of their 2005 premiership winning team.
Gallen wants a slice of Kimbo
After defeating QLD in the State of Origin series for the first time since 2005, NSW captain Paul Gallen is feeling unstoppable. Now he is ready to throw on some boxing gloves and head back into the ring. It looks like one of his opponents could be the American UFC and boxing sensation Kimbo Slice. Gallen made his boxing debut earlier this year with a win over Herman Ene-Purcell at the Hordern Pavilion.
Saint Bennett heading back to St George… with company?
One day after announcing he would leave the Newcastle Knights at the end of the year, supercoach Wayne Bennett seems primed to sign a deal with his former club, St George Illawarra Dragons. But he may not leave alone. There have been reports that star fullback Darius Boyd is also on his way out and may join Bennett at St George. After a colourful interview with Channel 7 yesterday went viral yesterday, Boyd has been the focus of media speculation.
Lebron James decision imminent
NBA superstar Lebron James is yet to decide which team he will play for next season. His former team, the Cleveland Cavaliers, are the apparent front-runners, so Lebron’s career may soon come full circle after four years. A decision is expected in the next few days. – Compiled by Lachlan Brunton
Top photo of Novak Djokovic from mirsasha’s Flickr photostream.