Here’s what’s happened this week in sport.
McIlroy/Wozniaki break-up a Major influence
Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy has left behind a rocky break-up with fiancée and professional tennis player Caroline Wozniaki to take out the PGA championship, going 16 shots under the card across the four rounds. The world number one beat out a fast finishing Phil Mickelson by a single stroke to record his fourth major championship win of his career.
Suarez ban upheld, moderated
Luis Suarez has had his appeal against a four-month ban for biting Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini turned down; however the Court of Arbitration have lifted the Uraguayan’s training ban. The court found the total ban on footballing activities to be excessive and the 27-year old-will now be able to train with his new Barcelona teammates ahead of his anticipated return in late October.
Vettel 29 times more expensive, Ricciardo 29 times better
The 2014 F1 driver salaries have been released this week, and Australian driver Daniel Ricciardo has drawn the short straw. The 25-year old earns $1.1 million a season with Red Bull, while his teammate Sebastien Vettel earns a whopping $31.7 million with the energy drink giants. Ironically, Ricciardo lies three places ahead of Vettel in the drivers championship, with his 131-point total earning him third spot as it currently stands.
I’ll wager $10 million on match fixing
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) have allocated $10 million of extra funds to strengthen the fight against illegal betting and match fixing ahead of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. The move comes after IOC president Thomas Bach suggested that match fixing is practised more than doping. – Patrick Boddan
Top photo of McIlroy from Camron Flanders’ Flickr photostream.