Whilst I have been away on holiday for the past 10 or so days; there has been plenty of activity in the world of sport. England have reclaimed the Ashes, the Luis Suarez and Gareth Bale transfer sagas have intensified, and Usian Bolt claimed the 100m world championship in Moscow in just 9.7 seconds.
The main story would be the way the England cricket team have retained the Ashes urn by drawing in the 3rd test at Old Trafford and winning the 4th test in Durham. This series really has shown the gulf in class between these two nations when it was only six years ago that Australia won the 2007 ashes series 5-0 down under. Ian Bell has been performing with the bat for England, being the main man in the middle powering the England steamroller over the Australians. For Michael Clarke and his team, a long interesting talk with cricket Australia is needed as the team need to bounce back quickly for the return series this winter.
Personally, I think the Gareth Bale saga is now over after the real Madrid president claimed that the Welshman is ‘too overpriced’. Gareth may have told Levy he wants to leave but if an offer doesn’t come in for him then he may as well stop house searching and packing sun cream for Madrid. Luis Suarez on the other hand, may be forced out the door for the way he has been acting at Liverpool. The Uruguayan won’t apologise for comments made and has made it loud and clear he wants to move. But Arsenal won’t get him, I’m sure of that.
Usian Bolt comfortably won the 100m final in style, with a 9.7 second run in thunderstorms in the World Championships in Moscow. Andy Murray lost in his first tournament since winning Wimbledon in the 3rd round in Canada. He though is confident about retaining the US Open he won last year and Jason Dufner won the USPGA, the final Golfing major of the year.
Whilst in Turkey, I tried Water Polo, Beach Volleyball and Archery, all these sports I hardly play in England, they were all very enjoyable, hot… but enjoyable.