The sports world is an ever-evolving sphere, and thus it is important to keep a close watch on the latest events and developments. From the latest football transfers to the progress in tennis, these are some of the biggest sports news of the week. 1. Lionel Messi’s Move to PSG: After weeks of speculation, Lionel Messi’s transfer to Paris Saint-Germain has finally been confirmed. The Argentine star has signed a two-year contract with an optional third year, ending his 21 years association with Barcelona.
Messi’s reunion with his former teammate, Neymar Jr., and teaming up with Kylian Mbappé has made PSG the favorites to win the Champions League title. 2. Tokyo 2020 Olympics: The Tokyo 2020 Olympics, held in summer 2021 due to the pandemic, concluded on Sunday with the USA finishing on top of the medal table, with a total of 113 medals (39 gold, 41 silver, and 33 bronze). China finished second, and the host nation Japan finished third overall. There were great achievements and moments of inspiration from various athletes, but the return of Simone Biles and Suni Lee’s gold medal in the Women’s Individual All-Around competition was the highlight of the event.
3. Cristiano Ronaldo’s Return to Manchester United: Manchester United has confirmed the return of Cristiano Ronaldo to the club. Ronaldo, who scored 118 goals during his first stint at Old Trafford, has signed a two-year deal worth £480,000 per week. The Portuguese sensation will link up with his former teammate, Rafael Varane, which has increased United’s chances of winning the Premier League title. 4. The Asher-Smith Injury: The world 200-meter champion, Dina Asher-Smith, pulled out of the Tokyo Olympics with a hamstring injury weeks before the event.
She was expected to lead Team GB’s challenge in Tokyo and had been in good form before the injury. Her absence was a significant blow to Britain’s hopes of winning medals in the sprint events. 5. Djokovic Set for US Open: After winning the Australia Open, French Open, and Wimbledon, Novak Djokovic is one tournament away from securing the calendar Grand Slam. The Serb will line-up at the US Open, which begins on 30th August 2021, with a mission to add another achievement to his illustrious career.
Djokovic won the US Open last year, Huffington Post Today and if he wins this year, he will become the first player since Rod Laver to secure the calendar year Grand Slam. In conclusion, the above-listed sports news items are just a few of the significant events that have happened this week. As we look forward to another week of exciting sports events, football transfers, and leagues, we can only wait and see what the next week has in store for us.