Weekend In Pictures: Harzand delivers on Derby day, Djokovic downs Murray at Roland Garros
It was another thrilling weekend of sport, with the Investec Derby Festival and French Open finals taking place and providing plenty of drama.
Following the action, Coral bring you our latest weekend in pictures, so sit back and relive all the thrills and spills through the best images from the sporting world…
Coral were the official betting partners of the Investec Derby Festival at Epsom Downs where two of the British Classics and centrepieces of the flat season were decided…
Minding completes 1000 Guineas and Oaks double
Aidan O’Brien filly Minding was desperately unlucky to miss out on the Irish 1000 Guineas last time out after winning the British equivalent at Newmarket. She got back to winnings ways, however, with a classy victory in The Oaks.
Harzand overcomes opposition to delight in Derby
Dermont Weld has trained Group 1 winners that have raced on four different continents, but none of his previous success can compare to saddling a Derby winner.
The Aga Khan owned Harzand almost didn’t go to post at Epsom after tearing a horseshoe on the morning of the big race, but under a superbly judged ride from Pat Smullen outran the O’Brien contingent, beating US Army Ranger by a length-and-a-half.
Harzand’s heroics gave his powerful connections a fifth Derby win. Ante post favourite Wings of Desire could only manage fourth for handler John Gosden behind another O’Brien entrant in Idaho.
Grand Slam singles glory was up for grabs at Roland Garros, as the 2016 French Open drew to a close…
Muguruza wins maiden Major beating Serena in straight sets
Spanish fourth seed Garbine Muguruza won her first-ever Grand Slam title, defeating defending champion Serena Williams 7-5 6-4 on Saturday.
Djokovic joins elite list of tennis greats
Novak Djokovic finally completed the Career Grand Slam, after defeating Andy Murray in a largely one-sided French Open final in four sets. The Serb in turn is now just five Major titles behind all-time great Roger Federer’s haul of 17.
Liam Smith enjoyed a comfortable homecoming in Liverpool, making a successful defence of his WBO light-middleweight title…
Smith seeks Canelo clash after KO
Merseysider Smith stopped challenger Predrag Radosevic at the Echo Arena in Liverpool thanks to a solid left hook to the body, earning a second-round knockout on home soil before outlining intentions of meeting Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez.
The annual charity event Soccer Aid took place at Old Trafford on Sunday, with football legends and celebrities getting together for a good cause, while the Copa America kicked-off in the United States…
England oust Rest of the World
Sam Allardyce and Robbie Williams were in charge of the England side as they overcame Claudio Ranieri’s Rest of the World 3-2 at Old Trafford, with Mark Wright, Dimitar Berbatov and Jermain Defoe all getting on the scoresheet. Most importantly, the game raised over £5.3m for UNICEF.
Colombia too strong for hosts USA
Colombia proved too strong for hosts the USA in the tournament opener as Cristian Zapata and James Rodriguez struck to earn a 2-0 victory, with Jurgen Klinsmann’s men getting off to the worst possible start on home soil.
Mexico overcome Suarez and Uruguay
Rafael Marquez and Hector Herrera netted late to help Mexico topple Uruguay 3-1 in their Copa America opener on Sunday night, while Diego Godin and an own-goal from Alvaro Pereira had got proceedings going earlier.
Elsewhere, Haiti were beaten 1-0 by Peru, Venezuela downed Jamaica by the same scoreline, while Costa Rica and Paraguay as well as Brazil and Ecuador played out scoreless draws.
You’ll find previous editions of weekend in pictures in Coral’s extensive archives.