This week’s roundup also features Muzzy Izzet, ‘The Ocho’ and Roger Federer still being an absolute boss
1)The college football season is under way Stateside – here are 10 of the opening weekend’s finest plays, topped by a ridiculous one-handed catch from Texas Tech’s TJ Vasher. There was more monodextrous magic from Washington’s Quinten Pounds against Auburn, and Miami’s Jeff Thomas – although there wasn’t much else to shout about for fans of ‘The U’ in the defeat to LSU. Elsewhere, Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa was on fire against Louisville, and Toledo scored a punt-return touchdown with a difference against Virginia Military Institute.
2) Alastair Cook announced his retirement from Test cricket this week and bows out as one of England’s greatest ever batsman. Here he is in 2016, talking to Wisden about his favourite innings, whilst his only Test wicket came against India back in 2014. Despite his international career stalling somewhat, there have still been recent moments of genius, such as his record-breaking 244* at the MCG last December – Cricket Australia have been kind enough to upload these highlights. More time, then, for farming and Essex CCC. Farewell Chef, and thanks for the memories.
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