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10 BEST Sports Photos of the Week!

By Rediff Sports Desk
Last updated on: August 11, 2015 15:25 IST
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The English Premier League season got underway in England with champions Chelsea only managing a 2-2 home draw with Swansea City.

England reclaimed the Ashes urn after hammering Australia by an innings and 78 runs when the tourists were bowled out for 253 on Day 3 of the fourth Ashes Test at Trent Bridge in Nottingham.

Many swimmers entered the record books as they smashed the world records at the world championships in Kazan.

Here's a glimpse of all that happened around the world of sport last week, in 10 images

synchronised swimming


Spain competes in women's free combination synchronised swimming at the 16th FINA World Championships in Kazan. Photograph: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images


Mark Wood and Ben Stokes


England's Mark Wood and Ben Stokes celebrate after winning the Ashes England ripped out the last three Australia wickets for 12 runs to win the fourth Test by a crushing innings and 78 runs at Trent Bridge on Saturday and regain the Ashes. Photograph: Paul Childs/Action Images via Reuters


 Michael Clarke


Australia captain Michael Clarke announced his retirement from Test cricket on Saturday. "The Test at the Oval will be my last," Clarke said in an interview. Photograph: Ryan Pierse/Getty Images


 Petr Cech


West Ham United capitalised on two mistakes by new Arsenal new goalkeeper Petr Cech to claim a surprise 2-0 Premier League victory at the Emirates and leave the Gunners deflated on Sunday. Photograph: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images


 Venkatesh Shetty


It was survival of both man and machine in the Gulf Monsoon Scooter Rally as riders negotiated slushy, gravel-laden, winding terrain along the backwoods of Navi Mumbai. Venkatesh Shetty, astride his Honda Deo, negotiates the challenging track. He was named best Mumbai rider. Photograph: Sahil Salvi


 Andre Ayew


Ghanaian Andre Ayew, signed by Swansea City from Olympique de Marseille, capped a lively debut with a dazzling piece of footwork to score his side's first equaliser in a 2-2 draw at champions Chelsea on Saturday. Chelsea were embroiled in familiar Premier League high drama as the champions were reduced to 10 men. Photographer: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images




England players' wifes and girlfriends celebrate after winning the Ashes on Saturday. Photograph: Paul Childs/Action Images via Reuters


 The Indians


Looking for a proper tune-up before the three-match Test series against hosts Sri Lanka gets underway, India would be hoping that rain stays away from this series. India are aiming to win a first series on Lankan soil in more than two decades when the first Test gets underway, in Galle, on Wednesday. Photographer: Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters


  Alzain Tareq


Alzain Tareq won't be winning any medals at the world swimming championships but the pint-sized Bahraini did set an unlikely new record. Just 10-years-old, Tareq became the youngest ever competitor to race at the world championships when she competed in the heats of the women's 50-metre butterfly. Photographer: Hannibal Hanschke/Reuters


  water polo


US players push head coach Adam Krikorian into the pool after they defeated the Netherlands in their women's water polo gold medal match during the World Championships in Kazan. Photographer: Michael Dalder/Reuters

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