Steve Finn helped England dominate Australia in another Ashes Test at Edgbaston on Friday to take a 2-1 series lead.
A day later, there were celebrations across China as Beijing won the rights to host the 2022 Winter Olympics.
And, on Sunday, Premier League club Arsenal finally won bragging rights after beating Chelsea 1-0 to clinch the Community Shield to kick-start their season on a positive note.
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Players in action at London Beach Rugby, a two day touch rugby event in aid to help Heroes at Finsbury Square, in London, on August 1. Photograph: Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images for City Sports Management Ltd
A rainbow over the Pirelli Stadium during the Pre-Season football friendly between Burton Albion and Leicester City at Pirelli Stadium in Burton-upon-Trent, England, on July 28. Photograph: Tony Marshall/Getty Images
Beijing awarded 2022 Winter Olympics
Fireworks explode behind a snowboarding sculpture to celebrate Beijing being chosen to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, in Chongli county of Zhangjiakou, on July 31. Beijing was chosen by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to host the 2022 Winter Olympics on Friday, becoming the first city to be awarded both summer and winter Games. Photograph: Jason Lee/Reuters
A member of the Mexico team competes in the Women's Team Free Synchronised Swimming Preliminary on Day 4 of the 16th FINA World Championships at the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, on July 28. Photograph: Matthias Hangst/Getty Images
Arsenal get morale-boosting win over Chelsea
Arsenal's Hector Bellerin, Mikel Arteta, Nacho Monreal and Santi Cazorla celebrate after beating Chelsea to win the FA Community Shield match at Wembley Stadium in London on August 2. Photograph: Mikel Arteta/Twitter
Edgbaston Test: England thrash Australia, go 2-1 up in Ashes series
England's Steven Finn is joined by teammates as he appeals unsuccessfully for the wicket of Australia's Mitchell Marsh on Day 2 of the 3rd Ashes Test at Edgbaston in Birmingham on July 30. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images
Late bloomer Froome wins second Tour de France title
5 odds Froome fought-off to make history at Tour de France
Team Sky rider Chris Froome of Britain, the race overall leader's yellow jersey, holds a glass of champagne as he celebrates victory during the 109.5-km (68 miles) final 21st stage of the 102nd Tour de France cycling race from Sevres to Paris Champs-Elysees, France, on July 26. Photograph: Sebastien Nogier/Reuters
Celtic's Dedryck Boyata scores against FK Qarabag during the UEFA Champions League Third Qualifying Round, 1st Leg match, at Celtic Park in Glasgow, Scotland, on July 29. Photograph: Steve Welsh/Getty Images
The Russia team compete in the Women's Free Combination Synchronised Swimming Final on Day 8 of the 16th FINA World Championships at the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, on August 1. Photograph: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images
Mookie Betts #50 of the Boston Red Sox falls over the bullpen after catching a ball hit by Jose Abreu #79 of the Chicago White Sox, which was ruled a home run after an official review showed the ball was dropped, in the sixth inning at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts, on July 28. Photograph: Jim Rogash/Getty Images