Upsets at Wimbledon, Tour de France cyclists pedalling across beautiful landscapes around the North Sea, Messi missing another trophy with Argentina.
Rediff.com brings you these pictures and more from sports action that made headlines in the week gone by.
United States forward Sydney (2) celebrates with husband, Dom Dwyer, after the United States crushed Japan 5-2 to win the women's World Cup in Vancouver on July 5. Photograph: Michael Chow-USA TODAY Sports/Reuters
Germany's Dustin Brown celebrates a point during his match against Spain's Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon on July 2. Brown upset Nadal 7-5, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 to reach the third round of the Championships, but eventually lost to Serbia's Viktor Troicki. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters
Great Britain's Ian Stannard, riding for Team Sky, competes in the individual time trial in Stage One of the 2015 Tour de France, in Utrecht, Netherlands, on July 4. Photograph: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images
Argentina's Lionel Messi walks with his silver medal past the Copa America trophy after losing the Copa America final to Chile on July 4 . Photograph: Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton celebrates on the podium with teammate Nico Rosberg after winning the British Grand Prix at Silverstone on July 5. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters
Serbia's Jelena Jankovic plays a backhand shot during her third round match against the Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova at Wimbledon on July 4. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images
A spectator takes a selfie with the Czech Republic's Lucie Safarova after she beat the United States' Sloane Stephens at Wimbledon on July 3. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth
United States midfielder Tobin Heath (17) celebrates with teammate Ashlyn Harris (18) after defeating Germany 2-0 in the FIFA 2015 women's World Cup semi-finals at the Olympic Stadium, in Montreal, Canada. Photograph: Elsa/Getty Images
Chile's Alexis Sanchez celebrates after scoring the winning penalty to defeat Argentina in the Copa America final on July 4. Photograph: Ivan Alvarado/Reuters
Brondby's Frederik Holst (right) is challenged by a Juvenes/Dogana player during their Europa League soccer match at Brondby Stadium in Copenhagen on July 2. Photograph: Anders Kjaerbye/Scanpix Denmark/Reuters