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Review of sporting events in 2017

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December 31, 2017 -- Looking back at a selection of the international sporting events and sports personalities in the public eye in 2017: -

January 29, 2017: Serena Williams wins record 23rd Grand Slam at Australian Open. Roger Federer wins men’s title, his 18th major

February 5, 2017: Cameroon defeat Egypt to secure fifth Africa Cup of Nations crown

February 5, 2017: New England Patriots produce greatest comeback in Super Bowl history to claim dramatic overtime triumph against Atlanta Falcons

March18, 2017: England win Six Nations rugby but miss setting new record for consecutive Test wins

April 9, 2017: Sergio Garcia celebrates first major title – at 74th attempt – at U.S. Masters golf

April 29, 2017: Boxer Anthony Joshua knocks out Wladimir Klitschko to pick up two more world heavyweight belts

May 12, 2017: Chelsea claim Premier League glory – led by coach Antonio Conte – while Real Madrid secure La Liga, Juventus win Serie A and Bayern Munich storm Bundesliga

June 3, 2017: Real Madrid become first team to retain Champions League title with emphatic win over Juventus

June 19, 2017: Rafael Nadal wins at Roland Garros – first player to win single Grand Slam 10 times

June 25, 2017: Team New Zealand beat defending champions Oracle Team USA to win America’s Cup

July 15, 2017: Grass court master Roger Federer wins record 8th Wimbledon title

July 23, 2017: Golfer Jordan Spieth, aged 23, wins British Open for his third major title

July 23, 2017: Chris Froome wins Tour de France – claiming yellow jersey for fourth time in five years

August 3, 2017: Paris St-Germain sign Neymar from Barcelona for world record transfer fee of €222m

August 12, 2017: Track giants Usain Bolt and Mo Farah retire, Bolt pipped into silver in World 100m, Farah taking gold in 10,000m and silver in 5,000m

August 21, 2017: Rafael Nadal takes No.1 tennis rank for first time since 2014 – caps resurgence with 16th major title at U.S. Open

August 26, 2017: New Zealand beat England to win Women’s Rugby World Cup

September 17, 2017: Slovenia win their first Eurobasket title – winning all nine matches – beating Serbia in final

October 27, 2017: Lewis Hamilton joins select club of only five drivers with four or more Formula 1 world championships – Michael Schumacher, Juan Manuel Fangio, Alain Prost and Sebastian Vettel

November 1, 2017: Houston Astros win first ever MLB World Series with victory over Los Angeles Dodgers

November 12, 2017: Marc Marquez becomes youngest four-time MotoGP champion, aged 24

November 14, 2017: John Gosden-trained Enable is named Horse of the Year at Cartier Racing Awards after five consecutive Group One race wins, including Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe

December 1, 2017: Draw for 2018 FIFA World Cup pits host Russia against Saudi Arabia in opening match

December 2, 2017: Australia beat England 6-0 to retain Rugby League World Cup. Australia women also win, beating New Zealand 23-16

December 7, 2017: Cristiano Ronaldo wins fifth Ballon d’Or award, equalling haul of La Liga rival Lionel Messi

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