Sports quiz of the week: losers, dogs, fights and a world record at 10am

Who celebrated defeat? Who won without winning? And who was unlucky?

• Premier League at 25: the big quiz

Which football manager said: “It’s very important to lose in pre-season” – after losing?

Pep Guardiola

Zinedine Zidane

Jürgen Klopp

José Mourinho

Last week Lucky Whitehead said his dog had been kidnapped. What other misfortune befell the Cowboys receiver this week?

His electric fence broke and he was trapped in his house for three days

He was struck by lightning twice in one night

His family won the lottery but he didn’t join the syndicate

He was falsely used of shoplifting and released by the Cowboys

Why was Turkey manager Fatih Terim sacked this week?

He said watching his team was “like staring at a cow for 90 minutes”

He called the head of the Turkish football association “a six-foot scowl”

He signed up to be a commentator for the next World Cup

He was filmed fighting at a restaurant

In which country might Magdalena Eriksson of Sweden line up against her girlfriend, Pernille Harder of Denmark, in a final?


The Netherlands



What was Diego Costa up to this week while his Chelsea team-mates were in Singapore for pre-season training?

Taking his pet dog Bella for a ride on a jet ski in Brazil

Trekking to Everest Base Camp

Doing an internship for an architecture magazine in London

Sparring with Conor McGregor before his fight against Floyd Mayweather

Who said: “It’s 10am. It’s quite early for a world record”?

Bill Kilgore

Katie Ledecky

Adam Peaty

Tom Daley

Cricket could be making a return to the Olympics in 2024. The sport has only featured at the Games once, in 1900. Which two teams took part in the tournament?

England and Australia

USA and Canada

Great Britain and France

Greece and Scotland

Chris Froome won his fifth Tour de France title in Paris on Sunday. How many stages did he win in this year’s race?





What links 1973, 1993 and 2017?

The Tour de France was won by a Briton

Real Madrid broke the world transfer record

England hosted and won the Women’s Cricket World Cup

A British golfer won the Open

Branden Grace shot the lowest ever score at a major when he hit a 62 at the Open last Saturday. Where did he finish on the final leaderboard on Sunday afternoon?


In the top three

In the top 10

In the top 50

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