The Young Matildas, Australia's women's soccer youth team, lost to their Chinese counterparts 2-1 in an Asian Under-19 Championship tie in Wuhan on Monday night. And if that wasn't enough, there was an all-in brawl after full-time with spectators pelting the Aussies with bottles.
USA goalkeeper Hope Solo was dropped from the starting eleven for their FIFA Women's World Cup semi-final against Brazil on Wednesday. Brazil won 4-0. Hope wasn't happy. She obviously thought that if she was playing, Brazil would have scored less goals than USA.
Hope Solo wins this week's Jose Maurinho Award for Sports Egotism:
All Italian football is in limbo after the death of a policeman during a riot at Friday night's Catania v Palermo game.
For a league still recovering from the match-fixing traumas of recent uears, this level of crowd violence sinks its reputation even further.
I have linked to a report from The Guardian. I dare say we'll hear more over the weekend.
La Gazzetta's website has more, in Italian of course.
As if winning Euro 2004 and hosting the Olympics isn't enough, the Greek national rugby league team beat the VRL 24-18 on Sunday. That's the Victorian Rugby League. It was the early game to the Melbourne-Canterbury NRL fixture.