Gold: Fußball-Club Bayern München e.V.
(Germany-based team, Association Football)
It is not only the fact that it is the UEFA Champions League that they won, but the way they won it. By beating Paris Saint-Germain 1-0 in the final, they became the first team ever to win all 11 of the matches in the tournament, with a total of 43 goals. En route, destroying Barcelona 8-2 in a historic quarterfinals last week, before taking out Lyon in a contundent 3-0. The squad led by Hans-Dieter Flick had also just won an eight consecutive Bundesliga title. Robert Lewandowski (POL) had 15 goals, one of the best marks in the competitions’ history, and Manuel Neuer (GER) has now maintained a clean sleet both in the FIFA World Cup (2014) and the UEFA Champions League Finals. The lone goal in the Final came by Kingsley Coman (FRA), who was a PSG juvenile player.
Goalkeepers: Neuer, Nübel, Ulreich, Hoffmann (GER)
Defenders: Süle, Boateng, Kimmich, Arrey-Mbi (GER), Pavard, Hernandez, Kouassi (FRA), Alaba (AUT), Odriozola (ESP)
Midfielders: Alcántara, Martínez (ESP), Cuisance, Tolisso (FRA), Goretzka, Gnabry, Batista Meier, Zirkzee, Tillman, Musiala (GER), Davies (CAN), Coutinho (BRA)
Forwards: Müller (GER), Lewandowski (POL), Perišić (CRO), Coman (FRA)
Watch the final’s highlights (Fox Sports MX)
Silver: Dustin Johnson
(United States of America, Golf)Yet another change in the World Golf’s number one rankings (Official and PGA FedEx Cup) but this has been one of the most dominant tournaments with which a player has scaled to the number one spot. Dustin Johnson won the PGA Northern Trust by 11 strokes, the largest winning margin for a PGA tournament in the last 20 years. He finished 30 strokes under par, the second lowest score in a 72-hole PGA event (missed Ernie Els’ record by one), and he scored the lowest in three rounds ever, with 187 strokes. DJ has 22 career victories now, and tied Rory McIlroy (NIR/IRL) as the winningest PGA Playoffs tournament winner with 5.
Watch his Round 4 Highlights (PGA)
Bronze: Takuma Satō
(Japan, Auto Racing)
Takuma-san might as well be the greatest Asian driver ever, at least on track. Sato won his second Indy 500 victory by taking advantage of his ever-supporting Honda package, which delivered well this race and powered the top four positions. The Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing driver was tight on fuel and was benefited by a crash from teammate Spencer Pigot (USA) to ensure his win with a yellow flag ending. Scott Dixon (NZL) came second and was due to pit the next lap and had been fairly passed by Takuma on lap 172, never to lose the lead. Patricio O’Ward (MEX) impressed and took Rookie of the Year honors, in sixth.
Watch the race’s extended highlights (NBC Sports)