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Fairy-tale Flashes: 7 Magical Sporting Moments of 2015-16

It was the final day of the 2015/16 football season in Europe's top leagues and some fond farewells also. David Haye won another figh...

It was the final day of the 2015/16 football season in Europe's top leagues and some fond farewells also.

David Haye won another fight on his return to the ring while Blessing Okagbare seems to be picking up speed at just the right time.

Here are the seven sporting moments that marked our week.

Okagbare records season's best in Rabat
Less than 80 days to the 2016 Rio Olympics, Nigeria's medal hopeful, Blessing Okagbare seems to be peaking.
Pep Guardiola 

Okagbare ran a season-best time of 11.11s in the 100m at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Rabat. It was the Nigerian's personal best for the Athletics season. Many Nigerians will pray she continues to improve so as to pick a medal in Brazil.

Sevilla win historic third consecutive Europa League title
Unami Emery became the first manager after Liverpool legend, Rod Paisley, to win European trophies in three successive seasons. Emery achieved this last Wednesday when his Sevilla side came from a goal behind to beat Liverpool in the 2015/16 Europa League final that was played in Basle, Switzerland. 

That victory gave the Spanish way a ticket to the 2016/17 UEFA Champions League group stage.

Bach says 'zero tolerance' in Rio
International Olympic Committee (IOC) president, Thomas Bach, said on Wednesday that the organisation's "zero tolerance policy" would be applied if allegations of Russian state-supported doping at the 2014 Sochi Olympics are proven. 

The Olympics in Brazil is currently mired in various doping controversies with athletes asking for more stringent measures against dope cheats.

Haye bags second win after triumph

David Haye secured the second victory of his comeback on Saturday as he knocked out Arnold Gjergjaj in the second round at London's 02 Arena. It was Haye's second fight after a three-and-a-half-year hiatus with a career-threatening shoulder injury. 

He thus provided the 26th stoppage of his career and put him in line to challenge either Tyson Fury or David Joshua for a world title.

Rooney wins first ever FA Cup
Wayne Rooney, in his 14th year as a professional finally got his hand on the world's oldest football trophy, the English FA Cup on Saturday. The Manchester United captain inspired his team to come from a goal deficit to defeat Crystal Palace 2-1. 

After a clearly dour season, the Manchurians finally got their hands on another trophy after the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson in 2013.

Doubles galore in Europe
It was a double celebrations weekend for Bayern Munich, Juventus, PSG and Barcelona in Germany, Italy, France and Pain respectively. Apart from the 4-2 win recorded by PSG over Marseille, all the other matches were tight affairs. 

Bayern beat Dortmund on penalties; Juventus beat AC Milan 1-0 after extra time and Barcelona had to dig deep after playing almost 50 minutes with 10 men against Sevilla.

And finally... on a sad note
Football was struck by another tragedy on Saturday in Argentine after Micael Favre died on the pitch after receiving two blows to the head. The 24-year-old was playing for San Jorge against Defensores in the Liga Departamental de Colon when he died.

On a dribble, he apparently stumbled and fell to the ground and was unintentionally caught in the face by an opponent's knee. When he got up, another player from the opposing team seemed to strike him on a run. 

Favre fell to the ground, but failed to return to his feet after he tried to get up. - Online Sources 

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