The sporting weekend in pictures

Stuart Broad’s hopes of retiring in a blaze of glory threatened to go awry as his old rival David Warner helped Australia puncture the party atmosphere in the final Ashes Test.

Broad smashed his final ball as a batter for six, but then saw Warner and fellow opener Usman Khawaja reach 135 without loss in pursuit of 384 to secure a 3-1 series victory.

Away from the Kia Oval, Red Bull’s Max Verstappen made it eight wins in succession in the Belgian Grand Prix, while France’s Celine Boutier won her maiden major title on home soil in the Amundi Evian Championship.

Here, the PA news agency looks at some of the best images from the weekend’s action.

Stuart Broad

Stuart Broad receives a guard of honour from Australia’s players as he makes his way out for the start of day four of the fifth LV= Insurance Ashes Series Test at The Kia Oval (John Walton/PA)

Stuart Broad

Broad hits what proved his last ball as a batter in Test cricket for six (Mike Egerton/PA)

Max Verstappen

Red Bull driver Max Verstappen, right, and team-mate Sergio Perez celebrate on the podium after the Dutchman’s victory in the Belgian Grand Prix (Geert Vanden Wijngaert/AP)

Manuel Vanegas

Celine Boutier

Celine Boutier poses with the trophy after winning her first major title in the Evian Championship (Lewis Joly/AP)

Terence Crawford

Terence Crawford, left, on his way to victory over Errol Spence Jr in their welterweight title unification fight in Las Vegas (Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun/AP)

Tom Lineham

Tom Lineham scores a try for Wakefield in their impressive win against his former side Warrington (Martin Rickett/PA)

Warrington Wolves head coach Daryl Powell left his role after a sixth straight defeat at bottom-of-the-table Wakefield

Warrington head coach Daryl Powell left his role after a sixth successive defeat in all competitions at bottom-of-the-table Wakefield (Martin Rickett/PA)

Iga Swiatek

Home favourite Iga Swiatek on her way to victory over Laura Siegemund in the final of the Poland Open in Warsaw (Czarek Sokolowski/AP)

Alex Cejka

Alex Cejka, right, defeated Padraig Harrington on the second play-off hole at the 2023 Senior Open Championship at Royal Porthcawl (Nick Potts/PA)

Lee Hodges

Lee Hodges kisses the trophy after winning the 3M Open in Minnesota (Bruce Kluckhohn/AP)

Demi Vollering holds her trophy after winning the Tour de France Femmes in Pau

Demi Vollering holds her trophy after winning the Tour de France Femmes in Pau (Bob Edme/AP)

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