Real Madrid got one over in the Clásico, Andrew Strauss stepped down as England's Test captain and retired altogether while the Paralympic Games got underway amidst a sombre and sensitive atmosphere. They're just some of the events featured in the sport pictures of the week...
Leo Messi of FC Barcelona strikes a penalty while Cristiano Ronaldo, Gonzalo Higuain and Xabi Alonso of Real Madrid attempt to block during the Supercopa second leg match between Real Madrid and Barcelona at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on August 29, 2012 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)
Daniel Ricciardo of Australia and Scuderia Toro Rosso drives during practice for the Belgian Grand Prix at the Circuit of Spa Francorchamps on August 31, 2012 in Spa Francorchamps, Belgium. (Photo by Vladimir Rys/Getty Images)
Three England cricket captains, Alastair Cook (left), England's one-day captain, Stuart Broad (right) takes the Twenty20 role and Andrew Strauss (centre) remains Test skipper during a Press Conference at in the Long Room at Lords, London.
Newcastle United's Ryan Taylor lies injured which led to him being taken off during a UEFA Europa League match at St James' Park, Newcastle. Picture date: Thursday August 30, 2012. See PA story: SOCCER Newcastle. Photo credit should read: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire.
Fireworks during the opening ceremony at the Olympic Stadium. Picture date: Wednesday August 29, 2012. See PA story PARALYMPICS Opening Ceremony. Photo credit should read: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Ian Sagar of Great Britain celebrates during the Wheelchair Basketball match between Great Britain and Germany on Day 1 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at North Greenwich Arena on August 30, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)
Anthony Rizzo #44 of the Chicago Cubs (L) and teammate Alfonso Soriano #12 celebrate after Soriano hit a game-winning RBI single scoring Starlin Castro #13 during the ninth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Wrigley Field on August 30, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. The Cubs defeated the Brewers 12-11. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)
Paris Jackson throws out the first pitch at U.S. Steel Yard on August 30, 2012 in Gary, Indiana. (Photo by Michael Hickey/WireImage)
Wide receiver Dane Sanzenbacher #18 of the Chicago Bears catches a pass for a touchdown under pressure by cornerback Trevin Wade #26 of the Cleveland Browns during the first quarter of a preseason game at Cleveland Browns Stadium on August 30, 2012 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
Australia's Bryce Lindores and Sean Finning during Individual B Pursuit Qualifying in the London Paralympic Games at the Velodrome, London. Picture date: Thursday August 30, 2012. See PA story PARALYMPICS Cycling Track. Photo credit should read: David Davies/PA Wire
Great Britain's Claire Cashmore in action in the Women's 100m Butterfly S9 heat at the Aquatics Centre, Olympic Park, London. Picture date: Thursday August 30, 2012. See PA story PARALYMPICS Swimming. Photo credit should read: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire
Ukraine's Laroslav Semenenko stretches ahead of Men's 100m Backstroke S6 category at the 2012 Paralympics Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
Austria's Rosemary Little, center, competes in a women's 100m T34 round 1 race at the 2012 Paralympics in London, Friday, Aug. 31, 2012. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
England's Jade Dernbach, right, celebrates as he claims the wicket of South Africa's Hashim Amla, left, during their one day international match at the Oval cricket ground, London, Friday Aug. 31, 2012. (AP Photo/Tom Hevezi)
Kim Clijsters plays her last match v. Britain's Laura Robson before going into retirement at the 2012 US Open at the Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing, NY on August 29, 2012. Photo by Art Seitz / ABACAUSA.COM
Andy Roddick of the United States speaks to the media during a press conference announcing his retirement during Day Four of the 2012 US Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 30, 2012 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Michael Heiman/Getty Images)
FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi from Argentina, left, celebrates his goal with Xavi Hernandez, right, during a Spanish Supercup second leg soccer match against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
Iker Casillas of Real Madrid in action during the Supercopa second leg match between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on August 29, 2012 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Victor Carretero/Real Madrid via Getty Images)
Liverpool during the UEFA Europa League Play-off Round between Hearts and Liverpool at Tyncastle Stadium on August 23, 2012 in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers speaks to Andy Carroll