The week in numbers: w/e 23/5/10

489,000,000 – In euros, the estimated debt of Spanish champions Barcelona, who this week spent €40m on striker David Villa, and are reportedly also seeking to add Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas and Liverpool‘s Fernando Torres before next season begins.

90,000,000 – The additional revenue (in pounds) Blackpool can expect to earn after beating Cardiff City in the Football League Championship playoff final on Saturday.

4,800,000 – Blackpool’s annual player wage bill, which is only slightly more than Kieron Dyer – who has played 19 games in 3 seasons at West Ham – earns (£4.3m pa) on his own.

0 – Days in which Alexandre Vinokourov has successfully defended the race leader’s pink jersey in the Giro d’Italia. He has taken the lead twice, but immediately conceded it the following day on both occasions.

11:10 – Time swing against Vinokourov on Wednesday’s stage 11. He started the day with an advantage of 1:12 over second-placed Cadel Evans, and finished it in tenth position, 9:58 behind Richie Porte.

6 – Spaniard David Arroyo became the sixth man to lead the Giro after Saturday’s stage 14.

3 – In winning the Champions League final, Inter Milan completed the treble of league, domestic cup and Champions League trophies in the same season, denying Bayern Munich the exact same achievement.

161 – At the start of the French Open yesterday, the men’s singles ranking of Alex Bogdanovic, Britain’s second highest-ranked male player behind Andy Murray, who is ranked fourth.

176 – Days spent by Avram Grant as manager of Portsmouth, up until his resignation last Thursday. He is the fourth manager to leave the club in the last 19 months (after Harry RedknappTony Adams and Paul Hart).


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