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The week in numbers: w/e 10/7/11

Silverstone has not been a happy hunting ground for Button (image courtesy of Wikipedia)

12 Jenson Button‘s retirement on lap 39 of yesterday’s British Grand Prix at Silverstone meant he has now competed in the event 12 times without a single podium finish.

9 – In finishing in second place behind Fernando Alonso, Sebastian Vettel has now been first or second in all nine races this season (six wins, three seconds).

0.024 – In seconds, the gap by which Lewis Hamilton edged out Felipe Massa for fourth place.

10England beat Sri Lanka by ten wickets in the fourth one-day international at Trent Bridge, after bowling the visitors out for 174. Captain Alastair Cook scored an unbeaten 95 of 75 balls. England went on to clinch the five-match series 3-2.

Jeter celebrated his 3,000th career hit in emphatic style (image courtesy of Wikipedia)

3,000Derek Jeter struck a home run with his 3,000th career hit and finished five-for-five batting, helping the New York Yankees to beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-4 in a Major League Baseball match-up on Saturday.

2 – Two spectators suffered broken legs at the Scottish Open after landslides and flooding made conditions treacherous. World number one Luke Donald won the tournament after it was shortened to three rounds.

179 – Surrey’s Zander de Bruyn scored 179 from 200 deliveries on the first day of their County Championship match against Kent.

0 – Games lost by Andy Murray against Laurent Bram in Britain’s Davis Cup victory over Luxembourg. He lost just 15 points as he wrapped up a 6-0 6-0 6-0 win in 52 minutes.

The Tour de France in numbers

Voeckler leads the Tour de France by nearly two minutes

3Thomas Voeckler became the third wearer of the yellow jersey in the 2011 edition, after finishing second in yesterday’s stage to Saint-Flour.

1:49 – Voeckler’s lead over second-placed Luis León Sánchez, who won yesterday’s stage.

7 – Days in the yellow jersey for Thor Hushovd, who failed to win an individual stage but was the only rider to finish in the top ten on each of the first seven stages.

2 – Stage wins for Mark Cavendish, making him the only multiple individual stage winner so far. His second victory in Châteauroux was his 17th at the Tour, and also a repeat of his first in 2008.

Farrar claimed his first individual Tour stage win

1Tyler Farrar won stage three, becoming the first American rider to win a Tour stage on the 4th of July.

4 – Number of first-time Tour winners in the eight individual stages so far: Philippe Gilbert (stage one), Tyler Farrar (stage three), Edvald Boasson Hagen (stage six) and Rui Costa (stage eight).

18 – Retirements so far, out of 198 starters.

1:28:50 – Voeckler’s Europcar teammate Vincent Jérôme is currently 180th and last, nearly an hour and a half behind the overall leader.

(Some statistics courtesy of Opta Sports, The Times and Infostrada.)

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