• Angelique Kerber stuns Serena Williams to win Wimbledon title
Angelique Kerber stuns Serena Williams to win Wimbledon title

Williams admitted this time may be more hard, not least because she gave birth just 10 months ago, and has spoken about the tough delivery, which left her in hospital for six weeks. But, Kerber beat Williams earlier that year at the Australian Open. And Kerber also credits Graf with giving her the mental belief in 2015 that she could be a grand sla...

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  • De Bruyne & Kompany shine as Belgium finish third
De Bruyne & Kompany shine as Belgium finish third

After they play Belgium they will check out on Sunday morning and fly home to Birmingham Airport, although officials have warned fans at home not to come and see the players. Jordan Pickford: Despite conceding two against Croatia, Pickford has been one of the unsung heroes for the English side throughout this World Cup. "Certainly after this Wo...

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  • Djokovic in Wimbledon semifinals
Djokovic in Wimbledon semifinals

The No 2 seed had looked set for a comfortable afternoon when he won the first two sets, the second on a tie-break. His record of 34 straight Wimbledon wins when up 2-0 was snapped in the third set, and Federer fell shortly after. "The umpire said he didn't see". I get the warning, he doesn't - it's not fair. Nishikori promptly broke serve an...

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  • Barcelona Rule Out Eden Hazard Swoop, Chelsea Star Too Expensive
Barcelona Rule Out Eden Hazard Swoop, Chelsea Star Too Expensive

Barcelona have reportedly been told Eden Hazard wants to leave Chelsea this summer after the Catalan giants made first contact with his representatives as they attempt to sign the Belgium global. The Belgian captain is a known admirer of Zinedine Zidane who stepped down as Real boss barely days after winning the Champions League for a third co...

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  • Top Memes After Croatia Beat England in World Cup Semi-final
Top Memes After Croatia Beat England in World Cup Semi-final

Southgate will take his team to Rijeka's Rujevica Stadium on October 12 in the new Uefa Nations League but the game will be played behind closed doors as the Croatian Football Federation will finish off their two-match punishment from Uefa, according to ESPN's Mark Ogden .

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  • Neymar Reveals Saddest Moment Of His Career After World Cup Exit
Neymar Reveals Saddest Moment Of His Career After World Cup Exit

Of course, he must work to correct the mistakes that were made at this tournament, but the five-time winners have the basis of an extremely good side that certainly have the ability to flourish in four years time. The sense of teamwork, that is the best virtue. "It's not something you need to travel to Belgium to realise", he said. "He has qualit...

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  • Sweet 16 for Roger Federer at Wimbledon
Sweet 16 for Roger Federer at Wimbledon

Rafael Nadal reached the quarter-finals for the first time in seven years with a comfortable 6-3 6-3 6-4 win over unseeded Czech Jiri Vesely . So, too, is 19-year-old Denis Shapovalov of Canada. It's the first time Isner, 33, has reached the Wimbledon quarterfinals, and it is just his second quarterfinal at a major. Del Potro was thrashed by t...

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  • Wimbledon 2018: Federer enters third round
Wimbledon 2018: Federer enters third round

Serving up yet another Centre Court spectacle, Roger Federer's dominance here at Wimbledon showed no signs of fading as he brushed past Slovakia's Lukas Lacko with a typically flawless display. "They're in my mouth and in my hair and everywhere - we need to do something. Is there a spray?" she said. "I want to be here to focus on tennis, not ea...

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  • France, Uruguay set date for quarter-finals
France, Uruguay set date for quarter-finals

Cavani had already put Uruguay in front early on, only for Pepe to head Portugal level in the 55th minute in a thrilling contest that was not the battle of attrition many predicted. Things don't depend on just one player. Argentina's hopes of going one step better than a narrow defeat to Germany in the 2014 final were ended by a 4-3 loss to...

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  • Federer shows new look, familiar dominance at Wimbledon
Federer shows new look, familiar dominance at Wimbledon

Twenty years after making her Wimbledon debut, there were a few signs of rust against Rus and Serena was pleased to get her first Wimbledon match as a mother out of the way. "I just won that a couple of days ago", the Australian Open champion said. Williams is bidding to equal Margaret Court's record of 24 Grand Slams at the end of the fortnight,...

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  • Russian Keeper Thanks God For Luck Against Spain
Russian Keeper Thanks God For Luck Against Spain

This Russian team, on the other hand, still have history to make and with big names falling by the wayside on an nearly daily basis, they must now be considered serious contenders for a return to the Luzhniki Stadium in the semi-final and perhaps even the final.

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  • England Beat Colombia on Penalties, Advance to World Cup Quarter-Finals
England Beat Colombia on Penalties, Advance to World Cup Quarter-Finals

When the fifth, and potentially decisive, England penalty fell to a player who has had to endure much of this tournament on the bench. "Losing the game might actually benefit England to go further in the World Cup , to be on the right side of the draw which I believe they are".

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  • Lakers add Rajon Rondo surprise to fascinating roster
Lakers add Rajon Rondo surprise to fascinating roster

Rondo is on his sixth team since the 2014-15 season and has often been disengaged on the court, accused of assist-hunting, and his defense is mostly overrated. After all their moves Sunday and Monday, the Lakers have $5.6 million left under the salary cap, which could rule out another big free-agent signing.

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  • Neymar leads Brazil past Mexico and into 2018 World Cup quarterfinals
Neymar leads Brazil past Mexico and into 2018 World Cup quarterfinals

After Mexico lost an errant pass in the midfield in the 89th minute, Neymar collected the ball and began running Brazil up the field with a numbers advantage. "How we use him is very important in a tournament like this, when we have very little time to recover between games". It was a choking blow for Mexico , who had been the better side ...

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  • Croatia beat Denmark on penalties to reach World Cup quarter-finals
Croatia beat Denmark on penalties to reach World Cup quarter-finals

The following 116 minutes though largely failed to live up to the first four, fireworks giving way to a damp squib of an encounter as the game edged inexorably towards extra time and penalties. "What awaits us is a very hard match". With the exception of a winter-tour squad consisting of home-based players only, the Danes have not lost since a ...

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  • LeBron James has 53 million reasons to stay in Cleveland
LeBron James has 53 million reasons to stay in Cleveland

His reason for being there is unknown: The Lakers are considered a strong candidate to sign James, but he also has an offseason home in L.A. Once James, George, Durant, Paul and Jordan begin signing, teams will begin moving on to other free agents and the process will continue.

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  • Enyeama reacts as African teams crash out of tournament
Enyeama reacts as African teams crash out of tournament

Kozo Tashima, president of the Japan Football Association (JFA), insisted the team deserved a place in the knockout stage in Russian Federation, won at the expense of Senegal by virtue of having picked up fewer yellow cards. Another fan Ken Msonthi said: "Senegal should maintain that team and their coach Alou Cissie". He's a really good player with...

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  • FIFA WC: Lionel Messi fans ecstatic as Argentina enters round of 16
FIFA WC: Lionel Messi fans ecstatic as Argentina enters round of 16

Midfielder Ever Banega provided a great link up with Messi , spraying an inch-perfect pass for Messi's opener whilst controlling possession with his passing ability and creativity in the middle of the pitch. "If we do not control the play then it will be a physical game which would not suit us". As the drama unfolded in St Petersburg , Icelan...

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  • Lakers Racing to Acquire Kawhi Before LeBron Decides on Option
Lakers Racing to Acquire Kawhi Before LeBron Decides on Option

Wojnarowski notes, the Lakers have expressed a willingness to teams to take on 2018-19 salary for the chance to secure a future first-round pick, which could then be used to sweeten a prospective trade opportunity. Leonard has one year remaining on his contract and is eligible for the five-year, $219 million supermax extension. If Leonard does, h...

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  • Swedes unite against racism after Durmaz abuse
Swedes unite against racism after Durmaz abuse

If South Korea beat Germany and Sweden lose to Mexico , three teams will be all square at one win and two losses, and they will have to count tiebreakers to determine the second place finisher behind Mexico. So it was up to Kroos to carry the hopes of Germany on his shoulders and revive their hopes of reaching the knockout stage ahead of t...

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  • Falcao scores maiden World Cup goal as Colombia eliminate Poland
Falcao scores maiden World Cup goal as Colombia eliminate Poland

Midfielder James Rodriguez, victor of the Golden Boot at the last World Cup , returned to the starting lineup after an injury and played a part in two of the goals as Colombia got back on track after their opening loss to Japan. Both matches can be streamed on fuboTV (Try for free). After two defensive lapses against Senegal led to a 2-1 def...

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  • Lewis Hamilton flies to France pole in Mercedes front row lockout
Lewis Hamilton flies to France pole in Mercedes front row lockout

The British racing driver was quite untouchable during the first two qualifying sessions but seemed to struggle a bit in the final session when it actually counts. "The game will be on TV here and l am sure my guys will try to keep an eye on both things at the same time - as will I". Apart from the colourful lines, it's hard to tell where you are...

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  • Southgate not anxious by Russian heat, Panama play down line-up gaffe
Southgate not anxious by Russian heat, Panama play down line-up gaffe

A photographer captured a note carried by assistant manager Steve Holland in training that looked to give away England's intentions ahead of the second Group G match in Nizhny Novgorod on Sunday. A backlash from some supporters on social media added to the furore, threatening to undermine an increasingly positive relationship between the Eng...

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  • Did you see Shaqiri and Xhaka's controversial celebrations against Serbia — Albanian Eagle
Did you see Shaqiri and Xhaka's controversial celebrations against Serbia — Albanian Eagle

Meanwhile, Shaqiri was born in Kosovo when it was part of the former Yugoslavia and emigrated to Switzerland with his family. But tensions remain high between the two nations as Serbia does not recognise Kosovo as an independent state.

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  • Former FIFA President Sepp Blatter claims VAR is failing
Former FIFA President Sepp Blatter claims VAR is failing

Blatter was FIFA president from 1998 until being suspended from office in October 2015 in the fallout from US and Swiss federal investigations of worldwide football officials. No charges have yet been brought and Blatter has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing. "And he has said 'OK, nothing.' So I don't think they are bothered", he said.

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