Author: 0 Serena Williams wins Wimbledon for historic 22nd grand slam title

Venus said: "Actually, I thought the score was 5-3". This court definitely feels like home, I have a match later today in the doubles, so I'll be back out . Graf congratulated both Williams and Kerber - her German compatriot - on their performance with a heartfelt post on Facebook. At a time when most champions are long retired, the ageless American has now won an awesome nine grand slam titles since turning 30 and suffering a life-threatening pulminory embolism in 2011.

Author: 0 No fifth Williams final as Kerber overcomes Venus

After Williams needed all of 48 minutes to overwhelm Elena Vesnina 6-2, 6-0 at the All England Club, older sister Venus failed to join in the family fun, losing to Kerber 6-4, 6-4 in Thursday's second semifinal. "I don't think I would deserve to be paid less because of my sex, or anyone else for that matter in any job". "And she's playing very well". "I prefer "one of the greatest athletes of all time", she said with not a trace of a smile.

Author: 0 Belgium players still behind Wilmots, says Hazard

The hopes of Wales fans at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy were pinned on Bale shining as he had done earlier in the tournament. "The biggest thing we have in our squad now is strength in depth and players who are playing at the top level - so hopefully it will not hamper us too much".

Author: 0 Hamilton takes pole in last qualifying lap at British GP

Ping-ping-ping-ping. I came through that section and I don't think I could have done it much faster". "Honestly, it energises me, and I don't know why", said Hamilton, when asked about the pressure . The FIA sets a maximum time for in-laps during qualifying, with FIA race director Charlie Whiting setting the mark at 1:45.000 at Silverstone. Dutch teenager Max Verstappen was third fastest ahead of his Red Bull teammate Daniel Ricciardo of Australia, Finn Kimi Raikkonen and four-time ...

Author: 0 France's journey to Euro final down to Deschamps' leadership

The three-time winners, and four-time world champions, have impressed overall in the tournament this year and were expected to win this time round. "We played well up front and we were unlucky to concede a penalty with the handball just a minute before the break".

Sports Tour de France riders tackle Tourmalet climb in Stage 8
Author: 0 Tour de France riders tackle Tourmalet climb in Stage 8

Greg Van Avermaet started the day with an nearly six minute lead but finished the stage a shade under 26min after Froome. Yates said: "I cut my shoulder and my wrists and my knee is pretty banged up, so I'm devastated". "We are going to talk with the rest of the team for the future because Roman Kreuziger is better placed than I am", he said. Froome flashed a wide smile as he crossed the line, raising both arms in celebration then pumping his right fist emphatically.

Sports Miesha Tate's perseverance rewarded with UFC 200 star role
Author: 0 Miesha Tate's perseverance rewarded with UFC 200 star role

Tate, making her first women's bantamweight title defence when she meets Brazilian Amanda Nunes , apparently was relying on a personal scale incorrectly calibrated, because after using the additional minutes to sweat off extra ounces, she met the limit by half a pound at 134.5.

Author: 0 Harvey chooses season-ending surgery

Louis by a specialist, Dr. Robert Thompson . Boras attributed those struggles to his thoracic outlet syndrome. Harvey, 27, has a career-worst 4.86 ERA this season, and suffered through a particularly bad three-start stretch in May - posting a 10.80 ERA - that almost jeopardized his rotation spot.

Sports Rockets sign Harden to four-year, $118M extension
Author: 0 Rockets sign Harden to four-year, $118M extension

Harden could have opted out of his contract at the end of next season, but now with the new deal, he will be guaranteed to be in Houston at least three more seasons. As if there was any question that the Rockets believe in James Harden , they made it even clearer on Saturday. As great as it is to see both the front office and James Harden affirm their commitment to each other, it is arguably better to see that owner Les Alexander still has faith in his front office.

Author: 0 Andy Murray beats Tomas Berdych to advance to Wimbledon Final

With the win, Raonic has now stormed into the first finals of his career. Berdych did well to recover in the second and matched the world number two in the early stages as it remained on serve at 3-3, but back-to-back breaks for Murray allowed the Scot to record another 6-3 score in the second.

Author: 0 Joao Mario ready to cause an upset in the Euro 2016 final

Didier Deschamps is confident his France team is ready to deal with a phenomenal weight of expectation when they host Portugal in Sunday's Euro 2016 final. Ronaldo, by contrast, had to soak up a lot of criticism after lacklustre showings by his high standards before playing a decisive role by scoring a goal and setting up another in a 2-0 semi-final win over Wales.

Author: 0 Wade: Decision to leave Heat for Bulls still 'surreal'

Wade co-hosted Live with Kelly! on Wednesday morning, where he spoke about appearing on the show in Michael Strahan's vacated spot and his free agency experience. While you're watching Kelly Ripa, one more nugget: Pat Riley never called Dwyane Wade during the entire process. I Tweeted this monring that the signing of Dwyane Wade reminded me of when the White Sox acquired Ken Griffey, Jr., or when the Blackhawks got Bobby Orr.

Author: 0 Kerber holds her own in Wimbledon final against Williams

Open, told reporters. "I played my best so what else could I do?" To her great credit fourth seed Kerber stayed in contention throughout a fascinating match of contrasting styles, but with the Williams serve at its destructive best there was only so much punishment she could absorb on a blustery court .

Author: 0 Brock Lesnar embracing the realness of his UFC comeback

Earlier, the Auckland native had slammed the USADA's decision to excuse Lesnar from the four-month testing period for fighters re-joining the UFC . We don't know who will play the heel and face roles, although Lesnar was leaning toward a heel role along with advocate Paul Heyman prior to his hiatus, while Orton was a clear face before suffering the injury.

Author: 0 Milos Raonic beats Roger Federer to reach Wimbledon final vs. Andy Murray

Sure, it's hard to be critical when going down to the likes of Djokovic, Nadal, Murray and Federer, but the 2010 Wimbledon finalist will be hoping he adds a few more to the "W" column in the future. This has been a hard season for Federer, who never needed an operation until having his knee's torn cartilage repaired in February. Murray was quickly into his stride, breaking at the first attempt, though Berdych gave him a helping hand with three forehand errors and a double fault.

Author: 0 A glance at France vs. Portugal major tournament history

Now the fans have new heroes - the diminutive Griezmann and Paul Pogba , the tall and rangy midfielder who seeks out his parents for a hug in the stands after matches . "Obviously, we had a hard time this year, whether by this dramatic event or non-sport stories". 1 Germany coach Joachim Leow said after the match that the better team lost.

Sports Adrian Wojnarowski likes Thunder's chances of keeping Russell Westbrook
Author: 0 Adrian Wojnarowski likes Thunder's chances of keeping Russell Westbrook

The team has assembled multiple high-potential young players, each of whom is under team control for several years, to try to build a winning team in the not-too-distant future. So what are the Thunder's alternatives? After all, this is the only way that the team can make the most out of Westbrook before he enters the free agency market.

Author: 0 Hamstrung Bolt hopes to prove fitness in London

During Jamaica's Olympic trials, Bolt had withdrawn from the final of the 100 meters after clocking a time of 10.04 seconds in the semifinal on Friday night. Bolt had meant to run over the distance for the first time since last August on Saturday but chances are running out to clock an Olympic qualifying figure.

Author: 0 Odds favour France over Portugal in Euro 2016 final

Moussa Sissoko - The Newcastle midfielder was very good against Iceland and put in another excellent display in the semi-final against Germany. Not only will France have the host nation crowd behind it at the Stade de France , but Griezmann has been on sparkling form with a tournament-leading six goals - double the tally of Ronaldo, who has toiled and grumbled his way through Portugal's stodgy campaign.

Author: 0 Nico Rosberg cleared of British Grand Prix qualifying infringement

However, it was oon confirmed that the race stewards, which this weekend includes four-time British Grand prix victor Nigel Mansell, that Rosberg had no case to answer as he was not on an in-lap, with the regulation on applying to slow down laps where drivers enter the pits.

Sports Chris Froome has punched a spectator
Author: 0 Chris Froome has punched a spectator

Greg Van Avermaet's time in yellow came to an end in the Andorran mountains as he finished well down, while Katusha's Michael Morkov became the first rider to abandon. Race organisers later confirmed that they would take the finish times from the 3km point to ensure that those involved did not lose out. "The teammates were ideal, but at the end it was a mistake from myself".

Sports Yankees vs Indians Sunday in Cleveland
Author: 0 Yankees vs Indians Sunday in Cleveland

Nick Castellanos and Justin Upton hit solo home runs for the Tigers. Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is not expected to play Saturday. "I felt the guy was out all along, but we had to wait on the call". Meanwhile, the Chicago Cubs have been beaten by yet another last-place team, this time the Atlanta Braves . It was a ideal Friday night for the Indians all the way around at Progressive Field.

Author: 0 Senate passes bill that could put QR code labels on GMO foods

House to take up the bill next week and send it to President Obama for his signature". "Tonight's vote in the Senate has been a long time in the making, and we greatly appreciate the work by Chairman Roberts and Ranking Member Stabenow", Wilkins said .

Sports Tour de France climbs into Pyrenees
Author: 0 Tour de France climbs into Pyrenees

The Colombian is sixth overall 23 seconds off the pace before Sunday's biggest Pyrenean stage up to Andorra Arcalis, where Froome is widely expected to try and hammer the opposition with one of his trademark accelerations. Nibali and Van Avermaet were fourth and fifth. Lac de Payolle - Bloodied British rider Adam Yates said he was lucky to suffer only a few cuts after an inflatable arch collapsed on him at the Tour de France on Friday, knocking him off his bike.

Author: 0 Euro 2016: Portugal beat Wales to move onto the finals

His last match in the national jersey was a 2-0 loss to Turkey in the final group stage game at Euro 2016 in France on June 21. Whether through birth or due to their parents, a number of players for both the Portuguese and the French have strong ties to the African continent.

Author: 0 Body parts found on Rio beach near Olympic volleyball complex

World number one golfer Jason Day announced on Tuesday that he would not go to Rio. Day said his only reason for not going is concern over transmission of the mosquito-borne virus that has been linked to severe birth defects. " Just as, for example, I was speaking to Padraig Harrington about it last night, he's not planning on having any more children, so there's no risk of him putting [his wife] Caroline at risk or his future children at risk ".

Author: 0 Putin calls Obama to discuss Syria, Ukraine, Karabakh

The Russian defense ministry said the USS Gravely, a guided missile destroyer, came within 200 to 230 feet of a Russian frigate's left side and then crossed in front of the bow at a distance of about 600 feet. It said the phone call took place on the initiative of Russian Federation and that both sides had also stressed the importance of United Nations-brokered peace talks restarting.

Sports Inflatable arch collapses over rider in Tour de France
Author: 0 Inflatable arch collapses over rider in Tour de France

Of all the things that could happen after you've made a late attack towards the finish of a Tour de France mountain stage - a mechanical, a puncture, you just crack - having one of the inflatables fall on you has to be one of the least expected.

Sports Sultan 4th Day Box Office Collection, Four (4) Days Collection
Author: 0 Sultan 4th Day Box Office Collection, Four (4) Days Collection

Get all the answers in Reel QuickE. With its extraordinary performance at the Indian Box Office Domain, " Sultan " will dominate the screens for the week, as there is no other release coming up. At the higher end of the spectrum, the Rs 175 crore mark is definitely in reckoning to be achieved. The actor also said that AbRam respects the fact that people love and respect his father.

Sports Serena on verge of 22nd major, again, after thrashing Vesnina
Author: 0 Serena on verge of 22nd major, again, after thrashing Vesnina

Centre Court was far from full for the first three games, as those who witnessed Serena's whirlwind win stepped outside to gather their breath. The top-seeded American will be taking nothing for granted when she plays Angelique Kerber in the final, having seen her bid to match Steffi Graf's modern era record of grand slam titles stuck one short on 21 for a year, but it was a menacing show of strength, albeit against an overawed opponent.

Author: 0 Williams worried by police shootings

Fourth seed Kerber stuck to her guns in a fiercely-fought first set but wavered at 5-6 when a couple of unforced errors gave a fired-up Williams the chance to grab the opener, which she did on her second set point. Williams is trying to win her 22nd major title, while Kerber is going for her second. But a brief lapse in the 12th game proved costly. She beat Agnieszka Radwanska 6-1 5-7 6-2 in the final, thrashing her Polish opponent in the first set before a rain delay prompted a ...

Author: 0 Team India reaches West Indies to play four-Test series

Ramdin was also stripped of the captaincy following a home series loss to Australia previous year. Denesh Ramdin , the West Indies wicketkeeper, has said he will have no choice but to accept the selectors' supposed decision to keep him out of the Test squad for the upcoming series against India, and use the regional four-day competition to work his way back to the top.

Author: 0 Mariners drop third straight to Houston 9-8

Walker said he wasn't able to use his legs and the ball was staying up in the zone. The three homers increased his season total to 18, seven shy of the 25 he allowed in 29 starts a year ago. It had been off for a bit when the team's official Twitter account announced the problem at about 9 p.m. with the temperature outside the ballpark a balmy 86 degrees.

Author: 0 Bulls Now Have Three Alphas But It's The Jimmy Team

Without the signing of Dwyane Wade , the Bulls would be in a lot worse of a position, and nowhere near where they may be at the end of the 2016-2017 season. Past year 39.9% of Wade's field goal attempts were mid-range jumpers, and on those jumpers he only shot 37.7%. Thank you for the memories. I believe that he should be with us, but his heart is elsewhere.

Author: 0 Mavs reportedly acquire Andrew Bogut

The Golden State Warriors would have three days to match any offer sheet Barnes signs . Barnes commemorated his fresh start on Twitter while also sending a classy farewell missive to the Bay Area. With recent news from The Vertical that Duncan is leaning towards retiring, Dirk could be close to setting a record unlikely to ever be broken when this two-year, $40 million deal ends.