Nick Kyrgios’s five-set victory over Dustin Brown lasted only two hours and five minutes but it took a little longer for the bad smell to leave Court No2.
Venus Williams has been through most things in her long and illustrious career but she enjoyed two firsts on Friday as she scraped into the fourth round. First she had to go off when standing at match point when the rain of this lovely British summer poured down; secondly she went deeper in a deciding set than ever before, eventually claiming a 7-5, 4-6, 10-8 victory over the rising young Russian Daria Kasatkina, in a battle that lasted two hours 42 minutes.
Luis Garcia has been impressed with Liverpool midfielder Joe Allen’s performances for Wales at the 2016 European Championship.
In a feisty, emotional display in which her mood was often as dark as the skies above, Serena Williams had to dig deep to come back from a set down to defeat her compatriot Christina McHale.
Royal Troon golf club, hosts of this year’s Open championship, has voted overwhelmingly to admit female members during a special general meeting.
There is a pleasing air of youthful enthusiasm to Max Verstappen that the business end of Formula One – the PR training and spin – has yet to eliminate.
That is it for Wimbledon fairytales this year – unless Sam Querrey can protect a two-set lead and pull off the shock of the year against Novak Djokovic when they return on Saturday.
And then there were none. It has not quite been a week – and a decent chunk of that has been lost to rain – but British interest in the women’s singles was ended in the Friday gloaming at Wimbledon. Tara Moore, the last of six home players in the draw, was defeated by the veteran Svetlana Kuznetsova in a rollercoaster encounter 6-1, 2-6, 6-3.
Andrea Leadsom was widely expected to be a high-profile member of Team Boris, in a deal that was going to be secured via a handwritten note handed over at a Conservative summer party.
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Jose Mourinho once discarded the Spaniard, who is now a key player.
Leeds linked Liam Lindsay had claimed a Partick exit may be necessary for his career, and he is being proved right.
Stefan Johansen is proving Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers wrong with his form in the Championship with Fulham.
Celtic's new Head of Recruitment Lee Congerton endured disaster the last time he did business with the Bhoys.
O'Connor had been on trial with Leeds United.
Ben Brereton has not started in any of Nottingham Forest's last three matches.
Vincent Janssen scored during Tottenham Hotspur's last match against Millwall.
The former Newcastle United team-mates could not have predicted this turn of fortunes.