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.
West Ham United played host to Everton at the weekend.
Signed on loan, was Mo Barrow a terrible signing by Leeds United or purely a desperate one?
Garth Crooks praises Arsenal's Gabriel Paulista.
Aston Villa ran out as 1-0 winners over Birmingham City yesterday.
Manchester United striker has been linked with a return to Everton.
Nice midfielder Jean Michael Seri would cost a huge fee if Everton and Southampton want to bring him to England this summer.
Celtic have been linked with a loan move for another Manchester City prospect.
Palace chairman praises Liverpool supporters.
Leeds sold Lewis Cook to Bournemouth last summer.
Ibrox side Glasgow Rangers were beaten 2-0 by their rivals Celtic at Hampden Park yesterday.