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.
Lex Immers has claimed that he snubbed Celtic in order to join Club Brugge.
Middlesbrough and Newcastle United are said to be keen on the winger, who has struggled to make an impression at Crystal Palace.
And 2017 looks to have got off to a decent start.
HITC Sport understands a bid is imminent from Premier League outfit
Leeds United have had a closer look at three potential new players.
Newcastle United are believed to be interested in signing Crystal Palace winger Andros Townsend.
A report suggests Wolverhampton Wanderers have joined Queens Park Rangers in the race to sign the Everton striker.
Everton should consider a move for Aston Villa's reportedly available forward.
Hourihane is said to be at the centre of a tug-of-war between Sheffield Wednesday and Aston Villa.
Liverpool and Manchester United went head-to-head at the weekend.