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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Tottenham Hotspur were beaten 1-0 by Gent last night.
Mo Barrow has joined Leeds United on loan from Swansea City until the end of the season.
Rangers are reportedly looking into the possibility of bringing Craig Moore back to Ibrox.
The West Ham United midfielder is key to the way in which his side play.
Tottenham Hotspur lost 1-0 against Gent on Thursday.
Aston Villa loanee featured at Old Trafford for Saint Etienne.
Leeds United defender Charlie Taylor has been out injured since December.
Glasgow Rangers are currently 27 points off Celtic at the top of the Scottish Premiership.
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