There is no question that Andy Murray played well against Roger Federer.
Preamble: It's difficult to remember the last time that the rivalry between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees seemed less, well, rival-y than it does heading into this year's MLB All-Star Break.
Wimbledon may not, for now at least, have its long-lost British men's singles champion.
An irresistible Roger Federer won his seventh Wimbledon title with a 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4 victory over a valiant Andy Murray on Sunday, dashing the world No4's hopes of becoming the first Briton to win the men's singles title in 76 years. The Swiss extended his record grand slam tally to 17 with a performance full of class and the win will send him back to the top of the world rankings for the first time since 2010.
Fourth set: all over 6-4, 5-7, 3-6, 4-6. Federer wins the Championship for the seventh time.
When Jonny Marray asked his Danish doubles partner, Freddie Nielsen, if he fancied teaming up for just their fourth tournament on the final day for wild card applications, he cannot have imagined it ending here with a cup above his head.
Andy Murray admitted the subconscious effect of the "pressure and stress" that weighs on him at Wimbledon every year had left him "very emotional" as he became the first British man to reach the singles final for 74 years.
The scandal over allegations of blood doping in athletics has spread to the London marathon, with claims that it has been won seven times in 12 years by runners with suspicious blood scores.
Ronda Rousey demonstrated once more this past Saturday that she is without peer in the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s bantamweight division.
The Rio mayor, Eduardo Paes, launched a feisty defence of Olympic preparations on Wednesday as the host city marked the one-year countdown to the 2016 Games with a presidential gala and a test rowing event.