• Second Wimbledon semi-final halted with Djokovic leading Nadal
Second Wimbledon semi-final halted with Djokovic leading Nadal

For now, though, let's allow Anderson the relief and joy of having won the longest Wimbledon semifinal in history by a long shot: Friday's match easily broke the previous records for number of games (72) and duration (a measly five hours and 31 minutes ).

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  • Liverpool sign Switzerland forward Shaqiri on long-term deal
Liverpool sign Switzerland forward Shaqiri on long-term deal

He helped Switzerland to the last 16 of the World Cup in Russian Federation, where they were beaten by Sweden. "That's what I'm here for", Liverpool FC press service reported quoting 26-year-old forward. He said: "Of course, I would like to play on the biggest stage in football ". So I'm really glad and happy to be here. I'm really happy I'm f...

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  • Jabari Parker headed to the Chicago Bulls
Jabari Parker headed to the Chicago Bulls

The Bulls have been in talks with Parker's agent, Chicago-based Mark Bartelstein. Parker is now a restricted free agent and the Bucks have extended him the one-year qualifying offer of $4.3 million. The Bulls are banking on him to stay healthy after he tore a ligament in his left knee twice in four seasons with Milwaukee. According to Vincent...

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  • Nadal faces Djokovic looking to settle score
Nadal faces Djokovic looking to settle score

Only problem was that on Wednesday nobody was rushing out to roll out the green carpet and hand over the trophy as the Spaniard's 7-5 6-7 (7) 4-6 6-4 6-4 victory over Juan Martin del Potro had merely secured him a semi-final with Novak Djokovic .

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  • Fit Rabada returns to South Africa Test squad
Fit Rabada returns to South Africa Test squad

The hosts' regular captain Dinesh Chandimal has pleaded guilty to a disciplinary breach during the side's second test against West Indies last month and has opted to sit out of the series . Sri Lanka: Angelo Mathews returns, and Rangana Herath is fit. Rabada removed former captain Angelo Mathews and Roshen Silva in the same over as the host...

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  • Kieran Trippier to be awarded prestigious honour after World Cup heroics
Kieran Trippier to be awarded prestigious honour after World Cup heroics

Rakitic has been one of the star players for Zlatko Dalic's side , along with midfield partner Luka Modric . We need relaxation and rest to regain freshness for tomorrow. We have some minor injuries, minor problems, and I hope my players will be ready. "I had to start from the lowest club", he said. But we have to decide who can go again physicall...

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  • England play Belgium in underwhelming plate final
England play Belgium in underwhelming plate final

Gareth Southgate's side came close to reaching a first final since 1996 against Croatia on Wednesday night, only to be denied by a Mario Mandzukic victor in extra time. With only 12 worldwide caps so far, Trippier has already scored once in the World Cup and has played a big part in England's set-pieces goals. They're a pleasure to work with.

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  • Police search for Trump protester who breached no-fly zone
Police search for Trump protester who breached no-fly zone

Greenpeace said the protester carried a banner reading: "Trump: Well Below Par" on Friday night to protest his environmental and immigration policies. Anti-Trump protestors by the resort in Ayrshire, Scotland . The 20ft inflatable depicting the U.S. president as a nappy-clad baby holding a mobile phone has been brought north of the border aft...

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  • Rakitic backs Djokovic over Croatia World Cup support
Rakitic backs Djokovic over Croatia World Cup support

For the third-place playoff between Belgium and England in Saint Petersburg on Saturday, FIFA have selected Iranian referee Alireza Faghani. The calculations done by Henry Stott, Mark Latham and Dinesh Vatvani suggested that two nations - Brazil and Spain - were much better placed than the others, but if they got knocked out (which was more lik...

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  • Trump in Scotland: President Touches Down in His Ancestral Homeland
Trump in Scotland: President Touches Down in His Ancestral Homeland

Trump then flew in by helicopter to Turnberry in southwest Scotland on June 24 - a day after the referendum - to cut a ribbon for the ceremonial opening of his golf course. He is, simply, the worst president ever. Friday's protest in Glasgow coincided with larger demonstrations in London , which included a giant "Baby Trump" balloon.

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  • Jose Mourinho heaps praise on former Manchester United target Ivan Perisic
Jose Mourinho heaps praise on former Manchester United target Ivan Perisic

Kieran Trippier gave England the lead in the fifth minute in Moscow but Ivan Perisic and Mario Mandzukic broke English hearts as Croatia came for behind to progress after extra time. Croatia will take on France in the World Cup final on Sunday. There is plenty of Manchester United-related gossip doing the rounds in the papers with the...

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  • Tour de France: Stage 7 highlights
Tour de France: Stage 7 highlights

Dumoulin and Bardet entered the three-week race among the chosen few riders considered strong enough to challenge four-time champion Chris Froome . Dumoulin then ran into mechanical issues that could badly hurt his Tour de France hopes.

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  • Theresa May government publishes white paper on Brexit
Theresa May government publishes white paper on Brexit

Junior British foreign minister Alan Duncan sought to brush off the remarks, telling BBC radio: " Donald Trump is a controversialist, that's his style". President Donald Trump says he used to like London a lot. "So a lot of people don't like it". May, who was already reeling from a backlash within her Conservative Party caucus over a new Bre...

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  • France star Griezmann doesn't care about Courtois' criticism
France star Griezmann doesn't care about Courtois' criticism

Obviously, I live for football. "I was top scorer but we lost, so I said to myself: "I am going to score less to see if we can win". "I get criticised again and again but everything is fine". "Pogba was mature. He played the game with great maturity". "When Deschamps took off ( Olivier) Giroud to bring on (Steven) Nzonzi, then Pogba had more...

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  • Jabari Parker Reportedly Would Like To Play For The Bulls
Jabari Parker Reportedly Would Like To Play For The Bulls

He signed his first NBA contract with Milwaukee on July 9, 2014. League sources seem to indicate that an "offer sheet" deal could be signed as soon as Sunday, at which point the Milwaukee Bucks would have 48 hours to match the figures and term presented before them.

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  • Super-mom Serena Williams into 10th Wimbledon final
Super-mom Serena Williams into 10th Wimbledon final

That's something I have to keep reminding myself", Williams said. Germany's Angelique Kerber celebrates defeating Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko in the Wimbledon semifinals. "This is not inevitable for me". When I start this year, a goal was to be playing good in majors, in the Grand Slams, and to reach finals again. Williams' match against ...

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  • Djokovic leads Nadal as semi-final halted by curfew
Djokovic leads Nadal as semi-final halted by curfew

After more than a year of trouble, Djokovic finally had surgery in February, then took a while to find his groove. With the time approaching 10pm, that made it highly unlikely there would be a victor on Friday and both players knew how important that third set was likely to be.

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  • Chelsea sack coach Antonio Conte as Maurizio Sarri appointment looms
Chelsea sack coach Antonio Conte as Maurizio Sarri appointment looms

Sky Sports reports that Sarri has finalized terms with the West London club, with Chelsea legend, Giafranco Zola set to join the coaching staff as his assistant. Understandably, the former Juventus boss did not want to miss out on his £9m Chelsea payoff and returned for pre-season training this week. Sarri spent three years at the club and l...

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  • Chelsea sack Conte with Sarri set to take over
Chelsea sack Conte with Sarri set to take over

It is understood that he felt his situation should have been dealt with a greater degree of respect, given that he won the Premier League title and the FA Cup in his two seasons in charge. Maurizio Sarri has already been replaced by Carlo Ancelotti as Napoli boss. Napoli president Aurelio de De Laurentiis has confirmed that Jorginho is h...

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  • Serena Williams into Wimbledon semifinals for 11th time after Giorgi battle
Serena Williams into Wimbledon semifinals for 11th time after Giorgi battle

Williams , asked whether she's felt any pressure during this tournament, said, "This is only my fourth tournament back". "To be here. To be in the semifinals". Facing Williams on top form is a daunting task for any opponent, but Goerges may feel emboldened after the way she rallied to see off Bertens. It did not even matter that her fellow seeds ...

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