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Roof protects Murray and Federer from lingering rain

Roof protects Murray and Federer from lingering rain

 

The rain is expected to ease off in time for men's quarter-final action at Wimbledon on Wednesday but even if it does not defending champion Andy Murray and seven-times winner Roger Federer will have the Centre Court roof to keep them dry.


July 12, 2017 - 09:08 GMT
Chan sisters in quarter-final doubles action at Wimbledon

Chan sisters in quarter-final doubles action at Wimbledon

 

Taiwan's tennis playing sisters Chan Yung-jan and Chan Hao-ching are in quarter-final action in the women's doubles at Wimbledon on Wednesday having found success with new partners.


July 12, 2017 - 08:56 GMT
Hewitt expects Federer and Murray to face off in final

Hewitt expects Federer and Murray to face off in final

 

Former Wimbledon champion Lleyton Hewitt believes Switzerland's Roger Federer and world number one Andy Murray are the best placed of the eight remaining players to set up a final showdown at the All England club on Sunday.


July 12, 2017 - 08:45 GMT
Badminton: Momota makes main draw in Canada on international return

Badminton: Momota makes main draw in Canada on international return

 

Japanese shuttler Kento Momota has qualified for the main draw of the Canada Open on his return to international badminton following a gambling ban.


July 12, 2017 - 08:34 GMT
More injury woes for yokozuna Kakuryu

More injury woes for yokozuna Kakuryu

 

Mongolian yokozuna Kakuryu pulled out of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on Wednesday, prompting stable master Izutsu to voice concern that the latest injury setback may force the 31-year-old into premature retirement.


July 12, 2017 - 08:34 GMT
Golf - Players strike bland message at Women's Open on Trump course

Golf - Players strike bland message at Women's Open on Trump course

 

Players stuck to an apolitical party line ahead of the U.S. Women's Open at Trump National on Tuesday, resisting comment on U.S. President Donald Trump, who alienated many with controversial remarks about women.


July 12, 2017 - 08:21 GMT
Venus draws on spirit of Serena in Wimbledon quest

Venus draws on spirit of Serena in Wimbledon quest

 

Five-times champion Venus Williams is drawing on the emotional support of her absent sister Serena at Wimbledon as the 37-year-old American remains on course to seize one of her sibling's records should she go on to claim an eighth grand slam title.


July 12, 2017 - 08:21 GMT
Big guns Cilic and Muller set to slug it out

Big guns Cilic and Muller set to slug it out

 

Court One will be no place for the fainthearted on Wednesday as two of the game's most ferocious hitters, Gilles Muller and Marin Cilic, go toe-to-toe in the Wimbledon quarter-finals.


July 12, 2017 - 08:20 GMT
Controversial loss unlikely to push Pacquiao into retirement

Controversial loss unlikely to push Pacquiao into retirement

 

Manny Pacquiao has hinted he will continue his boxing career despite having lost to Australia's Jeff Horn earlier this month via a controversial decision that angered fans and prompted the World Boxing Organization to review the Brisbane fight.


July 12, 2017 - 08:20 GMT
Top male trio eye semi-finals but face tough challenges

Top male trio eye semi-finals but face tough challenges

 

The 'Big Four' has become a 'Big Three' with the shock exit of Rafa Nadal, and the remaining trio of Roger Federer, Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic will all be aiming to prove their elite credentials in Wednesday's quarter-finals.


July 12, 2017 - 08:20 GMT
Mayweather, McGregor press tour kicks off with a war of words

Mayweather, McGregor press tour kicks off with a war of words

 

Undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather and mixed martial arts champion Conor McGregor traded barbs during a lively press conference in Los Angeles on Tuesday, delighting a rowdy crowd ahead of their Aug. 26 fight in Las Vegas.


July 12, 2017 - 01:01 GMT
Motor racing: Silverstone not alone in feeling the pinch, says BRDC

Motor racing: Silverstone not alone in feeling the pinch, says BRDC

 

Silverstone is unlikely to be alone among European circuits in deciding it can no longer afford to host Formula One without a better deal, according to British Racing Drivers' Club (BRDC) chairman John Grant.


July 11, 2017 - 23:52 GMT
Golf - Matsuyama the one to beat at Birkdale, says ex-champion Miller

Golf - Matsuyama the one to beat at Birkdale, says ex-champion Miller

 

Former British Open champion Johnny Miller has pegged Hideki Matsuyama as the early favorite to win next week’s championship at Royal Birkdale and become Japan's first major winner.


July 11, 2017 - 22:12 GMT
Tennis - Querrey out to 'sneak a win' and deflate Murray Mania

Tennis - Querrey out to 'sneak a win' and deflate Murray Mania

 

Laid-back Californian Sam Querrey has enjoyed life on the fringes at Wimbledon so far this year but will be thrust into the maelstrom of Murray Mania on Wednesday when he faces the defending champion on his favorite court.


July 11, 2017 - 20:06 GMT
Rybarikova fairy tale continues as she storms into semis

Rybarikova fairy tale continues as she storms into semis

 

Unseeded Slovakian Magdalena Rybarikova stormed into the Wimbledon semi-finals by routing Coco Vandeweghe 6-3 6-3 on Tuesday in a rain-plagued match that was halted for hours before being moved beneath the roof of Centre Court.


July 11, 2017 - 19:31 GMT
Pliskova becomes Tennis world number one after Halep defeat

Pliskova becomes Tennis world number one after Halep defeat

 

Czech Karolina Pliskova rose to the top of the WTA rankings without striking a ball on Tuesday as results at Wimbledon saw her overhaul Germany's Angelique Kerber.


July 11, 2017 - 19:31 GMT
Venus rises again to stop Ostapenko in her tracks

Venus rises again to stop Ostapenko in her tracks

 

Venus Williams handed out another lesson to one of Wimbledon's young upstarts when she beat Jelena Ostapenko 6-3 7-5 on Tuesday to become the oldest women's semi-finalist for 23 years.


July 11, 2017 - 19:31 GMT
Cycling - Riders have lost their ability to race, says LeMond

Cycling - Riders have lost their ability to race, says LeMond

 

Most of the Tour de France riders have lost their ability to race and their sponsors should be asking for their money back, three-time champion Greg LeMond said on Tuesday as he lashed out against the 'unwritten rules' of cycling.


July 11, 2017 - 19:14 GMT
Farah leads British challenge at world championships

Farah leads British challenge at world championships

 

Mo Farah will defend his 5,000 and 10,000 meters world titles on home soil next month after being named on Tuesday in Britain's team for the world athletics championships.


July 11, 2017 - 19:14 GMT
Wounded Afghan soldiers set for Invictus Games debut

Wounded Afghan soldiers set for Invictus Games debut

 

In a sprawling military base on the outskirts of the Afghan capital Kabul, Mohammad Esa, who lost both legs to a roadside bomb, is getting ready to compete in the Invictus Games in Canada later this year.


July 11, 2017 - 19:14 GMT
Cycling: Kittel snatches fourth stage win, Froome stays in yellow

Cycling: Kittel snatches fourth stage win, Froome stays in yellow

 

German Marcel Kittel claimed his fourth victory in this year's Tour de France when he powered to an impressive Stage 10 win in a bunch sprint on Tuesday as Briton Chris Froome retained the overall lead.


July 11, 2017 - 19:13 GMT
Muguruza races past Kuznetsova into Wimbledon semis

Muguruza races past Kuznetsova into Wimbledon semis

 

Spain's 2015 runner-up Garbine Muguruza advanced confidently into the Wimbledon semi-finals with a calmly efficient and well-controlled 6-3 6-4 victory over Russian seventh seed Svetlana Kuznetsova on Tuesday.


July 11, 2017 - 19:13 GMT
Konta makes history by beating Halep in quarter-final epic

Konta makes history by beating Halep in quarter-final epic

 

Johanna Konta sealed a Wimbledon semi-final spot on Tuesday in a feast of tension-filled tennis, powering past Simona Halep 6-7(2) 7-6(5) 6-4 to become the first British woman to reach the last four in almost 40 years.


July 11, 2017 - 19:13 GMT
Djokovic hits out over delay after booking place in quarters

Djokovic hits out over delay after booking place in quarters

 

Novak Djokovic criticized Wimbledon officials for making the "wrong decision" in postponing his fourth round match to Tuesday after he eased into the quarter-finals a day later than expected with a 6-2 7-6(5) 6-4 win over France's Adrian Mannarino.


July 11, 2017 - 19:13 GMT
Roof closes for Djokovic as drizzle arrives at Wimbledon

Roof closes for Djokovic as drizzle arrives at Wimbledon

 

Novak Djokovic's delayed fourth round match against France's Adrian Mannarino will be played under the retractable roof on Wimbledon's Centre Court, officials said on Tuesday.


July 11, 2017 - 11:41 GMT
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