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Venus Williams, 37, reaches first Wimbledon final since 2009

The wonderful result means Konta remains on course to become the first British woman to win a singles title at the All England Club since Virginia Wade 40 years ago. "The improvement rate is just phenomenal - she's young, at 26, in tennis terms very, very young". In the semifinals, it was Konta who had the first chance to nose ahead, a point from serving from the opening set when it was 4-all and Williams was serving down 15-40. Read More »

Sam Querrey hopeful after 'fun run' at Wimbledon falls short

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When play resumed Cilic produced two terrible unforced errors with his backhand to hand the American the set and give himself plenty of work to do. Seventh-seeded Marin Cilic outlasted American Sam Querrey in a hard-fought victory on Friday to reach his first Wimbledon final. Read More »

Britain's Johanna Konta knocked out of Wimbledon

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They duo will play knowing who they could face in Saturday's final, as Garbine Muguruza vs Magdalena Rybarikova is up first. Muguruza certainly shouldn't be discounted, even if Williams might be relieved not to be confronting her sibling, who is pregnant and off the tour. Read More »

Muguruza acknowledges Martinez impact in Wimbledon run

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I have one more match that I'd like to be the victor of. "So I just have more information about the situation". Earning a sixth Wimbledon title, nine years after she last lifted the Venus Rosewater Dish, must have seemed like an impossible dream for Williams when she battled an autoimmune disease that left her tired and threatened to force her out of tennis . Read More »

North Korea May Have More Bomb Fuel Than Thought - US Think Tank

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The images of the radiochemical laboratory showed there had been at least two reprocessing cycles not previously known aimed at producing "an undetermined amount of plutonium that can further increase North Korea's nuclear weapons stockpile", something that would worry US officials who see Pyongyang as one of the world's top security threats. Read More »

Sampdoria considering shock move for Arsenal midfielder

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Enquiries have been made about Wilshere's availability but Sampdoria fear their valuation may be short of what Arsenal want, according to the Daily Mail . The Stevenage-born footballer has suffered two broken legs, a hairline fracture in his foot and three niggling ankle issues since May 2014 - injuries that have resulted in Wilshere missing a whopping 84 first-team matches for Arsenal in the past three years. Read More »

OR dismisses WR Darren Carrington following arrest

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We wish him all the best in his future endeavors", head coach Willie Taggart wrote in a statement. Carrington was arrested earlier this month and charged with driving under the influence of intoxicants (DUII). In 2015, Carrington was named to the second-team All-Pac-12 with a career-high 609 receiving yards and six touchdowns. He had 37 catches for 704 yards and four scores as a freshman in 2014 but was suspended for Oregon's National Championship Game loss to Ohio State after failing ... Read More »

Weatherford International LTD's (NYSE:WFT) Sentiment is 1.3

Similar to ROE, ROIC measures how effectively company management is using invested capital to generate company income. AQR Capital Management LLC raised its position in Weatherford International PLC by 409.0% in the fourth quarter. Eagle Asset Management Incorporated reported 0% in Weatherford International Plc (NYSE:WFT). Vetr downgraded shares of Weatherford International PLC from a "strong-buy" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $6.78 price target for the company.in a report on Friday, ... Read More »

Barcelona should not re-sign players who leave as youngsters - Xavi

Former Barcelona captain, Xavi Hernandez, says he would not re-sign a La Masia product if they wanted to leave and admits it is a strong position to take but one that is necessary to protect the philosophy of Barcelona Football Club . Why do they leave when they are just 16 or 17? I see it as baffling and I don't understand it. "I have this philosophy, you have been here but you wanted to leave so you can't return". Read More »

Carrie Fisher, Stan Lee Honored in Emotional Disney Legends Ceremony

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The D23 is code for the official Disney Fan Club. "I wish I could be there to accept this award on her behalf, but unfortunately, I am now working on 'American Horror Story ". The other Disney Legend honorees this year include Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill of " Star Wars ", comic book legend Stan Lee, actor-director Garry Marshall ("The Princess Diaries", " Pretty Woman "), " Lion King " director Julie Taymor and Oprah Winfrey , who was Goldberg's co-star in "The Color Purple". Read More »

Olympic Runner Gil Roberts Says Kissing Girlfriend Caused Failed Drug Test

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Olympic gold medallist Gil Roberts has been cleared of failing a drugs test, after it was found that he ingested a banned substance by kissing his girlfriend. "F$3 or Roberts it must have been like lightning out of a clear blue sky for him to learn that by kissing his girlfriend this time that he was exposing himself to a prohibited substance", Judge John Charles Thomas said. Read More »

Steelers Make Forbes List Of Most Valuable Sports Teams

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Assistant managing editor at Forbes , Mike Ozanian, spoke about United becoming football's most valuable club for the first time since 2012. The Cowboys are worth an estimated 4.2 billion. Of those top-seven North American teams, four missed the playoffs this past season. The average current value of the top most valuable teams is $2.5 billion, the highest to date, the Associated Press reports, and an increase over past year, when the average value was $2.2 billion. Read More »

V.Williams: La présentation de la finale Muguruza

Sur le "Centre court", elle a fait parler sa puissance dans les échanges et a profité de la faiblesse en deuxième balle de Konta, qui rêvait de devenir la première Britannique titrée à Londres depuis Virginia Wade en 1977. "Ce match s'annonçait compliqué car elle jouait bien depuis le début du tournoi". Cependant, la Slovaque a commencé le match de jeudi avec une fiche de 18-1 sur le gazon cette saison, et elle a notamment atteint les demi-finales à Nottingham. Read More »

Former linebacker Chris Spielman sues Ohio State

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The lawsuit names Ohio State and talent management giant IMG as defendants and names Honda and Nike as co-conspirators. After former UCLA basketball player Ed O'Bannon won his lawsuit against the NCAA in a similar antitrust case, Spielman's class-action suit, which includes two-time Heisman Trophy victor Archie Griffin, has a very good chance of being successful. Read More »

Arsene Wenger texts Alexis Sanchez in bid to convince him to stay at Arsenal

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Arsenal's want-away striker Alexis Sanchez is now in Chile - as reports linking him with a move away from the Emirates Stadium intensify. City and other top clubs are unlikely to pay that for a player so close to the end of his contract, so it may be that Wenger feels he's made a breakthrough in terms of keeping Sanchez for one more season at least. Read More »

AS Monaco 'set extortionate price for Thomas Lemar'

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Lemar is understood to be open to joining Arsenal , and Wenger is keen to push through a deal as soon as possible. The French champions have already lost Bernardo Silva to Manchester City, with Benjamin Mendy expected to follow him shortly. Read More »

South Africa rally to 309-6 on fluctuating first day

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The Proteas, 1-0 down in the four-match series after a 211-run defeat inside four days at Lord's last week, saw their top order go some way to repaying the faith of returning captain Faf du Plessis , who opted to bat first after winning the toss. Read More »

Muguruza expédie Rybarikova et jouera une 2e finale à Londres

La n°15 mondiale s'est montrée supérieure dans tous les secteurs du jeu à l'image des nombreux points précieux gagnés au filet. Un service intraitable . Garbine Muguruza disputera donc à nouveau une finale sur le gazon londonien comme lors de l'édition 2015 où elle s'était inclinée face à Serena Williams. Read More »

La grande annonce de Mbappé (vidéo)

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Kamil Glik et Djbril Sidibé ont ainsi prolongé leur contrat, et le club du Rocher serait même prêt à conserver Thomas Lemar [VIDEO ], malgré des approches insistantes de la part d'Arsenal . Déjà mis en relation avec le club parisien par le passé, le nom du joueur de 24 ans est de nouveau lié au PSG par la Gazzetta dello Sport ce vendredi, le journal se montrant même assez affirmatif. Read More »