July 5, 2019

Teenager Gauff digs deep to continue dream run at Wimbledon

Fifteen-year-old Cori Gauff clawed her way back from a set and 5-2 down and saved two match points to beat Slovenia's Polona Hercog 3-6 7-6(7) 7-5 on Friday and reach the Wimbledon fourth round.
July 5, 2019

Wimbledon crowd go loco for Coco as dream continues

Men, women, girls and boys scanned the horizon at the All England Club on Friday evening, looking for a scoreboard to make sense of the roar rising from Centre Court.
July 5, 2019

Bangladesh captain bids farewell to World Cup with praise for mighty Shakib

Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza singled out batsman Shakib Al Hasan for praise after the side's final match at the Cricket World Cup on Friday, a 94-run loss to Pakistan at Lord's.
July 5, 2019

Young attackers are key for U.S. in Mexico Gold Cup showdown

One of international football’s newest but fiercest rivalries will resume on Sunday when the United States take on Mexico in the Gold Cup final and the U.S. coach is betting on a growing young strike partnership to bring him his first title.
July 5, 2019

Froome out of hospital after horror crash

Four-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome came out of hospital and returned home on Friday, more than three weeks after a high-speed crash ruled him out of this year's race.
July 5, 2019

Mane scores and misses penalty as Senegal end Uganda’s run

Senegal forward Sadio Mane continued his hit-and-miss tournament when he scored his third goal of the Africa Cup of Nations but also missed a penalty for the second game running as his side beat Uganda 1-0 to reach the quarter-finals on Friday.
July 5, 2019

Excited Gauff mature beyond her years but still a teenager inside

Teenager Coco Gauff has captivated Wimbledon with her extraordinary talent and youthful exuberance but, as her beaten opponent said on Tuesday, she is "probably older in her head than the numbers show".
July 5, 2019

Sizzling Lyles becomes fourth fastest man ever at 200m

Noah Lyles became the fourth fastest runner ever at 200 metres when the American roared to victory in a sizzling 19.50 seconds at the Lausanne Diamond League meeting on Friday.
July 5, 2019

Auger-Aliassime bows out as Humbert sets up Djokovic tie

Felix Auger-Aliassime's rapidly-rising star fizzled out at Wimbledon on Friday as the 18-year-old was comprehensively outshone by Frenchman Ugo Humbert in a tussle between the two youngest players left in the men's draw.
July 5, 2019

Djokovic survives hurricane Hurkacz to reach last 16

When Novak Djokovic stood with hand on hip midway through the second-set tiebreak, glaring down at young Polish upstart Hubert Hurkacz, he could scarcely believe the drama unfolding before his eyes in his third-round Wimbledon showdown on Friday.
July 5, 2019

Azarenka criticises gender ‘inequality’ in tournament schedules

Former world number one Victoria Azarenka said there is "big inequality" in the scheduling of men's and women's matches at tournaments, describing this year's French Open as unacceptable.
July 5, 2019

Chilled Halep catches fire to dispatch Azarenka at Wimbledon

Simona Halep was supposedly having a 'chill' year, but for a little over an hour on Wimbledon's Centre Court the ice-cool Romanian was on fire as she swatted aside Victoria Azarenka 6-3 6-1 on Friday to reach the fourth round.