FANS hailed the “best day of sports ever” as epic Wimbledon and Cricket World Cup finals went down to the wire. England became cricket world champions after defeating New Zealand in a sudden death super over at Lord’s. And just moments before, in another nail-biting final, Novak Djokovic beat Roger Federer to claim his fifth Wimbledon title with the pair competing in the first ever fifth-set tie-breaker. Lewis Hamilton’s record sixth British Grand Prix triumph was completely dwarfed due to the dramatic finals. Fans lauded what was a day of truly unforgettable sports, flocking to Twitter to celebrate a incredible day of action. One said: "Quite possibly the best day of non footballing sport iv ever witnessed. Lewis winning at silverstone, and two epic finals at wimbledon and lords. And all available on free to air tv! Awesome!!!"Another said: "WHAT A DAY OF SPORT! Best day of sport ever?? I’m exhausted after that!!" One added: "That was the best day of … [Read more...] about Fans hail ‘best day of sports ever’ as epic Wimbledon and Cricket World Cup finals go down to the wire
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The U.S. women's national team (USWNT) should have its talismanic captain back for the World Cup final on Sunday. Megan Rapinoe missed the semifinal against England with a hamstring injury but sought to reassure fans her presence in the final was not in doubt. "It just wasn't going to be ready for today," she told ESPN after the game. "But it's feeling much better today and I plan to be ready for the final." Having Rapinoe back would be a major boost for the defending champions ahead of their meeting with the Netherlands. Prior to the semifinal, Rapinoe was the USWNT's only goalscorer in the knockout stages, netting twice against Spain in the round of 16 and repeating the feat in the quarterfinal against France. With five goals, she trails teammate Alex Morgan and England's Ellen White by one goal in the race for the Golden Boot. Even without the veteran forward, the U.S. had the better of England in the semifinals as goals from Christen Press and Morgan secured a third consecutive … [Read more...] about Megan Rapinoe Injury Update: Will USWNT Star Play in World Cup Final?
It took until the 62nd minute, but Team USA took the lead in the Fifa Women's World Cup and used that momentum to propel themselves to a second consecutive title.Megan Rapinoe scored the goal for the women's team after a penalty was issued to the Netherlands following contact with Alex Morgan in the box.The penalty kick was the first in the game, though Team USA had taken seven other shots in the contest that had either missed the goal or been blocked by Netherlands goal keeper Sari van Veenendaal. Veenendaal recorded four saves in the first half of the match. Team USA has seen a couple of injuries in the game as Kelley O'Hara left as the second half began with what is believed to be a head injury. Additionally, Becky Sauerbrunn briefly exited the game with a cut above her eyebrow that required her to be bandaged up.Rose Lavelle put Team USA up 2-0 in the 69th minute, which became the final goal of the match. Rapinoe left the game in the 79th minute, being subbed by Christen Press. As … [Read more...] about Watch: Megan Rapinoe’s Penalty Kick, Rose Lavelle Goal Give Team USA 2-0 Win in Women’s World Cup Final
Clips of Faf de Klerk cavorting about the South Africa dressing room in his patriotic ‘budgie smugglers’ and Frans Steyn encouraging Prince Harry to chug bottles of beer had hardly had time to circulate on social media before attention turned to the future. The Springboks’ historic victory over England in Saturday’s World Cup final in Yokohama was a wonderful, historic moment for rugby. And for South Africa as a nation. The sight of Siya Kolisi, the Springboks’ first black captain, leading his multi-racial team in the post-match celebrations was an image to compare with Nelson Mandela congratulating Francois Pienaar all those years ago. Indeed, speaking at the world rugby awards, Pienaar described... … [Read more...] about ‘Planning for the Lions begins now’: South Africa are already shaping next phase to build on World Cup glory
She wore the team shirt and cheered as Croatia faced France in a thrilling World Cup final on Sunday. Later, soaked by the rain, Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović smiled in defeat and hugged every player from both teams as the winners were given their medals. By the end of the day, it was the Croatian president who had emerged as her country’s star of the tournament. Mediatoolkit, a Zagreb-based analytics company, found 25% more focus on her in news stories about the final than any of the players on the pitch, including the Golden Ball award winner, Luka Modrić, as well as Ivan Perišić and Mario Mandžukić. More than 80% of the stories were positive, Mediatoolkit said, for a woman who travelled to Russia at her own expense in economy class and often watched from the non-VIP stands – missing only the semi-final against England because it clashed with the Nato summit. Boris Dežulović, a journalist and political commentator, said: “Her … [Read more...] about Croatia’s real World Cup star? The president in the stands