Serena Williams to face Simona Halep in Wimbledon final

(CNN)Serena Williams remains on course for an eighth Wimbledon singles title after trouncing Czech Barbora Strycova to reach her 11th final at the All England Club. The women’s singles final takes place Saturday at Wimbledon, with the men’s final Sunday. READ: Coco Gauff: How do you protect a 15-year-old tennis prodigy? READ: Serena says she owes Naomi Osaka an apology. Osaka’s response made her cry Unforgiving America’s Williams was in unforgiving mood and forced world No.54 Strycova, a shock semifinalist, to scamper and cover every blade of grass inside the opening exchanges. The Czech defended valiantly against Williams’ blistering groundstrokes, which seemed to be tearing through Center Court with extra venom. A missed return on a short Strycova second serve …

Aggers issues Tube advice for World Cup final

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJonathan Agnew takes over tube announcements for the Cricket World Cup final. Sports fans arriving by Tube for the final of the Cricket World Cup will find themselves greeted by BBC cricket correspondent Jonathan Agnew. Announcements read by the commentator will be relayed at St John’s Wood – the north-west London Underground station that is closest to Lord’s. Aggers’s passenger tips will include: “To avoid being run out, please hold the handrail on the escalator.” England take on New Zealand on Sunday with radio coverage on Radio 5 Live. In another message, the BBC correspondent warns: “For some reason St John’s Wood is a very windy station so hold on to your …

England v Australia: 142 years of cricketing beef

Because although today’s match will be a one-day game, the intense rivalry has its roots in the history of Test cricket between the two sides. And it all started with a tiny pottery perfume jar. Ashes to Ashes Cricket has its roots in 16th Century England, but the first international matches were played in the late 1800s. An England team played in Australia in 1877, in what are regarded as some of the first ever international Test matches, and a return series was held five years later. It was after those games in 1882 that a sporting newspaper made a joke that became part of history. The Sporting Times ran a fake “obituary for English cricket” that concluded “the body …

Sex role-play death prompts law change plea

“The extent of his encouragement to her to carry out this act and his failure to report appropriately when she lost consciousness makes it clear that the male was so subjectively reckless as to amount to manslaughter,” Mr Haigh ruled in Hope’s inquest last week. Staffordshire Police said Jerome Dangar, 45, from Tintagel, Cornwall, was online when Hope died, but made no attempt to raise the alarm. It is understood a file was being prepared by police for submission to the Crown Prosecution Service to consider charging him with Hope’s manslaughter. Police and her family said this would have been a landmark legal first in the UK – but were denied justice when Dangar was found dead at HMP Dartmoor …

Which would-be prime minister wears unusual socks?

Two men – Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt – are competing to become the next leader of the Conservative Party and the UK’s next prime minister. They’ve been out and about trying to win the votes of party members who will decide on the winner. With less than three weeks to go until the result, what’s been happening over the past seven days of campaigning? Event of the week To try to put a fiendishly complicated issue in the simplest terms possible… EU rules say there must be checks at its borders with non-EU countries. But, with the shadow of decades of violent conflict around the Irish border at the forefront of their minds, all sides agree that no visible …

Jodrell Bank gets World Heritage status

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Soviet cosmonaut Valery Bykovsky (left), who went on three space flights, met Jodrell Bank founder Sir Bernard Lovell in 1967 The UN World Heritage Committee is meeting in Azerbaijan until 10 July to decide on the latest sites to be given the honour – awarded to areas considered to be important for the whole of humanity, which will be protected by international treaties. Jodrell Bank Observatory The site’s new accolade marks the end of a decade-long bid to gain World Heritage status, following a 2010 application to be included on the UK’s nominations shortlist. Professor Teresa Anderson, director of the Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre, said: “This is wonderful news and a great day in …

US World Cup win proves female players deserve equal pay, team says

(CNN)The US Women’s National Team sealed the deal with its fourth stunning victory Sunday at the World Cup, but the players are still fighting another battle back home. In March, 28 members of the USWNT sued the US Soccer Federation for allegedly discriminating by paying the women less than members of the men’s national team “for substantially equal work and by denying them at least equal playing, training, and travel conditions; equal promotion of their games; equal support and development for their games; and other terms and conditions of employment equal to the MNT.” The soccer federation and the plaintiffs last month tentatively agreed to mediation, which is expected to begin now that the World Cup is over. During the …

Jill Ellis: The shy girl from England who became US Soccer’s record-breaking head coach

Lyon, France (CNN)A few hours before Sunday’s Women’s World Cup final, John Ellis will seat himself at his organ and play “You’ll Never Walk Alone,” Liverpool Football Club’s stirring anthem. A Royal Marine commando who became a football coach, the 80-year-old is no vocalist, but nevertheless he will warmly sing the words and glance at a framed photograph of his daughter, Jill. It is a ritual the Englishman goes through every time the United States plays. “That song says it all,” he tells CNN Sport over the phone from his Florida retirement home.

4,500 jobs at risk as William Hill axes 700 stores

Which betting shops are affected? We don’t know yet. William Hill will not be revealing which stores will close until later this year. However, staff at the shops were told about the decision earlier this week. What are fixed-odds betting terminals? Gambling firms pledge £60m to help addicts The government cut the maximum stake on fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs), which had previously been £100, because of widespread concern that players were able to lose large amounts of money in a short space of time. These are electronic gaming machines that allow players to bet on the outcome of various simulated games and events, such as roulette, blackjack, bingo and horse races. In its annual report, published in March, William Hill …

US fans roar at Lionesses defeat

Lionesses ‘left hearts and souls’ on pitch USA beats England 2-1 Brit Richard Lindley, who has lived in the US for nine years, says: “When we found out England was playing the USA, we took the day off work to be here. I feel horribly outnumbered though.” “We’re going to see if our marriage lasts the game, But we have an agreement that we’re not going to gloat, no matter what,” promises his American wife Ridley Williams with a smile. Image caption Christine Nawrot and Stephen Ikin react to a tense moment during the match Christine Nawrot says: “There’s no way this bar would be so full. But I like that it’s not just women supporting the game – it’s …

Beers, cheers and dashed hopes for England fans

ENGLAND 0 – USA 1 ⚽️ A post shared by Love Parks Wandsworth (@loveparkswandsworth) on Jul 2, 2019 at 12:11pm PDT Report Skip Instagram post 2 by loveparkswandsworth View this post on Instagram Report End of Instagram post 2 by loveparkswandsworth Image Copyright loveparkswandsworth loveparkswandsworth The warm night, filled with expectation and hope, was a reminder of last summer’s men’s World Cup for many. Ben Bezuidenhoit, a student from Essex, wrapped in his England flag recycled from last year, has been enjoying England’s success. “The men scrape through on penalties but the women are smashing it,” he says. Image caption There were some nervous smiles before the game kicked off But people are divided about whether World Cup fever really …

You can’t drive Ford’s first million-dollar car on the street

(Ford) (Ford) The GT Mk II features a 700 hp version of the GT’s 647 hp 3.5-liter turbocharged V6 and is equipped with extra cooling features, including a water spray for the charge air cooler and a roof-mounted air intake. Its aerodynamics package has been modified with a large wing and an eye on improving downforce, and it rides on a set of Michelin Pilot Sport slicks. The cabin is equipped with two Sparco racing seats, a roll cage and a performance computer.

Harry and Meghan attend Major League Baseball match

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPrince Harry and Meghan were presented with baseball-themed gifts for baby Archie The Duchess of Sussex made a surprise appearance at the London Stadium, when she joined her husband for a Major League Baseball match between Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees. The royal couple attended the first of a two-game series, which is being held to promote American baseball in the UK. Before the match they were presented with a Yankees shirt and a Red Sox baby bodysuit for their son Archie. It is the first regular-season, MLB game to be played in Europe. Organisers want to grow the sport internationally. Report End of Twitter post by @Yankees Image …

Ocasio-Cortez invites Megan Rapinoe to the House of Representatives in place of the White House

(CNN)On Tuesday, US women’s soccer co-captain Megan Rapinoe went viral after making it clear that she was not going to go to the White House if her team won the World Cup. Rapinoe accepted the invitation tweeting: “Consider it done @AOC” Rep. Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts got into the conversation and said she would bring red velvet cake for the occasion. Rapinoe made her comments about not wanting to go to the White House to a reporter for Eight by Eight, a soccer magazine. President Trump responded to Rapinoe’s comments on Twitter saying “I am a big fan of the American Team, and Women’s Soccer, but Megan should WIN first before she TALKS! Finish the job!” The team will play …

Friend says grief and ‘questions’ linger over untimely death of Angels pitcher

(CNN)The unexpected death this week of 27-year old Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs unsettles one of his close friends. Police have ruled out both suicide and foul play and are waiting for the results from an autopsy that was conducted by the Tarrant County, Texas, medical examiner office on Tuesday. Carol Walker, a spokeswoman for that office, told CNN the report will be released in “up to 90 days” but could be released sooner. She added that the medical examiner has “ordered some testing,” though she was unable to share what kinds. Plutko said he didn’t know of any medical issues. When asked whether Skaggs suffered from mental health problems or had substance abuse issues, Plutko said, “nothing that …

Darren Collison announces he’s retiring from the NBA

(CNN)NBA veteran point guard Darren Collison is calling it a career to focus on faith. “Respect! Big Bro happy retirement!” said Myles Turner. “Thank you, General!” said Victor Oladipo. Collison averaged 12.5 points per game and 5.0 assists over his career, playing for New Orleans, Indiana, Dallas, Los Angeles and Sacramento. He was drafted in 2009 out of UCLA. Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways