Serena Williams Has A Message For Everyone Who Wants Her To Shut Up And Play

Serena Williams has a message for critics who want her to keep quiet about social issues and just play tennis.  “You know what? “Man, woman, immigrant, U.S. citizen, person of color, whatever it may be. ‘Equal pay,’ as the great Serena Williams said, ‘til I’m in my grave.’”  losing in the Wimbledon finals to Simona Halep. sexism, gender pay gap, especially as it related to women of color.  But more recently that criticism came from a surprising source: tennis legend …

Brazil end Copa Amrica drought with victory over Peru in final

Brazil ended a 12-year wait to win the Copa Amrica after a first-half goal from Gabriel Jesus and a late Richarlison penalty helped see off Peru 3-1 in Rio Brazils Gabriel Jesus made one goal, scored another and was sent off in the second half as the hosts beat Peru to win the Copa Amrica for the ninth time at the Maracan stadium. The hosts took the lead after 15 minutes thanks to some great skill from Jesus on the …

Gauff, Barty out as Serena, Nadal, Djokovic, Federer win on Wimbledon’s ‘Manic Monday’

(CNN)Wimbledon’s “Manic Monday” hardly disappoints and so it continued in 2019. Think they don’t have a chance? Well Nishikori beat 20-time grand slam winner Federer the last time they played, and Querrey upended 18-time major champion Nadal in their last duel. But Coco Gauff’s Wimbledon fairytale finally came to an end with a defeat by former world No. 1 Simona Halep. Gauff beaten by Halep The 15-year-old American qualifier had taken the tournament by storm after her first-round win against …

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 …

Bielsa-esque Pierluigi Collina defends referees and Fifas new rules | Suzanne Wrack

The chair of Fifas refereeing committee gave an energetic presentation in Paris following controversial incidents in the Womens World Cup In the midst of a refereeing and VAR storm Pierluigi Collina was calm. A media briefing on refereeing mid-tournament is not a new occurrence. At Swedens defeat of Canada to show exactly why there was a lengthy stoppage and whether prioritising accuracy over time was correct. Responding to the most common complaint, that the Womens World Cup is being used …

Israel Folau looks for $2.1 million in legal battle with Rugby Australia

(CNN)Israel Folau, who was sacked by Rugby Australia following a homophobic social media post, is crowdfunding A$3 million (US$2.1 million) to pursue a legal battle against the governing body. “My fight with Rugby Australia to defend my right to practice my religion has so far cost my wife Maria and me over A$100,000 in legal fees,” Folau says in the video. “Rugby Australia has an army of lawyers at their disposal and they have already said they will divert significant …

How Elite Tennis Players Crank Out Serves at 150 MPH

It’s early afternoon in Orlando, the hottest time of day on a characteristically sultry Wednesday in Florida, a state famous for its perennially warm, wet, shirt-soaking conditions, which just so happen to be pretty much perfect for playing tennis. Or so I’m told. I’m standing—sweating, squinting, panting—at the opposite end of a court from 21-year-old Ulises Blanch, one of the many elite athletes who train here at the United States Tennis Association’s National Campus. I’m here to learn about the …

Lucy Bronze: Phil Neville is not the best coach but made England better

Lucy Bronze has defended Phil Neville, who has admitted his tactical deficiencies, but she added: Were disappointed not to have won the World Cup Lucy Bronze acknowledges that Phil Neville is not quite the finished article but the right-back Englands manager labels the worlds best believes he has succeeded in confounding the doubters during the past month at France 2019. Phils said himself hes not the best coach with the best tactics, said Bronze as the Lionesses headed home after …

Europe sizzles in scorching temperatures as heat wave spreads across continent

(CNN)Europe’s scorching heat wave expanded across the continent on Saturday, with people from Britain to the Balkans sweltering under abnormally high temperatures after a record-breaking week. The hot weather is hitting sporting events across Europe, including the first-ever Major League Baseball game to be played in London. In a sign of how unusual the June heat wave is, organizers at Lord’s Cricket Ground in the city even allowed spectators at the World Cup match between Australia and New Zealand to …