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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Online pornography age checks ‘face further delay’

All you need to know about the under-18 porn block How do your porn habits compare? Does pornography still drive the internet? The plans for compulsory age-checks for UK porn viewers – which the government has described as a world-first – were aimed at protecting children from inappropriate content. Pornographic sites will have to verify the age of UK visitors by law. If they fail to comply they will face being blocked by internet service providers. There has been confusion …

It’s Time For Women’s Soccer To Break Away From FIFA

World Cup press conference, a reporter Megan Rapinoe how to grow women’s soccer. “Doing the same exact thing [as the men’s side] and trying to replicate that within a system that has kept women down for a long time is probably not the best way to go about it,” the attacking midfielder responded.  But maybe she should have.  confederations and associations ― and build a better system, separate from the men’s game.  Two of FIFA’s confederations scheduled men’s tournament finals on …

Sophie Turner Defends Alex Morgans Tea-Sipping Goal Celebration

Sophie Turner defended “Unfortunately the U.K. women’s football team lost at the World Cup, and of course, I’m incredibly sad and incredibly proud of that team. But I am so honored that we lost to such an incredible team, the U.S. women’s football team,” Turner said in a series of videos posted to Instagram Friday. “Alex Morgan, all those haters that are saying that this was disrespectful — I’m honored that you thought of me.” “It wasn’t a hit to …

Ball, Winkleman and Feltz among top BBC earners

The stars’ salaries are published as part of the BBC’s Annual Report and covers the period from April 2018 to March 2019. BBC star salaries 2018-19: Who earned what? What else did we learn from the annual report? However, as usual the list is not a fair or complete reflection of what all celebrities at the BBC earn. Actors and some entertainment presenters who work for the corporation’s commercial arm BBC Studios are not included. As a result, the stars …