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Murray wins Wimbledon
Britain’s Andy Murray defeated Canadian Milos Raonic in straight sets to win the men’s singles Wimbledon Final. As Murray’s second win at Wimbledon, it has sparked excitement about his dreams of becoming world number one. Having taken on Raonic at the Aegon Championships earlier this year, everything came together for the Scot with a score of 6–4 7–6 (7–3) 7–6 (7–2).
Serena Williams came out on top in the women’s singles final Serena Williams after defeating Angelique Kerber 7–5, 6–3. Her seventh Wimbledon singles title and 22nd Grand Slam victory, Williams has strengthened her position as one of the best female tennis players of all time.
Hamilton Closes the Championship gap to just one point
Lewis Hamilton’s victory at Silverstone has made him the most successful British driver Silverstone has ever seen. With four wins in the last five races, Hamilton is looking stronger than ever.
Furthermore, it has narrowed the gap for the World Championship title between himself, and his team-mate, Nico Rosberg, to just one point. The rest of the season promises to be nail-biting as the two team-mates race to win the title.
Portugal beat France 1-0 to win the Euros
Despite Portugal Captain and star, Cristiano Ronaldo, being stretchered off after 25 minutes the night still ended in Portugal lifting the 2016 Euro trophy. After an intense game of close calls, Eder scored in the second half of extra time to secure the win for Portugal. The Stade de France was packed with both French and Portuguese fans and anthems could be heard throughout the game but, at the end of extra time, it was the Portuguese who were singing the loudest.
England Cricket ease their way to a T20 win
With Tymal Mills and Liam Dawson making their T20 debuts, England were set to finish the Sri-Lanka series with a win. Dawson took three wickets , whilst the pace of Tymal Mills and Liam Plunkett proved too much for the Sri Lankan side, who ended 140 all out off of their 20 overs.
England’s reply was strong. Jos Buttler was promoted up the order and it seemed to work as he was left 73* after reaching Sri-Lanka’s total in just 17.3 overs. England captain, Eoin Morgan, was also left 47* as England finished on 144–2.