A Week Of Sport #27 – 11 July

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Murray wins Wimbledon

Britain's Andy Murray poses with the winner's trophy after his men's singles final victory over Canada's Milos Raonic on the last day of the 2016 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 10, 2016. / AFP / POOL AND AFP / Andrew COULDRIDGE / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE

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

NORTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JULY 10: Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP celebrates his win on the podium during the Formula One Grand Prix of Great Britain at Silverstone on July 10, 2016 in Northampton, England.

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

Portugal's forward Cristiano Ronaldo (C) lifts the trophy as he celebrates with teammates (fromL) Portugal's midfielder Danilo Pereira, Portugal's defender Bruno Alves, Portugal's defender Ricardo Carvalho, Portugal's defender Pepe, Portugal's defender Fonte, Portugal's midfielder Joao Moutinho, Portugal's midfielder Andre Gomes and Portugal's midfielder Joao Mario after they won the Euro 2016 final football match between Portugal and France at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, on July 10, 2016. / AFP / FRANCISCO LEONG

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

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JULY 05: Eoin Morgan of England hits out during the 1st NatWest T20 International between England and Sri Lanka at Ageas Bowl on July 5, 2016 in Southampton, England.

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.

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