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Packers play hottest home game in Lambeau Field history

GREEN BAY, Wis. — The Frozen Tundra was more like a sauna on Sunday afternoon. With a kickoff temperature of 89, the Green Bay Packers officially played the hottest home game in Lambeau Field history. Before Sunday, it was never warmer than 85 degrees for a Packers home game since they began recording temperatures in 1959. And that game wasn’t ... Read More »

West Ham confirm agreed terms with Bayer Leverkusen to sign Javier Hernández

West Ham United have agreed a deal with Bayer Leverkusen to sign the former Manchester United striker Javier Hernández for a fee believed to be around £13m. West Ham have confirmed the 29-year-old Mexican will arrive in London in the next few days to finalise personal terms and undergo a medical. Javier Hernández: ‘I left Manchester United to feel important ... Read More »

Wimbledon: Roger Federer beats Tomas Berdych, set to meet Marin Cilic in final

ROGER Federer is on the cusp of an astonishing 19th major after the Swiss superstar swept into a record 11th Wimbledon final. Written off a year ago after injuring his knee in a losing semi-final at the All England Club, the grand slam record-holder has returned with a vengeance. His tense 7-6 (7-4) 7-6 (7-4) 6-4 triumph over Tomas Berdych ... Read More »

Red Sox Designate Third Baseman Pablo Sandoval for Assignment

BOSTON — The Boston Red Sox, who have been aggressively chasing a return to the World Series since Dave Dombrowski became president of baseball operations less than two years ago, made their latest bold, big-money move on Friday. But this was not an addition, as when Dombrowski landed David Price and Chris Sale the past two winters. Rather, this was ... Read More »

Don’t ask how Roger Federer keeps winning -just enjoy the show

LONDON — Less than an hour after smashing through the Wimbledon semifinal, defeating 11th seed Tomas Berdych in straight sets Friday and earning a spot in his 11th Wimbledon final, Roger Federer was asked in his postmatch news conference how many more years he plans “to carry on” in the sport. In his typically gracious manner, Federer smiled at the ... Read More »

Sam Querrey hopes his big Wimbledon win can provide boost to American tennis

WIMBLEDON, England — To take in Sam Querrey is to behold a 6-6 athlete sporting shoes in size 13 1/2 or 14, who looks every inch the baby-faced boy next door. But no one should be fooled by his wholesome appearance. The last two years he’s become the giant killer of Wimbledon, armed with an assassin’s serve and forehand. In ... Read More »

Venus Williams reaches Wimbledon semifinals for 10th time

LONDON — Playing at Wimbledon for the 20th time, Venus Williams is in the semifinals for the 10th time. The five-time champion at the All England Club advanced to the last four for the second year in a row by beating Jelena Ostapenko 6-3, 7-5 Tuesday under a closed roof on Centre Court. Williams, who is 37 years old, made ... Read More »

Venus Williams ends Jelena Ostapenko’s dream run in Wimbledon quarter-finals

Venus Williams’s last three opponents here have been aged 20 or under and one by one she has vanquished them, proving at 37 that grand slam tennis is not solely the preserve of the Love Island generation. This time it was the turn of the enormously talented Jelena Ostapenko, only one month old when Williams made her Wimbledon debut in ... Read More »

Wimbledon 2017: Johanna Konta focused on quarter-final battle

Johanna Konta will aim to become Britain’s first Wimbledon women’s semi-finalist since Virginia Wade in 1978 when she faces Simona Halep on Tuesday. Konta’s quarter-final against Romanian second seed Halep, who will become the world number one if she progresses, is the third match on Centre Court. Wade, the 1977 champion, has backed Konta to end the 40-year wait for ... Read More »

Gilles Muller upsets Rafael Nadal in five-set marathon at Wimbledon

Rafael Nadal nearly pulled off an epic comeback at Wimbledon, but he just couldn’t get past Gilles Muller. After winning the first two sets, Muller staved off a furious comeback from Nadal to reach the Wimbledon quarterfinals in a match that lasted nearly five hours. “I’m tired,” Muller said. “It was a long match. I was two sets up — ... Read More »

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