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Petra Kvitova beat Japan's Kurumi Nara 6-2 6-0 in the Wimbledon second round.

Kvitova vows best is still to come

Lucy Bronze is among eight players short-listed for the Golden Ball at the Women's World Cup

Golden Ball Bronze's silver lining?

Rafael Nadal lost to Dustin Brown in the second round

Nadal: It's not the end

Bernd Wiesberger holds a two-shot lead at the Open de France

Trio share lead in Paris

Tiger Woods shot a 66 on the first day of The Greenbrier Classic

Woods takes route 66 to recovery

Heather Watson is targeting the biggest scalp in women's tennis

Watson: I can beat Serena

Mark Sampson is incredibly proud of what England Women have achieved

Sampson: No failures in this team

Ben Stokes is ready for whatever Australia throw at him this summer

Stokes ready for Australia ribbing

Andy Murray celebrates beating Robin Haase in straight sets

One step closer for Murray

Warrington coach Tony Smith heaped praise on his under-strength side following their win over Wigan

Smith hails "outstanding" Wolves

Diafra Sakho scored twice as West Ham beat FC Lusitanos in the Europa League

Sakho at the double for Hammers

James Ward, pictured, saw off Jiri Vesely to reach Wimbledon's third round for the first time

Onwards and upwards for Ward

Gary Lineker paid tribute to the Lionesses after their World Cup semi-final defeat to Japan

Lineker: England were terrific

Dustin Brown celebrates his victory over Rafael Nadal

Nadal stunned by brilliant Brown

Former CONCACAF President Jeffrey Webb is one of seven FIFA officials facing potential extradition to the United States.

US requests FIFA extraditions

Roger Federer defeated Sam Querrey to reach the third round of Wimbledon

Federer thrills on Centre Court

Southampton have opened talks with Atletico Madrid over defender Toby Alderweireld

Saints in Alderweireld talks

Alex Corbisiero is currently part of an extended England training squad being put through some gruelling paces at their Surrey base

Corbisiero: Olympics can inspire us

Adam Pearson is expecting others to follow the decision of the two Hull clubs to form a 'super academy'

Hull clubs to merge academies

Mark Sampson, left, had only praise for Laura Bassett, centre, after her late own goal condemned England to defeat

Sampson: Bassett 'an inspiration'

Rain began to fall at Wimbledon on Thursday

Rain arrives at Wimbledon

Justin Carney wants to represent England

Carney wants to represent England

Laura Bassett, right, is distraught after her own goal saw England beaten in the World Cup semi-final

Heartbreak for England Women

Dani Osvaldo's Southampton contract has been terminated

Saints cut Osvaldo loose

Trevor Bayliss has backed his England squad to take on Australia

Bayliss ready to take on Australia

Heather Watson has reached the third round at Wimbledon for the second time in her career

Watson anger at Twitter trolls

Nick Kyrgios courted controversy once again

Kyrgios back in hot water

Serena Williams, pictured, faces Heather Watson next

Williams has a plan

Southampton full-back Nathaniel Clyne has completed his move to Liverpool.

Clyne knows improvements are needed

Adil Rashid took eight wickets in five ODIs against New Zealand

Rashid revels in England call-up

FIFA president Sepp Blatter says his conscience is clear.

Blatter: My conscience is clear

Fire engines were seen following an evacuation of Wimbledon's Centre Court

Fire threat passes off at SW19

Jack Brooks was the pick of Yorkshire's bowlers

No time wasted for Yorkshire

Maria Sharapova has reached the third round of Wimbledon

Sharapova powers through

Robin Haase is looking to cause an upset against Andy Murray

Haase puts Murray on shock alert

Mitchell Marsh put forward his case for selection with a powerful century at Essex

Marsh stakes Ashes claim

Jack Brooks took four wickets to help Yorkshire to victory

Yorkshire go top by thumping Durham

Liam Broday, pictured, slipped out of Wimbledon's second round with a straight-sets defeat to David Goffin

Broady: Dad should stay away

Novak Djokovic and Jarkko Nieminen talk at the net after their Centre Court clash

Djokovic sprints through

Portugal international Eder follows Andre Ayew to the Liberty Stadium

Swans clinch Eder deal

Jonny Brownlee, left, has been ruled out until September with a stress fracture of his femur

Brownlee sidelined until September

Kei Nishikori has pulled out of Wimbledon

Nishikori abandons Wimbledon bid

Lewis Hamilton is eyeing more success at Silverstone

Hamilton hopes for total domination

Petr Cech penned a four-year deal with Arsenal this week

Cech defied Mourinho to quit Blues

Judy Murray has called for equality on tennis' heat break rules

Judy: Give the men a break

Andrew Strauss captained England to Ashes glory on two occasions

Strauss calls for cool heads

Victoria Pendleton at Lawney Hill's yard in Oxfordshire preparing for her first ride

Racing debut nerves for Pendleton

Sky's partnership with British Cycling was a successful one

British Cycling to part with Sky

Ben Morgan should be available for England's opening World Cup warm-up game against France

Morgan eyeing France return

Michael Vaughan, pictured, believes England should select Adil Rashid against Australia

Vaughan champions Rashid for Ashes

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