Venue: All England Club Dates: 27 June-10 JulyCoverage: Live across BBC TV, radio and online with extensive coverage on BBC iPlayer, Red Button, Connected TVs and mobile app.Britain’s Cameron Norrie reached the Wimbledon semi-finals by fighting back to beat David Goffin in a memorable five-set thriller which left the home fans celebrating jubilantly.Ninth seed Norrie, 26, battled hard to secure a 3-6 7-5 2-6 6-3 7-5 win against unseeded Belgian Goffin.As his name was chanted around Court One, he was overcome with emotion.Norrie will now contest his first Grand Slam semi-final, meeting defending champion Novak Djokovic on Friday.Asked for his reaction to beating Goffin, Norrie said: “Honestly? Speechless. I can’t even talk.”The British men’s number one, known for his laid-back demeanour, showed a unusual flicker of emotion during his on-court interview.The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were among the 10,000 or so fans who watched as the world number 12 absorbed the finest moment of his career.Norrie added: “I think just winning a match like this, I’m in shock. I don’t know what to say now.”I have flashbacks of all the hard work and all the sacrifices I have had to make and it’s definitely paid off – and it feels pretty good.”Norrie is the first British man to reach the Wimbledon singles semi-finals since Andy Murray in 2016 and the first British player since Johanna Konta in 2017.Next he faces top seed Djokovic, who is chasing a fourth successive title at the All England Club.The 35-year-old Serb was given a huge scare by Italy’s Jannik Sinner before fighting back to win in five sets earlier on Tuesday.”It great to get this now but it’s only going to get tougher,” added Norrie.”I’m going take it to Novak and hopefully you guys can get behind me and I’m sure you will.”More to follow.
Last updated on 37 minutes ago37 minutes ago.From the section Womens European ChampionshipHost country: England Dates: 6-31 July Venues: Old Trafford, Manchester; St Mary’s Stadium, Southampton; Amex Stadium, Brighton; Stadium MK, Milton Keynes; Brentford Community Stadium; Leigh Sports Village; Bramall Lane, Sheffield; Academy Stadium, Manchester; New York Stadium, Rotherham; Wembley Stadium.Coverage: All 31 games will be shown live across the BBC. Click here for more informationThe Women’s European Championship starts on Wednesday when hosts England take on Austria, with organisers saying: “Let’s go and make history.”A record-breaking 500,000 ticketsexternal-link – twice as many as attended the previous Euros in the Netherlands in 2017 – have been sold, with the final being staged at a sold-out Wembley on 31 July.England are favourites to win Euro 2022, according to data analysts Nielsen’s Gracenote.external-linkTheir opening group game with Austria, which will be watched by 70,000-plus inside Old Trafford, is the first of 31 matches across 25 days which are all being shown live on the BBC.Sixteen teams – including debutants Northern Ireland and holders the Netherlands – will compete in the first Women’s European Championship to be staged in England since 2005.Seventeen years on, tournament organisers Uefa – European football’s governing body – has labelled the 13th edition as the “biggest women’s sporting event in European history”.”We can’t wait to get the ball rolling,” said Nadine Kessler, Uefa chief of women’s football.The half a million tickets already sold have been purchased from 99 countries, and Kessler added: “Who would have thought that for a women’s tournament? “That is simply fantastic. It shows how high our expectation is and what we want to achieve.”First Women’s Euros for five yearsThe Women’s Euros is usually held every four years and, after the Netherlands won it in 2017, it should have taken place in 2021.It was pushed back 12 months after the men’s 2020 European Championship and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics were both postponed until 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic.When England previously staged the tournament in 2005, venues across the North West – Blackpool, Manchester, Blackburn, Warrington and Preston – were used.This time games are being staged across the country although no venues in the Midlands or North East will host games.It will also be the first time that Video Assistant Referee technology has been used at a Women’s European Championship.Low-priced tickets and record crowdsUefa have made 700,000-plus tickets available. The previous edition staged in the Netherlands was watched by 240,045 fans.Ticket prices have been kept low to attract families. They range from £5 to £50external-link meaning a family of four can watch a match for as little as £30.The decision to use the Manchester City Academy Stadium – which will have a reduced capacity of under 5,000 for the Euros – has been criticised.”It’s embarrassing,” said Iceland midfielder Sara Bjork Gunnarsdottir, whose side play two of their three group games at the home of Manchester City’s women’s team. “It’s disrespectful towards women’s football because it’s so much bigger than people think.”Almost 100,000 international fans are expected to attend matches while a global television audience of 250 million-plus is expected to watch.There is pressure on the organisers to deliver an event that draws fans in beyond the Euros.”We are confident that many matches will be sold out and are looking forward to more than doubling the total attendance of Uefa Women’s Euro 2017 in the Netherlands,” said a Euro 2022 spokesperson.Which countries are taking part – and who are the big hitters?Germany are by far the most successful side in the tournament’s history with eight triumphs, including six in a row between 1995 and 2013. The other winners are Norway (1987, 1993), Sweden (1984) and the Netherlands (2017).Six of the world’s top 10 are taking part: Sweden (2nd in Fifa’s rankings), France (3rd), Netherlands (4th), Germany (5th), Spain (7th) and England (8th).The 16 teams are divided into four groups of four. The top two go through to the quarter-finals, where it becomes a straight knockout.England boss Sarina Wiegman led her native country, the Netherlands, to European glory five years ago.While the Lionesses are predicted to win by Nielsen’s Gracenote, they forecast a “wide open tournament” with Sweden, Germany, France and the Netherlands serious contenders.”There is nearly 80% chance that this year’s European champions will come from this quintet,” they add.Group A: England, Austria, Norway, Northern Ireland. Venues: Manchester (Old Trafford), Southampton, Brighton.Group B: Germany, Denmark, Spain, Finland. Venues: Milton Keynes, Brentford.Group C: Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, Portugal. Venues: Leigh, Sheffield (Bramall Lane).Group D: France, Italy, Belgium, Iceland. Venues: Manchester (Academy Stadium), Rotherham.Alexia Putellas (Spain): Ballon d’Or-winning midfielder. Best Fifa Women’s player. Uefa Player of the Year. Running games from midfield, Putellas is the heartbeat of Spain’s team.Ada Hegerberg (Norway): Quit the national team in 2017 in protest at a perceived lack of respect for female players, but the inaugural Ballon d’Or winner returned to the international scene in April and is looking to make her mark at Euro 2022.Vivianne Miedema (Netherlands): The Arsenal striker is at the top of her game and is hoping to add another European title to her CV after helping the Netherlands win Euro 2017.Pernille Harder (Denmark): The Chelsea midfielder is Denmark’s all-time leading scorer and captained them to the Euro 2017 final. Lauren Hemp (England): The Manchester City winger, 21, who was named the Women’s Super League’s young player of the year for a record-breaking fourth season in a row, has been on-fire for club and country, winning many plaudits for her eye-catching runs and goals.There is pressure on the Lionesses to deliver a first European crown in front of their own fans.They have twice come close before, finishing runners-up to Sweden in the inaugural Women’s Euros in 1984 before getting to the final again in 2009 only to lose to Germany in Finland.Since Wiegman became manager in September 2021, England are unbeaten in 13 matches and in February won the inaugural Arnold Clark Cup – a competition that featured Olympic champions Canada, Spain and two-time world champions Germany.”This is going to be the biggest women’s event in Europe ever,” Wiegman told BBC Sport.”It’s going to be really exciting but it can also cause a little stress. There are going to be expectations but we have to embrace it.
Wout van Aert’s sensational escape in the final 10km of stage four gave him his first win at this year’s Tour de France and extended his overall lead.The Belgian had finished second in each of the first three stages of this year’s race but this time his plan worked to perfection.A breathtaking attack up the final climb sent him clear and he held on in the closing kilometres into Calais.Van Aert moves 25 seconds clear in the General Classification.Behind him, Jasper Philipsen won a bunch sprint to the line and raised his arms thinking he had won the stage, illustrating the chaotic nature of the finish.That was all down to Van Aert’s attack, with a cross tailwind helping to split the pack as they tried to stay with him.Van Aert had been denied a stage win by a photo finish in a bunch sprint as the Tour left Denmark on Sunday, but marked the first day of racing in France with a memorable triumph.”I didn’t want to take the risk anymore,” he said afterwards about the move by his Jumbo-Visma team on the way up up Cote du Cap Blanc Nez.”It was quite obvious that we were trying something with the team,” he explained. “We were in a perfect position thanks to Nathan (van Hooydonck) and Stevie (Kruijswijk), then Nathan opened up on the climb, Tiesj (Benoot) took over and we heard on the radio there was some damage.”The goal was to go full to the top and see what happened, but then I came over the top alone. “I was a bit in doubt whether I should wait for Jonas Vingegaard and Adam Yates behind me, but by going full, I also put Jonas and the others in a good position because they didn’t have to ride. “So I decided to go on alone, and then it was 10km of all-out suffering.”Last year’s winner, Tadej Pogacar, and the other leading contenders for the General Classification recovered to finish together in the group immediately behind Van Aert but, along with the pure sprinters in the race, they were unable to organise themselves in time to catch him.The 27-year-old flapped his arms before punching the air in triumph as he crossed the line in yellow, and later explained his celebration by saying “this jersey gives you wings”.Stage four results1. Wout van Aert (Bel/Jumbo-Visma) 4hrs 01min 6secs2. Jasper Philipsen (Bel/Alpecin-Deceuninck) + 8secs3. Christophe Laporte (Fra/Jumbo-Visma) Same time4. Alexander Kristoff (Nor/Intermarche) Same time5. Peter Sagan (Svk/TotalEnergies) Same time6. Luca Mozzato (Ita/B&B Hotels) Same time7. Danny van Poppel (Ned/Bora-Hansgrohe) Same time8. Hugo Hofstetter (Fra/Arkea-Samsic) Same time9. Michael Matthews (Aus/BikeExchange-Jayco) Same time10. Benjamin Thomas (Fra/Cofidis) Same timeGeneral classification after stage four1. Wout van Aert (Bel/Jumbo-Visma) 13hrs 02mins 43secs2. Yves Lampaert (Bel/Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl) +25secs3. Tadej Pogacar (Slo/UAE Team Emirates) +32secs4. Mads Pedersen (Den/Trek-Segafredo) +36secs5. Mathieu van der Poel (Ned/Alpecin-Deceuninck) +38secs6. Jonas Vingegaard (Den/Jumbo-Visma) +40secs7. Primoz Roglic (Slo/Jumbo-Visma) +41secs8. Adam Yates (GB/Ineos Grenadiers) +48secs9. Stefan Kung (Swi/Groupama – FDJ Same time10. Tom Pidcock (GB/Ineos Grenadiers) +49secs
A Premier League and international player arrested in north London on Monday on suspicion of rape has been questioned over two further rape allegations against a different woman.The Metropolitan Police said on Tuesday the man had been further arrested on suspicion of two incidents of rape in 2021 against another woman.He has been bailed until August.The Met Police said in a statement: “On 4 July, an allegation of rape of a woman in her 20s was reported to police.”It was reported the alleged rape happened in June 2022. On 4 July, a 29-year-old man was arrested at an address in Barnet on suspicion of rape and taken into custody.”While in custody, he was further arrested on suspicion of two incidents of rape that were alleged to have been committed in April and June of 2021 against a different woman in her 20s.”He has subsequently been released on bail to a date in August. Enquiries into the circumstances are ongoing.”
As Ian Poulter claimed he does not expect a hostile reception in the Scottish Open locker room, American Billy Horschel launched a scathing attack on LIV Golf’s rebel players, calling them “hypocrites and liars”.Poulter is eligible for this week’s co-sanctioned event at the Renaissance Club in East Lothian after winning the first stage of a legal battle against the DP World Tour.The Wentworth-based circuit had banned the Englishman along with 15 other LIV players from the Genesis Scottish Open after they took part in last month’s opening event on the Saudi-funded series. “They decided to go play on that tour and they should go play there. They shouldn’t be coming back over to the DP World Tour or the PGA Tour,” Horschel, the reigning BMW PGA champion, stated before the Scottish Open.”To say that they wanted to also support the DP World or PGA Tour going forward, while playing the LIV Tour, is completely asinine in my opinion.”It’s unfortunate that those guys made their bed and that’s what they want to do. Leave us alone, honestly.”Last week’s events, I’ve been really frustrated by because there are a lot of guys that are hypocrites that are not telling the truth and lying about some things. “I just can’t be diplomatic anymore about it as I have been in the past.”Poulter will arrive at the tournament after competing at the JP McManus Pro-Am at Adare Manor on Monday and Tuesday. And the 46-year-old dismissed concerns that he will face hostility from fellow professionals at Renaissance.”My reception here has been unbelievable with the 40,000 fans that we’ve had,” Poulter said after his second and final round of the charity event.”The locker room are people that I play against week in week out and if they take exception to it that’s up to those guys. I haven’t had a problem with any of the players. “I’ve seen Rory (McIlroy) this week and I’ve had a chat, I’ve seen Thomas (Bjorn) and we have a difference of opinion but we’re still friends, which its nice when you’ve played golf with these players for a very long time. “It is strictly a business decision, not a personal decision that has to get in the way of friendships and I class pretty much everyone out here on tour as a friend.” Poulter says he “feels pretty good” about the decision to allow him to play the Scottish Open after a hearing organised by Sporting Resolutions (UK) found in his favour, while the DP World Tour said they were “disappointed” by the outcome from the first stage of the hearing. “We followed the procedure that was laid out in front by the tour for an appeal process and we’ve obviously won that appeal,” Poulter said. South African Justin Harding and Spain’s Adrian Otaegui also received a stay to play in Scotland. Further LIV rebels may be added to the Scottish Open field before the tournament begins on Thursday. The field for the joint PGA Tour and DP World Tour event would normally be 156 players, but the European-based circuit’s chief Keith Pelley has accepted “the field size will increase”.”I feel like it was the right decision and I’m looking forward to the week,” Poulter added.He also revealed that he has been receiving “distressing” messages on social media since signing up for the lucrative LIV circuit which this year boasts seven $25m (£20m) tournaments and a final event worth $50m.”It’s not really a great forum right now to be bedtime reading, it’s not good before you shut your eyes,” Poulter said. “It’s quite distressing in some respects. They are people’s opinions but it has got extremely nasty unfortunately.”He confirmed that he is also seeking to overturn the £100,000 fine imposed by the DP World Tour but refused to be drawn on whether he is fighting the PGA Tour’s decision to indefinitely suspend LIV rebels.”I don’t even want to comment on that side yet,” he said. “The focus is first and foremost to play next week, to play the Open Championship and let’s see where it goes from there.”Poulter sees his participation on the Scottish east coast as vital preparation for the following week’s Open Championship a little further north on the Old Course at St Andrews.”It’s links golf,” he said. “I’ve always played the Scottish Open throughout so many years. I don’t know how many Scottish Opens I’ve played but it’s been an awful lot, it’s part of the process. “The 150th Open at St Andrews I think is a fairly significant one for me. It was my first Open in 2000, it will be my last Open at St Andrews so I wanted to have some links golf prep before going in.”
Briton Savannah Marshall will challenge Claressa Shields for the undisputed middleweight championship at the O2 Arena in London on 10 September.Marshall holds the WBO title, while American Shields is the WBC, IBF, WBA and Ring magazine champion.Like Shields, Marshall is undefeated in 12 pro fights, but has 10 knockouts.In the first all-female card to be hosted in the United Kingdom, Mikaela Mayer will face Alycia Baumgardner in a super-featherweight unification clash. Mayer is the WBO and IBF champion, while fellow American Baumgardner holds the WBC belt. A fight 10 years in the makingThe undisputed clash between Marshall and Shields is a fight 10 years in the making.”All sports need major rivalries to transcend their boundaries and this is the biggest rivalry ever to come from women’s boxing,” Boxxer promoter Ben Shalom said. The fight was delayed in May because of an injury in Marshall and will now go ahead in London rather than the original planned location of Newcastle.Shields’ only defeat in her entire boxing career was against Marshall as an amateur when they were both preparing for the 2012 Olympics – a Games at which Shields would win a gold medal and Marshall would bow out at the quarter-final stage.The duo never fought again in the ring but have sparred together on occasion. Both fighters have their own version of how those sparring sessions went, but the defeat to Marshall when she was 17 has been a constant sore spot for Shields.The American has developed into a wonderful fighter since, winning world titles at multiple weights and became the first boxer – male or female – to hold two undisputed championships in two weight divisions at the same time.She is a two-time Olympic champion and returns to fight in London for the first time since winning gold at the 2012 Olympics. Marshall’s career at amateur level never reached the heights it promised, but the Hartlepool’s pro career has gone from strength to strength in the last two years.She is being billed as one of the biggest punchers in women’s boxing with 10 knockouts and will be aiming to secure her ninth stoppage in a row when she faces Shields.A historic night for women’s boxingThe Mayer-Baumgardner contest is one whereby the winner could set up an undisputed clash against South Korea’s WBA title-holder Hyun Mi Choi.Mayer, who has won all 17 professional bouts, is a 2016 Rio Olympian who won the WBO belt in October 2020. Eight months later, she added the IBF and Ring Magazine straps by defeating Argentine Erica Fari.Baumgardner, who has won 13 and lost one, defeated Doncaster’s Terri Harper to claim the WBC super-featherweight title in November last year and has made one defence of the belt.More to follow.
Watch highlights as England complete a record chase of 378 to beat India in rapid time on the final morning of the fifth Test at Edgbaston.REPORT: England complete incredible record win over IndiaWatch Today at the Test on BBC Four, BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport website & app from 19:00 BST every day.
India 416 (Pant 146, Jadeja 104; Anderson 5-60) & 245 (Pujara 66, Pant 57; Stokes 4-33)England 284 (Bairstow 106, Siraj 4-66) & 378-3 (Root 142*, Bairstow 114*)England won by seven wickets; series drawn 2-2ScorecardEngland nonchalantly completed a record chase of 378 to beat India in rapid time on the final morning of the fifth Test at Edgbaston.Centuries from Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow took England to their highest successful pursuit in Test cricket and the ninth-largest in the history of the game.Needing another 119 from their overnight 259-3, Root and Bairstow coasted with incredible ease, taking England to a memorable seven-wicket win, one of their all-time greatest victories.Bairstow’s 114 not out was his second century of the match, while Root ended unbeaten on 142 in an unbroken partnership of 269.They carried England to a new height in what is turning into a spectacular summer under new captain Ben Stokes and coach Brendon McCullum.The win ensures a series that was postponed last summer is drawn 2-2 but, more importantly, it is the greatest validation to date of England’s ultra-positive approach to Test cricket.Their next series is with South Africa in August, while an entirely different squad under new white-ball captain Jos Buttler plays the first of three T20s against India on Thursday.Bazball scales new heightsJust five weeks ago, England’s Test cricket was in the doldrums, with McCullum and Stokes given the task of reviving a team that had won only once in 17 attempts.While the manner of the 3-0 series win over New Zealand was thrilling, it felt like a different prospect to play ‘Bazball’ against the powerful Indians.The home side were under huge pressure at different times during this match. They were 83-5 in response to India’s first-innings 416, then on Monday India were 322 ahead with five second-innings wickets in hand.And yet, England’s insistence that they could chase any target was proved correct, thanks largely to the cavalier progress they made on a scintillating fourth afternoon.Strangely, given the magnitude of the result, the fifth morning was almost anticlimactic.Edgbaston was far from full despite all of the available free tickets being taken, while Root and Bairstow removed what little jeopardy remained in the chase.That takes nothing away from what England have accomplished – to overhaul 378 for the loss of only three wickets is truly remarkable.What can this new England go on to achieve?Root and Bairstow lead England rompSuperlatives for England’s pair of Yorkshire batting maestros have long been exhausted. This was Bairstow’s fourth hundred in five innings and sixth this year, Root has made 11 since the beginning of 2021.Their rebuild from 109-3 on Monday ran India ragged. When Root resumed on 76 and Bairstow 72 on Tuesday morning, India still had fielders scattered, allowing runs to flow.Root played dreamy drives and clips off the pads. After he had run Mohammed Siraj to third man for his 28th Test ton, he unfurled the trick shots. Shardul Thakur was belted back over his head for four, then reverse-scooped for six.Bairstow was more circumspect, but still pummelled anything short. He only showed nerves on 99, going to three figures with a pinched single off Ravindra Jadeja and celebrating with an emotional embrace from Root.By the end, their partnership was the fourth-highest by any pair in the fourth innings of a Test, while the run chase surpassed the previous England record of 359, set when Stokes stunned Australia at Headingley in 2019.Victory, a formality for most of the morning, was completed almost half an hour before lunch.India miss their chanceThis is a crushing defeat for India. Last summer they were by far the superior team, but they called off the fifth Test after a Covid outbreak in their backroom staff and have now missed out on a first series win in England since 2007.Not only that, but this is the largest target they have failed to defend in Test cricket.They made a selection error in omitting spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, carelessly threw away a dominant position when they were batting in their second innings, then were completely passive as England overwhelmed them in the run chase.Might the tourists have avoided the mistakes had Jasprit Bumrah not had to stand in for captain Rohit Sharma, who was ruled out with Covid?Realistically, the way England played, nothing would have stopped them.