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Aru wins Tour de France stage five as Froome takes yellow jersey

Aru wins Tour de France stage five as Froome takes yellow jersey

An undulating stage from Vittel took in a Category 3 climb before the summit finish atop La Planche des Belles Filles - the first mountain test of the 2017 route. "When he left I stayed with my team and waited for the attack from the others", Froome said. "Nobody moved so I thought I had to go to see what I could do", said Froome, who added he felt fresher than on his previous dominant rides on the Tour.


Real Madrid buy French teenager Hernandez from Atletico

Real Madrid buy French teenager Hernandez from Atletico

Real announced the France Under-20 worldwide has signed a six-year deal, and he becomes the first player since Santiago Solari in 2000 to make the switch between the city rivals. Hernandez will continue his development at Real Madrid , most probably as an understudy of Marcelo, filling in during the absence of the Brazilian.


Azarenka, Sobolenko off to winning start in Wimbledon

Azarenka, Sobolenko off to winning start in Wimbledon

Azarenka was able to beat her Russian opponent in two straight sets and will move on to face home court favorite Heather Watson . Elena Vesnina v Victoria Azarenka on 05-07-2017 in Wimbledon Women. Azarenka made a promising start to the match as she took advantage of some strong serves to hold serve in the opening game, looking very solid in her play.


Andy Murray and Johanna Konta hoping history does not repeat at Wimbledon

Andy Murray and Johanna Konta hoping history does not repeat at Wimbledon

Murray has struggled for form through much of 2017, while Nadal was playing at Wimbledon for the first time in two years, but neither showed any signs of rustiness. Nadal, on a high after his record-setting 10th French Open title just three weeks ago, will not be under-estimating the Australian after his recent experiences at Wimbledon.


Konta comforts Vekic after epic Wimbledon battle

Konta comforts Vekic after epic Wimbledon battle

Revenge was sweet for Johanna Konta as she dominated Hsieh Su-Wei in a 6-2, 6-2 win at Wimbledon . Later in the day, top seed Andy Murray will be in action against Dustin Brown, as will French Open champion Rafael Nadal. But the match on No1 Court will show if Konta has any remaining fitness issues that might impact her bid for a first Grand Slam title. She doesn't give you much rhythm.


Jared Payne doubtful for Lions decider due to ongoing migraines

Jared Payne doubtful for Lions decider due to ongoing migraines

Fellow Lion Robbie Henshaw faces a 16-week lay-off with a shoulder injury and could miss Ireland's autumn series. Speaking with the press in Queenstown, Lions team doctor Eanna Falvey says Henshaw tore his pectoral muscle off the bone. Falvey said all Payne's tests have been good. "We have a couple more minor tests to do which are still outstanding, that will give us more idea of when he'll (return)".