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Guardian chief sports correspondent

James Ward’s Wimbledon run ended by Vasek Pospisil in five-set thriller

theguardian.com — Two days in the Wimbledon sun, two heroic failures, two British players with a lot more credit in the bank than they arrived with. Londoner James Ward's third-round exit in five sets at the hands of Vasek Pospisil, hard on the heels of Heather Watson's defeat by Serena Williams, will hurt all the more because, at one stage, he looked as though he was on the verge of striking deeper into uncharted territory.

Caroline Wozniacki beats Camila Giorgi to match Wimbledon best

theguardian.com — It seems a long time since Caroline Wozniacki sat atop the world rankings for 67 consecutive weeks in 2010 and 2011. But there have been resurgent signs over the past 12 months that she is capable of breaking the grand slam duck that has hovered over the Dane ever since that period of dominance.

Paralympic wheelchair rugby is like chess with a bit of violence

theguardian.com — You may now know it as "murderball". The British wheelchair rugby players prefer "chess with violence". Either way it is the casual nature of the steel-on-steel brutality that is most arresting.

England's WWC performance a 'once-in-a-generation opportunity' for football

theguardian.com — Amid the tears and triumphs of England's run to the brink of the Women's World Cup final in Canada, ended by a desperately cruel last-minute own goal, was the hope that it could prove a "game changing" moment for the sport.

Denying GB women footballers a place at the Olympics is atrocious decision

theguardian.com — On a particularly cruel night for the England women's team in their heroic World Cup defeat by Japan, it was just one more final twist of the knife.

Wimbledon 2015: Aljaz Bedene and James Ward through to attain fab four

theguardian.com — Aljaz Bedene, the Slovenia-born British No2 who was playing his first match at Wimbledon since qualifying for citizenship in March, found home advantage to his liking after completing a five-set victory over the Czech veteran Radek Stepanek.

Kyle Edmund falls at first hurdle at Wimbledon

theguardian.com — The British No3 Kyle Edmund failed to match his compatriot Liam Broady's feat in reaching the second round, fading after a promising start to lose in straight sets to the Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov. A downcast Edmund faded badly after a tight opening set that Dolgopolov, who beat Rafael Nadal in the first round at Queen's in the run-up to Wimbledon, eventually took on a tie break.

Wimbledon issues heat warning to players and spectators

theguardian.com — The All England Lawn Tennis Club has warned spectators and players to take measures to combat temperatures expected to easily exceed 30C (86F) on Tuesday. From Henman Hill to Centre Court, the 42,000-plus spectators expected on day two of the championships will be advised to take commonsense measures to deal with the heat.

Maria Sharapova beats Britain’s Joanna Konta in straight sets

theguardian.com — The former Wimbledon champion, Maria Sharapova, advanced to the second round against the British No2, Johanna Konta, who was unable to translate her recent impressive grass court form into a shock on Centre Court. The Russian, ranked 122 places about Konta, sealed a 6-2, 6-2 victory with little drama.

BBC dealt another blow after losing control of TV rights for Olympics

theguardian.com — The BBC has lost control of the rights to the Olympic Games from 2022 onwards after the US broadcasting giant Discovery, owner of Eurosport, signed a £920m exclusive pan-European deal. The decision will be seen as a blow to the BBC, which has poured huge resources and set great store by its Olympics coverage as one of the moments when it is able to bring the nation together.
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Jul 04, 2015

RT @guardian_sport: FINAL SCORE! Germany 0-1 England. England finish third in Women's World Cup gu.com/p/4achb/stw

Jul 04, 2015

25 years to the day since England's men were beaten on penalties by Germany in Turin too....

Jul 04, 2015

RT @Cricket_Ali: A reminder, neatly summed up in a picture, as to why England must regain the Ashes this summer... pic.twitter.com/VT5hDZ5Woj

Jul 04, 2015

England have played well in the second half but finishing has been lacking.

Jul 04, 2015

Stevie G sends a message to the "Angel City Brigade". Apparently at gunpoint. pic.twitter.com/JHWO5rVA4Z"

Jul 04, 2015

Every time I get off the tube on my way home from SW19 I'm confronted by thousands of Salvation Army people. Keep thinking it's the heat.

Jul 04, 2015

RT @riksharma_: 40,000 flags donated to #CHI fans by a local businessman. Even the smog's cleared up. Estadio Nacional looks stunning pic.twitter.com/Kv08WPXp1h

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