Day: July 2, 2018

Joel Ward signs new three-year Crystal Palace deal

Joel Ward has signed a new three-year contract with Crystal Palace that will keep him at Selhurst Park until the summer of 2021. The 28-year-old right-back was available on a free transfer as his previous deal expired at the end of last season. However, Ward has made the decision to remain at the club he […]

Caroline Wozniacki and Venus Williams reach Wimbledon second round

Caroline Wozniacki advanced to the second round at Wimbledon while five-time champion Venus Williams recorded a come-from-behind win. Wozniacki, fresh from winning the title at Eastbourne on Saturday, sealed an emphatic 6-0 6-3 victory against Varvara Lepchenko in under an hour on Centre Court. The Dane won the Australian Open, her maiden Grand Slam, at […]

Could England learn from Serena Williams over penalty failures?

4:58 It’s that nervy time that arrives every two or four years when England’s footballers’ ability to deal with the pressure of penalties will be questioned. Could they learn from tennis great Serena Williams? It is that nervy time that arrives every two years when England’s footballers’ ability to deal with the pressure of penalties […]

Serena Williams defeats Arantxa Rus in Wimbledon opener

Serena Williams began her charge for an eighth Wimbledon women’s singles title with a hard-fought straight-sets victory over world No 105 Arantxa Rus. The former world No 1, seeded 25, played her first match at the All England Club since winning her seventh title in 2016 and overcame rustiness and blustering conditions to win 7-5 […]

Sunderland confirm signing of Reece James on free transfer

Sunderland have completed the signing former Wigan Athletic left-back Reece James on a free transfer. The 24-year-old left the DW Stadium at the end of last season, and has quickly been snapped up by new Sunderland manager Jack Ross. James – whose brother Matty plays for Leicester – has signed a one-year deal at the […]