Day: July 5, 2018

Gianfranco Zola wants Chelsea to resolve managerial situation quickly

1:42 Gianfranco Zola has urged Chelsea to resolve their complicated managerial situation Gianfranco Zola hopes the protracted managerial saga at Chelsea is resolved soon and has refused to rule out a possible return to his former club. Antonio Conte remains in charge at Stamford Bridge but former Napoli manager Maurizio Sarri has been heavily linked […]

Simona Halep through to Wimbledon third round

Top seed Simona Halep needed an excellent run of 10 consecutive games won to help her past Saisai Zheng at Wimbledon on Thursday. Halep won 7-5 6-0 in the second round after overcoming a difficult first set, in which she was 5-3 behind against the world No 126. Five of the top eight women’s seeds […]

Johanna Konta and Katie Boulter out of Wimbledon

Johanna Konta’s hopes of another deep run at Wimbledon came to an end at the hands of Dominika Cibulkova in the second round. The British No 1 reached the semi-finals at the All England Club last year, but hard-hitting Slovakian Cibulkova produced a ruthless display to end Konta’s hopes 6-3 6-4 on Thursday. “It feels […]

British GP: Sebastian Vettel says F1 penalties over the top

Sebastian Vettel has aimed fresh criticism at Formula 1’s rulebook in the wake of the ‘blocking’ penalty at the Austrian GP which dropped him down the grid. The Ferrari driver was relegated from third to sixth on last Sunday’s grid for impeding Renault’s Carlos Sainz in the second stage of qualifying and, while Vettel and […]

#SecondCivilWar: how a wild conspiracy theory became a July 4th Twitter meme

“Dearest family.” “Dear Ma.” “My brothers and sisters.” On July Fourth, Twitter lit up with 19th-century style letters beginning with salutations like these after a conspiracy theorist’s outlandish prediction of a second American Civil War became fodder for jokes across the political spectrum. #SecondCivilWar began trending after radio host and Infowars founder Alex Jones proposed […]

Watford sign Ken Sema on five-year deal from Ostersunds

Watford have completed the signing of winger Ken Sema from Swedish club Ostersunds on a five-year contract. Sema – who scored the winner against Arsenal in their 2-1 Europa League victory at the Emirates last season – is a Sweden international but he missed out on selection for their World Cup squad. The 24-year-old joins […]