Russia’s Vera Zvonareva showed nerves of steel as she rallied from a set down to defeat unseeded Bulgarian Tsvetana Pironkova in their Wimbledon semifinal match, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2.
World no.1 Rafael Nadal recovered from a slow start to trounce Robin Soderling in a major for the second-straight time and avoid the fate that befell defending champion Roger Federer.
When Germany and Argentina clash in the World Cup quarterfinals on July 3, the two squads will be fighting not only for a place in the final four but also to settle some unfinished business from the previous edition of the tournament.
Roger Federer will have to wait another year to tie Pete Sampras’ record of seven Wimbledon titles after the Swiss ace crashed out in the quarterfinals to Tomas Berdych.
Fulham coach Roy Hodgson is set to become the new manager at Liverpool, replacing Rafael Benitez, who left Anfield to take on the job as Inter Milan’s new coach.
Paul Pierce is taking his NBA career on a new path, as the 12-year league veteran has reportedly signified his intention to become an unrestricted free agent for the first time.
David Villa’s fourth goal of the 2010 FIFA World Cup gave Spain a 1-0 victory over Portugal.
Spain defeated Portugal 1-0 with a goal from David Villa in the 63rd minute.
Paraguay advanced to the quarterfinals by beating Japan 5-3 in a penalty shootout after a goalless draw.
FIFA president Sepp Blatter said the football governing body might suspend France from international competitions if it is proven that the French government is trying to influence the team.