July 11, 2016
Andy Murray (at Wimbledon 2016) and Portugal (at Euro 2016 in Paris) are Champions
Andy Murray wins 2nd Wimbledon Title
Andy Murray ended 77 years of British angst when he won Wimbledon in 2013. It didn’t take the Scot anywhere near as long to collect a second title at tennis’ most beloved tournament.
Murray cruised past big-serving Milos Raonic 6-4 7-6 (7-3) 7-6 (7-2) in Southwest London on Sunday to register a third grand slam title overall and first since downing Novak Djokovic at the All England Club three years ago.
Portugal sinks France to take Euro 2016 crown at Stade de France, Paris
Portugal gatecrashed France’s Euro 2016 party to win the European Championship for the first time in its history — and all this without their leading star Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Real Madrid forward had been forced out of the game with a knee injury in the first half, but Portugal regrouped and thanks to some heroic goalkeeping from Rui Patricio took the game into extra time before Eder struck with 11 minutes to go. Portugal’s 1-0 win was all the more remarkable given in their previous 10 meetings, France had won all of them.