Andy Murray and Portugal are Champions


July 11, 2016

BREAKING NEWS

Andy Murray (at Wimbledon 2016) and Portugal (at Euro 2016 in Paris) are Champions

Andy Murray defeated Milos Raonic to win the 2016 Wimbledon title after a 6-4 7-6 7-6 victory on Centre Court.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 10:  Andy Murray of Great Britain kisses the trophy following victory in the Men's Singles Final against Milos Raonic of Canada on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 10, 2016 in London, England.  (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

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.

“I feel happier this time,” Murray told reporters. “I feel, yeah, more content this time. I feel like this was sort of more for myself more than anything, and my team as well. We’ve all worked really hard to help get me in this position.Last time it was just pure relief, and I didn’t really enjoy the moment as much, whereas I’m going to make sure I enjoy this one more than the others.”–by Ravi Ubha, CNN

Portugal sinks France to take Euro 2016 crown at Stade de France, Paris

Cristiano Ronaldo celebrated with teammate Eder, the goalscorer, after Portugal defeated France 1-0 to win Euro 2016.

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.

Ronaldo was guiding his team from the touchline during extra-time.

Portugal's forward Cristiano Ronaldo kisses the trophy as he poses on the pitch after Portugal won the Euro 2016 final football match between Portugal and France at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, on July 10, 2016. / AFP / FRANCISCO LEONG        (Photo credit should read FRANCISCO LEONG/AFP/Getty Images)
With Ronaldo out of the picture, Portugal needed another hero and that turned out to be Patricio who throughout the game was consistently on hand to thwart France, notably in saving a couple of fierce shots from Moussa Sissoko, who had an outstanding game. Central defenders Pepe — named man of the match — and Jose Ponte were also key to Portugal’s defensive obdurateness.–by John Sinnott,CNN

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