(Australian Associated Press)
TENNIS – John McEnroe has accused Nick Kyrgios of giving tennis a bad look after Andy Murray sent the temperamental youngster packing from Wimbledon with a ruthless straight-sets win. His defeat ends Australia’s interest in the singles for another year with Bernard Tomic also suffering a disappointing 6-4 4-6 3-6 6-4 10-8 loss to Frenchman Lucas Pouille.
BASKETBALL – Australian NBA star Andrew Bogut appears headed to the Dallas Mavericks, with his Golden State Warriors shedding salaries to make way for a new two-year $US54.3m deal for All-Star Kevin Durant. Fellow Aussie Matthew Dellavedova’s days at the Cleveland Cavaliers are also over with the NBA champions deciding not to match a four-year, $US38.5m offer from the Milwaukee Bucks.
CYCLING – Mark Cavendish has joined France great Bernard Hinault in second place of the all-time list of Tour de France stage winners after pipping Andre Greipel for his second victory in this year’s race. Australian hopeful Richie Porte, who suffered a costly puncture on Sunday, is 119 seconds behind overall leader Peter Sagan.
TENNIS – Slovakia’s Dominika Cibulkova may have to postpone her wedding on Saturday after reaching the quarter-finals at Wimbledon with a ripping victory over third seed Agnieszka Radwanska. Sam Querrey, meanwhile, has beaten Nicolas Mahut to become the first American man to reach a grand slam quarter-final for five years.
SOCCER – Vicente del Bosque, the coach behind Spain’s glorious run of three major titles, has confirmed he is stepping down following the team’s failed attempt to retain its European Championship crown.
SOCCER – Holding midfielder Sami Khedira will miss Germany’s Euro 2016 semi-final against hosts France after sustaining an adductor muscle injury in the quarter-final victory over Italy.
OLYMPICS – The Russian Olympic Committee, the International Association of Athletics Federations and 68 Russian athletes have agreed the Court of Arbitration for Sport will settle a dispute over the athletes’ participation in next month’s Olympic Games.
NETBALL – Melbourne Vixens will travel to Sydney to play NSW Swifts in Sunday’s trans-Tasman netball Australian conference elimination final after clinching third spot.
OLYMPICS – Hockeyroos captain Madonna Blyth admits it will be a failure if the team fail to medal at the upcoming Olympics and she’s even daring to dream of snatching gold.