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Reuters | Updated: 14-07-2019 05:22 IST | Created: 14-07-2019 05:22 IST
Reuters Sports News Summary

Following is a summary of current sports news briefs. Cycling: Crash-hit Thomas satisfied with Tour de France condition

Defending champion Geraint Thomas crashed on the Tour de France on Saturday, losing time to Frenchman Thibaut Pinot, but took heart from a strong recovery. “It’s annoying and frustrating but, at the same time, to come back like I did shows the legs are good," the Welshman said. Wait goes on for Williams as inspired Halep wins Wimbledon

Serena Williams remained tantalisingly one short of a record-equalling 24 Grand Slam singles titles as Simona Halep thrashed the off-key American in a one-sided Wimbledon final on Saturday. Halep began the week halting American 15-year-old Coco Gauff's dream run and will end it at the Champions Ball after dismantling seven-times winner Williams 6-2 6-2 with an inspired display on Centre Court. All the work's done, Federer says ahead of Wimbledon final

As Roger Federer prepares to take on Novak Djokovic in Sunday's Wimbledon final, he knows there is little he can do now to improve his chances of winning a 21st Grand Slam title -- all the work has been done. "This is like a school," the Swiss 37-year-old said. "The day of the test, you're not going to read... many books that day. You don't have the time anyhow. Exclusive: Comaneci hails history-maker Halep's Wimbledon triumph

Nadia Comaneci predicted "no one in Romania will be working for a few days" as they would be too busy celebrating Simona Halep's "amazing" victory over Serena Williams in Saturday's Wimbledon final. Thirteen months ago, Comaneci was the first person Halep hugged when she clambered up into the stands on Court Philippe Chatrier after she won her first Grand Slam title at the French Open. MLB roundup: Trout drives in 6 in Angels' combined no-hitter

In their first home game since teammate Tyler Skaggs' recent death, Taylor Cole and Felix Pena teamed for the 13th combined no-hitter in major league history as the Los Angeles Angels earned a 13-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners Friday night in Anaheim, Calif. Every Angels player wore No. 45 with the name Skaggs on the back of their jerseys, in honor of their former teammate, who passed away July 1. The Angels honored Skaggs before the game and his mother, Debbie, threw out the ceremonial first pitch -- a perfect strike caught by Skaggs' best friend on the Angels, Andrew Heaney. Golf: Wiesberger two shots clear after 54 holes at Scottish Open

Resurgent Bernd Wiesberger set his sights on a sixth European Tour title when he took a two-shot lead over South African Erik van Rooyen after the third round of the Scottish Open on Saturday. The big Austrian carded six-under-par 65 at the Renaissance Club in North Berwick after starting the day tied for the lead with South African Van Rooyen and Englishman Lee Slattery. NFL notebook: 18-game sked under discussion

While the concept of a future 18-game NFL season is nothing new, with players objecting to the wear and tear of an added two games, the Wall Street Journal reported a potential compromise Friday. In early negotiations regarding the league's current collective bargaining agreement, which expires after the 2020 season, an addition to the schedule reportedly has been discussed with the owners proposing the players remain limited to 16 games in an 18-game schedule. Vettel struggling to get the right feel for his Ferrari

Sebastian Vettel said he had struggled to get the right feel for his Ferrari after qualifying a disappointing sixth at the British Grand Prix on Saturday. The four-times world champion, and last year's race winner at Silverstone, will line up a row behind Monegasque team mate Charles Leclerc, in third, and with both the Red Bulls also ahead of him. Cabal and Farah create men's doubles history for Colombia

Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah became the first Colombians to win a Grand Slam men's doubles title when they beat France's Nicolas Mahut and Edouard Roger-Vasselin 6-7(5) 7-6(5) 7-6(6) 6-7(5) 6-3 in a near five-hour epic at Wimbledon on Saturday. Farah punched away a backhand volley winner on match point before promptly collapsing to the ground in triumph. Hamilton defends his 'Britishness' ahead of home race

Lewis Hamilton defended his 'Britishness' at his home race on Saturday, against a backdrop of tens of thousands of fans flying the flag for the most successful racing driver the country has ever seen. The five-times Formula One champion, and winner of 79 grands prix, was asked after qualifying his Mercedes on the front row at Silverstone why despite the evident support some people still had doubts.

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