Sports News Review start with report from the second tennis grand slam tournament of the season, and the Spaniard Garbine Muguruza Blanco has won the Roland Garros, by defeating in the final the best tennis player in the world Serena Williams with 2:0 in sets (7:5, 6:4), after 1 hour and 45 minutes for her first grand slam title in career. This was their fifth meeting and the second win of currently 4th player on the WTA list. Serena Williams missed the opportunity in her 27th final, on one of the four most important tournaments win her 22nd title and equalize with legendary Germany’s Steffi Graf.
Trophy in doubles competition went to the Spanish tennis players, Feliciano Lopez and Marc Lopez, after today they defeated undisputed brothers Mike and Bob Bryan with 2:1 (6:4, 6:7, 6:3) after 2 hours and 26 minutes.
Today had died probably the best boxer of all time, Muhammad Ali, in his 74th year in a hospital in Arizona, because of the problems with the respiratory system, and due to Parkinson’s disease. The funeral of the controversial Ali will be in his hometown of Louisville in the State of Kentucky. Muhammad Ali, born Cassius Clay, was a three-time World Heavyweight Champion, and his fights with Joe Frazier and George Foreman are some of the most famous fights in boxing history, but also among the most famous sporting events in history.
The court in Munich rejected the request of ECA and several clubs that order the FIBA Europe to issue a declaration allowing participation in the Eurocup. The Court accepted demand that prohibits FIBA Europe to impose sanctions, but that has already been resolved during a meeting in Dublin a few days ago. Among the subjects who participated in this process in a civil court in Munich were Fenerbahce, Real Madrid, Olympiakos, Maccabi, Olimpija, Cedevita, ABA league, Euroleague and the Spanish ACB League.
Greece national basketball team will be weakened in the qualifying tournament for the Olympic Games, since its participation canceled power forward Georgios Printezis. Printezis has canceled the participation due to an injury he sustained during the final series of the Greek championship.
Colombian national team during last night defeated the United States with 2:0 at the premiere of the Copa America in Santa Clara. Goals for the selection of Colombia have scored Cristian Zapata in the 8th minute and James Rodriguez from the penalty spot after 42 minutes of the match. Tonight from 23 hours will meet Costa Rica and Paraguay, then will face Haiti and Peru from 01:30, and in 4 after midnight, their match will play Brazil and Ecuador. First round matches will complete the encounter between Jamaica and Venezuela tomorrow from 23 hours.
Today has been played seven international friendly matches, and a most convincing triumph achieved the Croatian national team, which overran the weak San Marino with even 10:0. Australia in the final moments of the match defeated Greece with 1:0, Germany was better than Hungary with 2:0, Ivory Coast beat Gabon with 2:1, Netherlands defeated Austria with 2:0, while France without major problems triumphed over Scotland national team with the result 3:0, and Slovakia and Northern Ireland played a goalless match.
Arsenal allegedly activated the purchase clause for Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy, which is about 20 million pounds, reports English media. They cite that Arsenal and Leicester City started negotiations regarding the transfer of 29-year-old player who in February signed a four-year contract with the new champions of England.
Brazilian right-back, 33-year-old Dani Alves has confirmed that will strengthen the ranks of Juventus, after eight years in the Spanish Barcelona, with whom he has won 23 trophies. He played 90 matches and scored three goals for Brazil, with whom he won the Copa America and twice the Confederations Cup.
Spanish player Marc Bartra has left Barcelona and moved to Borussia Dortmund for eight million euros, as a replacement for Mats Hummels.
Repsol Honda rider Marc Marquez won the pole position for the Catalunya Grand Prix, the seventh race of the season in the MotoGP championship. Spaniard to his third pole position of the year and his first in Catalonia, came after he finished the race 1.43:589. In second place is the current champion of the world, Yamaha rider Jorge Lorenzo, while the third was Marquez’s team-mate Dani Pedrosa. Race for the Catalunya Grand Prix is scheduled for Sunday at 14 pm.