Sports News Review – Portugal wins EURO 2016

Portugal won EURO 2016 by beating France in the finals with 1-0 after extra time. Already in the first half Portugal faced with a big problem. Cristiano Ronaldo had to leave the game due to a knee injury. Payet unintentionally hurt Portugal’s best player, who left the field in tears. France dominated the match during the 90 minutes. They created more chances, but Rui Patricio done very good job keeping his goal. However, in the last minutes of the match, Adre-Pierre Gignac could bring victory to France, but he hit the post and the game went to extra-time. Additional 15 minutes did not changed a lot, but the second extra-time brought a lot of excitement. First, Raphael Guerreiro hit the bar and only minute later Eder scored a goal that brought the advantage. France failed to equalize and Portugal won the European championship for the first time.

Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has denied that Alexandre Lacazette will move to Arsenal this summer.

In the final of​ the FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament – Manila France beat Canada with 83-74. Tony Parker played great game and he scored 26 points. Next to him Nando de Colo was very good, as he finished the match with 22 points and got MVP title. In the defeated team Cory Joseph was at his level, with 20 points, while Tristan Thompson as not at his best, as he scored only 8 points.

The official draw for the group stage of basketball tournament at the Olympic Games was concluded. In Group A will play United States of America, Serbia, Venezuela, France, China and Australia, while in Group B will compete Argentina, Spain, Brazil, Lithuania, Croatia and Nigeria.

James Harden has signed a new contract with the Houston Rockets. Harden has signed a four-year contract worth 118 million dollars.

Andy Murray won the Wimbledon for the second time in his career. He defeated Milos Raonic in the final game with 6-4, 7-6, 7-6. Raonic was very nervous in his first Grand Slam final and Murray took advantage of that and came to a third title at major tournaments. Andy Murray reduced the gap to Novak Djokovic and it is now little less than 5000 points.

Lewis Hamilton is the winner of the British Grand Prix. The defending champion has reached the fourth victory in five races. Leader in the standings, Nico Rosberg finished in second place, but due to a 10-second penalty he fell to the third position after the race. Rosberg was fined for illegal radio assistance of his team, and Max Verstappen took the second place at Silverstone.

Tom Dumoulin was the winner of the 9th stage of the Tour de France. Two-time champion of this prestigious cycling race, Alberto Contador withdrew today because of fever.

International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has confirmed the suspension of Russian athletes. The exception is Darya Klishina, who will compete as a neutral athlete.

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