Sunday, 17 July, 2011, 13:53 ( 11:53 GMT )
Formula 1: Alonso Delivers Ferrari's First Win of Season In British GP
Formula 1: Webber maintains Red Bull Stranglehold in Qualifiers for British GP
Red Bull’s Australian driver, Mark Webber was the quickest of the lot in an intermittently rainy qualifying session for Sunday's British Grand Prix at Silverstone. He will start the ninth round of the 2011 Formula 1 Championship from pole, ahead of team-mate and World Drivers' Champion and current leader, Sebastian Vettel.
Two new names made it to the record books of the most prestigious events in tennis, the Wimbledon Championships, when two players from Eastern Europe won the respective titles at the weekend at the 125th Championships at the All England club in south London. Czech Petra Kvitova won the ladies title and Novak Djokovic of Serbia the men's crown.
The is indeed a great year for tennis player Novak Djokovic of Serbia who has only been beaten once this year, He claimed the title he has been dreaming about since he was a kid. His victory in the Wimbledon final against last year's champion Rafael Nadal by 6-4, 6-1, 1-6, 6-3 was his first Wimbledon title and third major championship overall.
Formula 1:Vettel Wins In Valencia for Season's Seventh Success from Eight GPs
Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull Racing celebrated Sunday on the podium at the end of the eighth round of the Formula One World Championship by winning the European Grand Prix, in Valencia, Spain, on Sunday. It was Vettel's sixth victory of the season and was obtained without anyone getting anywhere close to his Red Bull. Ferrari's Fernando Alonso.
Formula 1: Vettel on Pole as Red Bull Dominate Europe GP Qualifiers
Defending world Formula 1 champion driver Sebastian Vettel needed only one hot lap in the final qualifying to secure his seventh pole position of the season for Red Bull in Valencia for the Europe gp on Sunday. Just after Lewis Hamilton had lapped his McLaren in 1m 37.380s to set the Q3 pace after the first runs, Vettel replied with 1m 36.975s, and that was it. He had done enough.
Formula 1:Button Takes Last-Gasp Win Dramatic Canadian GP
British driver Jenson Button won a most dramatic rain-affected Canadian Grand Prix late Sunday at the Gilles Villeneuve circuit, making sensational amends to McLaren, having inadvertently taken team-mate Lewis Hamilton out of a chaotic race on the eighth lap on Sunday, by snatching victory from Sebastian Vettel halfway round the final lap.
Formula 1: Vettel Claims Sixth Pole in Seven GPs for Canada GP
Red Bull's yojng German driver and reigning world drivers' champion Sebastian Vettel secured yet another pole position this season after finishing on top in qualifying for Sunday's Canadian GP. It is his sixth pole in seven races, and also the 21st of his career.
Last week the International Automobile Federation, FIA, were confident they had made the right decision, when they announced the Bahrain Grand Prix would be reinstated. but now, six days later FIA supremo, Bernie Ecclestone, and president Jean Todt decided to go change their mind. They both suddenly announced that Bahrain is out of bounds again.
A weakened Libya side, depleted due to the conflict in the country, were held to a 1-1 draw in the return tie at Bamako against Comoros in Group C of the African Cup of Nations, Can 2012, qualifiers and lost first place in the standing to Zambia who defeated Mozambique 3-0.
Amidst talk of corruption and growing controversy over the way the organisation is riun, that threatened to blur the 61st FIFA annual Congress in Zurich, Sepp Blatter has been voted in as FIFA president for a fourth term.
Though the news was widely anticipated Manchester United fans were surprised to hear England midfielder, Paul Scholes confirm his retirement from professional football.
International Football Federation, FIFA, president, Sepp Blatter denied that soccer's governing body was in crisis on Monday. He said there are only “difficulties”, which his organisation would solve internally. He also said there were no issues with the 2018 or 2022 World Cups.
The FIFA Ethics Committee, under the chairmanship of Petrus Damaseb (Namibia), has decided to clear incumbent president Sepp Blatter of any wrong, and provisionally suspended two of football's most senior officials in the worst corruption scandal to blight the sport's governing body.
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