‘I can’t believe it. Of all the people to hit, bloody Bradley Wiggins’
Bradley Wiggins was released from hospital on Thursday following his bike crash as British Cycling announced that Shane Sutton, the team’s head coach, had also been knocked off his bike.
Wiggins, who won the Tour de France and Olympic gold this year, spent Wednesday night in hospital with minor rib injuries and cuts and bruises after being knocked off his bike by a van outside a petrol station while on a training ride near his home in Lancashire, northern England. (Photos: JEFF PACHOUD/AFP/Getty Images; REUTERS/Phil Noble)
Andy Murray and the U.S. Open trophy took a tour of New York on Tuesday. Here is a brief account of his journey.
- Andy and the trophy enjoy a laugh at the NBC Today Show
- Andy and the trophy share a romantic glass of wine at the British Consulate
- Andy and the trophy enjoy an intimate moment in the park with 200 of their closest photographer friends
- “Could you BE more excited by your U.S. Open victory?”
- The wire service says this is Andy and “his girlfriend Kim” but her Starbucks cup says “Julie” … And where is the trophy?
OOPS. Rory McIlroy, the 23-year-old Northern Irishman, hit a spectator on the head at the British Open on Thursday after going out of bounds at the 15th.
McIlroy said he was troubled by the incident at the 15th - where he took a double-bogey six - and delighted with a battling fightback that yielded birdies at the 16th and 18th holes.
“That was an eventful last four holes,” he said. “My tee shot on 15 went slightly right and I got an unfortunate break but I thought I did well to keep my composure and keep my concentration and finish the way I did.
“He (the fan) could have headed it the other way, it would have been in the fairway.”
McIlroy made amends to the bloodied spectator who quickly had his head bandaged up.
“I gave him a glove with a sad face and my autograph,” said the 2011 U.S. Open champion.
“I’ve done that a few times before, it’s not the first time. The most important thing was that he was okay because I would have felt terrible if it had been worse that it was.
Tears of joy and sadness: There were going to be tears at the end of this Wimbledon men’s final, because both Roger Federer and Andy Murray have some precedent there.
In the end, they came from the winner and the runner-up.
Federer’s tears began almost before he fell to the court in triumph, tears of joy and relief as he won his seventh career title at Wimbledon, the 17th major of his career, the first in 2 1/2 years.
The seventh title ties him with his idol Pete Sampras. And this time, Federer’s twin daughters Myla and Charlene were on hand for the triumph.
Photos: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters, Paul Gilham/Pool/Reuters