Pole dancing has been officially recognised as a sport by the GAISF, which means it’s one step closer to becoming an Olympic sport!
• “Mad Dog” Marinko Matosevic lived up to his nickname after another meltdown, this time at the Cincinnati Masters, where he refused to shake the umpire’s hand, kicked at an on court camera, and reportedly spat and cursed.
• The incident occurred after Marinko thought he served the winning ace, only to have it ruled out.
• Sally Pearson defended her 100 metre hurdles title at the Commonwealth Games by clocking 12.69 seconds and winning gold!
• Bottom of the ladder St Kilda Saints have pulled off the upset of the season by defeating second-place Fremantle Dockers by 58 points.
• Nick Riewoldt starred with 30 possessions and 4 goals.
• FC Barcelona have agreed to buy Uruguayan Luis Suarez from Liverpool.
• The 5-year deal is reported to be worth 81 million Euros (AUD$121 million).
• Once complete, Barcelona’s forward line will consist of Messi, Neymar and Suarez.
• Novak Djokovic battled through 5 sets to defeat Roger Federer and claim his 2nd Wimbledon title and 7th Grand Slam title overall.
• After claiming victory in the ‘most special’ grand slam he’s played, Novak dropped to the ground for a ‘nice bite’ of the Wimbledon grass.
• David Luiz scored a cracking goal from outside the box to secure victory for Brazil in a 2-1 win against Colombia.
• Brazil will face Germany in the semi-finals without its captain Thiago Silva (suspension) and Neymar, who was injured in the final minutes of the match and will miss the remainder of the World Cup.
• World Number 144, Australian Nick Kyrgios defeated world number 1 Rafael Nadal in 4 sets and will now face Milos Raonic in a Wimbledon quarter final.
• Nick has become the first teenager to defeat a world number 1 at a grand slam since Nadal beat Roger Federer at the French Open in 2005.
• Argentine FA President Julio Grondona said he believed Argentina scored a late goal against Iran on Saturday because ‘jinxed’ Diego Maradona had left the Mineirao stadium by then.
• In response, Diego Maradona showed Argentine FA President Julio Grondona the finger on live television, telling him to “jinx this”.