Ronaldo, Bale lead Uefa player nominees
PARIS • Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid team-mate Gareth Bale headlined a 10-man shortlist announced yesterday for the Uefa Best Player in Europe Award.
The footballers were selected by journalists from each of Uefa's 55 members associations who will vote for a second time on Aug 5 to determine the three finalists. The winner of the award will be announced in Monaco on Aug 25.
The other players on the list are Lionel Messi, Gianluigi Buffon, Antoine Griezmann, Toni Kroos, Thomas Muller, Manuel Neuer, Pepe and Luis Suarez.
Edmund's second win takes Britain through
PARIS • Kyle Edmund won his second singles rubber of the weekend, to steer Davis Cup tennis champions Britain past Serbia on Sunday and into a mouth-watering semi-final clash against Argentina.
Edmund, ranked 67th in the world, justified his position as his country's top player in the absence of Wimbledon champion Andy Murray, to see off Dusan Lajovic 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (7-5) on the back of 39 winners for an unbeatable 3-1 lead.
Britain will host Argentina in September after the South Americans reached the semi-finals with a 3-1 win over Italy in Pesaro.