Following is a summary of current sports news briefs.
Tennis-Australia’s Ebden and Purcell channel Woodies to win Wimbledon doubles crown
Australia’s Matthew Ebden and Max Purcell prevented the Croatian duo of Mate Pavic and Nikola Mektic from winning back-to-back men’s doubles titles at Wimbledon with a 7-6(5) 6-7(3) 4-6 6-4 7-6(10-2) victory in the final on Saturday. It was a long and arduous journey to the final for the Australians, with five of their six matches going to five sets while they saved a total of eight match points along the way.
Motor racing-Hamilton slams spectators for cheering when he crashed
Mercedes’ seven times world champion Lewis Hamilton said on Saturday he had been stunned to hear spectators cheer when he crashed hard in qualifying for the Austrian Formula One Grand Prix. The 37-year-old Briton qualified 10th on Friday for the Saturday sprint.