Sportyshop Blog

Monday, 1 August 2016  |  Jon

The Olympics start this Friday with the Opening Ceremony in Rio
Good Luck to all Team GB competitors from all at sportyshop,
How many medals are we going to win?
Let us know your thoughts.....

Thursday, 28 July 2016  |  Jon

The US PGA Golf Championship tees off today at the Baltusrol Golf Club, New Jersey
Who is going to win the last Golf Major of the season?
There is so much talent in the field with no golfer dominating the game this year
Highlights from the opening round of tee times include the grouping of Masters champion Danny Willett, US Open champion Dustin Johnson and Open champion Henrik Stenson
The defending champion, Australian Jason Day, has been grouped with Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy and American Phil Mickelson
Lets hope for a British winner this time around

Monday, 25 July 2016  |  Jon

Well done from all at to Johanna Konta who beat seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams to win her first WTA title in Stanford
Konta won 7-5 5-7 6-2 in California to join Heather Watson as a British winner on the WTA Tour in 2016
"It's quite an incredibly humbling experience," said the British number one
British number one Konta will now rise from 18th to a career high 14th when the new world rankings are confirmed on Monday

Monday, 11 July 2016  |  Jon

Andy Murray has won the Wimbledon Mens Single Title for a second time with a three set victory against Milos Raonic
Jordanne Whiley and her partner Yui Kamiji have won their third consecutive Wimbledon women's wheelchair doubles title in two sets
Gordon Reid won the first ever Wimbledon Mens Wheelchair singles title in two sets
Finally and not to be outdone Britain's Heather Watson and Finland's Henri Kontinen beat Robert Farah and Anna-Lena Gronefeld 7-6 (7-5) 6-4 to win the Wimbledon mixed doubles title
A great day allround for British Tennis.

Thursday, 30 June 2016  |  Jon

Great Britain's Dan Evans will face Roger Federer in the third round at Wimbledon after beating Ukrainian 30th seed Alexandr Dolgopolov today 7-6 6-4 6-1
Evans has said "I have to put to the back of my mind that he is one of the best players ever to play the game"
"It's going to be good fun and an amazing experience to face Federer"
Good luck Dan in probably your biggest ever tennis match from all at Sportyshop - do the country proud and enjoy the experience.

Thursday, 30 June 2016  |  Jon

Willis, the world number 772 who came through six rounds of qualifying and the first-round proper, was beaten 6-0 6-3 6-4 by the third seed in round two
Willis was in danger of suffering a humiliating defeat when he lost the first seven games, but he gathered himself sufficiently to test Federer
He went on to enjoy the atmosphere on Centre Court and thoroughly deserved the standing ovation at the end of the game
Well done Marcus Willis, a true Brit with courage

Monday, 20 June 2016  |  Jon

to England and Wales football teams at the Euro's this evening
Hopefully both teams will get the required results to progress to the knock out stages
Would be great for the country

Tuesday, 14 June 2016  |  Jon

Ivan Lendl has rejoined Andy Murray
The pair split in March 2014 after a successful two-year period that saw Murray win his two Grand Slam titles at the US Open and Wimbledon
Is it wise to resurrect a sporting partnership or should we never look back?
Tell us what you think

Tuesday, 14 June 2016  |  Jon

Everton have confirmed Ronald Koeman as their new manager today on a three-year deal
It is belived that Everton will pay about £5m compensation for the 53-year-old, who leaves Premier League rivals Southampton after two years in charge
Everton have been looking for a new manager since sacking Roberto Martinez just before the end of the 2015-16 season
Koeman has previously managed Vitesse Arnhem, Ajax, Benfica, PSV, Valencia, AZ Alkmaar and Feyenoord
Is Koeman the right Manager to take Everton forward?

Monday, 6 June 2016  |  Jon

Arsenal have matched a £20 million clause in Jamie Vardy's contract in an attempt to lure him to The Emmirates
What would you do in his shoes?
At 29, would you be tempted with a four year deal on more than you are currently being paid?
Whilst loyalty is important for his future financial security it's got to be tempting.

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