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Jeremy Corbyn wins vote on Labour leadership rules

Jeremy Corbyn will be automatically included on the ballot in Labour’s leadership contest, the party’s National Executive Committee has ruled. His opponents had said he needed the support of 51 MPs or MEPs to stand. Mr Corbyn said he was “delighted” with the result of the meeting of the NEC, which also imposed restrictions on who could vote in the contest. His challenger, former shadow minister Angela Eagle, said she welcomed the contest and was “determined to win”. The secret NEC vote went 18-14 in the Labour leader’s favour following ...

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Lang wins Women's Open after Nordqvist penalty

9:55 PM ET Associated Press SAN MARTIN, Calif. — Just when it seemed as if the U.S. Women’s Open would come down to the final hole of the three-hole playoff, a rules violation changed everything and helped deliver Brittany Lang her first major title. Lang was the beneficiary of a delayed, two-stroke penalty called on Anna Nordqvist on Sunday, as she won the title she was so close to seizing when she was runner-up 11 years ago as an amateur. “You never want to win with a penalty or something ...

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Andy Murray wins Wimbledon by beating Milos Raonic

Media playback is not supported on this device Britain’s Andy Murray became Wimbledon champion for the second time with a superb performance against Canadian sixth seed Milos Raonic in the final. The Scot, 29, dismantled the Raonic serve in a 6-4 7-6 (7-3) 7-6 (7-2) victory to repeat his triumph of 2013 and claim a third Grand Slam title. Murray is the first British man to win multiple Wimbledon singles titles since Fred Perry in 1935. “I’m proud to have my hands on the trophy again,” said Murray. British success ...

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Serena wins, catches Graf with Slam title No. 22

2:33 PM ET ESPN.com news services LONDON — Serena Williams, who kept coming close without quite getting there, insisted she was not focused on No. 22. Now she finally has it. And so she can flaunt it. Williams lifted both arms overhead and raised two fingers on each hand right there on Centre Court to show off the magic number after winning her record-tying 22nd Grand Slam singles title by beating Angelique Kerber 7-5, 6-3 in the Wimbledon final Saturday. “Yeah, it’s been incredibly difficult not to think about it. ...

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Woman wins bid to use dead daughter's eggs

A woman who wants to use her dead daughter’s frozen eggs to give birth to her own grandchild has won a Court of Appeal battle. The 60-year-old woman was appealing against the UK regulator’s refusal to allow her to take her only child’s eggs to a US clinic. Her daughter, who died in 2011, was said to have asked her mother to carry her babies. The mother lost a High Court case last year. She was subsequently granted permission to challenge the decision at the Court of Appeal in London, ...

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Woman wins $10,000 judgment against Microsoft for forced Windows 10 upgrade

For months, we’ve cataloged continued user resistance to Microsoft’s Windows 10 upgrade policies, the company’s increasing attempts to shove users to adopt the OS, and its occasional backtrack when its own policies went too far. It seems that at least one customer took the fight to court and won a small judgment against the company for how it deployed its latest operating system. The Seattle Times reports that Teri Goldstein, of Sausalito, California, sued Microsoft after a failed Windows 10 upgrade left her system performing poorly, prone to crashing, and ...

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Johnson wins U.S. Open despite penalty looming

8:50 PM ET Bob HarigESPN Senior Writer Close Senior golf writer for ESPN.com Covered golf for more than 20 years Earned Evans Scholarship to attend Indiana University OAKMONT, Pa. — Dustin Johnson won his first major at the U.S. Open on Sunday, despite having a possible one-stroke penalty hanging over his head since the fifth hole. After a birdie on the 18th hole, Johnson guaranteed himself victory, whether the USGA assessed him a one-stroke penalty or not. At the conclusion of the round, Johnson was indeed docked a stroke, finishing ...

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How Stephen Colbert wins by being tough on Trump

A common refrain since Stephen Colbert took over CBS’ “Late Show” has been that by abandoning the conservative blowhard he played on Comedy Central, it was hard to tell who “the real Stephen Colbert” is. In his recent pointed criticism of Donald Trump, Colbert seems to have found his voice, with all the opportunity — and risk — that entails. Colbert has exhibited an ability to pivot toward serious news events in a way that his late-night broadcast rivals generally can’t, or don’t. That included his response to the mass ...

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Pens captain Crosby wins 1st Conn Smythe trophy

12:11 AM ET Associated Press SAN JOSE, Calif. — Sidney Crosby filled about the only hole left on his impressive list of career accomplishments. Crosby’s leadership, strong two-way play and clutch scoring helped him win his first Conn Smythe trophy as playoff MVP after leading the Pittsburgh Penguins to their second title since he arrived 11 years ago. Crosby had two assists, including the pass that set up Kris Letang‘s game winner as Pittsburgh beat the San Jose Sharks 3-1 Sunday night to win the title in six games. That ...

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Creator wins Belmont by nose; Exaggerator 11th

8:38 PM ET Associated Press NEW YORK — The finish was dramatic, even without a Triple Crown on the line. Creator found an opening in the stretch and ran down Destin in the final stride to win the $ 1.5 million Belmont Stakes by a nose, the closest possible margin of victory. Jockey Irad Ortiz Jr. pointed to the sky in an appropriate winning salute, given the horse’s name. Lani was third. “Today was perfect for us by inches,” said Steve Asmussen, who will be inducted into racing’s Hall of ...

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