Federer Wins 7th Wimbledon, the MLB All-Star Break, and the Weekend Recap for Monday, July 9, 2012

Federer with 7th Wimbledon, 17th Grand Sam

Sunday, Roger Federer continued building his “Greatest Ever” resume with a 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4 win over Andy Murray capturing his seventh Wimbledon title. His seven wins at The All England Tennis Club ties him with Pete Sampras for the most wins ever at Wimbledon, and extended his own record for most Grand Slam wins ever to seventeen. The Swiss legend is now 17-7 in Grand Slam finals, including 7-1 at Wimbledon. Roger Federer also regained the world No.1 spot to match Pete Sampras’s record for 286 weeks at the top. He takes over from Novak Djokovic and is guaranteed to set a new mark of 287 weeks in seven days’ time. He’s the second oldest player to ever be ranked No.1 after Andre Agassi. Federer will now try for gold in the Olympics.

The 2012 Wimbledon Champions

Women’s singles: Serena Williams
Men’s singles: Roger Federer
Women’s doubles: Serena and Venus Williams
Men’s doubles: Jonathan Marray and Frederik Nielsen
Mixed doubles: Lisa Raymond and Mike Bryan

Federer talks about Wimbledon win

Weekend NBA roundup

With the roster finally set, Team USA will get to work today in Las Vegas with short speed workouts with little physical contact. The team breaks camp Wednesday and plays it’s first exhibition game vs. the Dominican republic on Thursday. Team USA will play five tune up games before playing Tony Parker and France in their opening game of pool play July 29th in London.

The Orlando Magic and New Orleans Hornets have reached agreement on a deal that would send Ryan Anderson to the Hornets in a sign-and-trade. The Hornets will send center Gustavo Ayon to the Magic in return. Anderson will receive a 4-year contract worth $36 million from the Hornets. Anderson was the 2012 Most Improved Player award winner in Orlando enjoying a breakout year where he averaged 16.1 points and 7.7 rebounds while shooting 39.3 percent from beyond the arc.

In other news …. the Cleveland Cavaliers could be the third team in that allow the Nets and Magic to make a Dwight Howard deal. The Cavs would take Kris Humphries in a sign-and-trade to make the money work. It looks like the Jazz will buy out the final year of Raja Bell’s contract. Bell would then consider the Heat or Lakers. The Blazers are expected to match the Wolves offer sheet to Nic Batum. Kirk Hinrich has agreed to a deal sending him back to the Bulls. The Grizzlies will give forward Darrell Arthur a three-year $9 million dollar deal.

Potter wins playoff to take Greenbrier

Ted Potter Jr., a 28-year-old tour rookie, nailed down his first PGA championship winning a three-hole playoff with Troy Kelly to capture the Greenbrier Classic. Potter shot three-under over his final two holes of regulation to force the playoffs.
Potter wins a Masters invite and a two-year exemption to go along with $1.1 million dollars in prize money. Potter came into Greenbrier ranked No.218 in the world.

The All-Star Break and MLB Diamond Dust

The Yankees spanked the Red Sox 7-3 to take three of four game in that weekend series and go the the break with the best record (52-33) in baseball. Andruw Jones capped a big series with two hits and three RBIs and a Jones of old diving catch in the outfield. The Yankees now lead the storied series 461-460.

The Pirates Andrew McCutchen is making MVP waves as the surprising Pirate go to the break as division leaders. McCutchen went 3 for 4 drilling two home runs, driving in four runs, and scoring three more in the Bucs 13-2 drubbing of the Giants. McCutchen, who is hitting .362, will represent the National League in tonight’s All-Star Home Run Derby.

The Phillies continued to crash a burn with their fourth straight loss, a 4-3 decision to the Braves. Philadelphia has lost nine of ten and are 14 game in back of Washington in the NL East and 10.5 game out of the wildcard. It will be interesting to if the Phils will be sellers after the break and try to get rid of some salary by dealing some of their veterans.

Revised complete rosters for Tuesday’s 2012 All-Star Game in Kansas City

American League

Starters

C Mike Napoli, Rangers
1B Prince Fielder, Tigers
2B Robinson Cano, Yankees
SS Derek Jeter, Yankees
3B Adrian Beltre, Rangers
OF Josh Hamilton, Rangers
OF Curtis Granderson, Yankees
OF Jose Bautista, Blue Jays
DH David Ortiz, Red Sox
SP Justin Verlander, Tigers

Reserves

C Joe Mauer, Twins
C Matt Wieters, Orioles
1B Paul Konerko, White Sox
2B Ian Kinsler, Rangers
SS Elvis Andrus, Rangers
SS Asdrubal Cabrera, Indians
3B Miguel Cabrera, Tigers
OF Adam Jones, Orioles
OF Mike Trout, Angels
OF Mark Trumbo, Angels
DH Adam Dunn, White Sox
DH Billy Butler, Royals

Pitchers

Ryan Cook, Athletics
Yu Darvish, Rangers
Matt Harrison, Rangers
Felix Hernandez, Mariners
Jim Johnson, Orioles
Joe Nathan, Rangers
Chris Perez, Indians
David Price, Rays
Fernando Rodney, Rays
CC Sabathia, Yankees
David Price, Rays
Chris Sale, White Sox
Justin Verlander, Tigers
Jered Weaver, Angels
C.J. Wilson, Angels
Jake Peavy, White Sox

National League

Starters

C Buster Posey, Giants
1B Joey Votto, Reds
2B Dan Uggla, Braves
SS Rafael Furcal, Cardinals
3B Pablo Sandoval, Giants
OF Ryan Braun, Brewers (replaced Kemp)
OF Melky Cabrera, Giants
OF Carlos Beltran, Cardinals
DH TBA
SP TBA

Reserves

C Yadier Molina, Cardinals
C Carlos Ruiz, Phillies
1B Bryan LaHair, Cubs
2B Jose Altuve, Astros
SS Starlin Castro, Cubs
SS Ian Desmond, Nationals
3B David Freese, Cardinals
3B Chipper Jones, Braves
3B David Wright, Mets
OF Jay Bruce, Reds
OF Carlos Gonzalez, Rockies
OF Giancarlo Stanton, Marlins
OF Michael Bourn, Braves
OF Matt Holliday, Cardinals
OF Andrew McCutchen, Pirates
OF Bryce Harper, Nationals
OF Matt Kemp, Dodgers

Pitchers

Matt Cain, Giants
Aroldis Chapman, Reds
R.A. Dickey, Mets
Gio Gonzalez, Nationals
Cole Hamels, Phillies
Joel Hanrahan, Pirates
Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers
Craig Kimbrel, Braves
Lance Lynn, Cardinals
Wade Miley, Diamondbacks
Jonathan Papelbon, Phillies
Stephen Strasburg, Nationals
Huston Street, Padres