Murray becomes first Brit to win Wimbledon in 77 years
Andy Murray beat Novak Djokovic is straight sets on Sunday to win his first Wimbledon title and become the first Brit man to capture Wimbledon since Fred Perry in 1936. Murray’s 6-4,7-5,6-4 win was much closer than the score as there were several long points and games. The first three grand slams have now gone to three different players (Djokovic-Australian, Nadal-French, Murray-Wimbedon) who will square off in eight weeks in Queens at the US Open.
MLB News and Notes
It tool seven tries but Pat Corbin finally picked his 10th win as Arizona finished off a three-game sweep of the Rockies with a 6-1 win. Corbin gave up just three hits in eight innings of work striking out 10. The Snakes are now 16-2 in Corbin’s 18 starts.
Derek Jeter went 1-for-2 with two walks in his second rehab start at AAA Scranton. Jeter was the DH in the RailRiders 6-2 win over Lehigh Valley.
Jered Weaver and three releivers combined on a five-hitter as the raging Los Angeles Angels blanked Boston 3-0 for their 10th win in 12 games. Mike Trout and Hank Conger both went yard in the win.
The Durantula to wed WNBAer
Kevin Durant is engaged to be married to Minnesota Lynx point guard Monica Wright. The 24-year-old OKC Thunder forward averaged 28.1 points, 7.9 rebounds and 4.6 assists last season. Wright is in her fourth season in the WNBA. She played her college ball at Virginia.
NBA Free Agency updates
One person who was not happy with Dwight Howard going to the Houston was Rocket big man Omer Asik who has formally asked to be traded. Rocket officials have told ESPN that they will keep Asik who had a breakout season in Houston last year after coming over from Chicago in free agency.
It looks like it’s the Mavs and the Cavs are the front runners in the Andrew Bynum derby. Dallas is said to be in an “exhaustive” evaluation of Bynum’s problem knees to see if it makes sense to offer him a long-term contract. The Cavs are interested in signing Bynum to a one-year deal with their $15 million in open cap space.
The Orlando Magic have officially signed Victor Oladipo, the No.2 pick in last month’s NBA draft, to a contract. Terms of the deal were not announced but Oladipo had 18 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists in the Magic’s 95-88 Summmer League win over Boston later on Sunday.
Urban Meyer speaks out on Aaron Hernandez criticism
Until now, Urban Meyer has remained tight lipped about the Aaron Hernandez story. This weekend, under continual criticism of the arrest records of players under his watch at Florida, Meyer opened up with a text to the Columbus Post Dispatch that read …..
“Prayers and thoughts are with the family and friends of the victim. Relating or blaming these serious charges to the University of Florida, myself or our staff is wrong and irresponsible.”
Read more on Meyer and his response to alledged allegations that Hernandez failed several drug tests as a Gator by clicking here.
Jonas Blixt wins rain-delayed Greensbrier
Swede Jonas Blixt shot a final round 67 to win the Greenbrier Classic by two shots. Blixt started the day four shots back but was much the best down the stretch. The tournament ended in near darkness after rain forced a nearly two hour delay. Blixt finished with a 13-under 267, two shots better than a group of four that included Jimmy Walker. With the win, Blixt becomes the first alternate for next week’s British Open and also punches a ticket for next year’s Masters.
(MLB) Colorado (Chatwood)/San Diego (Volquez) under 7.5 (Monday, July 8, 10:10 PM EST)