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Serena, Sharapova, Venus move on; Ivanovic falls at Wimbledon

Wimbledon, England (SportsNetwork.com) – Former champions Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova and Venus Williams posted second-round wins, while former world No. 1 Ana Ivanovic exited the draw on a record-hot Wednesday at The Championships, Wimbledon. The top-seeded Serena handled Hungarian Timea Babos 6-4, 6-1 to win her 23rd straight Grand Slam match. The 33-year-old Serena, the reigning French, Australian and U.S. ... Read More »

Kvitova, Wozniacki advance; Halep, Bouchard vanquished at Wimbeldon

Wimbledon, England (SportsNetwork.com) – Two-time champion Petra Kvitova and former world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki were easy first-round winners, while No. 2 seed Simona Halep and last year’s runner-up Genie Bouchard were a pair of upset victims Tuesday at The Championships. Winning 28-of-29 points on serve, the formidable second-seeded Czech left-hander Kvitova flattened Dutchwoman Kiki Bertens 6-1, 6-0 at the ... Read More »

Serena, Sharapova, Venus roll in Wimbledon openers

Wimbledon, England (SportsNetwork.com) – Playing her first tennis since capturing the French Open title four weeks ago, Serena Williams was an easy opening-round winner Monday at Wimbledon. Fellow former Wimbledon champs Maria Sharapova and Venus Williams joined Serena in the round of 64. After falling behind 1-3 in the first set on Day 1, the world No. 1 great Serena ... Read More »

MLB announces new Home Run Derby format

mlbNew York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Major League Baseball announced Sunday that the 2015 Gillette Home Run Derby, to be held at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, will have a new format. The eight-player contest will be conducted as a single-elimination tournament in which the loser of each bracket is immediately eliminated. Brackets in the first round will be seeded ... Read More »

New York Knicks Draft Thoughts

This was really a three-man draft for studs with Towns, D’Angelo Russell and Jahlil Okafor. The Knicks sat at four and in need of a home run, they swung for the fences with Kristaps Porzingis, who had the biggest superstar potential of anyone left. Porzingis got booed, but Mudiay didn’t have a No. 4 value, at least not in the ... Read More »

NBA Draft: Brooklyn First Round Picks Analysis

29. Brooklyn Nets – Chris McCullough (F, Syracuse) Analysis: McCullough missed most of the 2014-15 season with an ACL injury. But boy, did he have upside before that. He’s a big player (6-10 with a 7-3 wingspan), but isn’t resigned to just a low-post mover role. He can use a strong leaping ability in the rebounding game, and he does ... Read More »

U.S. tops Colombia to reach quarterfinals

Edmonton, AB (SportsNetwork.com) – Alex Morgan and Carli Lloyd scored second- half goals on Monday as the United States advanced to the quarterfinals of the Women’s World Cup with a gritty 2-0 victory over 10-player Colombia at Commonwealth Stadium. The Americans are coming off a good showing in the group stage as they won the group and conceded only one ... Read More »

Murray crowned king of Queen’s for 4th time

London, England (SportsNetwork.com) – Andy Murray won twice Sunday at the Aegon Championships to claim his fourth title at Queen’s Club. Murray reached the final earlier Sunday by defeating Serbia’s Viktor Troicki in a semifinal held over from Saturday because of rain. The top-seeded British star then cruised past South African Kevin Anderson 6-3, 6-4 in the championship match. “I ... Read More »

A-Rod homers for 3,000th career hit

Bronx, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Alex Rodriguez reached the 3,000-hit plateau the same way his former Yankees teammate Derek Jeter did — with a home run. Rodriguez homered on the first pitch he saw from Detroit’s Justin Verlander, hitting a 95 mph fastball into the seats in right field in the first inning Friday night in New York’s 7-2 win. The ... Read More »

Wild Finish See Cosmos Past NYCFC on Penalties

By Cosmos News Service HEMPSTEAD, NY (June 17, 2015) – In a front of a crowd of 11,446 and in a game full of dramatic twists and turns, the New York Cosmos came away victorious in the inaugural East River Derby against MLS side New York City FC. The Cosmos erased a two-goal deficit in the second half before defeating ... Read More »