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Serena Williams In Wimbledon Finals, Isaiah Thomas 1 Yr Deal With Nuggets, Jeremy Lin To Hawks

TENNIS

Serena Williams beat Goerges in the semis at Wimbledon in easy straight sets 6-2, 6-4. She will face Germany’s Angelique Kerber on Saturday in the finals. Serena is 36 years with an almost 1 year old baby girl.  Before maternity leave, Williams was ranked #1 in the world, but after 13 months off, her ranking dropped to #183. Tournament organizers, however,  agreed to seed her 25th at Wimbledon in order to show the tennis world they don’t penalize women for taking time off for maternity leave.

BASKETBALL

After a hip injury causing Isaiah Thomas to bounce around the League from Boston, to Cleveland, to the Lakers, it’s been reported Thomas will sign a one-year $2 million deal with the Denver Nuggets as their 6th man.  It’s also been reported Jeremy Lin will leave the Brooklyn Nets and head to the Atlanta Hawks.

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Linsanity In Brooklyn, Ezekiel Jersey Top Seller, Manziel Hits Wedding Guest, Kershaw’s Back

NBA

The Brooklyn Nets hope Jeremy Lin releases his “Linsanity” on the Team next year for a 3 year $36 million contract. Lin admitted his 11 game run (averaging 24 points and 9 assists) while the New York Knicks were considering releasing him was exciting. He now says he doesn’t want to be thought of as a phenomenon. He just wants to contribute to the Nets and help them rebuild.

NFL

Ezekiel ElliottFormer Ohio State running back and 4th pick in the draft, Ezekiel Elliott, won’t play in an NFL game until September but his jersey his selling off the shelves. Elliott’s #21 Dallas Cowboys jersey is the best selling item in the league.

Former Cleveland Brown QB Johnny Manziel can’t seem to stay out of the news. First there was his odd instagram post announcing he was getting help and would be back soon, then over the weekend in Hawaii, he punched a guest in the face at his friend’s wedding. If he does “come back”, at this rate it looks as if it won’t be on a football field.

MLB

Dave Roberts, the Los Angeles Dodger’s manager, created a panic this week by announcing his star pitcher and many would argue the best pitcher in the League, Clayton Kershaw, was perhaps having a setback in his recovery from a herniated disk. Roberts indicated “surgery is more of a possibility” but didn’t say whether that would be this year or next or down the road at some point. Roberts’ comment has created a huge buzz around the League speculating on whether Kershaw will be out for the season.

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Knoblauch Arrested For Assault, Linsanity Over In LA, Ray Rice’s Attack Short Sentence

BASEBALL

The Minnesota Twins were set to induct their former beloved star Chuck Knoblauch to their team Hall of Fame.  They even planned an entire induction ceremony for him, which was set to include other famous Twins from the early 90s (Knoblauch’s era).  Unfortunately, the Twins have decided to cancel that ceremony on account of the fact that Knoblauch was arrested this week for assaulting his ex-wife.  This is also not the first time Knoblach has been arrested for assault.  Clearly, while he was great for the organization, the Twins want to make Knoblauch a part of the past.  

BASKETBALL

Jeremy LinJeremy Lin was welcomed by the Los Angeles Lakers yesterday.  And Lin wanted to make it clear that the whole “Linsanity” period is behind him.  Lin said he had no interest in living that hype banner season, and is dead focused on being a great player on the court.  He is excited to play with Kobe Bryant, one of his heroes, and wants to concentrate on winning games.  Lin is relieved that his the expectations of having to be a superstar all the time is behind him.

FOOTBALL

 

Ray RiceIn the NFL, many remember Baltimore Ravens’ running back Ray Rice’s violent attack on his fiance a few months ago. He was actually dragging her unconscious out of the elevator. Some thought he would be suspended for the year, and others thought he would likely be cut from the Ravens, as they didn’t want to associate with such a player. But on Thursday, the ruling came out, and Rice will be suspended for ONLY 2 GAMES! That’s nothing, and many are complaining that clearly the NFL doesn’t care about that type of heinous behavior. Sure, we don’t know the whole story about what happened on that elevator, but it still appeared worse than just a slap on the wrist, two-game suspension.

 

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