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Sports News: Timberwolves, Wimbledon, Contador, Nationals

Rubio to Timberwolves

20-year-old point guard Ricky Rubio has decided that it is time for him to make a move to the NBA. The Spaniard was selected by the Timberwolves two years ago, but the player decided to stay at home and play for FC Barcelona in order to be more prepared for the challenges at the National Basketball League. Now he is heading back to Minnesota to play with the Twolves for the 2011-2012 seasons, and there is still no clear information on the contract agreement. While playing for Barca for two seasons, he managed to win 1 European title, 1 Spanish league, 2 Spanish King’s Cups, and 2 Spanish Super Cups.

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Nadal ready for Wimbledon

Rafael Nadal is ready and confident for Wimbledon after beating Roger Federer at the Roland Garros Finals 2 weeks ago. The winner of 6 French Open titles is going to play Michael Russell on the first round, and it is quite possible that he meets Andy Murray at the semifinals. Other players and former champions are pointing the Spaniard as the favorite to take the title, though Federer, Murray and Novak Djokovic are also strong candidates to win it all.

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Contador free to defend the title

The Tour de France starts July 2, and the International Cycling Union or UCI has stated that Alberto Contador is cleared to compete at the famous sporting event and defend his 2010 title. The cyclist, who won the Giro d’Italia back in May, said that the clenbuterol found in his body was the product of contaminated meat. The hearing on the matter will take place at a Switzerland-based court from August 1st to the third, and Jacques Rogge, the president of the International Olympic Committee said that Contador should be presumed innocent until the results of that hearing are released.

Nationals and their 6 in a row

From the 25-men Washington Nationals roster, only 3 were present when they won 6 games in a row, and 620 days later, they managed to do it again, with their last victory coming last night against the St. Louis Cardinals by 7-4. Danny Espinosa, one of the men responsible for DC’s win said that he feels quite proud of belonging to a team that is getting things done, and tonight, their number of straight victories can increase if they manage to beat the Baltimore Orioles.

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