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Wimbledon: Serena wins, keeps record

Serena Williams returned to professional tennis after a year out due to injuries, and on her emotional comeback at Wimbledon, she managed to defeat Aravane Rezai of France, allowing the American to keep her record of never losing in the 1st round of a major. The 4-time champion, who conquered her thirteenth Grand Slam 49 weeks ago after defeating the now 2nd seeded Vera Zvonareva, says to feel ready for the second round of the English tourney, where she’ll play Simona Halep from Romania. Venus Williams beat Akgul Amanmuradova yesterday, and if the sisters get to play together, it could only happen in the final.

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NBA: Dwayne Case is the new coach for Toronto

Dwayne Casey just wins a championship ring with Dallas as an assistant to Rick Carlisle felt it was his time to take on the steps of his superior at the Mavericks and is now being named head coach of the Raptors, a team that has not been able to make the playoffs since 2008 and which finished the past season with the 3rd worst record in the league. Casey already served as head coach for the Twolves back in 2005, when he took that team to a 53-69 record in a period of one and a half seasons.

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Wimbledon: Roddick wins 11th straight first round match

Veteran Andy Roddick managed to defeat Andreas Beck and sum up more win to his now 13 straight first-round victories at Wimbledon, and even though he is not listen amongst the four favorites to win it all (Nadal, Federer, Djokovic and Murray), he feels quite confident about his current condition after going through some major injuries that left him out of the French Open.

Pujols injured, uncertain about future with Cards

Albert Pujols is out for 6 weeks due to a wrist injury, and it seems like the first baseman is not clear about his previous feelings towards the Cardinals, as he and his agent Dan Lozano stated during spring training that they didn’t like the offer St. Louis was putting in front of them and that they preferred for Pujols to explore free agency. Well, it will be certainly tough for him to get the $27.5 million per season he was looking for after a slow start, and now that he is recovering from an injury that could change his game for good.

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