Ons Jabeur and Marketa Vondrousova to Compete for First Grand Slam Title
Ons Jabeur and Marketa Vondrousova will face off in the Wimbledon women’s final, both vying for their first Grand Slam title. Jabeur, the No. 6 seed from Tunisia, has previously been a runner-up at the All England Club and the U.S. Open. She is also the first Arab woman or North African woman to reach a Grand Slam singles final. Vondrousova, an unseeded player from the Czech Republic, lost in the 2019 French Open final. This will be the first time since 1963 that an unseeded player has reached the Wimbledon final.
Tennessee Fined $8 Million by NCAA for Infractions
The NCAA has fined the University of Tennessee over $8 million and released a scathing report detailing more than 200 infractions that occurred during former football coach Jeremy Pruitt’s tenure. The report revealed 18 Level I violations, the most severe, including recruiting infractions and direct payments to athletes and their families. The violations were primarily related to a paid unofficial visit scheme used by the football program. Despite the penalties, the Volunteers avoided a postseason ban.
Shohei Ohtani Struggles in Angels’ Loss to Astros
Shohei Ohtani had a difficult outing in the Los Angeles Angels’ 7-5 loss to the Houston Astros. Ohtani allowed four earned runs on five hits before leaving the game in the sixth inning. He walked three batters and struck out seven. Ohtani, who leads the major leagues in home runs, also contributed two singles at the plate. However, the Angels have been struggling, losing six straight games and 10 of their last 11.
Corbin Burnes Overcomes Heat to Lead Brewers to Victory
Corbin Burnes had an impressive performance for the Milwaukee Brewers in their 1-0 win over the Cincinnati Reds. Burnes struck out 13 batters in six innings, allowing only two hits. In the fifth inning, Burnes nearly collapsed due to the oppressive humidity, but he recovered and struck out the side in the sixth. The victory helped the Brewers tie the Reds for the top spot in the NL Central standings.
Bo and Josh Naylor Make History with Multi-Run Homers
Bo and Josh Naylor of the Cleveland Guardians became the first brothers in MLB history to hit multi-run homers in the same inning for the same team. Bo hit a two-run shot, followed by Josh hitting a two-run homer in the third inning against the Texas Rangers. The last time brothers accomplished this feat was in 2013 with B.J. and Justin Upton of the Atlanta Braves. Despite their impressive performance, the Guardians lost the game 12-4.
Novak Djokovic and Carlos Alcaraz Set for Wimbledon Final
Novak Djokovic and Carlos Alcaraz will compete for the Wimbledon championship in a highly anticipated matchup. Alcaraz, ranked No. 1, is seeking his first title at the All England Club and second Grand Slam trophy overall. Djokovic, ranked No. 2, is aiming for his fifth consecutive Wimbledon title and 24th Grand Slam trophy. The two players faced each other in the French Open semifinals last month, with Djokovic emerging victorious.
Brittney Griner Overcomes Trauma to Earn All-Star Game Start
Brittney Griner overcame the trauma of being incarcerated in Russia and missing significant time on the court to earn a starting spot in the WNBA All-Star Game. Griner spent nearly 300 days in Russian custody on drug charges before being released in a prisoner swap. Her strong performance this season earned her a spot in the All-Star Game, where she will start for her team.
Sabrina Ionescu Dominates 3-Point Contest at WNBA All-Star Game
Sabrina Ionescu put on a show in the 3-point shooting contest at the WNBA All-Star Game, scoring a record 37 out of a possible 40 points. She easily defeated her competitors, Sami Whitcomb and Arike Ogunbowale, in the final. The Las Vegas Aces, represented by Chelsea Gray and Kelsey Plum, won the skills competition with an impressive time of 44.3 seconds in the final round.
Rory McIlroy Takes Lead at Scottish Open
Rory McIlroy took the lead at the Scottish Open after a strong performance from tee to green. Despite missing several putts, McIlroy finished with a 66, giving him a one-shot lead
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