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Andy Murray’s Surgery, your BPL Update, Kyle Lowry’s Nasty Fall and more!

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A Photo from Andy Murray’s Melbourne Hospital bed yesterday morning via his Instagram page as he recovers from Hip Surgery.

British Tennis star, Andy Murray had a successful hip surgery and targets return in time for Grand Slam tournament, Wimbledon in July.

Football – English Premier League

Manchester City seems to be running away with the title this year. Here is how the table looks so far:

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Photo: ESPN Scorecenter

So, for those who would just like to watch exciting matchups ahead, see the Schedule for this weekend below:

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Photos: ESPN Scorecenter

Basketball – NBA

Athletes in the NBA have been plagued with many injuries within the past year.

The Star Forward for the San Antonio Spurs, Kawhi Leonard got injured in a game they won versus the Phoenix Suns last Friday. He has a partial tear in his Left Shoulder and sat out Sunday night’s game versus the Trail Blazers, which they lost 110-111. They bounced back without Kawhi last night and beat the Sacramento Kings 107-100.

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Photo: http://www.espn.com

While Point Guard, Isaiah Thomas (IT) has returned from his Hip injury to his new team, the Cavaliers and had a good start until last night versus the Timberwolves. The Timberwolves headed by Jimmy Butler and Anthony Wiggins, is a team to watch this year from the West. IT clotheslined Andrew Wiggins in the 3rd quarter when the Cavs were down 52-82, resulting in his ejection from the game.

Watch “Isaiah Thomas Clotheslines Andrew Wiggins & Gets Ejected!!” on YouTube here:

It is still questionable how many minutes IT can play in games and if his hip will last until the end of the season and the Cavs’ possible run in the Playoffs.

Another highlight of the game was when Tyus Jones of the Timberwolves got revenge with a huge dunk on LeBron James.

Watch “Tyus Jones gets blocked by LeBron but comes back with a dunk on LeBron James” on YouTube here:

The Timberwolves restricted LeBron James to a season-low of 10 points to win the game with an impressive 127-99 points.

The biggest story of last night though was a sad one. Kyle Lowry of the Toronto Raptors was out for a while last year with a wrist injury, also taking him out of the MVP race. After his return, playing like himself again, he had a nasty fall versus the Brooklyn Nets in OT and had to be carried off the court.

The Raptors still outlasted the Nets 114-113.

Watch “Kyle Lowry’s scary looking Back Injury leaves game – Raptors vs Nets | Jan 8, 2018 NBA Season” on YouTube here:

Prayers go out for Kyle Lowry with the hope of a quick return.

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Champions of the Weekend!

US OPEN Women’s Final

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Sloane Stephens won her 1st Grand Slam Title on Saturday! She beat Madison Keys 6-3, 6-0.

Stephens was fully zoned in throughout the entire match, making very few unforced errors. While the favourite to win, Madison Keys probably had her worse match of the tournament. Her serve that is usually powerful was only on point for the first game of the match and deteriorated quickly afterwards. Her usual accurate forehand created many errors, often overhitting the ball. A lot of pressure was on her to win this title as the better player and I think it got to her mentally and then physically. Her game was completely off and just did not come together.

Thankfully the two finalists are friends and embraced each other strongly at the end of the match.

For Stephens, after being out for so long with an injury, this must be one of the greatest comebacks ever in tennis history. Congratulations to Sloane Stephens and we hope to see more of you!

CPL T20 Final

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The CPL T20 Final was also last Saturday night between the St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots and the Trinbago Knight Riders. Chris Gayle was only able to score 1 run for the Patriots who batted first, so you know what that means! The Trinbago Knight Riders are the CPL T20 2017 Champions! They finished at 136/7 (19.0). Congrats to them.

US OPEN Men’s Final

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Yesterday, World no. 1, Rafael Nadal won his 3rd US Open Title vs. Kevin Anderson 6-3, 6-3, 6-4! This was Rafa’s 16th Major Title. Nadal played for his Sweet 16 with spectacular groundstrokes, net game and quickness that was just too much for Anderson to handle. Congrats Rafa!

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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CPL and US OPEN Ladies Final Update!

CPL T20 FINAL

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Photo: cplt20.com

The Trinbago Knight Riders knocked out the Guyana Amazon Warriors last night and are through to the Finals to meet Chris Gayle and the St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots this Saturday!

US OPEN Ladies Final

Who would have thought? It will be Sloane Stephens versus Madison Keys in the US Open Ladies Final tomorrow at 3pmET.

With Serena out, it has been anybody’s game.

Sloane Stephens showed she wanted to be in the Final more than ever last night, beating veteran, Venus Williams in an epic 3rd set. She beat Venus, 6-1, 0-6, 7-5. Her reach and movement was phenomenal.

On the other side of the draw, Madison Keys has been relentless and rolled over Coco Vandeweghe, 6-1, 6-2.

Stay tuned!

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Upsets at the US Open! Roger is out and it’s All American Semifinals for the Ladies!

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Roger Federer crashed out of the US Open last night. Juan del Potro came out with all guns blazing to spoil the anticipated Nadal-Federer Semifinal party.

What happened to Roger?!

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Well I can agree with what he said in his post-match interview. He had too many misses. Del Potro was not making many errors apart from a few double faults. Del Potro was just the better player last night. His forehands were powerful and aggressive and Federer had no answers for them. He was in the wrong position too many times. Del Potro’s serve was also on point. Federer failed to seize opportunities when the times were right compared to del Potro who did the exact opposite. It mattered most when Federer had FOUR set points to win the 3rd set and he lost them all. That gave del Potro the confidence to win the 4th and the match. The closeness of the match even when Roger played horribly, showed how great he is in this game. Del Potro beat Federer 7-5, 3-6, 7-6 (10-8), 6-4.

Del Potro will face World no. 1 Rafael Nadal in the Semis. Nadal knows that if he doesn’t play his best his chances are low versus del Potro who is currently at the top of his game.

Who’s in the other Men’s Semifinal?

Kyle Anderson (28) spoiled the USA party and upset Sam Querrey (17) in 4 sets. Spectacular match. He will face Pablo Carreño Busta (12) tomorrow.

Who’s left in it for the Ladies?!

For the 1st time in 36 years there will be All American Semifinals for the Ladies!

The Semifinal action will be on today. I think they’re all going for it and it’s anyone’s game. Everyone will have to play their best tennis to have a chance to win.

Here’s the Schedule:

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Venus Williams will play Sloane Stephens. Of course I give Venus the edge but Venus will need to improve her serve based on how she has been playing this tournament and will have to keep moving well.

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Coco on a roll. Photo: marketwatch.com

Then you have Coco versus Keys. That should be a cracker. Both ladies have been playing extremely well. Even though Keys has a higher ranking, I give the edge to Coco if she keeps her emotions in check.

Note that Coco also took out World no. 1 Karolina Pliskova in straight sets in the QF, 7-6, 6-3.

Stay tuned!

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Congratulations to the Wimbledon Champs!

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Congratulations to the Wimbledon Champs, Garbiñe Muguruza and Roger Federer!

Muguruza won her 2nd Grand Slam title and 1st Wimbledon Title. After Venus Williams missed a few set point opportunities in the 1st set, she took full advantage of hers, then took full charge in the 2nd set to win 7-5, 6-0.

For the Gentlemen, Marin Cilic, who already has a US Open title, had a good run but didn’t meet any of the big four until the Final with Roger Federer. He called for the trainers when down a set and down 3-0 in the second, visually breaking down in tears. But the trainers didn’t do anything for him until they were called after the second set. They unwrapped his foot and gave him some pills before the 3rd set. He still wasn’t moving as well but didn’t make the Final a complete blowout, as he was able to hold serve towards the end of the set before being broken. He was beaten by Federer, 6-3, 6-1, 6-4. In an interview with the Press, he stated that he developed a blister under his foot during the Semi Final that got worse. Regardless of the blister, I think Federer would have still won. It would have probably at least gone to 4 sets but Federer is at the top of his game and I think only Nadal can challenge him at this time.

Roger Federer’s win cemented his name into history as the greatest of all time yesterday by being the Gentleman to win the most Wimbledon titles ever, finally passing the great, Pete Sampras who had 7. He has also stretched his lead for the most Grand Slam titles to 19 over Rafael Nadal’s 15 titles.

Federer also has the chance to end the year as World #1 but is happy with enjoying his victory at Wimbledon at the moment.

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Garbiñe Muguruza is a Wimbledon Champ!

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1st set

Muguruza won the toss and allowed Venus to serve.
Both women held their games until late in the 1st set.
Venus had 2 break and set points when she was up 5-4, but could not convert them. She missed an easy forehand winner on the 2nd set point opportunity.
Muguruza then broke Venus to go up 6-5. She lost her 1st of 2 break points, then was able to convert the 2nd to win the 1st set 7-5.

2nd Set

Venus was broken at the start and just couldn’t recover. She had nothing left in the tank after a fatal accident, overcoming young 2017 French Open Champ, Jelena Ostapenko and the Brit, Johanna Konta.
Muguruza turned into a bulldozer and rolled over her to take the 2nd set, 6-0 and her 1st Wimbledon title.

Two years ago, Serena beat Muguruza in the Wimbledon Final and told her she would win Winbledon one day. Who knew it would be versus her sister.

Muguruza has been far from consistent in Grand Slam Tournaments but she had the privilege of being coached by vet and fellow Spaniard, Conchita Martínez in the last 2 weeks and was able to play the best tennis of her life and remain composed with more experience.

She is now the only player that has beaten both Serena and Venus Williams in a Grand Slam Final.

Congratulations Garbiñe Muguruza!

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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