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While You Were Working: Serena’s Challengers Fell Back At Wimbledon

Maria Sharapova was supposed to be the main challenger to Serena Williams at Wimbledon, especially with their recent beef.

Maria Sharapova was supposed to be the main challenger to Serena Williams at Wimbledon, especially with their recent beef. But Sharapova won't get the chance to avenge her loss at Roland Garros because she fell to the 131st-ranked player in the world, qualifier Michelle Larcher de Brito. Victoria Azarenka, the world No. 2, withdrew because of a knee injury. And remember Carolina Wozniaki? She slumped out 6-2, 6-2.

Larry Bird flew back into the Pacers front office to assume Donnie Walsh's Team President role. Walsh will serve as a team consultant.

LeBron James lands on the cover of SI for the 20th time.

 

SBNation looks at other startling trends in John Wall's career. 


 

Rookie Browns LB Ausar Walcott has been charged with attempted murder.


 

Alex Rodriguez responded to Brian Cashman's statement that he should STFU

 

Oregon got off light with their NCAA punishment for paying a recruiter.

 

Another good case for shortening the NBA season. 


 

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Greg Miller, owner of the Utah Jazz, confirmed the rumor that Jerry Sloan quit after another fight with Deron Williams.

 

The New England Patriots released TE Aaron Hernandez within two hours of his arrest this morning. Here is the NFL's statement on the issue. He has now been charged with murder.


“The involvement of an NFL player in a case of this nature is deeply troubling,” the statement read. “The Patriots have released Aaron Hernandez, who will have his day in court.

“At the same time, we should not forget the young man who was the victim in this case and take this opportunity to extend our deepest sympathy to Odin Lloyd’s family and friends.”

 

Turns out, all that growth we had in the first quarter was exaggerated (naturally) and the economy actually only grew 1.8 percent.

 

Chalk one up for the justice system! A Michigan man was given probation for 8,000 marijuana plants.

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Jay-Z is planning a concert in Times Square. He also released the lyrics to a new song with Frank Ocean.



 

Will.i.am is suing Pharrell.


 

Lil' Snupe's murderer turned himself in.

 

Action Bronson and Harry Fraud threw down in NYC.

 

Frank Ocean debuted four new songs in Germany, though didn't offer any titles. Here are the rest.

 

EL-P and Killer Mike released a free LP.