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Upsets on first day of play at Wimbledon...US World Cup team looking to Thursday...College World Series starts tonight

By The Associated Press | Posted - Jun. 23, 2014 at 7:41 a.m.



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LONDON (AP) — Play is underway at Wimbledon and it was a short visit to London for American Sloane Stephens. The 18th-seed lost her opening match 6-2, 7-6, to Russian Maria Kirilenko who is ranked 109th in the world. Also losing today was former U.S. Open champion Sam Stosur (STOH'-sur), who was ousted by former U.S. Open semifinalist Yanina Wickmeyer.

UNDATED (AP) — The U.S. World Cup team can still qualify for the next round of play in Brazil. All the Americans have to do is beat group favorite Germany this Thursday. That's the most direct way the Americans can move on in the tournament. There are other options that include how Portugal and Ghana do in their game on the same day. The U.S. was tied by Portugal last night 2-2.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Play in the best-of-three College World Series starts tonight in Omaha, Nebraska. The final two teams vying for the championship are Virginia and Vanderbilt. Both schools are in the finals for the first time.

TORONTO (AP) — The class of 2014 for the Hockey Hall of Fame will be announced today. Among the names being considered are Dominik Hasek (HA'-shehk), Peter Forsberg, Eric Lindros and Mike Modano (moh-DAH'-noh).

NEW YORK (AP) — It appears that Carmelo Anthony has had enough of New York and is ready to move on. Two people with knowledge of the details say that Anthony has informed the Knicks that he intends to become a free agent. Anthony had a deadline of today to terminate the final year of his contract. He filed the paperwork on Friday, one of the people told The Associated Press on Sunday on condition of anonymity because no official announcements were made.

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