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Opening day at Wimbledon...World Cup results...College World Series set to start...Anthony goes free agent

By The Associated Press | Posted - Jun. 23, 2014 at 1:41 p.m.

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LONDON (AP) — Andy Murray, the defending champion at Wimbledon, won his opening match today in the 2014 tournament. Also winning was top-seed Novak Djokovic (NOH'-vak JOH'-kuh-vich), while in women's play second-seed Li Na (lee nah) won, as did No. 30 Venus Williams. Fellow American Sloane Stephens, the 18th-seed, was a loser in her first match.

UNDATED (AP) — At the World Cup today, defending champion Spain salvaged some World Cup pride with a 3-0 victory over Australia in its last match at the tournament. And the Netherlands finished Group B play with a record of 3-0 after a 2-0 win over Chile.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The College World Series gets going tonight in Omaha, Nebraska, with the first game of the best-of-three series. Playing for the title this year are the Virginia Cavaliers and the Vanderbilt Commodores.

NEW YORK (AP) — As expected Carmelo Anthony wants to test the free agent waters. His agent says his client "loves being a Knick" but that he wants to explore his options. The All-Star forward had until today to terminate the final year of his contract and had informed the team he would do so.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The Vancouver Canucks have a new coach. They have gone to the minor leagues and hired Willie Desjardins (day-zhar-DANS'). He replaces the fired John Tortorella (tohr-tohr-EHL'-uh), who was canned after coaching the Canucks for one year.

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