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Kiran Gollakota

Wimbledon Semifinal Breakdown

  • The Arena
  • Kiran Gollakota
  • June 29, 2011, 5:04 PM

The final weekend of Wimbledon is upon us, which means that it’s time to pick our favorites in the men’s and women’s semifinal matches. Bracket-busting upsets have paved the way for new faces in both fields, making this year’s tournament one of the most exciting yet.

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Paul Ulane

10 Questions With...David Cone

David Cone’s illustrious career included 196 wins, a perfect game at Yankee Stadium and five World Series rings. But these days this baseball hero is honoring the real heroes. Cone is working in conjunction with New Era to help Major League Baseball raise money for the Welcome Back Veterans fund. Everyone knows about those cool stars & stripes caps that players wear during 4th of July weekend, but New Era also built a custom stars & stripes motorcycle to auction off at the end of the season, with all proceeds going to Welcome Back Veterans. Cone took time out from enjoying the summer and raising awareness for veterans to take on our 10 Questions. Keep reading to see how he did…

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Cavaliers make Irving No. 1 pick; Timberwolves take Williams No. 2

  • June 24, 2011, 9:29 AM

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Kyrie Irving headed to Cleveland as the No. 1 pick minutes after the NBA draft started.

Jimmer Fredette had to wait hours to officially become a member of the Sacramento Kings.

Plenty other players, from veterans to picks, were on the move Thursday night in a draft that was considered a dud talent-wise but certainly wasn't dull.

There was no chance the Cavs would deal Irving, confident his foot is healthy enough to lead the rebuilding effort that follows LeBron James' departure.

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Matthew Harrigan

NBA Rookies Join NBA Cares in NYC

  • Hoophead
  • Matthew Harrigan
  • June 23, 2011, 10:28 AM

While NBA teams gear up for draft night, some of the league’s top prospects made their way to midtown Manhattan for the NBA Cares Community Caravan clinic at John Jay College.
Rising stars like Duke’s Kyrie Irving, National Player of the Year Jimmer Fredette, and NCAA national champion Kemba Walker helped 60 Special Olympics New York athletes sharpen their skills on the court. They also took time to give us a glimpse into their draft week experiences and tell us what they’re looking forward to in the NBA. Check out the video to see the rookies in action!
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U.S. beats Panama to advance to Gold Cup final

  • June 23, 2011, 9:26 AM

HOUSTON (AP) -- Clint Dempsey struck again, and the United States is back in the Gold Cup final for the fourth straight time.

Dempsey scored in the 77th minute off an assist from Landon Donovan, and the Americans earned a 1-0 victory over Panama in the semifinals Wednesday night, avenging a stunning loss in group play.

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Kiran Gollakota

Tennis Legends Make Wimbledon Picks

  • The Arena
  • Kiran Gollakota
  • June 20, 2011, 5:32 PM

To celebrate the start of Wimbledon 2011, Manhattan played host to “HSBC Bank presents Wimbledon 2011 at Rockefeller Center,” a weeklong event honoring one of the most prestigious tennis tournaments in the world.

Former world number ones Jim Courier and Monica Seles were on hand to help get things started by showing off their skills on the borough’s only grass court — which was built just for this occasion in the middle of Rockefeller Center.

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Boston Bruins win Stanley Cup, beat Vancouver 4-0

  • June 16, 2011, 8:55 AM

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- While the Boston Bruins beelined across the ice to mob him at the buzzer, Tim Thomas tapped both goalposts, sank to his knees and rubbed the ice in front of his empty goal.

Thomas drew a virtual line in his crease throughout these crazy, contentious Stanley Cup finals, and Boston's brilliant goalie just wouldn't allow the Vancouver Canucks to cross it whenever it really mattered. After 39 years without a championship, the Bruins ripped the Cup - and several thousand hearts - out of a Canadian city that has waited four decades itself for one sip.

Thomas was just too good, and the Bruins are the NHL's best.

The Cup is headed back to the Hub of Hockey.

The 37-year-old Thomas made 37 saves in the second shutout of his landmark finals performance, Patrice Bergeron and rookie Brad Marchand scored two goals apiece, and the Bruins beat the Canucks 4-0 Wednesday night to win their first NHL championship since 1972.

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