Trending: Team USA, Murray, Federer

July, 9, 2012
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With 18 days to go before the London Games begin, here's a little taste of what's in store for the remaining Olympic basketball squads, courtesy of Team USA's Blake Griffin:



A few members of Team USA took a break from practice in Las Vegas on Sunday and stepped out for some hamburgers and a little togetherness:
There may be no crying in baseball, but there was no shame in Andy Murray shedding a few tears after losing in the Wimbledon final to Roger Federer. Murray, who is Scottish, won over the rest of Great Britain with his performance Sunday and throughout the tournament. He also earned kudos across Twitter, as did his girlfriend.

Dwyane Wade offered some inspiration to Murray, who might just be the No. 1 fan of the Miami Heat (at least when it comes to playing on grass):

From Miami Heat via Instagram


High praise came from one "Gladiator" to another:



Tiger Woods had some free time this weekend after missing the cut at the Greenbrier Classic (won by Ted Potter Jr. in a playoff) and apparently spent some of his Sunday watching tennis:



Finally, "Chuck" was not alone:



Major League Baseball held its Celebrity All-Star Game Sunday in Kansas City, Mo., and tweeted much of the action live with the hashtag #CelebSoftball. Among the stars were "Sterling, Draper, Cooper, Pryce (and Harris)" co-founder and creative guru Don Draper (also known as Jon Hamm) and Kansas basketball coach Bill Self, both of whom homered during the game. Hamm’s team of players representing National League clubs trounced their American League foes 21-8. Joe Carter added a three-run homer off Olympic softball pitcher Jennie Finch, and “Glee” star Chord Overstreet also went deep. The Missouri crowd wasn't happy to see Self, but he turned that around:



The Cincinnati Reds' red-hot closer threw a 1-2-3 ninth inning Sunday, leaving Rick Vaughn impressed:



Sheen spent the weekend with the Reds, but fans of the Washington Nationals and Pittsburgh Pirates might have a different answer to his question:

From Charlie Sheen via Twitter


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