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Wimbledon: For the first time in 179 career matches, Roger Federer coughed up a match after a two-set lead. The 12th-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga took the match 3-6, 6-7 (3), 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 over Federer, who has six Wimbledon championships and 16 major titles (the most in history!). Nobody saw that coming. Tsonga faces Novak Djokovic in the semis after he beat Bernard Tomic 6-2, 3-6, 6-3, 7-5. Rafael Nadal (who's foot is kinda OK) won his 19th straight Wimbledon match beating Mardy Fish 6-3, 6-3, 5-7, 6-4. He takes on Andy Murray, who defeated unseeded Feliciano Lopez 6-3, 6-4, 6-4. The English will have to hold their breath: If Murray wins his next two matches, he'll be their first champion since 1936.
Women's World Cup: Norway barely beat Equatorial Guinea 1-0 on a late goal from 19-year-old Emilie Haavi in the 84th minute. EG's captain Genoveva Anonma took 15 shots on goal (no player had ever taken more than six in the tournament up to now). Brazil defeated Australia 1-0, too. The 14 goals through eight games are the fewest in tournament history. Patience really is a virtue when you're a true soccer spectator. (American fans may have to work on that.)
NFL: Deal or no deal? (Where's Meredith Vieira when you really need her?) With all the daily talking points, updates, press releases and photo opps of Roger Goodell, you'd think he was running for president. (Nahh ...) He showed up at a rookie symposium with NFLPA chief DeMaurice Smith looking cheerful Wednesday and promising to head to negotiations. It'd be nice if the owners would stop trying to get more, more, more and just settle already.
Side note: Meanwhile the NBA is plays catch-up on the NFL's game of "how not to reach an agreement" as they head to CBA deadline day Thursday with no deal in sight. Both sides remain miles apart of pretty much every issue -- from salaries to revenue sharing. Lockout here we come ...
MLB: The Mets won their fourth in a row, destroying the Tigers again 16-9. The Tigers' nine runs were more than the total runs scored by both teams in all the other games played! And the Yankees continued their winning streak with a 5-2 victory over the Brewers on Wednesday. Jorge Posada took two trips around the bases after the umpires reviewed the video and changed his solo shot in the sixth to a home run. Brings a whole new meaning to "covering the bases," doesn't it?