Action starts across the pond
Wimbledon: The world's most famous tennis tournament has begun and big names Venus Williams and Rafael Nadal both won their opening-round matches in straight sets. The action continues with Andy Murray, Andy Roddick and Jelena Jankovic all set to start their tournament play today.
MLB: The last time Carlos Zambrano took the mound at U.S. Cellular Field, his mid-game tirade and dugout fight with then-teammate Derrek Lee resulted in a suspension and anger-management classes for the Cubs' starter. A year later, Big Z will take the hill again on the South Side of Chicago for the first meeting of the year between the Cubs and the White Sox. Gavin Floyd will get the nod for the South Siders (8:10 p.m.). ... One day after skipper Edwin Rodriguez's abrupt resignation, the Marlins will try to avoid an 11th straight loss when they take on the Angels. Jered Weaver is on the hill for the Halos opposite Florida's Anibal Sanchez (7:10 p.m.).
The Rangers go for an 11th win in 13 tries against the Astros when they meet tonight in the first of a three-game set. Derek Holland will start for the Rangers, while J.A. Happ will take the bump for the Astros. He's gone 0-4 with a 4.32 ERA in his last six starts (8:05 p.m.). ... The Brewers host the Rays tonight at Miller Park, looking to stretch their franchise-best 25-9 home start. Milwaukee lost its grip on first place in the NL Central after a 2-5 road trip; it's now locked in a tie with St. Louis for the top spot. The Cardinals have the day off, so the Brewers can snatch sole possession of the division lead with a win tonight (8:10 p.m.).
College baseball: The College World Series continues today with four teams in action. The North Carolina Tar Heels will take on the Texas Longhorns in a win-or-go-home loser's bracket match (2 p.m., ESPN), while the winner's bracket will pit the Vanderbilt Commodores against the Florida Gators (7 p.m. ESPN2).