ROGER FEDERER DOMINATES TO CLAIM EIGHTH WIMBLEDON CHAMPIONSHIP

By Marc Auker

Seventh-seeded Marin Cilic was the only competitor standing between third-seeded Roger Federer and the highly coveted Wimbledon title. After three sets (6-3, 6-1, 6-4), Federer defeated Cilic to capture his eighth championship at the All England Club and cement his place in tennis history.

Federer, the 35-year-old Swiss sensation, is now the oldest champion in Wimbledon’s storied history. He also passed tennis greats William Renshaw and Pete Sampras, who each had seven championship wins at Wimbledon, to become the winningest men’s player in the tournament’s history.

Winning Sunday’s final round matchup in straight sets was the icing on the cake for Federer’s showing at this year’s Wimbledon tournament. He hadn’t dropped a single set through the first six rounds of play, and that trend continued through a final round that lasted just over an hour and a half.

The win at Wimbledon marks the second Grand Slam win of the season for Federer. He defeated long-time tennis rival Rafael Nadal in a thrilling five-set final to capture his fifth Australian Open title. After taking a break from Grand Slam competition by skipping this year’s French Open, Federer dominated the All England Club and became a winner of 19 major championships.

The win in Australia must have been a confidence booster for Federer headed into this year’s Wimbledon tournament. His run at last year’s Wimbledon ended in the semifinals with talks of his left knee not being able to take competitive play anymore.

But patience is a virtue. After taking off for what was basically all the 2016 season, Federer has won both Grand Slam tournaments he has played in this season. As the U.S. Open approaches, be on the lookout for the Swiss star to do something truly spectacular.

GORDON HAYWARD: BOSTON’S POTENTIAL KEY TO WINNING THE EAST

By Marc Auker

The Boston Celtics brought on one of the NBA’s most sought-after free agents to help contend against the Cleveland Cavaliers and the rest of the Eastern Conference. On July 4, Gordon Hayward decided to leave the Utah Jazz, the team he’s spent his entire seven-year career with, and join forces with a Boston squad that is coached by Brad Stevens, his former coach at Butler University. Continue reading

KEVIN DURANT: THE NBA’S NEWEST LOVE-TO-HATE PLAYER WINS BIG | KEVIN DURANT: THE NBA’S NEWEST LOVE-TO-HATE PLAYER WINS BIG

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By Marc Auker

The Golden State Warriors are the 2017 National Basketball Association (NBA) champions. Spearheading the squad’s historic championship season was small forward Kevin Durant, who took home Most Valuable Player (MVP) honors for his performance in the 2017 NBA Finals. There was a wave of backlash against Durant at the beginning of this season for his decision to join the Warriors, and that backlash has seemingly quadrupled since winning it all this season. Continue reading

PITTSBURGH ROLLS PAST NASHVILLE IN GAME 5 OF STANLEY CUP FINAL | PITTSBURGH ROLLS PAST NASHVILLE IN GAME 5 OF STANLEY CUP FINAL

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By Marc Auker

This one wasn’t even close. The Pittsburgh Penguins put on a show Thursday night as they dominated the Nashville Predators 6-0. The PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania housed a sold-out crowd that hoped for a home-ice win. The Penguins gave the fans what they wanted by way of a dominant win and a lead in the best-of-seven series, 3-2. Continue reading

RKO OUTTA NOWHERE: CAN THE INTERNET SENSATION REGAIN THE TITLE? | RKO OUTTA NOWHERE: CAN THE INTERNET SENSATION REGAIN THE TITLE?

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RKO OUTTA NOWHERE: CAN THE INTERNET SENSATION REGAIN THE TITLE?

By Marc Auker

World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) mega-star Randy Orton lost the WWE Championship to fellow wrestler Jinder Mahal at the Backlash pay-per-view (PPV) event back on May 21. Orton, commonly known as “The Viper,” squares off against Mahal at the upcoming Money in the Bank PPV to try to regain the belt. Continue reading