Djoker Does It Again


By: Jeff Yoder

Welcome Back,

We’ve got Wimbledon winners and a July nod to the all-stars in the WNBA and MLB. Kick your feet up for Open Championship week ahead. It’s another summer sports circus.

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Djoker Does It Again!

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Novak Djokovic (7th) & Elena Rybakina (1st) Take Wimbledon Titles


The champs of Wimbledon have been crowned! Saturday’s women’s final saw #17 Elena Rybakina capture the title over #3 Ons Jabeur for her first Grand Slam at 23 years old. In the men’s draw, Novak Djokovic took down Nick Kyrgios on Sunday after dropping the first set. Kyrgios reached the finals via walkover after Rafael Nadal withdrew for a torn abdominal muscle. And by Wimbledon’s end, it was another Djokovic podium finish — his fourth consecutive Wimbledown crown and his historic 21st Grand Slam.


Men’s Finals Highlights

#1 N. Djokovic def. N. Kyrgios (4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 7-6)


Women’s Final Highlights

#17 E. Rybakina def. #3 O. Jabeur (3-6, 6-2, 6-2)


Additional Storylines

ESPN: Novak Djokovic Defeats Nick Kyrgios to Win 7th Wimbledon Title

NY Times: With Wimbledon Title, Elena Rybakina Finally Cracks a Smile



Stars Shine in WNBA All-Star Game

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Team Wilson def. Team Stewart (134-112) in WNBA All-Star Game


The biggest players in the women’s game took the court in Chicago for a battle of the stars with team captains A’ja Wilson and Breanna Stewart. Wilson’s squad got the dub behind a massive 2nd-quarter outburst (36-11) and 30 points from Kelsey Plum. She and Sabrina Ionescu (19 points) rained in 11 combined 3s to set the tone. Sylvia Fowles added some flare with a first-half dunk to make things fun. Jonquel Jones (29 points, 13 rebounds) was the leading point-scorer for Team Stewart. The second half of the WNBA season is about to tip.


Watch: WNBA All-Star Game Highlights


Additional Storylines

SI: 2022 WNBA All-Star Game: Handing Out Player Grades

B/R: Sylvia Fowles Drops the Mic With Dunk in Her Final WNBA All-Star Game



All-Star Rosters Revealed

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MLB Announces Rosters for 2022 All-Star Game


Baseball’s biggest stars head to Los Angeles next Tuesday (July 19), but the rosters were revealed yesterday. The Yankees led the way with six all-star selections. Angels’ star Mike Trout inked his league-leading 10th all-star bid. Mariners’ rookie outfielder Julio Rodriguez is the youngest of the stars at 21 years old. And Future Hall of Famers Albert Pujols and Miguel Cabrera were added as “Legends” by commissioner Rob Manfred. Here’s a look at the starters:


American League Starters

C – Alejandro Kirk, TOR (1st All-Star selection)

1B – Vladimir Guerrero Jr., TOR (2nd)

2B – Jose Altuve, HOU (8th)

3B – Rafael Devers, BOS (2nd)

SS – Tim Anderson, CWS (2nd)

OF – Mike Trout, LAA (10th)

OF – Aaron Judge, NYY (4th)

OF – Giancarlo Stanton, NYY (5th)

DH – Shohei Ohtani, LAA (2nd)


National League Starters

C – Willson Contreras, CHC (3rd All-Star selection)

1B – Paul Goldschmidt, STL (7th)

2B – Jazz Chisholm Jr., MIA (1st)

3B – Manny Machado, SD (6th)

SS – Trea Turner, LAD (2nd)

OF – Ronald Acuña Jr., ATL (3rd)

OF – Mookie Betts, LAD (6th)

OF – Joc Pederson, SF (2nd)

DH – Bryce Harper, PHI (7th)/William Contreras^, ATL (1st)


Full Rosters


Additional Storylines

CBS Sports: Who Should Be the Starting Pitchers at the 2022 MLB All-Star Game?

ESPN+: Biggest Snubs, Surprises & Takeaways From MLB All-Star Rosters



🏀 NBA Trade Ideas

If your favorite NBA team is currently reeling from some especially unflattering on-court developments during 2022 free agency, don’t you worry. I am here to help. (Bleacher Report)


⚾️ MLB World Series Odds

The Yankees have passed the Dodgers as the betting favorites at SI Sportsbook to win the 2022 World Series. (Sports Illustrated)


🏈 Baker Mayfield in Carolina

The Mayfield trade looks decent in a vacuum. But when combined with the Panthers’ recent history of reclamation projects at QB, it only exposes the franchise’s lack of a plan. (The Ringer)