Djokovic, Serena top seeds
Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams were seeded No. 1 for Wimbledon on Wednesday, while defending champion Andy Murray moved up two spots above his ranking to the third seed.
Djokovic, the 2011 Wimbledon champion, was ranked No. 2 but was given the top seeding by the All England Club ahead of top-ranked Rafael Nadal.
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Nadal, a two-time Wimbledon champion who is coming off his ninth French Open title, was seeded No. 2 for the grass-court Grand Slam, which starts Monday.
Murray last year became the first British player to win the Wimbledon men’s title since 1936.
Seven-time champion Roger Federer has the No. 4 spot, while Australian Open winner Stan Wawrinka moved down two spots from his ranking to the fifth seed.
The women’s seedings stuck to the WTA rankings. Five-time champion Williams has the top spot, followed by Li Na, French Open runner-up Simona Halep, Agnieszka Radwanska and Maria Sharapova.
Texas eliminates Irvine
C.J. Hinojosa broke the College World Series’ long home run drought in the seventh inning, Chad Hollingsworth and Travis Duke limited UC Irvine to four hits, and Texas beat the Anteaters 1-0 in an elimination game in Omaha, Neb.
Hinojosa became the first player to homer at the CWS in 115 innings, since Mississippi State’s Hunter Renfroe did it against Oregon State on June 21, 2013. It was Hinojosa’s second homer of the season.
The Longhorns (45-20) advance to meet Vanderbilt on Friday. They would need to beat the Commodores (48-19) twice to reach next week’s best-of-three finals.
UC Irvine (41-25) went 1-2 in its surprise CWS appearance that came about after it upset No. 1 national seed Oregon State as a No. 3 regional seed and swept Oklahoma State on the road in the super regionals.
Only two UC Irvine runners made it past first base against Hollingsworth (4-0), and he struck out five and walked none before he left to an ovation from fans in burnt orange. Duke got the last two outs for his second save of the CWS.
San Antonio celebrates
Fans screamed “Go Spurs Go!” in unison at the slightest glimpse of a San Antonio Spurs player or coach floating down the River Walk.
It was reminiscent of last season when the Spurs walked off their team charter to those chants, except the tone Wednesday night was much sweeter.
The victory parade for the Spurs’ fifth NBA title was part celebration and part exorcism.
“It is soaking in, but I’m still going to live it up for about the whole summer,” NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard said. “(I haven’t slept) very much. I’ve been trying to live the moment.”
After falling 25 seconds shy of capturing the title last season only to fall in seven games to the Miami Heat, the Spurs made another run to the NBA Finals. Except this time, they closed out the Heat in five games for the team’s first title since 2007.
Given a chance to celebrate what they couldn’t last year, Spurs fans endured 90-degree heat to line the River Walk and stand outside of the Alamodome up to five hours before the festivities began. The city estimated about 100,000 people attended the River Walk parade and 75,000 were in the Alamodome.
Shelly Sterling’s attorneys will ask a judge Thursday to order Donald Sterling and his attorneys to not threaten, harass or intimidate his wife’s legal team and doctors who determined the Los Angeles Clippers co-owner was mentally incapacitated.
Van Dyken-Rouen transfers
Paralyzed former Olympic swimmer Amy Van Dyken-Rouen left the hospital in Scottsdale, Ariz., where she has been since an accident on an all-terrain vehicle 12 days ago.
The 41-year-old was loaded onto a medical transport flight to Colorado, where she will continue rehabilitation at Craig Hospital in her hometown of Denver.
“Yes, this injury sucks and yes, things hurt, but I’m alive and I’m so thankful to be alive, so that’s why I can be positive about it,” Van Dyken-Rouen said. “It helps get me through the pain.”
• Top-seeded Richard Gasquet of France celebrated his 28th birthday by beating Bernard Tomic of Australia 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 to reach the quarterfinals of the Aegon International in Eastbourne, England.
• Charlotte Hornets forward Josh McRoberts opted out of his contract, which was set to pay him $2.8 million next season.
• The Detroit Red Wings placed right wing Jordin Tootoo on waivers with the intention to buy out the final year of his contract for $1.33 million.
• Guy Lapointe will become the 18th player to have his jersey retired by the Montreal Canadiens.
• Bradley Wiggins of Britain withdrew from the Tour de Suisse with bruising and swelling in his right thigh, a day after crashing. Sacha Modolo of Italy timed his sprint to perfection to win the fifth stage in Buren an der Aare. Tony Martin of Germany has the overall lead.
• The Movistar cycling team announced that Giro d’Italia champion Nairo Quintana of Colombia will skip the Tour de France.
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