The Week That Was 7/4-7/10

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Russian-born Elena Rybakina, playing for Kazakhstan, defeated Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur (3-6, 6-2, 6-2) at Wimbledon to claim her first-ever Grand Slam title. Ons Jabeur was the “first Arab woman and first African-born player to reach a Grand Slam final,” according to

Novak Djokovic won his 21st Grand Slam event and fourth consecutive and seventh Wimbledon title. Djokovic won four sets against Australian Nick Kyrgios (4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 {7-3}. Kyrgios entered the Wimbledon finals with a 2-0 record against Djokovic and is one of only five players with a winning record against Djokovic; the other players are Andy Roddick, Fernando Gonzalez, Jiri Vesely, and Marat Safin.

The PGA Tour

American Xander Schauffele wins the Scottish Open with a (-7), narrowly beating out fellow American Kurt Kitayama (-6). The victory for Schauffele was his fourth in the past year. The tournament marked the first time the PGA co-sanctioned a European tour.

NBA News

Portland Trailblazer guard Damian Lillard agrees to a two-year $122 million extension to remain with the team where he has spent his entire career. The contract extension locks Lillard up with the Trailblazers through the 2025-26 season and includes a player option 2026-27 season. Here is the breakdown of Lillard’s current contract, including the extension. 22-23: $42.5M, 23-24: $45.6M, 24-25: $48.8M The extension details 25-26: $58.5M, 26-27: $63.3M (player option) according to Bleacher Report

ESPN basketball insiders Zach Lowe, Brian Windhorst, and Nick Friedell have all projected Phoenix as the most likely landing spot for Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant. Durant is under contract with Brooklyn through 2026, so don’t expect the Nets to rush to complete a deal or trade their superstar for less than they believe they can get for him.

WNBA All Star Game

Team Wilson defeated Team Stewart 134-112 from Wintrust Arena in Chicago. Kelsey Plum of the Las Vegas Aces earned MVP honors. Sylvia Fowles and Sue Bird were named co-captains for their respective teams. Fowles punctuated her All-Star game appearance with a dunk in her final appearance in a WNBA All-Star Game.


2017 Heisman Trophy winner and the number one overall pick in the 2018 NFL draft, Baker Mayfield, was traded to the Carolina Panthers for a conditional fifth-round pick. The Cleveland Browns will pay $10.5 million of Mayfield’s salary. The Browns, meanwhile, have questions regarding their quarterback situation as the team awaits a decision on the punishment and possible suspension of Deshaun Watson.

MLB News

Major League Baseball has announced the 2022 MLB All-Stars teams. This year’s Midsummer Classic will be played at historic Dodger Stadium on July 19th. For a complete list of the starters, go to

Jeter Downs scored a walk-off run to beat the Yankees 6-5 in extra innings (10). The first hit, rbi, and run as a big leaguer for Downs came against the New York Yankees. Jeter was named for Yankees great Derek Jeter, who welcomed Downs to the major leagues with the following tweet on June 22nd:

The first time Downs was called up to the Red Sox. Downs would go 0-4 in his first major league game, but he had a much better outing in his second game.

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