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This Week in Sports - July 1-7, 2007

Jul 05, 2007

Venus upsets top seeds at Wimbledon, while the Cubs are baseball's hottest team. See what else happened this week!

Sports News - Here Come the Cubs

The hottest team in baseball right now is the Chicago Cubs. Winners of eight of their last 10, the Cubs are creeping up on the Central Division-leading Milwaukee Brewers. As of Friday, the Cubs are just 4.5 games back from the Brewers. On the flip side, the Tampa Bay Devil Rays are ice cold, as they have lost 11 in a row and are proud owners of the worst record in baseball!

Sports News - Wimbledon Upsets

This week, some of the biggest stars in women's tennis have seen their time at Wimbledon cut short. Venus Williams, who came into the tournament as the 23rd seed, has knocked off second seed Maria Sharapova and fifth seed Svetlana Kuznetsova. After defeating Ana Ivanovic on Friday, Williams is on her way to her sixth Wimbledon Final this weekend, where she will face the winner of top seed Justine Henin or 18th seed Marion Bartoli.

Sports News - New Hot Dog King

On Wednesday, legendary hot dog eating champion Takeru Kobayashi was dethroned by American Joey Chestnut by three hot dogs. The new champion chowed down 66 hot dogs in 12 minutes to defeat Kobayashi, who had won six straight Coney Island Championships. In Kobayashi's defense, he had been recovering from jaw arthritis this week.

Notes Around the Sports World

  • It was a big week for NBA free agent signings. Rashard Lewis signed with the Orlando Magic, while Grant Hill joined Steve Nash and company in Phoenix.
  • Due to the play of rookie sensation Sophia Young, the San Antonio Silver Stars are no longer the laughing stock of the WNBA. This season, the team is in second place in the Western Conference and have a 10-6 record.
  • It looks as if Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer will meet each other in another Grand Slam final. As of Friday, both tennis stars are in the semi-finals at Wimbledon. If Nadal wins it all this weekend, he will be the first man in 27 years to win the French Open and Wimbledon in the same year.
  • After weeks of bashing Lakers management, Kobe Bryant apologized to Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak. Although he has not backed off his trade request, Bryant says he regrets venting his frustrations in the media.
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