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YOU CAN’T ESCAPE THE BIRDIES AT WIMBLEDON

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LONDON – “Where are those Williams sisters?” a Wimbledon ticket-holder asked me yesterday. They lost in the fourth round, I replied. “So what?” the guy, an American, persisted. “They’re as much a part of this place as strawberries, ivy and the Pimm’s Cups.  It should be like our baseball with designated hitters.  Just insert them …

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NOTHING ROTTEN IN THE STATE OF DENMARK!

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NEW YORK – Through one of his characters, Marcellus, a scribbler named Shakespeare said there was “something rotten in the state of Denmark.” But if the Bard had been among 20,000-or-so ticket-holders at an open-air theatre called Arthur Ashe Stadium yesterday, he might have reconsidered that line from his ancient soap, “Hamlet.” He would have …

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THE NEW KID IS BURIED IN BAGELS

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NEW YORK – Heavy winds coursed across the abyss called Ashe Stadium, but they didn’t blow Beatrice Capra away.  That job was left to Maria Sharapova, and she went at it devastatingly. A blonde gale wrapped in an aqua gown, screaming like a cyclone, she was miserly Maria, unwilling to part with a single game …

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