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DRAGON WINS, MURRAY FORCED TO WAIT ANOTHER YEAR

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LONDON – The centuries old tale of St George and the Dragon is a popular item in this town. After all, the heroic George is the patron saint of England, and dragons keep their distance. Anyway, yesterday seemed perfect for an updated re-run. The local tennis Cathedral called Wimbledon was jammed with 14,979 parishioners, and …

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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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TOO MUCH BOUNCING, BARTOLI RUNS OUT OF GAS

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LONDON – They should call her “The Bouncer.” No, she doesn’t throw unruly patrons out of saloons. Although she did eject a dangerous character – Sister Serena — from the big playroom called Centre Court.  That victory on Monday got her into the Wimbledon quarter-finals, and startled the usual gatherings of 14, 979 with her …

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EVERY GIRL NEEDS A BASKETBALL PLAYER

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LONDON – Does every girl need a basketball player? Helps with the rebounds apparently, painting a ceiling or scoring on the old boardinghouse reach.  Anything needing a necessary stretch.  But get a good one. A professional. That’s what Maria Sharapova did, and it seems to be working well for the ex-champ, who glided into Wimbledon’s …

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RAFA DEFENDS HIS 2008 TITLE, WINS EASILY

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LONDON – Federer and Venus got beat.  So did Roddick, Djokovic, Henin and Clijsters.  Wimbledon upsets to be sure, but not the most startling reversals as the aged tennis tournament faded away for another year. Caught up in the most incredible upset of the fortnight was none other than that veteran performer – Jupiter Pluvius. Surely you …

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Wimbledon 2008

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Sorry for the delay, but here, at long last, is my Wimbledon resume.   .   OFF TO LONDON TO WATCH FEDERER TRYING TO BREAK RECORDS…HOWEVER   Roger Federer is worried.   That is the diagnosis of the eminent Belgrade psychologist, who also plays some tennis, Novak Djokovic. Considering his most recent egg laid in …

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