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Sharapova puts Serena spat behind her to battle to win in Wimbledon opener

 Maria Sharapova only wanted to talk tennis after coming through a testing opening match at Wimbledon Monday against promising young French player Kristina Mladenovic.

Heat force decisive game 7 against Spurs

 With their backs against the wall, the Miami Heat thrived once again Tuesday night, defeating the San Antonio Spurs and staving off elimination.

Federer eases through at Halle

  Roger Federer began preparations for the defense of his Wimbledon title by cruising into the quarterfinals with a crushing victory over German wildcard Cedrik-Marcel Stebe at the Halle Open Wednesday.

Report: Some 20 baseball players may face suspension in doping scandal

Major League Baseball is set to suspend some 20 players in the coming weeks due to a scandal involving performance-enhancing drugs, according to an ESPN report.

Nadal wins at French Open, then questions scheduling

  Rafael Nadal lost a set for the second straight match at the French Open before recovering to beat another tall, free swinging opponent.

Saints sign quarterback Seneca Wallace to a 1-year contract

The New Orleans Saints announced today that they have signed quarterback Seneca Wallace to a one-year contract. The announcement was made by Saints’ Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis.

Hornets F/C Jason Smith to miss remainder of season due to injury

New Orleans Hornets Senior Vice President of Basketball Operations/General Manager Dell Demps announced today that F/C Jason Smith will miss the remainder of the season with a torn labrum in his right shoulder.

Tulane baseball collecting funds for Vs. cancer foundation

Tulane’s baseball squad will be raising funds for childhood cancer research through the Vs. Cancer Foundation during home games leading up to the March 8-10 series against High Point.

Billy Cannon resting comfortably at home after stroke

Former LSU Heisman Trophy winner Billy Cannon was released from the hospital yesterday and should make a full recovery.

Former LSU football legend Cannon 'doing well' after stroke

According to family members, former LSU football legend Billy Cannon is doing "very well" after suffering a stroke on February 19. They say he should be out of the ICU sometime tonight and into a normal room soon.