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DICK'S EARLY PICKS FOR TOP FIVE FOR 2017-18 SEASON

1. Kentucky

2. Michigan State

3. Arizona

4. Kansas

5. Louisville

 

Week of July 17th, 2017 

*Congrats to Wimbledon champion Roger Federer, who showed why he is the greatest of all-time, winning his 19th major championship and eighth gentleman's singles crown, both records. He beat Marin Cilic in straight sets in the finals. At age 35, he showed why he is so special. Last year, he was sidelined with a knee injury and his future looked bleak. Now he has won two of the three Grand Slam events so far this year. He beat Cilic, Milos Raonic, Thomas Berdych and Gregor Dimitrov en route to the title, four highly-ranked, talented players.

*Smart decision by MLB to take away the World Series home advantage to the winner of the all -star game.

*With the second half underway, we will separate the Contenders from the pretenders in baseball!

*Good news for Longhorn hoop fans. The NCAA concluded Texas signee Mo Bamba did not violate rules

*Say what you want,  I applaud the guts of Tim Tebow for not having a fear of failure!

*The Warriors acquired a draft day steal by getting Jordan Bell. 

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Week of July 17th, 2017

 

Up

 Roger Federer won the Wimbledon men's singles title for the eighth time.

Garbine Muguruza won the Wimbledon women's singles championship. 

The Dodgers ran their win streak to nine straight.

The Nationals acquired Sean Doolittle and Ryan Madson from Oakland.

Aaron Judge won the Home Run Derby.

Robinson Cano was MVP of the All-Star game.

The Cubs acquired pitcher Jose Quintana from the White Sox.

The Cavaliers signed Jeff Green.

The Pelicans signed Rajon Rondo.

Down

Pablo Sandoval was designated for assignment by the Red Sox.

Texans RB D'Onta Foreman was arrested on pot and weapons charges.

The Orioles gave up 27 runs in a three-game sweep by the Cubs.

Michael Floyd of the Vikings was suspended four games.

Rams WR Mike Thomas was suspended four games for PED use.

Francisco Rodriguez was released by the Nationals.

Utah released forward Boris Diaw.

Oregon WR Darren Carrington was dismissed following a second DUI. 

Andy Murray lost to Sam Querrey at Wimbledon.

Rafael Nadal lost at Wimbledon to Gilles Muller.

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Quote of the Week

"The amazing Roger Federer is absolutely the GOAT!! He now has a record eight Wimbledon men's singles titles."

  -Dick Vitale