So that moment has finally come..The British haven’t had a Wimbledon finalist for 75 years and their biggest hope,Andy Murray,has made their dreams come true and is the first British Wimbledon finalist since 1938..

He played a tough match against Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and finished this Wimbledon semifinal in 4 sets..Murray was better the whole match and he completely deserved to play the Sunday afternoon final against Roger Federer on the Center Court..

Murray cried after the match and that shows us the importance of playing the Wimbledon final,not just for him but for the whole British nation..

Roger Federer has just booked his spot in the Wimbledon finals after a 3-1 victory over #1 seed,Serbian Novak Djokovic..The match was pretty even in the first three sets but Federer was completely in the mood today,what he showed in the fourth set,beating Djokovic 6-3..

Djokovic was struggling a bit,he had a lot of unforced errors and Federer used every single chance he got to win this semifinal..Federer was simply better today and completely deserved to participate in another Wimbledon final in his career..Federer will play in the finals against the winner of Murray vs Tsonga match-up..

Andy Murray is a favorite in this match,he plays in front of his own crowd and his victory is completely expected..

After deciding to bring back Boston’s aging Big Three for another run at the NBA title, Danny Ainge knew he needed to surround it with more talent.

The Celtics general manager settled on former Dallas Mavericks shooting guard Jason Terry as one of the key pieces. Terry has reportedly agreed to a three-year deal for $15 million that is only waiting for the NBA’s moratorium on free agent signings to be lifted on July 11 for the deal to be finalized.

Brandon Bass has reportedly agreed to a three-year deal that is also being held up until the signing date. That gives Boston back its third-leading scorer, a 6-foot-8 forward who averaged 12.5 points in his first season with the Celtics.

Terry, who is one of the league’s top 3-point shooters, would not keep the Celtics from bringing back Ray Allen. The 36-year-old Allen has also met with the Miami Heat, but salary cap rules allow Boston to offer him more money.

”We really want Ray to come back,” Ainge said this week. ”Time will tell.”

That would keep the Big Three intact to try for a second NBA championship – the 18th for the league’s most-decorated franchise.Paul Pierce is under contract for two more years and Rajon Rondo for three.

Ainge nearly dealt away Allen, the top 3-point shooter in NBA history, at the trading deadline in a deal that would have signaled the end of the partnership that led the Celtics to the 2008 championship. The same group returned to the NBA Finals in 2010, losing to the Los Angeles Lakers in seven games.

After the Celtics lost to the eventual champion Miami Heat in seven games in this year’s Eastern Conference finals, Ainge waited for Garnett to decide if he wanted to retire and considered rebuilding with a younger roster. But the 6-foot-11 star agreed to terms on a three-year, $34.5 million deal he can sign next Wednesday.

Terry, who is 34, doesn’t make the Celtics much younger – especially not if Allen returns. But he gives them depth they needed when Allen was hobbled with bone spurs in his ankle.

The 2009 NBA Sixth Man of the Year and a member of the Mavericks team that won it all in 2011, Terry came off the bench to average 15 points per game for Dallas last season. In his career, he has averaged 16.1 points and 4.7 rebounds.

Over five years with Atlanta and eight with Dallas, Terry is a career 38 percent 3-point shooter who has made 1,788 of them over his career – fourth-most in NBA history. (Allen is first, with 2,718.)

During the 2011 postseason, Terry was the Mavericks’ No. 2 scorer, averaging 17.5 points per game, hitting three 3-pointers and scoring 27 points in all in Dallas’ Game 6 victory to clinch its first NBA title.

I was a little bit indecisive about the first place but I decided to give a slight advantage to Angels’ outfielder Mike Trout who had an amazing performance last night against Orioles with 3 bases stolen..

Here’s the whole list:

1. Mike Trout(LAA,OF)- .1000, 2R, 2H, 2 RBI, 3 SB

2. Jimmy Rollins(Phi,SS)- .1000, R, 3H, 2B, 2 RBI

3. Ian Desmond(Was,SS)- .667, R, 2H, HR, RBI, SB

4. David Wright(NYM,3B)- .600, R, 3H, HR, 4 RBI

5. Brian McCann(Atl,C)- .667, R, 2H, HR, 3 RBI

6. Matt Wieters(Bal,C)- .400, R, 2H, HR, 4 RBI

7. Kendrys Morales(LAA,OF)- .750, 3H, 3 RBI

8. Shin Soo-Choo(Cle,OF)- .667, R, 2H, HR, RBI

9. Freddie Freeman(Atl,1B)- .500, 2R, 2H, HR, RBI

10. Jason Heyward(Atl,OF)- .500, R, 2H, HR, 2 RBI

 

I found this topic on one forum and I found it rather interesting..Some comments were expected as there were lots of people saying that a player that played only 60 games this season can’t be named AL MVP or that there are no players in AL right now that can be called better than Texas’ outfielder..But I’m not one of those..I think Trout should really be considered for MVP as his performances were outstanding,in the outfield,at the home plate or on bases..

Hamilton has been very consistent so far,he’s taking every game seriously and numbers also show that..I’ve seen a lot of Josh Hamilton highlights during these three months of baseball and every time I turn SportsCenter on I see him crushing a homer or having a three hit game..He has the second highest OPS in MLB(Joey Votto #1) which is very good considering there aren’t many players with an OPS over .1000..So after all these information,why am I even putting a rookie into this conversation? Why am I actually trying to prove that there’s a player who can take the MVP title in front of Hamilton’s nose?

Because Mike Trout’s rookie season is pretty much a dream of every minor league player..Many people say that he can’t win the MVP award because the MVP has to have a great impact on the team and needs to lead his team in every single game..Mike Trout doesn’t have an impact on Angels? That’s simply hilarious..I guess that the signing of Albert Pujols made people think that there won’t be a player who can lead this better than him but when Pujols was struggling,Trout was there and he kept the Angels in a close race for the AL West..

His numbers are actually similar to Hamilton’s even though he played 15 games less than him..The only categories where Hamilton outnumbered Trout are HR and RBI but everything else seems pretty even to me..Trout has a significantly better batting average and more bases stolen..

Let’s take a look at the numbers and see why Mike Trout is an MVP candidate:

AB 245, 52 runs, 84 hits, 15 doubles, 3 triples, 10 HR, 36 RBI, 23 BB, 55 K, 23 SB, .343 AVG, .950 OPS

Josh Hamilton’s numbers:

AB 286, 53 runs, 91 hits, 15 doubles, 1 triple, 26 HR, 74 RBI , 33 BB, 75 K, 6 SB, .318 AVG, .1037 OPS

 

 

The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed forward Philippe Dupuis to a one-year contract, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero.

Dupuis’ contract is a two-way deal worth $600,000 at the NHL level.

Dupuis, 27, split the 2011-12 season between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League (AHL). Dupuis helped the Marlies advance to the 2012 Calder Cup Final, leading the team and ranking third among all AHL players with 14 points (4G-10A) in 17 playoff games. His 10 assists also tied for third in the AHL.

The 6-foot, 196-pound native of Laval, Quebec has played in 116 career NHL games with the Colorado Avalanche and Toronto Maple Leafs over parts of the last four seasons, notching six goals, 12 assists, 18 points and 62 penalty minutes. Dupuis’ best NHL season came with Colorado in ’10-11 when he established career highs in games played (74), goals (6), assists (11) and points (17).

Dupuis, who was originally drafted by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the fourth round (104th overall) of the 2003 NHL Draft, has amassed 71 goals, 82 assists and 153 points in 274 career AHL regular-season contests with the Syracuse Crunch, Lake Erie Monsters, and Toronto Marlies. Dupuis has reached double figures in goals all five years he has played in the AHL.

Dupuis played five seasons in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) with three teams between 2001-06 – the Hull/Gatineau Olympiques, Rouyn-Noranda Huskies and Moncton Wildcats. Dupuis helped his team capture QMJHL championships three times – back-to-back crowns with Hull/Gatineau in ’02-03 and ’03-04, and with Moncton in ’05-06.

Serena Williams,#6 seed on Wimbledon,stunned her better ranked opponent,Victoria Azarenka,#2 seed from Belarus 2-0 (6-3, 7-6(5) )..She will meet Agnieszka Radwanska in the finals,who previously beat Angelique Kerber in the other semifinal match-up..

The second set was very equal,both players were serving well and the set had to go to the tiebreak..Tiebreak was the complete image of the second set,as both of them were winning points on their serves until Azarenka made a crucial mistake that meant Serena had the first match point..Serena finished this match with another ace and secured another Wimbledon final..

I give her the advantage in the finals just because she has the experience,she’s already played the Wimbledon finals and knows what she has to do to win another Grand Slam..