Venus, Clijsters reaches Women’s Semis; Nadal, Verdasco through to Quarters, Querrey Ousted
Rafa gets through to Quarters (Getty Images) Venus Williams is one step closer to reaching U.S. Open glory. The two-time champion and No. 3 seed reached the semis by defeating French Open champ and No. 6 seed Francesca Schiavone in straight sets. 7-6 (5), 6-4. There were nine breaks of serve in the quarterfinal and Venus had to break Schiavone in the final game to reach victory.
Virginia Tech-Boise State: History Repeats Itself
Tech and Boise might breed some contempt through familiarity When Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer stands on the sideline at FedEx Field for his 22nd season at his alma mater and looks across the field against Boise State (#3 AP, #5 Coaches),
Royal March: Spain Gets Past Germany 1-0, Will Face Dutch in Final
One thing is for certain: History will be made in Johannesburg on Sunday when FIFA will crown a first-time world champion. Spain did it's best to ensure that. After Spain's 1-0 victory over Germany in Durban yesterday, "La Rojas" will face "Clockwork Orange"
Wade, Bosh to Miami: Lebron Silent, Schedules Presser for Thurs. Night
ESPN broke reports last night that free agents Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh have both committed to play for the Miami Heat and will announce their agreements at a press conference later today. This gives Miami their main target in retaining Wade and attracting the #3 free-agent on the market to South Florida.
'Final Scoreboard': Netherlands in the Cup Final, Await Germany-Spain Winner
Stanford looks for its first win in South Bend in 18 years (Getty Images) For the third time in its soccer history, the Dutch are headed to the World Cup final. Midfielder Arjen Robben scored the decisive goal on a fantastic header in the 72nd minute only three minutes after fellow midfielder Wesley Sneijder put his side ahead three minutes prior with a tricky left footed shot outside the box as the Netherlands defeated Uruguay 3-2 in Cape Town to ensure an all-European World Cup final. For the Dutch, it will be their first time that they since they lost in 1978 to Argentina.