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11:30AM

Contra Costa Times: British Empire's great hope, Murray, raked by Rafa

WIMBLEDON, England -- The poets and poseurs tried to make it more than it was. It's always that way when an English athlete does somewhat well, always that way in a land where sporting success disappeared with the Empire.


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5:00PM

CBS Sports: Sadly for excited England, a day to eat, drink and beat Murray

WIMBLEDON, England -- It was too much for this little nation, the place Shakespeare called this sceptered isle, this happy breed of men. It was yet another sporting disappointment, a creation of dreams superseding reality.

Of course Rafael Nadal defeated Andy Murray in their Wimbledon men's quarterfinal Wednesday. One miracle was enough.

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7:51PM

San Mateo County Times: You want real controversy in sports? Come to England

WIMBLEDON, England - Trouble is local. We've been suffering with Barry Zito and Joe Blanton. Here in England, it's Christino Ronaldo. Along with the weather.But the weather is always trouble. As the great Jim Murray wrote more than once, the sun never rises on the British Empire.



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5:00PM

London Daily Telegraph: Ryder Cup: Tiger Woods' injury may be a blessing in disguise for the US team

He won't be there. The No 1 player in the world, the No 1 player on the United States points list, will not be at this September's Ryder Cup. Nor, as we learned, at the Open or the PGA Championship.




It is impossible to read the mind of Tiger Woods, but it is a decent guess that while the US team will miss Tiger, he won't miss the Cup competition that much.


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4:18PM

San Mateo County Times: Pain from Tiger's knee injury will be felt by many

This is always the fear, the worry. This is always the sword hanging by a thread.Any athlete, any sport, is beholden to his body. Talent and courage are no match for a torn ligament or a broken bone. Injuries happen to the best.

Now an injury has happened to Tiger Woods, the very best.

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