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Serena Williams joined a growing list of marquee names eliminated early this year at Wimbledon. The defending champion and five-time Wimbledon winner failed to close out a see-saw third set Monday, dropping the last four games to Sabine Lisicki of Germany.

"I probably couldn't be more disappointed," Williams said. "I think I may have backed off of a success. I was playing something successful. I didn't continue that path. The result didn't go the way it could have gone had I continued to play the way I did in the second set."


The last game Toyelle Wilson coached for Prairie View A&M was against Baylor in the NCAA Tournament. The next game she coaches will be as a coach of those same Lady Bears.

Wilson has accepted a position as an assistant coach at Baylor, according to a source close to the team. She has guided Prairie View to the NCAA Tournament via Southwest Athletic Conference Tournament titles in all three of her seasons as head coach.


Johnny Manziel has been no stranger to the media. He’s had his ups and downs with both good and bad press. The latest eyebrow-raising event occurred at 1:38 Sunday morning, when Manziel apparently posted on his Twitter account to about 350,000 followers, “(Expletive) like tonight is a reason why I can’t wait to leave college station…whenever it may be.”

Manziel is eligible for the NFL draft following this season, and all indications are that he’s going to take full advantage of the opportunity. He took all online courses during the past spring semester to avoid hassles on campus, although, like many 20 years olds, he’s a regular on the night scene. Unlike many 20 year olds, he is a frequent court side guest at many marquee NBA games.


Astros scouting director Mike Elias has hopes of signing the bulk of the Astros draft class by no later than next week. Houston kicked things off in the draft last Thursday with the first overall pick, locking down homegrown talent and Stanford right-hander Mark Appel at the No. 1 spot.


“It’s incredibly special,” Appel said. “Both my parents were born in Houston and raised there, and I lived [in Houston] for 12 years before moving to California. All of my family lives there. It’s exciting to potentially be back playing there.”



The University of Houston’s leading wide receiver from last season has been declared academically ineligible and is no longer with the team.

DeWayne Peace led the Cougars with 54 receptions for 602 yards and two touchdowns last season. During the season, he missed three games serving a suspension for a violation of team rules.


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