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Albany, NY – Well a rough day for the marquee women at Wimbledon...

Ninth-seed Marion Bartoli bounced defending champion Serena Williams, Tsvetana Pironkova eliminated Venus Williams, and Dominika Cibulkova took out top-seeded Caroline Wozniacki.

On the Men's side... Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, and Mardy Fish have advanced to the quarterfinals.

To baseball... And on a day when the Dodgers were running out of cash, they sure had a surplus of offense. L.A. unleashed a 24-hit attack, blowing out Minnesota 15-0. Earlier in the day, the Dodgers filed for bankruptcy protection in an attempt to resolve the team's financial woes. Owner Frank McCourt faulted MLB commissioner Bud Selig's interference with club operations and refusal to approve a multi-billion dollar TV deal as the cause for the filing.

Elsewhere, the Angels edged Washington 4-3 in 10, Cleveland got by Arizona 5-4, Atlanta topped Seattle 3-1, San Diego held off Kansas City 4-3, Cincinnati blanked Tampa Bay 5-0, the Cubs cruised past Colorado 7-3, and Detroit doubled up Toronto 4-2.

In college baseball, Christian Walker scored from first base on two throwing errors in the 11th inning, as defending champion South Carolina beat Florida 2-1 in Game 1 of the College World Series final.

In soccer, the United States kicks off its women's World Cup action against North Korea today. The top-ranked Americans are looking for their first World Cup title since 1999.

And Lorenzo Charles, the hero of N.C. State's 1983 NCAA basketball title, has died. The 47-year old was killed when an empty tour bus he was driving crashed in Raleigh, North Carolina. Charles grabbed an errant 30-foot shot and dunked it home as time expired, lifting the Wolfpack over the University of Houston 54-52 in the 1983 NCAA title game.

I'm Tristan O'Neill, WAMC News.