Wednesday Headlines: Wimbledon, Tour De France, Manu Ginobili, NHL

By Jim McCoy Wed 3rd July SportsNBATour de FranceWimbledon
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Manu Ginobili has tweeted that he'll return to the San Antonio Spurs for the next two seasons. The 35-year old battled injuries during the season and said he would think about retirement after the playoffs. San Antonio lost the NBA Finals to Miami in seven games. LONDON (AP) - Andy Murray kept alive hopes for the first British male Wimbledon champ since 1936 with a come-from-behind 4-6, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4, 7-5 quarterfinal win over Fernando Verdasco. Murray joins top-seed Novak Djokovic, Juan Martin del Potro and Jerzy Janowicz in the semifinals. NEW YORK (AP) - Washington's Alex Ovechkin and Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby are repeat first-team All-Star picks in voting done by the Professional Hockey Writers' Association at the end of the regular season. The first-timers include Pittsburgh left wing Chris Kunitz, defensemen P.K. Subban of Montreal and Ryan Suter of Minnesota, and Columbus goalie Sergei Bobrovsky, the Vezina Trophy winner. NEW YORK (AP) - Rick DiPietro's run with the Islanders is over now that he's cleared waivers and had the final eight years of his long contract bought out. The 31-year old goalie has been limited to 50 games since the 2008-09 season due to a series of injuries. The Islanders will pay the DiPietro $1.5 million for each of the next 16 years - double the years left on his original 15-year pact. MARSEILLE, France (AP) -Mark Cavendish won the 142-mile, fifth stage of the Tour de France in a sprint finish, giving the British rider his 24th career stage victory. Australian veteran Simon Gerrans kept the overall leader's yellow jersey.

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