What Had Happened Was: 7/14/17
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- Venus Williams won her semifinal match on Thursday morning at Wimbledon and is headed to her first title match there since 2009. She is seeking her sixth Wimbledon title, and with a victory, the 37-year-old would become the oldest woman to win a Grand Slam singles title in the Open era.
- Before the Indiana Pacers traded All-Star forward Paul George to the Oklahoma City Thunder on July 6, the team reportedly flirted with the Golden State Warriors about a straight-up swap of George for Klay Thompson. The Warriors declined, and George was instead paired up with league MVP Russell Westbrook.
- In a play to improve the Chicago White Sox prospect pool and the Chicago Cubs’ starting pitching rotation, the crosstown rivals executed a trade that sent the White Sox’s Jose Quintana to the defending World Series champs for their top hitting prospect, Eloy Jimenez; top pitching prospect, Dylan Cease; and Class A infielders Matt Rose and Bryant Flete.
TOP THREE TWEETS
1. SO COLD. SO, SO COLD.
Ok, this is funny. pic.twitter.com/keSfm5PXdq
— Tony Adragna (@CoachAdragna) July 13, 2017
2. Y’ALL BETTER PUT RESPEK ON HIS WEDDING DAY
That's Gucci's wedding day. Reschedule this. https://t.co/cKBRZIV1Ya
— Beyonce has an uncle named Larry Beyince. Bruh…. (@DragonflyJonez) July 12, 2017
Adam Silver said NBA season will start Oct. 17 this season. That's about 10 days earlier than usual.
— K.C. Johnson (@KCJHoop) July 12, 2017
3. THAT’S HOW YOU FEEL?
"Hello. Good Morning. ……Kevin"
Kevin: Ms. Green… pic.twitter.com/FT9r9p81LD
— 🎹 (@Dr_Sweets23) July 13, 2017
— The Undefeated (@TheUndefeated) July 13, 2017
ON THIS DAY IN SPORTS History
On July 14, 1987, Major League Baseball renamed the Rookie of the Year Award to honor former Brooklyn Dodgers great Jackie Robinson, who became the first African-American to play in the league when general manager Branch Rickey brought him on to the Dodgers in 1947. The players who won the Jackie Robinson Award that season: former San Diego Padres catcher Benito Santiago and former home run king Mark McGwire, then of the Oakland Athletics.
In honor of ex-Kings guard's Spud Webb's bday, here's one of the greatest photos ever taken. pic.twitter.com/tcj1VkMN2M
— Alex Kramers (@alexkramers) July 13, 2017