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The Seminole's have an elimination game, Graeme McDowell wins the US Open, and Brazil moves on to the knockout stage in the World Cup.

1. Must win for Noles

FSU will play UF at 4:30(EST) in Omaha in an elimination game. Sophomore southpaw Brian Busch gets the start for the Noles and he will need to be on his game against the vaunted Gator offense.

FSU was 3-1 vs. their in-state rivals this season.

2. Graeme McDowell wins US Open

Northern Ireland's Graeme McDowell won his first major after shooting three over par 74 in the final round to finish at even par.

Third round leader Dustin Johnson looked like me or you in the final round and finished with an 82 to shoot himself right out of contention.

Tigers Woods((75), Ernie Els(73), and Phil Mickelson(73)---a group with 21 majors combined----stumbled on the back nine, only Els really made a charge on Sunday.

Unknown Frenchmen Gregory Havret hung the toughest all afternoon, he needed an eight footer on the 18th for birdie to force a playoff, but yanked it left. He finished in solo second.

3. Brazil Advances to Knockout Stage

Favored Brazil beat the Ivory Coast 3-1 for their second win in two games and they have clinched a spot in the knockout stage. Two goals by striker Luis Fabiana and Elano second of the Cup were enough to hold off a chippy Ivory Coast squad. Brazilian star Kaka received two yellow cards and will miss the next game vs. Portugal.

Italy tied their second game 1-1 with lowly New Zealand. The defending champs will need a win in their third game.

Paraguay kept the South American teams undefeated with a 2-0 win over Slovakia. They have an important game with Brazil later this week.

4. Wimbledon Begins

The biggest tennis tournament in the world begins today in London, England and will run for the next two weeks.

Defending Champion Roger Federer will be looking for his 7th Wimbledon Title; other challengers include Rafael Nadal, Andy Roddick, Novak Djokovic, and Robin Soderling.

The Williams sisters, Venus and Serena, are favored on the women's side.

5. Major League Baseball Sunday

The Yankee's won on Sunday to take two of three from the Met's.

The Red Sox remained red hot and swept the Dodger's at Fenway.

The Twin's took care of struggling Philly.

If you have not noticed, the Rangers are 41-28 after an extra inning win over the Astro's, they quietly are having a great year.

The White Sox sit at .500 for the first time in a long time after sweeping the National's.


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