Roger Federer finally equaled Pete Sampras’ record at the All England Club, and won his 17th Grand Slam title overall, by beating Andy Murray 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4 Sunday.
Ashton Eaton set a new world record in the decathlon at the Olympic trials in Eugene over the weekend, finishing with his best time ever in the 1500 meters. At the end of the race when it became clear Eaton had set the record and won the 10-event competition, fellow competitor Curtis Beach slowed to a jog to let Eaton run by him and finish the 1500 first.
Maria Sharapova faces Petra Kvitova in the women’s finals at Wimbledon Saturday. In a Madden segment several years ago, John and Al Hart discussed Sharapova and the player grunting that was becoming part of the soundtrack in professional tennis matches.