Andy Murray returns to the scene of his Olympic triumph Sunday, aiming for the biggest prize in tennis. Or is it?
Before facing Novak Djokovic in the Wimbledon final, Murray recalled his gold-medal sweep of Roger Federer in the Olympic final, also on Centre Court, on Aug. 5. Even a Wimbledon title, which a Brit hasn’t accomplished since Fred Perry in 1936, might not trump it.
“Winning Olympic gold, I don’t know if I’ll ever have the sort of feelings like I had that day,” Murray said. “Winning Olympic gold here, a home Olympics, I’ll never get the opportunity to do that again.
“It was probably one of the proudest moments of my career. I don’t know if I’ll ever top that.”
If Murray wins Wimbledon, he’ll move two steps shy of tennis’ Golden Slam — winning all four majors and the Olympics. It’s a feat only Andre Agassi and Rafael Nadal have checked off in men’s singles. The Bryan brothers have done it in doubles, and, in fact, currently hold all four majors and the Olympic title after their Wimbledon final win Saturday.
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Canada beat the U.S. for the 39th time in 43 games in World Hockey Championship history, 5-1 in the biggest rout between the two rivals since 1997 in their Worlds opener in St. Petersburg, Russia, on Friday.
NHL players Brad Marchand, Taylor Hall, Matt Duchene, Brendan Gallagher and Boone Jenner scored for Canada, which came back from a 1-0 deficit.
The U.S. had New Jersey Devils backup Keith Kincaid in goal. Canada started Edmonton Oilers No. 1 Cam Talbot, who allowed a first-period goal to Patrick Maroon.
The U.S., bronze-medal winner in 2013 and 2015, and reigning World champion Canada are in the same eight-team group at Worlds.
The top four teams in each group advance to the quarterfinals that begin May 19.
The U.S. next plays Belarus on Saturday. Full NBC Sports broadcast coverage information of Worlds is here.
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Lindsey Vonn continued her offseason tour by sailing with Oracle Team USA, winner of the last two America’s Cups, in the Hudson River in New York City on Thursday.
That came one day after Vonn joined Tom Brady, Jordan Spieth and Vanilla Ice at an Under Armour party in Baltimore.
Vonn is next expected to hit Louisville for this weekend’s Kentucky Derby.
NBC Sports will present live coverage of the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series from New York at 2 p.m. ET on Saturday (NBC Sports Live Extra) and Sunday (NBCSN, Live Extra).
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