On The Fly: Old Man Federer Keeps Rolling Along

Roger Federer becomes the oldest man to reach the Wimbledon final since Ken Rosewall.

At 33 years, 338 days, Roger Federer became the oldest man to reach the Wimbledon final since Ken Rosewall (who was 39) in 1974. Federer beat Andy Murray Friday 7-5, 7-5, 6-4 in the semifinal. More numbers: Federer will be going for a record eighth Wimbledon title and playing in his 26th Grand Slam final. Novak Djokovic, his opponent, will play in his 17th Grand Slam final. Djokovic, the 2011 and 2014 winner at Wimbledon, beat Richard Gasquet, 7-6 (2), 6-4, 6-4. It will be the third Grand Slam final Djokovic has played in this year — he won in Australia and was runner-up at the French Open. … Martina Hingis is back in a final at Wimbledon — in both doubles and mixed doubles. Hingis, 34, won the doubles title 17 years ago with Jana Novotna at Wimbledon. On Friday, she and Leander Paes won the mixed doubles semifinal match after she and Sania Mirza won their women's doubles semifinal.

It may be the NBA offseason, but LeBron James has been busy lately. Thursday, he agreed to a two-year, $47 million contract with the Cavaliers. Friday, he was in his hometown of Akron at a red carpet screening of "Trainwreck," a comedy in which he plays a supporting role as the best friend of a sports doctor. ... People started staking out spots along the route of the U.S. women's soccer team's ticker-tape parade in New York at 3:30 a.m. Friday and by 11 a.m., when the parade started, the crowds, including lots of girls wearing soccer jerseys, were 10 deep in some spots. It was particularly special to see a women's team making history as the first ever to be honored by a ticker-tape parade.

Swimmer Madison Kennedy of Avon will compete next week in her second Pan Am Games, which started Friday in Toronto. Kennedy, who lives and trains in Charlotte, N.C., made the finals of the 2012 Olympic trials in the 50 and 100 freestyle but finished fifth and eighth, respectively, and fell short of making the team. Kennedy, 27, was a bronze medalist in the 50 free at the 2011 Pan Am Games. ... Kenny Stabler, the former Alabama and Oakland Raiders quarterback, was listening to Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Sweet Home Alabama" and Van Morrison when he died Thursday at age 69 due to complications from colon cancer. ... Dallas defensive end Greg Hardy's suspension in regards to a domestic violence case went from 10 games to four, so ruled by an arbitrator. Given that, can Tom Brady's stay at four?

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