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Monday / February 6.
  • Two Big East guards led their teams to victory at the FIBA U19 World Championship in New Zealand on July 4.

    Pitt guard Ashton Gibbs had 18 points and 6 assists to lead the U.S. to a 112-55 rout of Egypt. Gibbs is leading the team in scoring at 12.7 points per game.

    The Americans are 3-0.

    Shelvin Mack had 14 points and  4 assists, while forwards John Shurna and Howard Thompkins scored 13 points.

    Kyrie Irving and Michael Gilchrist have already teamed up to lead Elizabeth (N.J.) St. Patrick to the New Jersey Tournament of Champions title.

    Could they be pairing up together in college, too?

    “We’ve considered it. We’ve talked about it,” Irving said in a recent interview. “We’re trying to do it but right now we’re just open in our recruiting process.”

    And at what school might the dynamic duo wind up?

    “Me and Mike, we talk about Kentucky mainly,” Irving said. “Coach Cal [John Calipari], he’s a great coach. And the whole coaching staff when I got to know them at Memphis, I have a great relationship with them. It’s just a top program.”

    Roger Federer leaped into the air and slammed a skyhook overhead to punctuate his 7-6, 7-5, 6-3 over Tommy Haas in the Wimbledon semifinals.

    Now Federer stands on the brink of history.

    On Sunday he can break Pete Sampras’ all-time record by winning his 15th Grand Slam title against American Andy Roddick.

    Federer holds an 18-2 record against Roddick, including victories in two Wimbledon finals (2004 and ’05).

    “I”ve had a lot of pressure every year so this is just another great opportunity for me to get into the history books,” Federer told ESPN. “Going for something that big this coming Sunday is quite extraordinary.”