Wedneday Sports Minute: Wimbledon Seedings, College Baseball World Series, Etc.

By Jim McCoy Wed 18th June Sports
LONDON (AP) - Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams have been seeded No. 1 for Wimbledon, while defending men's champion Andy Murray has been bumped up two spots above his world ranking to No. 3. Wimbledon takes a player's grass-court record into account in assigning the men's seedings, while the women's seedings stick to the WTA rankings. CORK, Ireland (AP) - Rory McIlroy has decided to play for Ireland, not Britain, when golf returns to the Olympics in 2016 in Rio de Janeiro. The 25-year-old from Northern Ireland was eligible to play for Britain or Ireland and had been wrangling over a decision for more than a year. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Jacksonville has signed rookie quarterback Blake Bortles to a four-year contract worth more than $20.6 million. The third overall selection in the draft and the first quarterback taken, Bortles' deal is fully guaranteed and includes a $13.3 million signing bonus. RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Defending champ Spain finds itself in a must-win situation when it faces highly regarded Chile in World Cup action today. Spain suffered a shocking 5-1 loss to the Netherlands in their opening match, while Chile beat Australia. Spain has not lost to Chile in 10 meetings. OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Texas takes on UC Irvine at the College World Series today with the winner staying alive and the loser heading home. The Anteaters topped the Longhorns in the opening game of the tournament, but then lost to Vanderbilt in the double-elimination event.

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