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It seems one of the greatest tennis players of all time is transitioning into the next phase of his life. Not only did Federer and his longtime girlfriend, Mirka Vavrinec, get married in his hometown of Basel, Switzerland, last weekend, but also the newlyweds are expecting their first child this summer. The news hasn't been as good on the court: Federer hasn't won a tournament since last year's U.S. Open.
In possibly the coolest Easter egg hunt ever, the skateboarding legend autographed and hid skateboards all over the world for fans to find. Not only did fans find the decks, but also they posted pictures of their new prize on Hawk's Twitter throughout the day.
When you think Celine Dion, you don't necessarily think hockey. But the Canadian pop star may soon be the owner of the Montreal Canadiens, along with the Cirque du Soleil founder. I'll spare you the jokes and just say that the Canadiens will probably have the best intermission shows in sports if the sale goes down.
Jessica Simpson and Tony Romo
Simpson and Romo were photographed last week in Hollywood leaving Beso, the restaurant that Eva Longoria owns and frequents with Tony Parker. It got me thinking: If the Tonys left at the same time with their significant other, but headed in opposite directions, who would the paparazzi follow?
Kim Kardashian and Brittny Gastineau
Proving that celebrities don't get courtside seats to watch the game but rather to be watched, Kardashian and Gastineau spent the night texting at a Knicks-Pistons contest last week in New York. Kardashian was actually Tweeting the whole time and passed along such gems as, "Knicks game! Thanks Reggie for the courtside seats!!!" and "I was just on the jumbo-tron at the Knicks game!!! I've always wanted to be on one!"
Brooklyn Decker and Andy Roddick
The couple is expected to get married this weekend in Roddick's hometown of Austin, Texas, in a ceremony that should get more attention than a Texas football game. As the story goes, Roddick spotted Decker in the <i>Sports Illustrated</i> Swimsuit Issue, had his agent contact hers and the rest is history. For some reason, that strategy has yet to work for me.
Jeremy Piven and Jessica Canseco
You'd think Piven (a.k.a. Ari Gold) would be able to land a well-respected Hollywood starlet, what with the success of <i>Entourage</i> and his films, but the actor has been spotted with Canseco recently. Yes, the ex-wife of Jose Canseco, who still chooses to keep the disgraced slugger's last name a decade after their divorce and who wrote a forgettable tell-all titled <i>Juicy</i> after Jose's own tell-all <i>Juiced<i> was released.
Jason Kidd's girlfriend and Playboy's Miss April showed her support when she wore nothing but a body-painted Mavericks jersey last week at the Playboy Mansion. I wouldn't mind seeing that as part of the Swimsuit Issue next year.
So the Celtics had a problem with how King James and the Cavaliers danced and celebrated on the sideline during a 31-point rout last weekend that locked up the league's best record for Cleveland. Let's overlook the hypocrisy from a team that had its own celebratory ritual during last season's title run and offer up this suggestion: If you want to stop the Cavs from dancing, try staying within 30 points the next time you play them.
Well, at least Isiah is back in basketball. After leaving the Knicks in shambles, Thomas has resurfaced as the coach at Florida International. Something tells me it won't be an easy transition, running the Knicks to being on the recruiting trail in the Sun Belt Conference.