TEN--WIMBLEDON-WHAT WE LEARNED
LONDON — Never count out Roger Federer. Seems obvious, right? Especially after he won his record-breaking eighth Wimbledon championship and second Grand Slam title of this resurgent season. By Howard Fendrich. SENT: 722 words, photos.
— TEN--WIMBLEDON-RANKINGS. Federer up to ATP No. 3 after Wimbledon; Muguruza WTA No. 5. By Howard Fendrich. SENT: 533 words, photo.
LONDON — When Roger Federer told the Centre Court he hoped "this wasn't my last match" there after winning Wimbledon for the eighth time, some thought that meant he was contemplating retirement. Don't worry, fans. By Howard Fendrich. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 1700 GMT.
SOUTHPORT, England — Sergio Garcia is assured of a most memorable year with a Masters victory in April and marriage a week after the British Open. Even sweeter would be to add his name to a Hall of Fame list of players to win the green jacket and claret jug in the same year. By Golf Writer Doug Ferguson. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 1700 GMT.
SOUTHPORT, England — The closest Tommy Fleetwood ever came to playing Royal Birkdale was sneaking onto the links at night as a kid. Now he comes home for the British Open as the No. 14 player in the world and possibly England's biggest chance for an Open champion in 25 years. By Steve Douglas. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 1800 GMT.
MONACO — Four-time Olympic medalist Frank Fredericks has been suspended from duty by track and field's governing body, the IAAF, while he is investigated for alleged corruption suspected of being linked to the 2016 Olympics hosting vote. SENT: 409 words, photos.
CYC--TOUR DE FRANCE
LE PUY-EN-VELAY, France — The battle for the yellow jersey will go down to the wire at the Tour de France. With just six stages left before the three-week race reaches the Champs-Elysees, only 72 seconds separate the top five riders in the general classification. This is a quite unusual situation ahead of an intense final week of racing that includes two Alpine stages in high altitude and a short trial. By Samuel Petrequin. UPCOMING. 600 words by 1700 GMT.
— TASTE OF THE TOUR. 500 words by 1700 GMT.
NOTTINGHAM, England — Joe Root had his off stump knocked out the ground as England lost four wickets in the first session and slid toward defeat on Day 4 of the second test against South Africa on Monday. SENT: 327 words, photos. Will be updated.
BUDAPEST, Hungary — Giorgio Minisini and Manila Flamini earned Italy its first gold medal of the world swimming championships by winning the mixed duet technical synchronized swimming competition on Monday. By Ciaran Fahey. SENT: 254 words, photos. Will be updated.
CARLSBAD, Californdia — Maria Sharapova is realistic as she tries to regain her form after a 15-month drug suspension. "I think no road is easy," Sharapova said Sunday before a World Team Tennis match. By Jay Paris. SENT: 540 words, photos.
BOSTON — Mookie Betts hit a two-run homer and Jackie Bradley Jr. went over the bullpen wall to steal one from Aaron Judge, helping David Price shut down the New York Yankees 3-0 on Sunday night and giving the Red Sox a split of their day-night doubleheader. By Jimmy Golen and Ken Powtak. SENT: 698 words, photos.
KANSAS CITY, Missouri — On a bright afternoon in Kansas City, the Royals shaded the Texas Rangers. SENT: 575 words, photos.
— BBO--MLB CAPSULES. Quintana dazzles in Cubs debut, fans 12 to beat Orioles 8-0,1368
— GLF--US WOMEN'S OPEN-CHOI. 17-year-old amateur misses chance to win US Women's Open. By Jim Hague. SENT: 514 words, photos.
— SOC--GOLD CUP-MEXICO-CURACAO. Mexico beats Curacao 2-0 to win CONCACAF Group C. By Raul Dominguez. SENT: 499 words, photos.
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