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TOP STORY:

TEN--WIMBLEDON

LONDON --Defending champion Novak Djokovic faces a one-set shootout against Kevin Anderson for a spot in the Wimbledon quarterfinals, while the women's quarterfinals features former champion Maria Sharapova against American CoCo Vandeweghe and five-time winner Serena Williams vs. Victoria Azarenka. By Stephen Wilson. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.

WITH:

-- TEN--WIMBLEDON-THE LATEST -- The Latest from Wimbledon. Updated throughout the day.

NEW/DEVELOPING:

CYC--TOUR DE FRANCE

CAMBRAI, France -- British rider Chris Froome leads the Tour de France after finishing second on stage three from Anvers to Mur de Huy. The 2013 Tour winner Froome took the yellow jersey in Monday's crash-marred third stage. By Jerome Pugmire. UPCOMING: 400 words, photos.

WITH:

-- CYC--TOUR DE FRANCE-THE LATEST -- The Latest from the Tour de France. Updated throughout the day.

TENNIS:

TEN--AUSTRALIA-FRASER

SYDNEY-- Australian Olympic swimming great Dawn Fraser has "unreservedly apologized" on Tuesday for her comments in which she suggested that that tennis stars Nick Kyrgios and Bernard Tomic should set a better example or go back to where their parents came from. SENT: 647 words, photos.

TEN--DAVIS CUP-BRITAIN-FRANCE

LONDON -- Britain has kept the same side that beat the United States for the Davis Cup quarterfinal against France next week. Andy Murray spearheads the British team, which includes his brother Jamie, James Ward and Dominic Inglot for the encounter at Queen's Club in London from July 17-19. SENT: 132 words, photos.

TEN--DAVIS CUP-SPAIN

BARCELONA, Spain_David Ferrer will return after a two-year absence to lead Spain's Davis Cup team in its upcoming tie in Russia, as the five-time winner tries to return to the World Group. SENT: 125 words.

CRICKET:

CRI--ASHES

CARDIFF, Wales -- Michael Clarke and Alastair Cook, the captains in the Ashes series, have heeded a warning from the International Cricket Council to be responsibile for their teams actions, ie, don't let sledging get out of hand. They promise it won't cross the line. By Foster Niumata. UPCOMING: 400 words, photo.

CRI--SRI LANKA-PAKISTAN

PALLEKELE, Sri Lanka-- Pakistan created history by chasing down their highest total in test cricket to win the third test and the series against Sri Lanka on Tuesday with seven wickets to spare. SENT: 467 words.

CRI--BANGLADESH-SOUTH AFRICA

DHAKA, Bangladesh-- South Africa bowlers put in a disciplined bowling performance over Bangladesh in the second Twenty20 International as they secured a 31-run win on Tuesday. That wrapped up the series 2-0 for the visitors at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium. SENT: 387 words.

OLYMPICS:

OLY--FHK--2016 QUALIFIERS

LAUSANNE, Switzerland-- The International Hockey Federation has confirmed 12 teams which qualified for the 2016 Olympic tournaments in Rio de Janeiro. The Olympic lineups will be completed by October after continental championships for Pan-America, Europe, Oceania and Africa. SENT: 118 words.

BASEBALL:

BBO--MLB ROUNDUP

CHICAGO-- St. Louis maintained its strong lead atop the National League standings with a 6-0 win against the Chicago Cubs on Monday, extending the winless run of the Cubs' big-money pitcher Jon Lester. SENT: 638 words, photos.

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Updated : 2021-09-18 06:05 GMT+08:00