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2 points from loss, Serena wins at Wimbledon; Venus next
LONDON (AP) -- Twice, Serena Williams stood merely two points from a loss at Wimbledon against a British opponent buoyed by a roaring, flag-waving Centre Court crowd....

Tigers' Sanchez loses no-hit bid with one out in 8th
DETROIT (AP) -- Tigers right-hander Anibal Sanchez lost his bid for a no-hitter when Toronto's Ezequiel Carrera singled with one out in the eighth inning Friday night....

Wimbledon Lookahead: Dustin Brown tries for encore
LONDON (AP) -- After his stunning win over Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon, Dustin Brown said it was easy to play well when expectations were so low....

AP sources: Mavericks, DeAndre Jordan agree to 4-year deal
DALLAS (AP) -- DeAndre Jordan has chosen the Mavericks over the Los Angeles Clippers in what turned into a tense boom-or-bust wait for Dallas in pursuit of the free-agent center....

A-Rod, Yanks settle dispute, he gets ball from 3,000th hit
NEW YORK (AP) -- Alex Rodriguez and the Yankees settled their dispute over a marketing payment with a deal announced Friday that gives $3.5 million to charitable groups, saves the team $5.5 million and gets A-Rod the home run ball from his 3,000th hit....

Kyle Busch involved in multi-car crash in Daytona return
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Kyle Busch was involved in a multi-car crash at Daytona International Speedway, where he returned Friday for the first time since he was injured at the track in February....

Dempsey, Chandler score as US beats Guatemala 4-0
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Clint Dempsey converted a penalty kick in his return from a suspension for a confrontation with a referee, Timmy Chandler scored his first international goal and the United States routed Guatemala 4-0 Friday night in an exhibition ahead of the CONCACAF Gold Cup....

FIFA deflects criticism about absence of Blatter from final
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- FIFA and the Canadian Soccer Association deflected criticism on Friday about FIFA President Sepp Blatter and secretary general Jerome Valcke not attending the Women's World Cup final, saying the winning captain won't care who hands over the championship trophy....

Hammon to become 1st female head coach of NBA summer league
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Becky Hammon is about to become the first woman to serve as the head coach of an NBA summer league team....

Vegas, Langley share 2nd-round lead at Greenbrier Classic
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) -- Jhonattan Vegas hasn't had much success since winning his second PGA Tour event as a rookie in 2011. The Greenbrier Classic could give him that needed boost....

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