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A win, then a hug: Serena Williams tops Venus at Wimbledon
LONDON (AP) -- Decades ago, when the Williams sisters were kids in California, taking tennis lessons from Dad on a municipal court and imagining playing at Grand Slam tournaments one day, it was Venus - older, taller, stronger - who usually beat Serena....

McIlroy ruptures ligament in ankle while playing soccer
LONDON (AP) -- Rory McIlroy was on crutches Monday with an ankle injury from playing soccer, leaving in doubt the prospects of golf's No. 1 player defending his British Open title next week at St. Andrews....

Rookies Bryant, Pederson make All-Star team; A-Rod left out
NEW YORK (AP) -- Less than three months after making his major league debut, Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant is an All-Star, one of two rookies selected along with Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson....

Frightening Daytona wreck puts NASCAR safety in spotlight
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Riding bumper-to-bumper at nearly 200 mph, Austin Dillon was smack in the middle of a pack of cars headed to the checkered flag when he was suddenly sent on the ride of his life....

Cubs LHP Jon Lester loses no-hit bid in 7th against Cards
CHICAGO (AP) -- Cubs pitcher Jon Lester lost his no-hit bid against the St. Louis Cardinals when Jhonny Peralta singled with one out in the seventh inning Monday night....

World Cup moments distanced women from FIFA scandal
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- For a few moments over the past month, the Women's World Cup seemed to push aside the FIFA scandal that is simmering a half planet away....

US enjoys 1 final title celebration before leaving Canada
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- Megan Rapinoe strolled around taking selfies, occasionally sipping bubbly with her teammates and trying to balance the Women's World Cup championship trophy on her head....

Women's World Cup final seen by record 26.7 million in US
NEW YORK (AP) -- The United States' win over Japan in the Women's World Cup final was the most viewed soccer game in the history of American television....

FSU QB Johnson off team after video shows him punching woman
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida State has dismissed freshman quarterback De'Andre Johnson from the team on the same day that prosecutors released video showing him punching a woman at a bar....

Rays-Royals game postponed, tornado warnings in Kansas City
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The game between the Tampa Bay Rays and Royals scheduled for Monday night was postponed about an hour before the first pitch as tornado sirens blared across the Kansas City metro area....

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