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Just like old times, it’s Williams vs. Williams at Wimbledon

Sunday, July 5, 2015

LONDON – Just like old times. Used to be that a match involving Miss Williams vs. Miss Williams, as they like to say at the All England Club, was a regular occurrence at the latter stages of the most prestigious tennis tournaments in the world. During a span of eight majors from the U.S. Open in 2001 to Wimbledon in …

The Williams sisters head-to-head

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Serena leads 14-11 1998 Australian Open, hard-outdoor, R64, Venus, 7-6 (4), 6-1. 1998 Rome, clay-outdoor, QF, Venus, 6-4, 6-2. 1999 Key Biscayne, hard-outdoor, F, Venus, …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Golf Lee wins Greenbrier Classic WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. – Danny Lee parred the second hole of a four-man playoff to win The Greenbrier Classic …

Kyle Busch involved in multi-car crash in Daytona return

Saturday, July 4, 2015

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – 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. Busch, who broke his right …

Wimbledon at a glance

Saturday, July 4, 2015

LONDON – A look at Wimbledon on Friday: Weather: Partly cloudy. High of 79 degrees Men’s third-round results: No. 1 Novak Djokovic beat No. 27 Bernard Tomic, No. 4 Stan Wawrinka beat Fernando Verdasco, No. 14 Kevin Anderson, No. 16 David Goffin beat Marcos Baghdatis, No. 21 Richard …

AP Sources: Kings, agree to deals with Rondo, Belinelli

Saturday, July 4, 2015

The Sacramento Kings reached agreements with point guard Rajon Rondo and shooting guard Marco Belinelli, securing the two positions the team coveted most this summer. Rondo’s deal is for one year and $10 million, a person with direct …

A-Rod, Yanks settle dispute; he gets ball from 3,000th hit

Saturday, July 4, 2015

NEW YORK – 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 …

Wambach says she just wants to win her last World Cup

Saturday, July 4, 2015

VANCOUVER, British Columbia. – With the title match looming, Abby Wambach isn’t mincing words. “All I care about is winning this World Cup,” she said. The star U.S. forward is playing in her fourth Women’s World Cup, and she says it will be her last. A victory Sunday …

Schimpf’s two homers carry Fisher Cats over Sea Dogs

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Ryan Schimpf homered twice to become the Fisher Cats’ all-time leader as New Hampshire rolled to an 11-4 victory in Portland on Friday. Schimpf hit a two-run homer in the first and a solo shot in the seventh, giving him 56 in a New Hampshire uniform, one more …

Napoli error leads to four-run 10th as Astros beat Red Sox, 12-8

Saturday, July 4, 2015

BOSTON – First baseman Mike Napoli allowed Preston Tucker’s hard grounder to bounce past him for an error, and Carlos Correa followed with a tiebreaking single in a four-run 10th inning that lifted the Houston Astros over the …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Friday, July 3, 2015

NBA Wade chooses to stay with Heat MIAMI – After 12 years with the Miami Heat, Dwyane Wade needed a reminder of how much the franchise valued him. Once he found out, any chance of him leaving vanished. Wade accepted a $20 million, one-year deal on Thursday to …

Wimbledon at a glance

Friday, July 3, 2015

LONDON – A look at Wimbledon on Thursday: Weather: Rain; first delay of the tournament. High of 75 degrees (24 Celsius) Men’s seeded winners: No. 2 Roger Federer, No. 3 Andy Murray, No. 6 Tomas Berdych, No. 12 Gilles Simon, No. 13 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, No. 18 Gael Monfils, …

For fourth year in row, Rafael Nadal loses early at Wimbledon

Friday, July 3, 2015

LONDON – On the final point of the first set of his latest Wimbledon disappointment, Rafael Nadal swung his mighty, lefty forehand – and whiffed, accidentally whacking his right leg with his racket. It was a painful, embarrassing …