• Serena wins seventh Wimbledon, record-equalling 22nd major title
Serena wins seventh Wimbledon, record-equalling 22nd major title

The German had denied her a first Grand Slam singles final since losing to Serena at Wimbledon in 2009. There was a stunning loss to Roberta Vinci in the U.S. 22 during an on-court interview after the match. "Once I started focusing more on the positives, I realised I'm pretty good". "This ability to win the big matches, that's what champio...

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  • Teheran, Braves lose 5-4 to White Sox
Teheran, Braves lose 5-4 to White Sox

The Braves rank last in the majors in home runs but hit eight in the series against the White Sox. Jeff Francoeur and Jace Peterson homered for all the runs he needed. "I think we have better baseball now", Quintana said. This could have been easier, as the White Sox offense showed up early against Julio Teheran.

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  • Jon Jones: I know In My Heart That I'm Not A Cheater
Jon Jones: I know In My Heart That I'm Not A Cheater

However, Jones is choosing not to dispute the 2-year temporary suspension, which falls under the policies of UFC's drug program and the United States Anti-Doping Agency. The NAC has since placed Jones, who was not present at the hearing, under a temporary suspension. During a news conference July 8 in Las Vegas, Jones (22-1), who trains out of Ja...

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  • Cowboys sign Durant to fill in for McClain
Cowboys sign Durant to fill in for McClain

He recorded 161 total tackles, three sacks, and three interceptions. The move isn't all that surprising considering that middle linebacker Rolando McClain was suspended for the first 10 games of the 2016 season. It doesn't sound like McClain will play another down for Dallas. McClain broke the substance abuse policy against after serving a four-g...

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  • Trump backers, some with guns, gather for first big rally
Trump backers, some with guns, gather for first big rally

Whether this year's confab meets that benchmark remains to be seen. There is, of course, some meat-and-potatoes stuff about what to expect at the Republican convention and all that. Republicans have struggled to put together an impressive roster of nonpoliticians. But there was at least one dustup involving right-wing religious demonstrators wh...

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  • Padres' Jackson loses no-hit try in 7th on Gillaspie's homer
Padres' Jackson loses no-hit try in 7th on Gillaspie's homer

The Padres padded their lead to 4-0 in the sixth. Jackson (1-1) walked five, struck out four and threw 90 pitches. St. Louis hitters fanned a season-high 15 times Sunday, four by Randal Grichuk and three by Tommy Pham, whose frustration may have boiled over in a postgame rant about the strike zone of plate umpire Marvin Hudson.

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  • Stenson slugs it out with Mickelson to take Open
Stenson slugs it out with Mickelson to take Open

The 40-year-old produced a staggering display to record 10 birdies and two bogeys to beat the Open record of 19 under set by Tiger Woods in 2000, as well as firing only the second 63 in the final round of a major by the eventual victor after Johnny Miller in the 1973 US Open at Oakmont.

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  • Some questions and answers about the Russian doping report
Some questions and answers about the Russian doping report

Yuliya Stepanova, a middle-distance runner, together with her husband, Vitaly Stepanov, who worked for Russia's anti-doping agency from 2008 to 2011, spoke out in 2014 about a sophisticated, state-run doping system within Russian Federation.

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  • Lord's Test: Rahat rattles English top order
Lord's Test: Rahat rattles English top order

Needing 283 for victory on day four, the hosts were bowled out for 207 with no man going on to make a truly telling contribution that might have underpinned a successful chase. Yet to play a major Test innings, Vince was nearly out on 9 when his edged drive off Rahat flew to Younis Khan at second slip. Seamer Rahat Ali (3-47) rocked England's ...

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  • Thursday's trade of the day: Russell Westbrook
Thursday's trade of the day: Russell Westbrook

Cleveland Cavaliers may trade Kyrie Irving to get Russell Westbrook . So the Russell Westbrook era in Los Angeles, if it is going to happen, may have to wait a while. They built through the draft and had what I would call success. Steven Adams is a legit weapon, they just acquired Victor Oladipo and they can still run about 9 or 10 deep in the...

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  • Pogba to conclude Manchester United deal after US vacation
Pogba to conclude Manchester United deal after US vacation

The 23-year-old midfielder has been linked with a move back to Old Trafford for months, with the Red Devils reportedly ready to offer £100 million to the Italian champions and wages of £11.1 million per season to Pogba. The Champions League holders' debt is said to be over €600m, so they must first make a big sale if they are to consider a Pogba bi...

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  • Kragthorpe: Henrik Stenson's 63 ranks just below Johnny Miller's 63
Kragthorpe: Henrik Stenson's 63 ranks just below Johnny Miller's 63

And he believes the play of victor Henrik Stenson and runner-up Phil Mickelson surpassed that of his famed encounter with Tom Watson known as the " Duel in the Sun ". "I knew he wasn't going to back down at any point and that made it easier. I'm just delighted I managed to do that with a couple of birdies at the right time".

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  • Hewitt, Gerrans out of Australian Olympic team
Hewitt, Gerrans out of Australian Olympic team

He was set to be replaced by another rider in the Australian team at Rio, a Cycling Australia spokeswoman confirmed on Sunday. With Gerrans out, Australia's hope for a medal finish at the Olympic road race event now rests at the hands of Dennis and Porte, as well as an as yet-unnamed rider.

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  • Simone Biles: The awe-inspiring gymnastics routines of America's next Olympics star
Simone Biles: The awe-inspiring gymnastics routines of America's next Olympics star

Beaten to the line by 0.01 seconds for third place by a diving Jenna Prandini, Felix finished fourth in the 200 meters at Olympic trials and will not be able to defend her title. Lauren Hernandez competes on the floor exercise during the women's U.S. Olympic gymnastics trials in San Jose, Calif ., Sunday, July 10, 2016. And Kocian made her most ...

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  • Former Cardinals exec sentenced to prison for hacking Astros
Former Cardinals exec sentenced to prison for hacking Astros

Christopher Correa is due in a federal courtroom in Houston, Texas for a sentencing hearing at 1:30 p.m. CST. Astros GM Jeff Luhnow worked in the St. Louis front office from 2013-11. Former Cardinals executive Chris Correa has been sentenced to 46 months in prison. Major League Baseball held off punishment for the Cardinals based on the outcome o...

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  • Baltimore officer acquitted in Freddie Gray death
Baltimore officer acquitted in Freddie Gray death

As had been anticipated, Baltimore City Judge Barry Williams delivered his verdict this morning in the bench trial of Lieutenant Brian Rice on charges stemming from the arrest and subsequent death of Freddie Gray. Belsky also highlighted that Rice never had custody of Gray, which shows the absence of any "duty" towards him. Officers shackled Gr...

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  • WADA Lab Investigation Reveals State-Sponsored Russian Athlete Doping
WADA Lab Investigation Reveals State-Sponsored Russian Athlete Doping

Mutko personally intervened to cover up a doping case of "at least one foreign (soccer player) in the Russian League", according to email evidence obtained by the inquiry, led by Canadian lawyer Richard McLaren. The exact method used by the FSB agency, the former KGB, to tamper with bottles was unknown. Evidence of widespread state-sponsored dopi...

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  • Independent investigation confirms Russian sample-swapping and widespread doping
Independent investigation confirms Russian sample-swapping and widespread doping

It included the 2013 track world championships in Moscow and was in place as recently as the 2015 swimming world championships in Kazan - when everyone in Russian sports knew they were under the doping microscope. "The order would then come back to save or quarantine". "If all the operational precautions to promote and permit doping by Russian athl...

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  • Probe confirms Russian sample-swapping and
Probe confirms Russian sample-swapping and

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has recommended that Russian athletes in all sports be denied entry to the 2016 Rio Olympics in the wake of the McLaren Report's assertions of a massive state-sponsored doping program. Tampered-with bottles could only be detected with microscopic examination, but McLaren said the same type of bottle could saf...

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  • Rangers trade Derick Brassard to Senators
Rangers trade Derick Brassard to Senators

Brassard, who turns 29 on September 22, led the Rangers with 27 goals last season and finished second in scoring (58 points) behind Mats Zuccarello (61). In 16 career National Hockey League playoff games, the Stockholm, Sweden, native has two goals and six assists. Zibanejad gives NY a player who has had success in the shootout.

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