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Johnson, Hunt raise Brexit stakes with Irish border views

Jul. 16, 2019 8:44 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The two contenders to become Britain's next prime minister raised the Brexit stakes by saying they will discard a contentious part of the European Union divorce deal agreed by outgoing leader Theresa May. The pound fell to a 27-month low of $1.2408 Tuesday after Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt...

UK leadership contenders criticize Trump's lawmaker tweets

Jul. 15, 2019 4:41 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May and the two men competing to succeed her condemned U.S. President Donald Trump's berating of four female lawmakers of color but stopped short Monday of calling his remarks racist. Trump tweeted Sunday that the liberal Democrats should go back to the "broken...

Cricket, Tennis, F1: An epic day of sports in London

Jul. 15, 2019 4:21 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — An epic day of sports in London came down to two unprecedented endings a few minutes — and miles — apart. Novak Djokovic won the Wimbledon title in a brand new fifth-set tiebreaker just as England played the first Super Over in history to win the Cricket World Cup . Djokovic...

Analysis: Djokovic looks like he could catch Federer, Nadal

Jul. 15, 2019 2:39 PM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Novak Djokovic never has been this close to Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in the Grand Slam trophy count. Given the way Djokovic edged Federer in a thrilling Wimbledon final for his fourth championship at the past five major tournaments, there is little reason to think the...

Wimbledon champ Halep up to No. 4, Serena No. 9; Gauff 141st

Jul. 15, 2019 11:46 AM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Simona Halep's Wimbledon championship lifted her from No. 7 to No. 4 in the WTA rankings on Monday, while runner-up Serena Williams moved up one spot to No. 9, her best placing since returning to the tour last season after having a baby. Halep beat Williams in Saturday's final...

Activists block UK roads in new climate-change protests

Jul. 15, 2019 9:17 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Environmental protesters have blocked roads in London and four other British cities in a new wave of demonstrations demanding faster action against climate change. Hundreds of supporters of the group Extinction Rebellion, along with a blue boat bearing the words "Act Now," blocked the street...

Death of British YouTuber raises fears over e-scooter safety

Jul. 15, 2019 8:56 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The death of a British YouTuber in an electric scooter accident has raised concerns about the safety of the increasingly popular vehicles. Emily Hartridge, who presented online series "10 Reasons Why," was killed in a collision with a truck. London's Metropolitan Police said a woman in her...

Wimbledon Glance: Djokovic beats Federer in final

Jul. 14, 2019 4:50 PM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — A quick look at Wimbledon: Novak Djokovic became the first man in 71 years to win Wimbledon after facing match points in the final, coming back to beat Roger Federer in an unprecedented fifth-set tiebreaker. By barely emerging to win 7-6 (5), 1-6, 7-6 (4), 4-6, 13-12 (3), Djokovic...

Strycova wins doubles title after semifinal loss in singles

Jul. 14, 2019 4:38 PM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Three days after losing in her first major semifinal in singles, Barbora Strycova won her first major title in doubles. Strycova and Hsieh Su-wei won the women's doubles at Wimbledon on Sunday by beating Gabriela Dabrowski of Canada and Xu Yifan of China 6-2, 6-4 on Centre Court....

Federer comes so close to 9th Wimbledon title before losing

Jul. 14, 2019 4:21 PM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Roger Federer won more points than Novak Djokovic in the Wimbledon final. Federer was the first of the pair to come within a point of taking the championship Sunday, too. Had two such chances in the fifth set, even. Indeed, Federer dominated the historic match in nearly every...