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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...

AP source: Simmons, 76ers agree to $170 million, 5-year deal

Jul. 15, 2019 2:37 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers and star guard Ben Simmons have agreed to a $170 million, five-year contract extension, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press. The max deal is the latest big commitment by a team expected to make a serious push at its first NBA...

Molinari returns claret jug, faces long odds getting it back

Jul. 15, 2019 1:51 PM EDT

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — Golf's oldest championship is all about tradition, and this is one Francesco Molinari could have done without. Fifty-one weeks after he won the British Open and gazed at his name etched on the silver claret jug, he had to return it. Getting it back won't be easy. "I'm well...

Boxing champ Pernell Whitaker dies; hit by car in Virginia

Jul. 15, 2019 1:12 PM EDT

Pernell Whitaker, an Olympic gold medalist and four division champion who was regarded as one of the greatest defensive fighters ever, has died after being hit by a car in Virginia. He was 55. Police in Virginia Beach said the former fighter was hit by a car Sunday night. The driver of the car remained on 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...

Old Nets think Durant, Irving can succeed where they didn't

Jul. 15, 2019 10:46 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving gave the Brooklyn Nets two big victories in one night. "They hit the Mega Millions and the Powerball," former NBA star Charles Oakley said. In the first hours of free agency, the Nets added two of the best players available to a young roster that made the...

Convincing Hall to stay is a Devil of a task for New Jersey

Jul. 15, 2019 2:24 AM EDT

After the New Jersey Devils acquired P.K. Subban, Taylor Hall texted Ray Shero a green checkmark. "Like, 'Check that box off,'" Shero said. "I guess that's good." The Devils have a much longer checklist to complete to convince Hall to re-sign and not leave as a free agent next summer. There is no rush from either...

Summer League winds down, and now, maybe, some NBA rest

Jul. 15, 2019 2:19 AM EDT

They'll hand out T-shirts to the Summer League winners following the championship game between Memphis and Minnesota in Las Vegas on Monday night, and then things will finally slow down a bit in the NBA. Maybe. And probably not for long. It's been a hectic month since Toronto won the NBA championship and the...

LEADING OFF: Snell seeks Bronx rebound, Trout gets MRI

Jul. 15, 2019 2:18 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: BOUNCE-BACK BLAKE? A day after the Rays came within an inning of baseball's first ever combined perfect game, ace lefty Blake Snell (5-7, 4.70) faces the first-place Yankees in the Bronx. Snell's last visit was a historical flop. He became the first reigning Cy...

Dodgers beat Red Sox in 12 innings on Muncy's RBI walk

Jul. 15, 2019 2:14 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The World Series weekend rematch added a flashback to last fall's epic Game 3. Max Muncy drew a bases-loaded walk and Alex Verdugo had an RBI single during a three-run 12th inning, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Boston Red Sox 7-4 early Monday morning in another late-night showdown of...