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Even Djokovic knew he wasn't at his best in Wimbledon debut

Jun. 27, 2022 20:54 PM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Novak Djokovic's play was not particularly, well, Djokovic-esque, at Wimbledon on Monday. Even he acknowledged as much. He got broken early and trailed 3-1 as he began his bid for a fourth consecutive championship and seventh overall at the...

1st Mexican woman at Wimbledon in 26 years on grandpa's path

Jun. 27, 2022 18:40 PM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Fernanda Contreras Gómez never had been to the All England Club until this weekend, after becoming the first woman from Mexico since 1996 to hold a spot in the main-draw field at Wimbledon. She felt as if she knew her way around the place rather well,...

Wimbledon updates | Andy Murray again reaches 2nd round

Jun. 27, 2022 16:50 PM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local): ___ 9:40 p.m. Two-time Wimbledon champion Andy Murray made his way into the second round at the All England Club for the 14th straight time. The unseeded Murray, who...

Ukrainians have war on mind during 1st-round Wimbledon wins

Jun. 27, 2022 16:49 PM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — It's tough to keep your mind focused on tennis when your family's home in Ukraine is being bombed. Anhelina Kalinina and Lesia Tsurenko did just that at Wimbledon on Monday, winning their opening matches at the grass-court Grand Slam tournament to set up...

Fans push soccer club to cancel Qatar game over human rights

Jun. 27, 2022 14:47 PM EDT

WATFORD, England (AP) — Fan groups said they persuaded English soccer club Watford on Monday to cancel a planned preseason game against Qatar over human rights issues. The supporter groups Proud Hornets, representing LGBT fans, and Women of Watford published a joint statement...

Wimbledon Queue returns 3 years later after COVID-19 hiatus

Jun. 27, 2022 13:49 PM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — “They want to know if they can drink,” went the inquiry from one card distributor to a steward at Wimbledon Park as hundreds of tents in all hues dotted the still-green grass. “Drink? Like, ‘drink’ drink? Why not?” arrived the hushed reply,...

UK presses on with Brexit rules rewrite; EU calls it illegal

Jun. 27, 2022 12:48 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson signalled Monday that a plan to rip up parts of the post-Brexit trade deal he signed with the European Union could become law by the end of the year. Lawmakers began debating legislation that rewrites trade rules for Northern...

Wimbledon player comes to aid of fainting ballboy with candy

Jun. 27, 2022 11:45 AM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Quick reactions are a hallmark of being a professional tennis player, and Jodie Burrage showed the Wimbledon crowd she could respond to adversity quickly. The British player noticed a ballboy who was feeling faint on the sidelines during her match on...

Prince Charles denies any wrongdoing over bags-of-cash claim

Jun. 26, 2022 09:10 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Prince Charles' office has denied there was any wrongdoing in the heir to the British throne accepting bags full of cash as charity donations from a Qatari politician. The Sunday Times said the prince was given a total of 3 million euros ($3.2 million) by Sheikh Hamad...

Norway shaken by attack that kills 2 during Pride festival

Jun. 25, 2022 14:05 PM EDT

OSLO, Norway (AP) — A gunman opened fire in Oslo’s nightlife district early Saturday, killing two people and leaving more than 20 wounded in what the Norwegian security service called an "Islamist terror act" during the capital’s annual LGBTQ Pride festival. Investigators said...