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Halep wins Wimbledon, stops Williams’ bid for 24th Slam

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WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Clutching her trophy 20 minutes after becoming Wimbledon’s champion, Simona Halep checked out the board inside Centre Court that lists tournament winners. Below all of the mentions of Serena Williams, her opponent in Saturday’s final, there already was inscribed: ...

Seeking 9th Wimbledon title, Federer faces Djokovic in final

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WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — If Roger Federer’s going to win a record ninth championship at Wimbledon, he’ll need to follow up a victory over Rafael Nadal with one over defending champion Novak Djokovic. Federer has played both at the same Grand Slam tournament only once, at the 2011 ...

AL Central-leading Twins topple Indians

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Max Kepler hit two more home runs off Trevor Bauer, Jake Cave drove in three runs and the Minnesota Twins tightened their grip on the AL Central with a 6-2 win Saturday night over the Cleveland Indians, who have slipped two games further back this weekend. Kepler homered ...

Kurt Busch outduels little brother to win race at Kentucky

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SPARTA, Ky. (AP) — Kurt Busch won a door-to-door overtime battle with his little brother at Kentucky Speedway to earn his first victory with Chip Ganassi Racing. The Saturday night showdown between the Busch Brothers came a week after Kurt Busch lost at Daytona because he pitted from the ...

Toronto’s Parker tosses a no-hitter

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TORONTO — Chris Parker hurled a five-inning no-hitter, and eight of nine position players hit safely, as the Toronto Post 86 Legion baseball club walloped Weirton Post 10, 17-1, on Friday. The game was scheduled to be played at Ed Bowman Field in Weirton, but Thursday’s rain made it ...

Jefferson County bests Brilliant again this week

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STEUBENVILLE — The Jefferson County Post 33 Legion baseball team is on another winning streak. Jefferson County received another strong start on the mound and rallied from an early deficit to win, 4-2, against Brilliant Post 573 Friday evening at Vaccaro Field. Both teams missed out on ...

Carrasco not slowing down, fighting leukemia

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CLEVELAND — Carlos Carrasco’s smile remains bright, his mood and outlook as positive as ever. Outwardly, the Indians’ right-hander doesn’t seem different. He’s determined not to let cancer change him. “I never put anything bad on my mind,” Carrasco said. “Everything’s ...

Federer tops Nadal 11 years after Wimbledon classic

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WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — After waiting 11 years to get another shot against Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon, Roger Federer was so, so close to the finish line. One match point slipped away when Federer missed a forehand return. A second came and went on a backhand return. Later, serving for a ...

Serena recalls loss to Halep

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WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — There are, of course, many reasons why Serena Williams has been as successful as she’s been, for as long as she’s been. The serve. The returns. The groundstrokes. The court coverage. And more. A little insight into one aspect of the way she approaches matches ...

Groenewegen sprints to victory

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CHALON-SUR-SAONE, France (AP) — Less than a week ago in Brussels, Dylan Groenewegen sat dejected in the middle of a road, his body language oozing disappointment as he was attended by the Tour de France doctor. One of the fastest sprinters in the world with one of the most powerful teams, ...

Competitive National League Central in for taut second half

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PITTSBURGH — Joe Maddon didn’t let the free time created by a rare ejection go to waste. Shortly after getting tossed by home plate umpire Joe West on July 4 following an outburst in which the Chicago Cubs manager appeared ready to take on any and all comers from the Pittsburgh dugout ...

Column/MLB can’t keep up, adjust to the times

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Maybe the six most important words in baseball are take me out to the ballgame. The problem nowadays is that nobody’s going. Major League Baseball has been struggling with viewership in recent years, and Tuesday’s All-Star Game set a new low. The Home Run Derby was up, but the actual ...

Williams advances to Wimbledon final

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WIMBLEDON, England — Hours before her Wimbledon semifinal, Serena Williams spent some time deep in thought and arrived at a couple of conclusions. For one thing, she shouldn’t focus too much on trying to raise her Grand Slam title total to 24, a number achieved by just one other player in ...

Westbrook going to Rockets for Chris Paul

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Russell Westbrook and James Harden are together again, and Chris Paul is leaving Houston to make that reunion happen. A person with knowledge of the situation says the Oklahoma City Thunder have traded Westbrook to the Houston Rockets for Paul in a swapping of top point ...

Teuns wins Tour de France Stage 6, Ciccone takes lead

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CHAMPAGNEY, France — Two Tour de France rookies stole the show on the first mountain stage, with Dylan Teuns of Belgium winning Stage 6 and Giulio Ciccone of Italy taking the overall race lead on Thursday. Geraint Thomas, the defending champion, also rode strongly, going some way to answer ...

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Big Red Boosters meeting Monday STEUBENVILLE — The Big Red Boosters Club will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday inside the Harding Stadium Field House. All are welcome and memberships are available. All-Star Game rating sets record low NEW YORK — Baseball’s All-Star Game had a record low ...

McAfoose, Mamula looking to see time in OVAC All-Star Game

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WINTERSVILLE — Andrew Connor and his coaches know the receivers quite well that they chose for the 74th OVAC Rudy Mumley All-Star football game. After all, they either coached or coached against most of them. That allowed them to make wise choices when they formed the Ohio roster for the ...

W.Va. adds one more class for at least two years

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WHEELING — Times are changing for high school basketball in West Virginia. On Wednesday, the State Board of Education approved the WVSSAC’s proposal to add a fourth class in boys’ and girls’ basketball for a two-year trial for the 2020-21 and 2021-22 seasons. A school will now be ...

Post 33’s Boggess shuts down Post 86

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STEUBENVILLE — Trevor Boggess took care of the pitching, while his teammates took care of the rest. Boggess pitched seven strong innings, leading the Jefferson County Post 33 Legion baseball team to a 5-0 victory against Toronto Post 86 Wednesday evening at Vaccaro Field. “Boggess ...