Serena wins showdown between sisters

LONDON - Serena Williams trudged slowly to the net after her 6-4, 6-3 fourth-round win over sister Venus Williams on Centre Court, and the two siblings shared a warm embrace at the end of their latest all-Williams matchup.
By Howard Fendrich

Braves end Brewers' winning streak

MILWAUKEE - Kelly Johnson homered and drove in three runs as the Atlanta Braves ended the Milwaukee Brewers' eight-game winning streak with a 5-3 victory.
By Rich Rovito

Rookies make All-Star Game roster

NEW YORK - Less than three months after making his major league debut, Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant is an All-Star, one of two rookies selected along with Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson.
By Ronald Blum

Giants star injured in fireworks incident

NEW YORK - The Giants are aware of an incident involving Jason Pierre-Paul and fireworks, but the team is unsure about the severity of any injuries to the star defensive end, a person with knowledge of the incident told The Associated Press on Monday.

Last-lap crash causes major scare at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - As soon as Dale Earnhardt Jr. crossed the finish line at Daytona International Speedway he watched an accident in his rearview mirror that instantly put him on the verge of tears.

Djokovic rallies to force fifth set

LONDON - For two sets in Wimbledon's fourth round, defending champion Novak Djokovic was in serious trouble, unable to solve 6-foot-8 Kevin Anderson's big serve before working his way back into the match.

Earnhardt wins big wreck finish

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - A horrific last-lap accident that left drivers fearing for Austin Dillon's safety muted Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s victory in the rain-delayed race.
By Jenna Fryer

High-speed crash overshadowns finish in third stage

HUY, Belgium - British rider Chris Froome took the Tour de France leader's yellow jersey after finishing second behind Spanish veteran Joacquim Rodriguez in Monday's crash-marred third stage.
By Jerome Pugmire

Big inning lifts GreenJackets past Intimidators

The Augusta GreenJackets scored six runs in the second inning to beat the Kannapolis Intimidators 7-3 on Sunday night.
By David Lee

Carli Lloyd's hat trick helps Americans win World Cup

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Carli Lloyd scored three times as the U.S. burst to a four-goal lead in the first 16 minutes, and the Americans overwhelmed defending champion Japan 5-2 on Sunday.
By Anne M. Peterson

Peach Jam leads off busy month at Riverview Park

A jam-packed July sports calendar at the Riverview Park Activities Center gets underway this week with the 20th installment of the Nike Peach Jam Elite Youth Basketball League finals.
By Mike Rosier

Watch wild Daytona finish

Dale Earnhardt Jr. wins, but spectacular wreck ends Daytona 400 early this morning.
Scott Michaux

McIlroy's injury a summer bummer

In the tweet heard round the golf world Monday, there was the world’s No. 1 golfer leaning on crutches with his left ankle encased in some Star Wars storm trooper boot.

GreenJackets postponed Monday

The Monday between the Augusta GreenJackets and Kannapolis Intimidators was postponed Monday because of rain and will be made up as a doubleheader Tuesday.

Ginobili to return to Spurs

Manu Ginobili says he is returning to the San Antonio Spurs for a 14th season.

FIFA bans former World Cup inspector

The official chosen by FIFA to inspect 2018 and 2022 World Cup hosting candidates was banned from soccer for seven years Monday for breaking ethics rules.

US women bask in World Cup title

VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Megan Rapinoe strolled around taking selfies, occasionally sipping bubbly with her teammates and trying to balance the Women's World Cup championship trophy on her head.
By TIM BOOTH

BMX pioneer found dead in California

LOS ANGELES - Scot Alexander Breithaupt, who helped turn BMX bike racing from a backyard backwater into an international action sport, has died.
By Christopher Weber

Injury leaves British Open in doubt for McIlroy

Rory McIlroy was on crutches Monday with an ankle injury from playing soccer, leaving in doubt the prospects of golf's No. 1 player defending his British Open title.

Palace Malice back in training

Palace Malice resumed training over the Fourth of July weekend with a half-mile breeze at Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

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Palace Malice resumed training over the Fourth of July weekend with a half-mile breeze at Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

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