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Federer wastes match point, loses to Anderson at Wimbledon

By Howard Fendrich AP Tennis Writer LONDON (AP) — Roger Federer was a point away from a rather tidy, straight-set victory in the Wimbledon quarterfinals. One lousy point. And then, slowly, over the next two-plus hours, all the way until the fifth set reached its 24th game, as the ...

Croatia into World Cup final with win over England

Croatia is going to the World Cup final for the first time after beating England 2-1 in extra time. Mario Mandzukic scored the clincher in the second half of extra time in the semifinal to secure a spot in Sunday's final against France. The Croatians rallied from a goal down for the third ...

Federer wastes match point, loses to Anderson at Wimbledon

By HOWARD FENDRICH, AP Tennis Writer LONDON (AP) — Roger Federer was a point away from a rather tidy, straight-set victory in the Wimbledon quarterfinals. One lousy point. And then, slowly, over the next two-plus hours, all the way until the fifth set reached its 24th game, as the ...

Marte lead Pirates to 2-0 victory over Nationals

By JOHN PERROTTO, Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) — Starling Marte hit a two-run home run and Trevor Williams combined with four relievers on a five-hitter as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Washington Nationals 2-0 on Wednesday. Marte homered to center field with two outs in the third off ...

Goerges, Kerber aim for all-German Wimbledon final

By MATTIAS KAREN, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — It's been 87 years since two German women played in a Wimbledon final. Julia Goerges likes the sound of a repeat, though. "It sounds crazy to maybe have the chance to share a German final in Wimbledon," Goerges said after she and Angelique ...

Lawyer: NFL star LeSean McCoy orchestrated assault of woman

ATLANTA (AP) — The lawyer for the ex-girlfriend of NFL star LeSean McCoy says the Buffalo Bills running back orchestrated an attack that left her bloody amid attempts to get her to leave his suburban Atlanta mansion. Attorney Tanya Mitchell Graham says in a statement to news outlets that her ...

Organizers of 2020, 2024 Olympics sign cooperative agreement

TOKYO (AP) — Organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics have signed a cooperative agreement with their counterparts from the 2024 Paris Olympics. The two organizing committees signed a Memorandum of Understanding in Tokyo on Wednesday. The agreement covers areas such as exchange of personnel, ...

Astros beat A’s 6-5 on bizarre play in 11th inning

By KRISTIE RIEKEN, AP Sports Writer HOUSTON (AP) — Alex Bregman agreed when someone called the final play on Tuesday night in Houston a circus. Oakland catcher Jonathan Lucroy described it as "a big zoo." Both descriptions could work for the wild way this one ended. Bregman homered twice ...

LEADING OFF: Bryant returns to Cubs, Indians seek relief

By The Associated Press A look at what's happening around the majors on Wednesday: BRYANT BACK WITH CUBBIES Kris Bryant flew to the Bay Area on Tuesday night and is hoping to play in the Cubs' series finale against the Giants. Bryant has been out since June 23 with inflammation in his left ...

Pro wrestlers discuss price for life on road in documentary

By DAN GELSTON, AP Sports Writer Bret "The Hitman" Hart could take his shots in the ring. His face was a crimson mask during bloody bouts against The British Bulldog and Roddy Piper, he broke his sternum in one match, and roughed it up nightly with some of the baddest wrestlers in the WWE. ...