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Scoreboard: 7/9

GOLF

British Open field

The field for the 142nd British Open golf championship, to be played July 18-21 at Muirfield. Players listed in only the first category for which they qualified:

British Open champions 60 or under on July 21: Ernie Els, Darren Clarke, Louis Oosthuizen, Stewart Cink, Padraig Harrington, Tiger Woods, Todd Hamilton, Ben Curtis, David Duval, Paul Lawrie, Mark O'Meara, Justin Leonard, Tom Lehman, Nick Faldo, Mark Calcavecchia, Sandy Lyle.

British Open champions who finished in the top 10 in the last five championships: Tom Watson.

Top 10 and ties from the 2012 British Open: Adam Scott, Brandt Snedeker, Luke Donald, Graeme McDowell, Nicolas Colsaerts, Thomas Aiken, Geoff Ogilvy, Miguel Angel Jimenez, Ian Poulter, Alexander Noren, Vijay Singh, Dustin Johnson, Matt Kuchar, Thorbjorn Olesen, Zach Johnson.

Top 50 in the world ranking on May 26: Keegan Bradley, Tim Clark, Jason Day, Jamie Donaldson, Jason Dufner, Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano, Rickie Fowler, Jim Furyk, Sergio Garcia, Robert Garrigus, Branden Grace, Bill Haas, Peter Hanson, Thongchai Jaidee, Martin Kaymer, David Lynn, Hunter Mahan, Matteo Manassero, Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson, Francesco Molinari, Ryan Moore, Carl Pettersson, Scott Piercy, D.A. Points, Justin Rose, Charl Schwartzel, Webb Simpson, Henrik Stenson, Kevin Streelman, Michael Thompson, Bo Van Pelt, Nick Watney, Bubba Watson, Lee Westwood.

Top 30 from the 2012 Race to Dubai on the European Tour: Marcel Siem, Rafael Cabrera-Bello, George Coetzee, Bernd Wiesberger, Danny Willett, Marcus Fraser, Richie Ramsay, Shane Lowry.

Top 5 players not otherwise exempt from the top 20 in the Race to Dubai through the French Open: Richard Sterne, Brett Rumford, Mikko Ilonen, Thomas Bjorn, Marc Warren.

Scottish Open champion: TBD.

US Open champions (5 years): Lucas Glover.

Masters champions (5 years): Angel Cabrera.

PGA champions (5 years): Y.E. Yang.

The Players Championship winner (3 years): K.J. Choi.

Field from the 2012 Tour Championship: John Senden, John Huh.

Top 5 PGA Tour members from among the top 20 in the FedEx Cup through The Greenbrier Classic: Billy Horschel, Boo Weekley, Russell Henley, Jimmy Walker, Harris English.

John Deere Classic winner: TBD.

Winner of the Order of Merit on the Asian Tour: Thaworn Wiratchant.

Winner of the Order of Merit on the Australasian Tour: Peter Senior.

2012 Japan Open champion: Kenichi Kuboya.

Top two players from the Japan Golf Tour money list in 2012: Hiroyuki Fujita, Toru Taniguchi.

Top four players not otherwise exempt from the 2013 Mizuno Open: Brendan Jones, Shingo Katayama, K.T. Kim, Makoto Inoue.

Top two players and ties in a money list of all 2013 Japan Golf Tour events through the Mizuno Open: Satoshi Kodaira, Hyung-Sung Kim

Senior British Open champion: Fred Couples.

British Amateur champion: a-Garrick Porteous.

U.S. Amateur champion: a-Steven Fox.

European Amateur champion: a-Rhys Pugh.

International Final Qualifying (Australasia): Mark Brown, Steven Jeffress, Stephen Dartnall.

International Final Qualifying (Africa): Justin Harding, Eduardo De La Silva, Darryn Lloyd.

International Final Qualifying (Asia): Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Hideki Matsuyama, Daisuke Maruyama, Ashun Wu.

International Final Qualifying (America): Josh Teater, Brian Davis, Camilo Villegas, Robert Karlsson, Luke Guthrie, Bud Cauley, Johnson Wagner, Scott Brown.

International Final Qualifying (Europe): Brooks Koepka, Oliver Fisher, Gregory Bourdy, Richard McEvoy, Gareth Maybin, Alvaro Quiros, Niclas Fasth, Scott Jamieson, Estanislao Goya.

Local Final Qualifying: a-Grant Forrest, Shiv Kapur, John Wade, a-Ben Stow, Oscar Floren, a-Matthew Fitzpatrick, a-Jimmy Mullen, Gareth Wright, George Murray, Steven Tiley, Lloyd Saltman, Tyrrell Hatton.

Alternates: Jonas Blixt, Martin Laird, Freddie Jacobson, Marc Leishman, Graham DeLaet, Kyle Stanley, Chris Wood, Ken Duke, Stephen Gallacher.

Reserve list: Scott Stallings, Joost Luiten, Charles Howell III, Brendon de Jonge, David Lingmerth, Ryan Palmer, Sang-moon Bae, Kevin Chappell, Pablo Larrazabal.

CFL

THURSDAY

Saskatchewan at Toronto, 7:30

FRIDAY

Calgary at Montreal, 7:30

SATURDAY

Winnipeg at Hamilton, 6:30

B.C. at Edmonton, 9:30 p.m.

Bastad Tournament

Bastad, Sweden

Singles

First Round

Grigor Dimitrov (5), Bulgaria, d. Elias Ymer, Sweden, 5-7, 6-2, 6-4.

Martin Alund, Argentina, d. Markus Eriksson, Sweden, 7-5, 6-7 (5), 7-6 (8).

Carlos Berlocq, Argentina, d. Horacio Zeballos (7), Argentina, 6-4, 6-3.

Stuttgart Tournament

Stuttgart, Germany

Singles

First Round

Michael Berrer, Germany, d. Daniel Gimeno-Traver, Spain, 6-4, 3-6, 6-1.

Roberto Bautista Agut, Spain, d. Tobias Kamke, Germany, 6-3, 7-6 (4).

Martin Klizan (8), Slovakia, d. Albert Montanes, Spain, 6-2, 6-3.

Italiacom Open

Palermo, Sicily

Singles

First Round

Silvia Soler-Espinosa (7), Spain, d. Mathilde Johansson, France, 6-4, 1-6, 7-5.

Corinna Dentoni, Italy, d. Caroline Garcia, France, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4.

Sara Errani (1), Italy, d. Julia Cohen, United States, 6-0, 6-1.

Hall of Fame Championships

Newport, R.I.

Singles

First Round

Michal Przysiezny, Poland, def. Stefan Kozlov, United States, 6-3, 6-7 (9), 6-4.

John Isner (2), United States, def. Ryan Harrison, United States, 7-0 (0), 6-2.

Adrian Mannarino, France, def. James Blake, United States, 6-4, 5-7, 6-1.

Yuichi Sugita, Japan, def. Jesse Levine, Canada, 7-5, 7-5.

WTA Rankings

Through July 7

Singles

1. Serena Williams, United States, 11895

2. Maria Sharapova, Russia, 9235

3. Victoria Azarenka, Belarus, 8825

4. Agnieszka Radwanska, Poland, 5965

5. Li Na, China, 5555

6. Sara Errani, Italy, 5180

7. Marion Bartoli, France, 4675

8. Petra Kvitova, Czech Republic, 4435

9. Angelique Kerber, Germany, 3970

10. Caroline Wozniacki, Denmark, 3660

11. Roberta Vinci, Italy, 3060

12. Maria Kirilenko, Russia, 2976

13. Sam Stosur, Australia, 2965

14. Jelena Jankovic, Serbia, 2925

15. Kirsten Flipkens, Belgium, 2906

16. Sloane Stephens, United States, 2870

17. Ana Ivanovic, Serbia, 2740

18. Sabine Lisicki, Germany, 2650

19. Nadia Petrova, Russia, 2505

20. Carla Suarez Navarro, Spain, 2440

21. Dominika Cibulkova, Slovakia, 2295

22. Elena Vesnina, Russia, 1889

23. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Russia, 1805

24. Kaia Kanepi, Estonia, 1781

25. Ekaterina Makarova, Russia, 1742

26. Sorana Cirstea, Romania, 1700

27. Laura Robson, Britain, 1685

28. Svetlana Kuznetsova, Russia, 1657

29. Lucie Safarova, Czech Republic, 1655

30. Simona Halep, Romania, 1635

31. Jamie Hampton, United States, 1627

32. Alize Cornet, France, 1605

33. Mona Barthel, Germany, 1595

34. Peng Shuai, China, 1505

35. Venus Williams, United States, 1446

36. Varvara Lepchenko, United States, 1411

37. Bojana Jovanovski, Serbia, 1395

38. Urszula Radwanska, Poland, 1385

39. Kristina Mladenovic, France, 1356

40. Romina Oprandi, Switzerland, 1355

41. Magdalena Rybarikova, Slovakia, 1331

42. Klara Zakopalova, Czech Republic, 1300

43. Julia Goerges, Germany, 1295

44. Hsieh Su-wei, Taiwan, 1290

45. Madison Keys, United States, 1280

46. Daniela Hantuchova, Slovakia, 1230

47. Monica Niculescu, Romania, 1225

48. Yanina Wickmayer, Belgium, 1210

49. Monica Puig, Puerto Rico, 1163

50. Stefanie Voegele, Switzerland, 1156

Doubles

1. Sara Errani, Italy, 9355

1. Roberta Vinci, Italy, 9355

3. Nadia Petrova, Russia, 7730

4. Ekaterina Makarova, Russia, 6780

5. Katarina Srebotnik, Slovenia, 6745

6. Elena Vesnina, Russia, 6631

7. Andrea Hlavackova, Czech Republic, 6440

8. Lucie Hradecka, Czech Republic, 5886

9. Hsieh Su-wei, Taiwan, 5385

10. Peng Shuai, China, 5025

ATP rankings

Through July 7

Singles

1. Novak Djokovic, Serbia, 12310

2. Andy Murray, Britain, 9360

3. David Ferrer, Spain, 7220

4. Rafael Nadal, Spain, 6860

5. Roger Federer, Switzerland, 5785

6. Tomas Berdych, Czech Republic, 4865

7. Juan Martin del Potro, Argentina, 4500

8. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, France, 3480

9. Richard Gasquet, France, 3045

10. Stanislas Wawrinka, Switzerland, 2915

11. Tommy Haas, Germany, 2605

12. Kei Nishikori, Japan, 2495

13. Marin Cilic, Croatia, 2335

14. Janko Tipsarevic, Serbia, 2310

15. Milos Raonic, Canada, 2225

16. Nicolas Almagro, Spain, 2195

17. Jerzy Janowicz, Poland, 2154

18. Gilles Simon, France, 2055

19. John Isner, United States, 1770

20. Juan Monaco, Argentina, 1740

21. Sam Querrey, United States, 1730

22. Kevin Anderson, South Africa, 1590

23. Andreas Seppi, Italy, 1550

24. Alexandr Dolgopolov, Ukraine, 1545

25. Philipp Kohlschreiber, Germany, 1535

26. Jeremy Chardy, France, 1486

27. Benoit Paire, France, 1380

28. Tommy Robredo, Spain, 1365

29. Grigor Dimitrov, Bulgaria, 1330

30. Feliciano Lopez, Spain, 1325

31. Fabio Fognini, Italy, 1310

32. Mikhail Youzhny, Russia, 1235

33. Jurgen Melzer, Austria, 1220

34. Julien Benneteau, France, 1155

35. Fernando Verdasco, Spain, 1095

36. Ernests Gulbis, Latvia, 1071

37. Ivan Dodig, Croatia, 1058

38. Martin Klizan, Slovakia, 1055

39. Jarkko Nieminen, Finland, 1040

40. Lukas Rosol, Czech Republic, 1011

41. Marcel Granollers, Spain, 975

42. Bernard Tomic, Australia, 950

43. Nikolay Davydenko, Russia, 940

44. Grega Zemlja, Slovenia, 925

45. Marcos Baghdatis, Cyprus, 915

46. Florian Mayer, Germany, 905

47. Michael Llodra, France, 879

48. Radek Stepanek, Czech Republic, 875

49. Pablo Andujar, Spain, 870

50. Albert Montanes, Spain, 862

Doubles

1. Bob Bryan, United States, 14460

1. Mike Bryan, United States, 14460

3. Marc Lopez, Spain, 5540

4. Marcel Granollers, Spain, 5540

5. Rohan Bopanna, India, 5380

6. Mahesh Bhupathi, India, 5225

7. Alexander Peya, Austria, 5100

8. Bruno Soares, Brazil, 5080

9. Leander Paes, India, 4720

10. Radek Stepanek, Czech Republic, 4490

Teams

1. Bob and Mike Bryan, United States, 10805

2. Alexander Peya, Austria, and Bruno Soares, Brazil, 3505

3. Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez, Spain, 2300

4. Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi, Pakistan, and Jean-Julien Rojer, Netherlands, 2155

5. David Marrero and Fernando Verdasco, Spain, 1980

6. Max Mirnyi, Belarus, and Horia Tecau, Romania, 1880

7. Ivan Dodig, Croatia, and Marcelo Melo, Brazil, 1740

8. Julien Benneteau, France, and Nenad Zimonjic, Serbia, 1630

9. Santiago Gonzalez, Mexico, and Scott Lipsky, United States, 1535

10. Mariusz Fyrstenberg and Marcin Matkowski, Poland, 1410

SOCCER

Major League Soccer

EASTERN CONFERENCE

W L T Pts GF GA

Montreal 9 4 4 31 31 25

Sporting KC 8 5 6 30 26 19

New York 8 7 4 28 25 24

Philadelphia 7 6 6 27 29 29

Houston 7 6 5 26 20 18

New England 6 5 6 24 21 14

Columbus 6 8 5 23 23 23

Chicago 6 8 3 21 19 25

Toronto FC 2 8 7 13 17 24

D.C. United 2 13 4 10 8 29

WESTERN CONFERENCE

W L T Pts GF GA

Real Salt Lake 10 5 4 34 29 18

FC Dallas 8 4 7 31 27 24

Los Angeles 9 7 3 30 29 22

Portland 7 2 9 30 28 17

Vancouver 8 5 5 29 29 25

Colorado 7 7 6 27 23 22

Seattle 7 6 3 24 21 19

San Jose 5 9 6 21 20 32

Chivas USA 3 10 5 14 16 32

Friday

Chivas USA at Philadelphia, 7:30

CYCLING

Tour de France Stages-Winners

June 29 — First Stage: Porto-Vecchio to Bastia, Corsica, flat (213km-132.4 miles) (Stage: Marcel Kittel, Germany; Yellow Jersey: Kittel)

June 30 — Second Stage: Bastia to Ajaccio, Corsica, medium mountain (156-96.9) (Jan Bakelants, Belgium; Bakelants)

July 1 — Third Stage: Ajaccio to Calvi, Corsica, medium mountain (145.5-90.4) (Simon Gerrans, Australia; Bakelants)

July 2 — Fourth Stage: Nice, France, team time trial (25-15.5) (Orica GreenEdge; Simon Gerrans, Australia)

July 3 — Fifth Stage: Cagnes-sur-Mer to Marseille, rolling (228.5-142.0) (Mark Cavendish, England; Gerrans)

July 4 — Sixth Stage: Aix-en-Provence to Montpellier, flat (176.5-109.7) (Andrei Greipel, Germany; Daryl Impey, South Africa)

July 5 — Seventh Stage: Montpellier to Albi, rolling (205.5-127.7) (Peter Sagan, Slovakia; Impey)

July 6 — Eighth Stage: Castres to Ax 3 Domaines, high mountain (195-121.2) (Chris Froome, England; Froome)

July 7 — Ninth Stage: Saint-Girons to Bagneres-de-Bigorre, high mountain (168.5-104.7) (Daniel Martin, Ireland; Froome)

Monday — Rest day, Saint-Nazaire/Loire-Atlantique

Today — 10th Stage: Saint-Gildas-des-Bois to Saint-Malo, flat (197-122.4)

July 10 — 11th Stage: Avranches to Mont-Saint-Michel, individual time trial (33-20.5)

July 11 — 12th Stage: Fougeres to Tours, flat (218-135.5)

July 12 — 13th Stage: Tours to Saint-Amand-Montrond, flat (173-107.5)

July 13 — 14th Stage: Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule to Lyon, rolling (191-118.7)

July 14 — 15th Stage: Givors to Mont Ventoux, high mountain (242.5-150.7)

July 15 — Rest day, Vaucluse

July 16 — 16th Stage: Vaison-la-Romaine to Gap, medium mountain (168-104.4)

July 17 — 17th Stage: Embrun to Chorges, individual time trial (32-19.9)

July 18 — 18th Stage: Gap to Alpe-Huez, high mountain (172.5-107.2)

July 19 — 19th Stage: Bourg-d'Oisans to Le Grand-Bornand, high mountain (204.5-127.1)

July 20 — 20th Stage: Annecy to Annecy-Semnoz, high mountain (125-77.7)

July 21 — 21st Stage: Versailles to Paris, Champs-Elysees, flat (133.5-83.0)

Total — 3,403.5 kilometers (2,114.8 miles)

GLANTZ-CULVER LINE

Major League Baseball

National League

FAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE

at Philadelphia -140 Washington +130

Atlanta -165 at Miami +155

Cincinnati -140 at Milwaukee +130

at Arizona -110 Los Angeles +100

at San Diego -130 Colorado +120

at San Fran. -130 New York +120

American League

at Baltimore -120 Texas +110

at New York -130 Kansas City +120

at Cleveland -110 Toronto +100

at Detroit -250 Chicago +220

at Tampa Bay -150 Minnesota +140

at Seattle -130 Boston +120

Interleague

at Pittsburgh -130 Oakland +120

LA (AL) -115 at Chi. (NL) +105

at St. Louis -260 Houston +230

AUTO RACING

NASCAR Sprint Cup Leaders

POINTS

1, Jimmie Johnson, 658. 2. Clint Bowyer, 609. 3. Carl Edwards, 587. 4. Kevin Harvick, 585. 5. Dale Earnhardt Jr., 548. 6. Matt Kenseth, 540. 7. Kyle Busch, 533. 8. Greg Biffle, 516. 9. Kurt Busch, 501. 10. Tony Stewart, 499.

11. Martin Truex Jr., 493. 12. Kasey Kahne, 490. 13. Brad Keselowski, 488. 14. Jeff Gordon, 487. 15. Joey Logano, 483. 16. Ryan Newman, 482. 17. Jamie McMurray, 475. 18. Ricky Stenhouse Jr., 466. 19. Aric Almirola, 463. 20. Paul Menard, 460.

MONEY

1, Jimmie Johnson, $5,649,702. 2. Kyle Busch, $3,698,496. 3. Matt Kenseth, $3,642,043. 4. Kevin Harvick, $3,543,370. 5. Brad Keselowski, $3,449,307. 6. Dale Earnhardt Jr., $3,300,063. 7. Carl Edwards, $3,265,349. 8. Tony Stewart, $3,147,504. 9. Jeff Gordon, $3,031,891. 10. Clint Bowyer, $3,023,657.

11. Martin Truex Jr., $2,994,294. 12. Joey Logano, $2,943,133. 13. Ryan Newman, $2,904,182. 14. Ricky Stenhouse Jr., $2,856,611. 15. Kasey Kahne, $2,838,348. 16. Greg Biffle, $2,824,029. 17. Kurt Busch, $2,682,998. 18. Aric Almirola, $2,682,264. 19. Jamie McMurray, $2,607,113. 20. Juan Pablo Montoya, $2,543,521.

Transactions

BASEBALL

American League

KANSAS CITY ROYALS – Recalled RHP Louis Coleman from Omaha (PCL). Optioned LHP Will Smith to Omaha.

NEW YORK YANKEES – Added 1B Travis Ishikawa to the roster. Assigned INF David Adams to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL).

OAKLAND ATHLETICS – Recalled 2B Grant Green from Sacramento (PCL). Designated INF Adam Rosales for assignment.

SEATTLE MARINERS – Designated RHP Jeremy Bonderman for assignment. Recalled LHP Lucas Luetge from Tacoma (PCL).

National League

CHICAGO CUBS – Acquired RHP Ivan Pineyro and a player to be named from Washington for OF Scott Hairston.

MILWAUKEE BREWERS – Activated OF Ryan Braun from the 15-day DL. Placed 3B Aramis Ramirez on the 15-day DL, retroactive to July 7.

SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS – Placed INF Joaquin Arias on the 15-day DL. Recalled INF Nick Noonan from Fresno (PCL).

WASHINGTON NATIONALS – Activated RHP Dan Haren from the 15-day DL. Optioned 1B-OF Tyler Moore to Syracuse (IL).

American Association

EL PASO DIABLOS – Released RHP Derek Forbes and RHP Hector Contin.

Can-Am League

NEWARK BEARS – Released OF Charlie Stewart.

QUEBEC CAPITALES – Released C Pat D'Aoust.

TROIS-RIVIERES AIGLES – Signed RHP Luis Munoz. Released RHP Oliver Van Zant.

Frontier League

EVANSVILLE OTTERS – Signed LHP Jose Velez. Released LHP Matt Crim, C Sam Mahoney and INF Chris Munoz.

FRONTIER GREYS – Released RHP Tyler Vaske.

BASKETBALL

National Basketball Association

NEW YORK KNICKS – Signed G Tim Hardaway Jr. and F C.J. Leslie.

PHILADELPHIA 76ERS – Announced the resignation of chief executive officer Adam Aron. Named Scott O'Neil chief executive officer.

FOOTBALL

Canadian Football League

WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS – Signed WR-KR Aaron Woods. Added WR Taylor Renaud to the practice roster.

National Football League

NEW YORK GIANTS – Signed WR Victor Cruz to a multi-year contract extension through the 2018 season.

HOCKEY

National Hockey League

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS – Signed D Frederic St. Denis and F Jack Skille to one-year contracts.

DALLAS STARS – Signed C Chris Mueller to a one-year contract.

FLORIDA PANTHERS – Agreed to terms with C Jon Matsumoto and D Matt Gilroy on one-year contracts.

MONTREAL CANADIENS – Signed F Stephen MacAulay to a one-year minor league contract.

NEW YORK ISLANDERS – Agreed to terms with G Kevin Poulin on a one-year contract.

NEW YORK RANGERS – Agreed to terms with D Ryan McDonagh on a six-year contract.

OTTAWA SENATORS – Signed D Joe Corvo to a one-year contract.

WASHINGTON CAPITALS – Signed D Tyson Strachan, RW Matt Watkins and G David Leggio to one-year contracts.

WINNIPEG JETS – Announced C Alexander Burmistrov signed a two-year contract with Ak Bars Kazan (KHL).

American Hockey League

GRAND RAPIDS GRIFFINS – Agreed to terms with D Brennan Evans and LW Triston Grant on one-year contracts.

WORCESTER SHARKS – Named Sean West and Erin Croce account executives and Keith Burkinshaw marketing/operations coordinator.

ECHL

UTAH GRIZZLIES – Named Tim Branham coach and general manager.

COLLEGE

ASSUMPTION – Named Kevin Meek women's soccer coach.

AUBURN – Named Scott Woodard assistant softball coach and Jim Beitia director of operations for softball.

GOUCHER – Named Erik Pedersen assistant sports information director.

HOFSTRA – Named Denise King women's assistant basketball coach.

SAN FRANCISCO – Announced men's junior basketball C Derrell Roberston has transferred from DePaul.

TENNESSEE – Named Aric Thomas assistant baseball coach and recruiting coordinator.

TROY–Named Courtney Simmons and Mike Ryan women's assistant basketball coaches.

UAB–Named Cory Schlesinger men's basketball strength coach.

UTICA – Named Joe Milazzo baseball coach.

SPORTLIGHT

July 9

1922–Johnny Weissmuller is the first to swim the 100-meter freestyle under 1 minute as he breaks Duke Kahanamoku's world record with a time of 58.6 seconds.

1940–The National League registers the first shutout, 4-0, in the All-Star game.

1965–Peter Thomson shoots a 285 at Royal Birkdale to win his fifth British Open title.

1966–Jack Nicklaus wins the British Open with a 282 at Muirfield to join Gene Sarazen, Ben Hogan and Gary Player as the only men to win the four majors.

1967–Mark Spitz and Catie Ball, both 17, swim to world records, and 14-year-old Debbie Meyer sets two records in one race in the Santa Clara International Invitational swim meet. Spitz sets a 100-meter butterfly record at 56.3 and Ball becomes the first U.S. swimmer to set a world record for the breaststroke with a 2:40.5 time for 200 meters. Meyer breaks the 800-meter freestyle record in 9 minutes, 35.8 seconds on the way to a record 18:11.1 in the 1,500.

1989–Boris Becker and Steffi Graf claim a West German sweep of the Wimbledon singles crowns in the first double finals day in 16 years. Becker wins his third Wimbledon title in five years, rolling past defending champion Stefan Edberg 6-0, 7-6 (1), 6-4, while Graf takes her second straight championship over Martina Navratilova 6-2, 6-7 (1), 6-1.

1995–Pete Sampras becomes the first American to win Wimbledon three straight years by beating Boris Becker in four sets.

1999–Mario Cipollini becomes the first rider since 1948 to capture three consecutive stages of the Tour de France, though only after Tom Steels of Belgium is stripped of the first-place finish in the sixth stage for dangerous riding.

2000–Pete Sampras passes Roy Emerson for the most Grand Slam championships and ties Willie Renshaw, a player in the 1880s, for the most Wimbledon titles with a four-set victory over Pat Rafter. Sampras, winner of seven Wimbledon titles, 13 Grand Slam championships and 28 straight matches at Wimbledon, extends his mark there to 53-1 over the past eight years.

2001–Goran Ivanisevic becomes one of Wimbledon's most improbable champions, beating Patrick Rafter. Two points away from defeat, Ivanisevic rallies to beat Rafter 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 2-6, 9-7 and becomes the second player to win a Wimbledon singles title without being seeded.

2006–Roger Federer ends a five-match losing streak to Rafael Nadal, winning 6-0, 7-6 (5), 6-7 (2), 6-3 to earn his fourth straight Wimbledon title and eighth Grand Slam championship. Nadal had beaten Federer in four finals this year.

2006–Italy wins its fourth World Cup title winning the shootout 5-3, after a 1-1 draw. Outplayed for an hour and into extra time, the Italians win it after French captain Zinedine Zidane is ejected in the 107th for a vicious butt to the chest of Marco Materazzi.

2009–Michael Phelps breaks the world record in the 100-meter butterfly at the U.S. national championships in Indianapolis. Phelps swims the two-lap final in 50.22 seconds, lowering Ian Crocker's mark of 50.40 set at the 2005 world championships in Montreal.

2011–Derek Jeter homers for his 3,000th hit, making him the first player to reach the mark with the New York Yankees. Jeter hit the milestone with a drive to left field with one out in the third inning off Tampa Bay's David Price. He ties a career high going 5 for 5 and singling home the go-ahead run in the eighth inning for a 5-4 win.

WNBA

Eastern Conference

W L Pct GB

Atlanta 10 1 .909 –

Chicago 8 4 .667 2½

Washington 6 6 .500 4½

New York 5 7 .417 5½

Indiana 4 7 .364 6

Connecticut 3 8 .273 7

Western Conference

W L Pct GB

Minnesota 8 3 .727 –

Los Angeles 8 4 .667 ½

Phoenix 8 5 .615 1

Seattle 5 7 .417 3½

San Antonio 3 8 .273 5

Tulsa 3 11 .214 6½

MONDAY

No games scheduled

TODAY

Seattle at New York, 7

Atlanta at Minnesota, 9 p.m.

HOLE IN ONE

LARRY SPENCER JR., No. 6 at Eagle's Landing 324 yards, driver.

TROY MILLER, No. 9 at Hidden Hills, 186 yards, 5-hybrid.

WILLIAM BILGER, No. 18 at Hidden Hills, 162 yards, 6-iron.

LARRY LaMONT, No. 16 at Hidden Hills, 171 yards, 3-hybrid.



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