Roger, Serena, Rafa bring best to Wimbledon’s Centre Court

Serena Williams of the United States returns the ball to Russia's Evgeniya Rodina during their women's singles match, on day seven of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London, Monday July 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)

LONDON (AP) — They roared for Roger Federer just for showing up, greeting his arrival at Wimbledon’s main stadium as if his mere presence were enough to justify the price of admission.

Froome faces challenge from BMC team at Tour de France

A bead of sweat trickles down the forehead of Britain's Chris Froome as he warms up prior to the third stage of the Tour de France cycling race, a team time trial over 35.5 kilometers (22 miles) with start and finish in Cholet, France, Monday, July 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

CHOLET, France (AP) — Besides still having to make up most of the 51 seconds he lost in a Stage 1 crash, Chris Froome faces another challenge as he seeks a record-tying fifth Tour de France title — Richie Porte’s BMC team.

KICKOFF: A look at what’s ahead in the World Cup

Belgium's Kevin De Bruyne leaves behind arriving Belgium coach Roberto Martinez during Belgium's official press conference on the eve of the semifinal match between France and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the St. Petersburg Stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia, Monday, July 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

MOSCOW (AP) — A look at what’s coming up at the World Cup:

Yankees split doubleheader with Orioles

New York Yankees catcher Austin Romine, left, and relief pitcher Giovanny Gallegos high-five after closing out the second baseball game of a doubleheader against the Baltimore Orioles, Monday, July 9, 2018, in Baltimore. New York won 10-2. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

BALTIMORE (AP) — Brett Gardner had four hits, homered and drove in three runs to help the New York Yankees beat the Baltimore Orioles 10-2 Monday night for a doubleheader split.

Royals sign 16-year-old Japanese pitcher for $322,500

CORRECTS DATE - In this July 8, 2018 photo, Kaito Yuki poses for photographers at a press conference in Osaka, western Japan. Yuki is headed to the Kansas City Royals organization instead of attending high school in Japan. The team signed Yuki, a 16-year-old pitcher, out of junior high to a standard seven-year minor league contract Sunday. He is thought to be the first Japanese junior high school player to sign with a major league club. (Kyodo News via AP)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kaito Yuki is headed to the Kansas City Royals organization instead of attending high school in Japan.

Stock car racing team starts three female drivers

ARCA driver Natalie Decker, of Eagle River, Wis., stands next to her car during practice for the ARCA Series auto race, Saturday, July 7, 2018, at Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa. Decker's team, Venturini Motorsports, made stock car history on June 29th by starting three female drivers in the same race for the first time in the modern era of the sport. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — Stock car racing team Venturini Motorsports has had a tradition of employing women that stretches back for decades.

Pastrana successfully triplicates Knievel’s iconic jumps

Travis Pastrana celebrates in the fountain at Caesars Palace after jumping it on a motorcycle Sunday, July 8, 2018, in Las Vegas. Pastrana recreated three of Evel Knievel's iconic motorcycle jumps on Sunday, including the leap over the fountains of Caesars Palace that left Knievel with multiple fractures and a severe concussion. (AP Photo/John Locher)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Honoring the man who paved the way for dozens of daredevils, Travis Pastrana succeeded in triplicating three of Evel Knievel’s iconic motorcycle jumps Sunday night.

Padres top Diamondbacks 4-3 in 16 innings

San Diego Padres' Wil Myers hits a solo home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 16th inning during a baseball game, Sunday, July 8, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

PHOENIX (AP) — Batting for the eighth time in the game — and facing a catcher he later called the best position player he’s ever seen pitch — Wil Myers got something he liked and hammered it.

Sagan wins Stage 2 in Tour de France

Stage winner Slovakia's Peter Sagan, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, celebrates on the podium after the second stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 182.5 kilometers (113.4 miles) with start in Mouilleron-Saint-Germain and finish in La Roche Sur-Yon, France, Sunday, July 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

LA ROCHE-SUR-YON, France (AP) — A year after leaving the Tour de France in disgrace, Peter Sagan earned the race’s yellow jersey on Sunday after doing what he does best: Powering past the competition to reach the finish line.



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