Story’s homer lifts Rockies past Mariners 4-3

Colorado Rockies' Gerardo Parra, front, hugs Trevor Story (27) who crosses home plate after hitting a solo walkoff home run off Seattle Mariners relief pitcher Nick Vincent in the ninth inning of an interleague baseball game Sunday, July 15, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

DENVER (AP) — Trevor Story tuned up for the All-Star Game with one memorable swing.

Kerber tops Williams at Wimbledon for 3rd Grand Slam title

Angelique Kerber of Germany celebrates defeating Serena Williams of the US in the women's singles final match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London, Saturday July 14, 2018. (Nic Bothma, Pool via AP)

LONDON (AP) — Angelique Kerber was not about to be overwhelmed by the setting or the stakes in this Wimbledon final. She knew exactly what to expect — and what to do — against Serena Williams.

Belgium finishes 3rd at World Cup, beats England 2-0

Belgium's Thomas Meunier, left, and England's Danny Rose challenge for the ball during the third place match between England and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia, Saturday, July 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — For Belgium and England, the third-place match at the World Cup was more like a dress rehearsal for future finals.

Groenewegen wins 2nd straight stage at Tour

Netherlands' Dylan Groenewegen celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the eight stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 181 kilometers (112.5 miles) with start in Dreux and finish in Amiens, France, Saturday, July 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena )

AMIENS, France (AP) — Dylan Groenewegen has turned the sprinting battle at the Tour de France into a three-man race.

Truex repeats as NASCAR Cup winner at Kentucky Speedway

Martin Truex Jr. raises his arms in celebration following his victory in the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Kentucky Speedway, Saturday, July 14, 2018, in Sparta, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

SPARTA, Ky. (AP) — No matter which driver led Martin Truex Jr., the advantage always seemed temporary as he positioned himself to make a pivotal move.

Firth’s Downs strives to inspire, push limits

Kurtis Downs performs at a Nitro Circus Live show in Wollongong, Australia, earlier in 2018.

Kurtis Downs, who won bronze in BMX Big Air at X Games Minneapolis last year, has been all over the world since joining Nitro Circus Live in 2013. He witnessed Travis Pastrana replicate three of Evel Knievel’s stunts last weekend in Las Vegas and will compete in X Games Minneapolis on Friday.



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