The Open returns to nasty links of Carnoustie

FILE - In this July 18, 1999, file photo, France's Jean Van de Velde smiles as he stands in the water of the Barry Burn that crosses the 18th fairway to see if his ball, bottom center, was playable during the final round of the 128th British Open Golf Championship at Carnoustie, Scotland. Carnoustie is known more for the calamity it causes than the British Open champions it produces, including the most famous collapse of all by Van de Velde. (AP Photo/File)

Carnoustie is known as much for the calamity it causes as the British Open champions it crowns.

Serena Williams nears 24th Slam overall

Serena Williams of the United States returns the ball to Germany's Julia Gorges during their women's singles semifinals match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London, Thursday July 12, 2018.(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

LONDON — Yes, this will be Serena Williams’ 10th Wimbledon final. Yes, it’s her 30th title match at any major. And, well, sure, she’s widely regarded as not just the best of her era, but any era.

A look at what’s ahead at the World Cup

Soccer fans use a giant Croatian national flag as a shelter during the rain at Manezh Square near Red Square ahead of the semifinal soccer match between Croatia and England during the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, July 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

MOSCOW (AP) — Here’s a look at what’s coming up at the World Cup , which is down to its last two matches: the third-place game Saturday in St. Petersburg between Belgium and England, and the final the following day in Moscow between France and Croatia.

Famous dive in last France-Croatia World Cup match

Croatia's Josip Pivaric celebrates after his team advanced to the final during the semifinal match between Croatia and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, July 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

MOSCOW — One of the most notorious dives in soccer history took pace the last time France played Croatia in the World Cup.

Federer stunned in Wimbledon QF; Nadal, Djokovic, Isner win

Switzerland's Roger Federer leaves the court after losing his men's quarterfinals match against Kevin Anderson of South Africa, at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London, Wednesday July 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

LONDON (AP) — Roger Federer was a point away from a rather tidy, straight-set victory in the Wimbledon quarterfinals. One lousy point.

Sagan wins hilly Tour stage as Froome avoids trouble

Britain's Chris Froome arrives for the start of the fifth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 204.5 kilometers (127 miles) with start in Lorient and finish in Quimper, France, Wednesday, July 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena )

QUIMPER, France (AP) — Peter Sagan had the yellow jersey holder to thank for his victory on Stage 5 of the Tour de France on Wednesday.

Gonzales goes 7, Freitas homers as Mariners top Angels 3-0

Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Marco Gonzales throws to a Los Angeles Angels batter during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, July 11, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — David Freitas’ toddler son was mimicking a home run trot outside the Mariners’ clubhouse late Wednesday night, waiting to show dad what he had learned.

DeChambeau looking to repeat at John Deere Classic

FILE - In this July 16, 2017, file photo, Bryson DeChambeau celebrates with the trophy after winning the John Deere Classic golf tournament, at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Ill. DeChambeau will defend a title for the first time in his career this week at the John Deere Classic. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

For the first time in his PGA Tour career, Bryson DeChambeau will enter a tournament looking to defend a title.

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