Associated Press Sports Watch

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Serena proves her worth
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) -- Serena Williams is all the way back.
The former world No. 1 ended a two-year Grand Slam title drought
by beating third-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska (ahg-nee-ESH'-kuh
rahd-VAHN'-skuh) 6-1, 5-7, 6-2 in the Wimbledon final. It's the
30-year-old American's 14th major championship.
Williams, who spent the past couple of years battling illness
and injury, served up 17 aces, running her Wimbledon-record total
to 102 for the tournament.
Thirty-year-old Williams is the first woman in her 30s to win a
Wimbledon title since Martina Navratilova, who won at the All
England Club in 1990 when she was 33.

New No. 1
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) -- Agnieszka Radwanska (ahg-nee-ESH'-kuh
rahd-VAHN'-skuh) will move up to No. 2 in the rankings following
her runner-up showing at Wimbledon. The pole would have vaulted to
No. 1 had she claimed the title at the All England Club.
Radwanska's loss to Serena Williams in the final opens the door for
Victoria Azarenka (ah-zah-REN'-kuh) to regain the No. 1 ranking
from Maria Sharapova (shah-rah-POH'-vah). The Russian replaced
Azarenka at the top of the rankings last month, after winning the
French Open.

Murray in the pressure cooker
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) -- Andy Murray better be ready for some
heavy lifting. He's got the weight of a nation on his shoulders
entering Sunday's Wimbledon men's final against six-time champion
Roger Federer.
The fourth-seeded Scotsman is the first British man to play in
the final at the All England Club since Bunny Austin in 1938. Now
Murray will attempt to become the first British man to claim the
title since Fred Perry in 1936.

Bronx Bombers blast Boston
UNDATED (AP) -- Andruw Jones followed Nick Swisher's three-run
home run with a solo shot in a four-run first inning, and the
visiting Yankees cruised to a 6-1 victory over Boston in the opener
of a day-night doubleheader. Jones added another solo shot in the
fourth inning that was followed immediately by a Jayson Nix home
New York ran its baseball-best home run total to 130 and is on a
pace for a club-record 254. The 1997 Seattle Mariners hold the
major league record with 264.
The Red Sox will be looking to end a five-game losing streak
when they take the field for the nightcap. New York will be hunting
a fourth straight win.
Also today in the AL, Chicago is hosting Toronto and Detroit is
home to Kansas City.
There's an early evening start in Cleveland, where the Indians
are hosting Tampa Bay, followed by Minnesota at Texas, Baltimore at
Los Angeles and Seattle at Oakland.

The NL East-leading Washington Nationals are out to avenge last
night's 5-1 loss to visiting Colorado that snapped their four-game
winning streak.
Also in the senior circuit today, Houston is home to Milwaukee,
San Francisco is at Pittsburgh, New York is hosting Chicago and
Miami is playing at St. Louis.
Under the lights it'll be Atlanta at Philadelphia, Cincinnati at
San Diego and Arizona home to Los Angeles.

Peterson locked up
HOUSTON (AP) -- Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian
Peterson has been arrested in Houston on a charge of resisting
Peterson is from Palestine, Texas. He remains in a Houston jail
on a $1,000 bond, according to information on the Houston Police
Department website.
Team spokesman Bob Hagan says the Vikings "are aware of the
situation and are gathering more information."
No further details are available yet.

Miller moving on, but not far
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Larry Miller has resigned as president of
the Portland Trail Blazers.
The team says he is leaving to take a position with another
Portland-area business.
Miller was president of the Blazers the past five years. He
helped oversee the team's hiring of Neil Olshey as general manager
early last month.
During Miller's tenure, the Blazers returned to the postseason
for the first time in six seasons, making three straight trips to
the playoffs from 2009-2011. Portland was 28-38 last season and
missed the playoffs.

Change at the top
KOHLER, Wis. (AP) -- Round three of the U.S. Women's Open
continues in Wisconsin. Halfway leader Suzann Pettersen
(PEHT'-ur-suhn) has been overtaken by Na Yeon Choi. The South
Korean was 7 under on the day through 12 holes and held a five-shot
lead over the Norwegian, who was plus-2 on the day at the turn.

Kelly swinging hot stick
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W. Va. (AP) -- Scott Simpson's one-shot
overnight lead held after they finished the darkness-suspended
second round of the Greenbrier Classic this morning.
But, Troy Kelly has charged to the top of the third-round
leaderboard with a bogey-free 8-under-par 62 that has him sitting
at 8-under after 54 holes.
J.B. Holmes is a stroke back with four holes to play.

Clampett has the lead
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- Bobby Clampett has the early
clubhouse lead at the Champions Tour event at Pebble Beach. He
carded a 4-under-par 68 in today's second round to get to minus-5
for the tournament.

Consistent qualifier Franchitti hoping for better race result
TORONTO (AP) -- Dario Franchitti (DAH'-ree-oh fran-KEE'-tee) had
the fastest car in qualifying and will be on the pole for Sunday's
IndyCar race at Toronto.
The defending champion was 0.24 seconds ahead of series points
leader Will Power, who will join him on the front row.
It's Franchitti's third straight pole. His engine failed before
the start of the race in Iowa two weeks ago. And contact forced him
to a 19th-place finish at Milwaukee the previous week.

Kenseth goes for a double.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- There's racing under the lights at
Daytona International Speedway. Daytona 500 winner Matt Kenseth has
the pole with defending series champion Tony Stewart alongside on
row one.
Ryan Newman was the third-fastest qualifier.

Alonso grabs pole
SILVERSTONE, England (AP) -- Formula One leader Fernando Alonso
put Ferrari on pole for the first time in 31 races after mastering
the rain-soaked track in a disrupted qualifying session for the
British Grand Prix.
The reigning race champion was just 0.047 seconds faster than
Red Bull driver Mark Webber, who will start Sunday's race alongside
him on the front row and is his closest competitor in the

New man in yellow
Wiggins of Britain has taken the overall lead of the Tour de France
after the seventh stage. Fellow British rider Cristopher Froome won
the first summit finish this year.
Wiggins received the leader's yellow jersey from Fabian
Cancellara (FAH'-bee-un kahn-cheh-LAH'-rah). The Swiss time-trial
specialist had led since winning the opening prologue a week ago.
Wiggins began the day seven seconds behind Cancellara in second
place. Now, he leads defending champion Cadel (kuh-DEHL') Evans of
Australia by 10 seconds.

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