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POSTED July 9, 2012 1:34 a.m.

TENNIS

• BRYAN, RAYMOND WIN WIMBLEDON MIXED DOUBLES TITLE: WIMBLEDON ,England (AP) — Mike Bryan and Lisa Raymond of the United States have won the Wimbledon mixed doubles title.

They defeated Leander Paes of India and Elena Vesnina of Russia 6-3, 5-7, 6-4 on Centre Court on Sunday shortly after Roger Federer beat Andy Murray in the final.

On Saturday, Jonathan Marray of Britain and Frederik Nielsen of Denmark defeated Robert Lindstedt of Sweden and Horia Tecau of Romania 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (5), 6-7 (5), 6-3 to win the men’s doubles title.

In the women’s final, Wimbledon champion Serena Williams and big sister Venus defeated Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka of the Czech Republic 7-5, 6-4.





CYCLING

• OLYMPIC CHAMP SANCHEZ PULLS OUT OF TOUR DE FRANCE: PORRENTRUY, Switzerland (AP) — Defending Olympic champion Samuel Sanchez withdrew from the Tour de France after a crash during the eighth stage in which he broke his right hand and injured his left shoulder. He could miss the London Games.

The crash happened 35-miles into the stage that took the riders into the Swiss mountains on Sunday.

Sanchez fell on his side before two other riders landed on him. He sat on the ground in tears, clutching his left shoulder and arm as medical teams tended to him. He could not get back on a bike and was put on a stretcher and taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital in Montbeliard.

“We suspect a dislocated or a broken shoulder,” Tour doctor Florence Pommerie. “He also lost consciousness for a couple of seconds, probably because of the pain.”





AUTO RACING

• HUNTER-REAY MAKES IT 3 IN A ROW WITH TORONTO WIN: TORONTO (AP) — Flat oval, banked oval or street course, the Midwest or Canada: Ryan Hunter-Reay is proving he can dominate anywhere on the IndyCar circuit.

Hunter-Reay became the first American-born driver in six years to win three straight IndyCar races, taking the Honda Indy Toronto under caution Sunday. In the process, he took over the series points lead and, with five races left, finds himself in position to become the first American to win the title since Sam Hornish Jr. in 2006.

“Three in a row, I don’t know what to think about this,” Hunter-Reay said. “We just need to really enjoy it. It’s nice to have realized that we’re in this position. And this is what I’ve always wanted. But now we have to take hold of it and go get it done.”



• SPENCER MASSEY RACES TO 4TH TOP FUEL WIN OF YEAR: NORWALK, Ohio (AP) — Spencer Massey raced to his fourth Top Fuel victory of the season Sunday to regain the points lead, beating Steve Torrence in the final of the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals.

Massey had a run of 3.916 seconds at 312.50 mph. Torrence finished in 3.894 seconds at 315.71.



• PENSKE WAITING FOR MORE INFO ON ALLMENDINGER: DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — AJ Allmendinger was silent Sunday, a day after NASCAR suspended him for failing a random drug test.

Penske Racing, which gave Allmendinger the biggest break of his career this season, is withholding judgment until NASCAR’s system has been completed.

Where that leaves the 30-year-old driver remains to be seen.

“You know it’s a disappointment at this particular time, but we’re going to wait and see what the second test results are before we make any comment or decisions. I don’t think it’s fair to him,” team owner Roger Penske said Sunday before the IndyCar race in Toronto.



• WEBBER PASSES ALONSO LATE ON TO WIN BRITISH GP: SILVERSTONE, England (AP) — Red Bull driver Mark Webber won the British Grand Prix on Sunday, overtaking Fernando Alonso to move closer to his rival in the race for the Formula One championship.

In dry conditions after two days of rain caused chaos on and off the Silverstone track, Webber pursued pole-sitter Alonso from the start and finally passed the Ferrari driver on lap 48 of 52.





VOLLEYBALL

• POLAND BEATS US IN WORLD LEAGUE VOLLEYBALL FINAL: SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Poland beat the United States 25-17, 26-24, 25-20 on Sunday to win its first gold medal in the World League volleyball finals.

No. 4-ranked Poland grabbed the title in its first World League final appearance. Poland won the 1974 world championship and the 1976 Olympic title, but the best it had managed in this competition was a bronze finish last year.

The Poles defeated Brazil three sets to two, and Cuba and Bulgaria in straight sets on their way to the final.

The Americans were looking for a repeat of 2008 when they won the World League and Olympic titles.

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