LONDON (AP) - Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic replaced Rafael Nadal at No. 1 in the ATP rankingsMonday, while runner-up Roger Federer rose one spot to No. 3.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - The Texas Rangers want struggling rookie outfielder and former Stockton Ports standout Michael Choice to work on his game in the minor leagues while they replace yet another pitcher in their injury-riddled rotation.
NEW YORK (AP) - Herschel "Boog" Powell, a Midwest League All-Star outfielder in the Oakland Athletics' system, has been suspended for 50 games following a positive test for a banned amphetamine under baseball's minor league drug program.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - The World Cup's best dribblers - Lionel Messi and Arjen Robben - face off whenArgentina and Netherlands meet in the semifinals.
BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil (AP) - Neymar helped Brazil get this far at the World Cup. Now it's up to the rest of the team to win for its injured star, coach Luiz Felipe Scolari said Monday.
BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil (AP) - Germany coach Joachim Loew is worried about Brazil's "brutal" tackling in recent games, and appealed to the referee of their World Cup semifinal to be on the lookout for such tactics.
LONDON (AP) - Novak Djokovic's large lead in the rollicking Wimbledon final was slipping away, due in no small part to Roger Federer's regal presence and resurgent play.
OAKLAND (AP) - Jeff Samardzija arrived at the ballpark nearly five hours before making his first start with his new ballclub.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Eleven days after no-hitting the Padres, Tim Lincecum took a shutout into the seventh inning against San Diego to lead the San Francisco Giants to a 5-3 victory Sunday.
NEW YORK (AP) - The trade that put Jeff Samardzija on a postseason contender cost him a chance to pitch in his first All-Star game.
BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil (AP) - Even without Neymar, Brazil's show must go on.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Netherlands goalkeeper Tim Krul insists he did nothing wrong in confronting Costa Rica's penalty takers during a World Cup quarterfinal shootout.
ATLANTA (AP) - The New York Yankees acquired help for their depleted rotation on Sunday by acquiring veteran right-hander Brandon McCarthy from Arizona.
YORK, England (AP) - British sprinter Mark Cavendish pulled out of the Tour de France on Sunday with a serious shoulder injury likely to require surgery.
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) - Angel Cabrera no longer has to fret about that streak of disappointments in non-major events on the PGA Tour.
AMIENS, France (AP) - With crashes taking down riders on rain-drenched roads, keeping team leaders safe was the order of the day on Wednesday's fifth stage of the Tour de France.
LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) - Inbee Park's focus sharpens during major championship weeks, and the South Korean is dialed in for the U.S. Women's Open.
NEW YORK (AP) - Former NBA players Mike Bibby, Jason Williams and Jamaal Tinsley are among the competitors playing in The Basketball Tournament, with $1 million going to the winning team.
DALLAS (AP) - DeAndre Jordan gave the Dallas Mavericks his word. Then he gave the Los Angeles Clippers his signature.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - For the first time in a legal battle that has stretched over 20 years, a federal judge on Wednesday ordered the cancellation of the Washington Redskins' trademark registration, ruling that the team name may be disparaging to Native Americans.
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LONDON (AP) - Roger Federer and Andy Murray ran into each other Wednesday morning in the champions' locker room at the All England Club, then walked together over to the practice area to prepare - on adjacent courts - for their respective quarterfinals later in the day.
NEW YORK (AP) - Scott Kazmir hopes it was just dehydration that caused the triceps tightness and ended his night against New York after only three innings.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Jake Peavy made another good start, and that left San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy feeling encouraged following Giants' eighth loss in nine games.
OAKLAND (AP) - David Lee wanted to help turn around the Golden State Warriors when he came to the struggling franchise as a high-priced free agent in 2010.
OAKLAND (AP) - The Golden State Warriors and veteran guard Leandro Barbosa have agreed to a $2.5 million, one-year deal, a person with knowledge of the details said Monday night.
LONDON (AP) - Even as Serena Williams piled up aces and groundstroke winners from all angles, even as she stormed through seven games in a row and 10 of the last 13 in yet another comeback, her Wimbledon quarterfinal against Victoria Azarenka never felt like a runaway.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Matt Cain pitched six innings of two-hit ball in a triumphant return to AT&T Park for his first win in nearly a year as the San Francisco Giants beat the New York Mets 3-0 to end their seven-game losing streak.
NEW YORK (AP) - Brett Lawrie hit a leadoff homer in the 10th inning against All-Star reliever Dellin Betances, sending the Oakland Athletics to a 4-3 victory over the New York Yankees on Tuesday night.