Britain's wait for homegrown champion is extended
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Roger Federer is back on top of the tennis world.
The third-seed beat Andy Murray 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4 in the Wimbledon final, extending Britain's wait for a homegrown men's champion. The fourth-seeded Scotsman was trying to become the first British man since Fred Perry in 1936 to claim the title at the All-England Club.
But it was Federer hoisting the winner's trophy on Centre Court for a record-tying seventh time. His record-extending 17th Grand Slam victory boosts him back to No. 1 in the world.
Play was halted by rain early in the third set and the retractable roof over Centre Court was closed before they resumed play following a 40-minute break.
Federer is now 17-7 in Grand Slam finals, including 7-1 at Wimbledon. Murray dropped to 0-4 in major finals, with three of those losses coming against Federer.
Murray was playing in his first Wimbledon final after three previous losses in the semifinals.
Getting ready to take a break
UNDATED (AP) — It's the final day of play before baseball's All-Star break.
The AL schedule gets under way with Detroit putting its four-game winning streak on the line against visiting Kansas City and Cleveland playing host to Tampa Bay. The defending division champion Tigers are 4 ½ games behind streaking Chicago in the Central race and 1 ½ games back of the Indians.
The White Sox are hosting Toronto and chasing a sixth straight win.
Also in the junior circuit, Baltimore is at Los Angeles, Oakland hosts Seattle, Texas is home to Minnesota and Boston hosts the Yankees under the lights.
National League play starts in New York, where the Mets and Cubs go at it.
Elsewhere, it'll be Colorado at Washington, San Francisco at Pittsburgh, Philadelphia hosting Atlanta, Milwaukee playing at Houston, St. Louis home to Miami, Cincinnati at San Diego and Los Angeles at Arizona.
LPGA-US WOMEN'S OPEN
Hers to win or lose
KOHLER, Wis. (AP) — Na Yeon Choi is coming off one of the best rounds in U.S. Women's Open history and brought a six-shot lead into today's final round. The South Korean fired a 7-under 65 on Saturday to get to minus-8 for the tournament.
Countrywoman Amy Yang carded a 69 and began play in second place, one shot clear of Lexi Thompson, Mika Miyazato (MEE'-kah mee-ah-ZAH'-toh) and Sandra Gal.
Simpson looking to close it out
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W. Va. (AP) — The third round leader is on the course for final round play at the PGA Tour's Greenbrier Classic.
U.S. Open champion Webb Simpson began the day holding a two-stroke advantage over Troy Kelly.
CHAMPIONS TOUR-FIRST TEE OPEN
Two share lead at Pebble
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — At 8 under par, Tom Kite and Brad Bryant are co-leaders headed into final round play of the Champions Tour event at Pebble Beach. Bryant is coming off a 5-under-par 67. Kite signed for a 69.
Bobby Clampett, Mark McNulty and Peter Senior are next on the leaderboard, three shots back.
OLYMPICS-US BASKETBALL-FINAL ROSTER
U.S. men's hoops roster is set
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Blake Griffin, Andre Iguodala (ihg-woh-DAH'-lah) and James Harden have earned the final three spots on the U.S. Olympic basketball team headed to London.
Those spots opened after a rash of injuries knocked out players who would likely have been on the team. Eric Gordon, Rudy Gay and No. 1 draft pick Anthony Davis of New Orleans, who couldn't scrimmage this week because of a sprained ankle, failed to make the cut.
LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Carmelo Anthony and Chris Paul return from the 2008 gold medal winning team in Beijing.
Deron (DEHR'-ihn) Williams, Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, Tyson Chandler and Kevin Love round out the roster.
Hunter-Reay in Victory Lane
TORONTO (AP) — Ryan Hunter-Reay won the IndyCar race in Toronto, taking the checkered flag under caution. The victory boosts the Andretti Autosports driver into the series points lead. He supplants Will Power, who falls 34 points behind in second place after finishing 15th.
Charlie Kimball was the runner-up and Mike Conway finished third.
Polesitter Dario Franchitti (DAH'-ree-oh fran-KEE'-tee) ended up in 17th place. It's the third straight race the defending series champion has finished outside the top 10.
FORMULA ONE-BRITISH GP
Weber makes up ground in F1 championship race
SILVERSTONE, England (AP) — Mark Webber won the British Grand Prix. The Red Bull driver overtook Fernando Alonso late in the race to cut his rival's lead in the Formula One championship.
Webber pursued pole-sitter Alonso from the start and finally passed the Ferrari driver on lap 48 of 52.
The Australian's second victory of the season pulls him within 13 points of first-place Alonso, who is the only other driver to win more than once this season.
It's Weber's second victory at Silverstone in two years.
World champion teammate Sebastian Vettel grabbed the final spot on the podium.
NASCAR-COKE ZERO 400
Stewart wins under the lights
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Tony Stewart won last night's Sprint Cup race at Daytona. The defending series champion moves from ninth to fifth in the season standings following his third win of the year.
Jeff Burton grabbed second place.
TOUR DE FRANCE
Pinot gets first stage win
PORRENTRUY, Switzerland (AP) — Thibault Pinot of France has won the eighth stage of the Tour de France. And Bradley Wiggins of Britain kept the overall lead as the race entered Switzerland.
Pinto broke away from the main pack during a steep, final climb to win the 98-mile ride.
Defending Olympic champion Samuel Sanchez withdrew after a crash 35 miles into the stage. The Spaniard broke his right hand and injured his left shoulder, and could miss the London Games.