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Wimbledon updates | Serena’s comeback ends in 1st round

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WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local): 10:35 p.m. Serena Williams’ comeback at Wimbledon ended against 115th-ranked Harmony Tan, who beat the 23-time Grand Slam champion in the first round. The Frenchwoman defeated the seven-time Wimbledon champion 7-5, 1-6, 7-6 (10-7) on Centre Court in a memorable debut at the All England Club. For the 40-year-old…

Royals send Santana, $4.3M to Mariners for 2 young pitchers

By DAVE SKRETTA - AP Sports Writer

The Royals traded veteran slugger Carlos Santana and nearly $4.3 million to the Seattle Mariners for right-handers Wyatt Mills and William Fleming, clearing the way for Kansas City to bring up hot prospect Vinnie Pasquantino. The Royals sent Mills, a 27-year-old veteran who is on the 40-man roster, to Triple-A Omaha while designating right-hander Ronald Bolaños for assignment. Fleming was assigned to Class-A Quad Cities. The 36-year-old Santana is in the second year of a two-year, $17.5 million contract. He was hitting  just .216 with four homers through 52 games this season.

Wimbledon updates | Andy Murray again reaches 2nd round

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WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local): 9:40 p.m. Two-time Wimbledon champion Andy Murray made his way into the second round at the All England Club for the 14th straight time. The unseeded Murray, who won the title at the grass-court Grand Slam in 2013 and 2016, beat James Duckworth of Australia 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4…

Joe Sakic joins fellow Denver icon John Elway as dual champ

By ARNIE STAPLETON - AP Sports Writer

The Colorado Avalanche dethroned the two-time defending Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning behind a fast, deep roster built by general manager Joe Sakic. This is the franchise’s third crown and Sakic has been the driving force in all of them. The Avalanche won titles in 1996 and 2001 during Sakic’s Hall of Fame playing career. Sakic joined the team’s front office in 2013 four years after his retirement. After some up and down seasons and heartbreaking earlier-than-expected playoff exits the Avalanche recaptured the Cup this year with four clinching road wins, a first.

Fastest 5 minutes in hockey: How speedy Avs won Stanley Cup

By STEPHEN WHYNO - AP Hockey Writer

Playing hockey on fast forward, the Colorado Avalanche blazed their way to the Stanley Cup championship with a mix of speed and high-end skill that needed only a defined focus to get over the top. There was never any denying a team featuring Nathan MacKinnon, Cale Makar, Gabriel Landeskog and Mikko Rantanen has enough talent to win. But after four…

Update on the latest sports

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MLB-SCHEDULE Yanks gain split on Judge’s 2nd walk-off hit of series UNDATED (AP) — Aaron Judge drove a three-run homer in the 10th inning for his second walk-off hit against Houston in four days, and the New York Yankees recovered after nearly being no-hit for the second consecutive game, beating Houston 6-3 to split a four-game series between the AL’s…

Update on the latest sports

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NHL-STANLEY CUP FINAL Avs on the road as they try again to close out Lightning TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Stanley Cup Final returns to Tampa for Game 6 Sunday after the Colorado Avalanche failed to close out the two-time defending champion Lightning Friday night in Denver. The Avalanche never led in their 3-2 loss that sent the series back…

Update on the latest sports

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NHL-STANLEY CUP FINAL Avs on the road as they try again to close out Lightning TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Stanley Cup Final returns to Tampa for Game 6 Sunday after the Colorado Avalanche failed to close out the two-time defending champion Lightning Friday night in Denver. The Avalanche never led in their 3-2 loss that sent the series back…

Update on the latest sports

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NHL-STANLEY CUP FINAL Avs on the road as they try again to close out Lightning TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Stanley Cup Final returns to Tampa for Game 6 Sunday after the Colorado Avalanche failed to close out the two-time defending champion Lightning Friday night in Denver. The Avalanche never led in their 3-2 loss that sent the series back…

Update on the latest sports

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NHL-STANLEY CUP FINAL Champagne remains on ice as Colorado returns to Tampa for Game 6 TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Stanley Cup Final returns to Tampa for Game 6 Sunday after the Colorado Avalanche failed to close out the two-time defending champion Lightning Friday night in Denver. The Avalanche never led in their 3-2 loss that sent the series back…