Federer, Serena advance, Wozniacki losses...Yanks put Torres on DL...Cavs ink Sexton
LONDON (AP) — Men’s top seed Roger Federer and seven-time champion Serena Williams were able to advance to the third round at Wimbledon with straight-sets victories on Wednesday. Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki went out before the third round for the fourth time in seven years, losing 6-4, 1-6, 7-5 to Ekaterina Makarova of Russia. Other winners during Day 3 include women’s seventh seed Karolina Pliskova (PLIHSH’-koh-vah), ninth seed Venus Williams and No. 10 Madison Keys, along with men’s No. 13 Milos Raonic (ROW’-nihch) and No. 11 Sam Querrey.
UNDATED (AP) — New York Yankees second baseman Gleyber (GLAY’-bur) Torres has landed on the 10-day disabled list because of a strained right hip. Torres was removed from Wednesday’s game after striking out in his second at-bat in the fourth inning. The rookie is hitting .296 and already has 15 home runs and 42 RBIs in 62 games.
UNDATED (AP) — The Cleveland Cavaliers signed guard Collin Sexton to a rookie contract. The Cavs selected Sexton with the No. 8 overall pick in last month’s NBA draft. He averaged 19.2 points as a freshman at Alabama and played his best in big games while leading the Crimson Tide to its first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2012.
PHILADELPHIA — A person with knowledge of the negotiations tells The Associated Press that Amir Johnson has accepted a one-year deal with the 76ers. The 13-year NBA veteran was primarily a reserve for the 76ers last season, averaging 4.6 points and 4.5 rebounds per game. Philadelphia is the fourth club for the 31-year-old, who will be entering his 14th NBA season this fall.
FREMONT, Ohio (AP) — U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan says he never knew of sexual abuse by a now-deceased doctor who examined wrestlers Jordan helped coach decades ago at Ohio State University. Jordan repeatedly denied claims by ex-wrestlers Mike DiSabato and Dunyasha Yetts, who say the powerful Republican congressman from Ohio knew back then that Richard Strauss was groping male athletes. Male Ohio State athletes from 14 sports have alleged sexual misconduct by Strauss, whose death in 2005 was ruled a suicide.