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Kerber advances to Wimbledon final...Cahill comes off DL...Former football coach Darryl Rogers dies

July 12, 2018

LONDON (AP) — Angelique Kerber has advanced to her second Wimbledon final with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Jelena Ostapenko. The two-time Grand Slam champion will face the winner of today’s other semifinal between seven-time champion Serena Williams and 13th-seeded Julia Goerges (GUR’-guhs). Kerber lost to Williams in the 2016 final.

HOUSTON (AP) — Oakland right-hander Trevor Cahill comes off the disabled list to start this afternoon’s series finale against the Astros in Houston. Cahill has struggled on the road this season, going 0-2 with a 5.66 ERA. Charlie Morton starts for Houston. He’s 11-2 with a 2.83 ERA and has won four of his last five starts.

DENVER (AP) — Diamondbacks left-hander Robbie Ray goes up against Rockies lefty Kyle Freeland when the teams meet again in Denver this afternoon. Last night Colorado routed Arizona 19-2 as the Rockies hit five home runs, including two by Carlos Gonzalez.

DETROIT (AP) — Former college football and NFL coach Darryl Rogers has died at age 83. Rogers coached Michigan State to a share of the Big Ten title in 1978 and later took the helm for the Detroit Lions. He was with the Lions from 1985-88. Rogers also coached at Arizona State from 1980-84.

TOKYO (AP) — The head of an IOC inspection team says organizers of the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo will explore all options to combat the extreme summer heat that will likely prevail in the Japanese capital during the games. The games will run from July 24 to Aug. 9, when temperatures in central Tokyo can exceed 95 degrees Fahrenheit. It’s common to see thousands of people rushed to hospitals with heatstroke during those months.

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