Women’s final underway...
LONDON (AP) — The women’s final at Wimbledon is underway. Venus Williams is playing Garbine Muguruza (GAHR’-been moo-gah-ROO’-thuh) under a closed roof on Centre Court because of rain. Williams is trying for her sixth Wimbledon title. If she wins, the 37-year-old will become the oldest woman in the Open era to win a Grand Slam title. Williams’ sister Serena currently holds that distinction. She was 35 when she won this year’s Australian Open.
UNDATED (AP) — On the second day back from the All-Star break, eight starting pitchers selected for the Midsummer Classic get their initial assignments of the second half. Among them are American League starter Chris Sale, who pitches for Boston against fellow All-Star Luis Severino and the Yankees, and National League counterpart Max Scherzer, who starts for Washington against Cincinnati. Other All-Stars on the mound are the Tigers’ Michael Fulmer, Ervin Santana of the Twins, Jason Vargas for the Royals, Cleveland’s Corey Kluber and the Dodgers’ Alex Wood.
LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — Kyle Larson has made a habit of flunking NASCAR inspection. He was knocked from the top of the points standings earlier this week because of an inspection failure. Now, he’s been stripped of his pole position for tomorrow’s NASCAR Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and had his winning time tossed out for having an unapproved rear deck fin lid on his No. 42 Chevrolet. Larson will start at the rear of the field in Sunday’s Cup race. Martin Truex Jr. will lead the field to green for the first time this season.
SILVERSTONE, England (AP) — Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has won the pole position for the fifth time at the British Grand Prix. In rainy conditions, Hamilton sped around Silverstone in 1 minute, 26.6 seconds, ahead of Ferrari rivals Kimi Raikkonen (KEE’-mee RAY’-koh-nehn) and Sebastian Vettel. But whether Hamilton starts from the front of the grid could depend on how stewards assess his alleged blocking of Romain Grosjean’s (groh-ZHAHNZ’) Haas car during qualifying.
BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — Two former high-ranking Penn State administrators have reported to a Pennsylvania jail to serve sentences for how they responded to a 2001 complaint about Jerry Sandusky showering with a boy. The Centre County Correctional Facility says former university vice president Gary Schultz and former athletic director Tim Curley turned themselves in this morning. The jail is about 7 miles from Penn State’s main campus. Curley must serve three months in jail and Schultz two months.