France wins the World Cup...Djokovic wins Wimbledon...Davies wins women’s Senior Open
MOSCOW (AP) — France is celebrating its second World Cup title after beating Croatia 4-2 in the highest-scoring World Cup final since 1966. A 19-year-old forward scored France’s fourth goal, becoming the second teenager in history to score in a World Cup final. Pele was the first. The soccer great was 17 when he scored twice Brazil’s 5-2 win over Sweden in 1958.
LONDON (AP) — Novak Djokovic (NOH’-vak JOH’-kuh-vich) is leaving London with his fourth Wimbledon trophy and 13th Grand Slam title. Djokovic capped his comeback from elbow surgery by defeating first-time Wimbledon finalist Kevin Anderson 6-2, 6-2, 7-6.
WHEATON, Ill. (AP) — Laura Davies went virtually unchallenged in today’s final round of the inaugural U.S. Senior Women’s Open. The 54-year-old claimed the title by 10 strokes over Juli Inkster. Davies shot a 5-under 68 to finish at 16-under 276 at Chicago Golf Club in the USGA’s championship for women 50 and older.
GULLANE, Scotland (AP) — The elusive round of 59 on the European Tour will have to wait for another tournament. South African golfer Brandon Stone came very close today on the 18th hole of the Scottish Open. Landing an 8-foot birdie putt would have given him the first sub-60 round in the 46-year history of the European Tour, but he narrowly missed it left. Stone tapped in for a 10-under 60, for the 19th round of 60 on the tour.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey gambling regulators are warning casinos to submit their plans for sports betting by the end of the day tomorrow. Casinos that miss the deadline run the risk of not having their sports betting operations tested and approved in time for the start of football season. That includes plans for internet and mobile sports betting, which no casino in New Jersey has yet been approved to offer. So far, four companies are offering sports betting in New Jersey.