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July 11, 2018
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TOP STORIES

TEN--WIMBLEDON

LONDON — Roger Federer was a point away from a rather tidy, straight-set victory in the Wimbledon quarterfinals. One lousy point. And then it all came apart for the eight-time champion against an opponent who’d never beaten him before nor made it this far at the All England Club. By Tennis Writer Howard Fendrich. SENT: 700 words, photos.

— With:

— TEN--WIMBLEDON-THE LATEST — Real-time updates throughout day.

— TEN--WIMBLEDON-WOMEN — By Mattias Karen. SENT: 500 words, photos.

— TEN--WIMBLEDON GLANCE — UPCOMING: 400 words.

— Also:

— TEN--US OPEN-SERVE CLOCKS — SENT: 150 words.

SOC--WCUP-CROATIA-ENGLAND

MOSCOW — England tries to reach its first World Cup final since 1966 and Croatia attempts to get into its first ever when they meet for a berth against France on Sunday. By Ronald Blum. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos. Game started 2 p.m.

SOC--WCUP-FINAL LOOKAHEAD

MOSCOW — A look ahead to Sunday’s World Cup final between France and either Croatia or England. By Ronald Blum. UPCOMING: 700 words, by 7 p.m.

— With:

— SOC--WCUP-THE LATEST — Real-time updates throughout day.

FBN--BILLS-MCCOY ALLEGATIONS

ATLANTA — The lawyer for the ex-girlfriend of NFL star LeSean McCoy says the Buffalo Bills running back orchestrated an attack that left her bloody amid attempts to get her to leave his suburban Atlanta mansion. SENT: 150 words, photos.

COMMENTARY

SOC--WCUP-JOHN LEICESTER-FRANCE’S QUEST

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — It’s good the French make lots of Champagne, because with the trophy-winning potential of its team that will play in the World Cup final on Sunday, they could be bathing in the stuff for years to come. By Sports Columnist John Leicester. SENT: 850 words, photos.

SOCCER

SOC--WCUP-SEXISM

MOSCOW — Sexism has been a bigger problem than racism at the World Cup in Russia, according to anti-discrimination experts advising FIFA. By Graham Dunbar. SENT: 600 words, photos.

SOC--WCUP-US-ELLIS

MOSCOW — Female players have an equal right to have FIFA use video review for their tournament next year in France, U.S. women’s coach Jill Ellis said. By Ronald Blum. SENT: 500 words, photo.

SOC--REAL MADRID-LIFE WITHOUT RONALDO

As Cristiano Ronaldo begins a promising new era with Juventus, a period of uncertainty starts for the team he left behind. Real Madrid, Europe’s most successful club, will have to find a way to reinvent itself after seeing one of soccer’s greatest players say goodbye. By Tales Azzoni. SENT: 800 words, photos.

SOC--JUVENTUS-LIFE WITH RONALDO

MILAN — With the arrival of five-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo, this could be the year that Juventus finally wins the Champions League again. Juventus has won Europe’s premier club competition twice but the last time was in 1996. By Daniella Matar. SENT: 700 words, photos.

BASEBALL

BBN--CUBS-GIANTS

SAN FRANCISCO — Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant is expected back in the lineup following a stint on the disabled list as Chicago wraps up its three-game series against Johnny Cueto and the San Francisco Giants. By Janie McCauley. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 3:45 p.m.

BBA--ATHLETICS-ASTROS

HOUSTON — Houston’s Lance McCullers looks for his fifth straight win when he opposes Oakland’s Chris Bassitt when the Astros and Athletics continue a four-game series. Houston won Tuesday night’s game 6-5 in 11 innings. By Kristie Rieken. Game starts at 8:10 p.m.

NBA

BKN--SUMMER LEAGUE RDP

Play continues at the Las Vegas NBA summer league. The eight games include: Clippers-Wizards, Kings-Cavaliers, Nets-Rockets, Bulls-Mavericks, Pistons-Timberwolves, Hawks-Pacers, Raptors-Nuggets, Warriors-Hornets. UPCOMING: 900 words, photos. Games start at 4 p.m.

GOLF

GLF--JOHN DEERE CLASSIC

SILVIS, Ill. — Bryson DeChambeau will defend a title for the first time in his career this week at the John Deere Classic. UPCOMING: 450 words by 7 p.m.

GLF--SENIOR-PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP

HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. — David Toms takes aim at the Constellation Senior Players Championship after winning the U.S. Senior Open two weeks ago. That win was his first on the senior or regular tour in more than seven years. By Andrew Seligman. UPCOMING: 600 words.

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— GLF--BRITISH OPEN-LANDRY — American golfer Andrew Landry will play in the British Open for the first time next week at Carnoustie after replacing Bernd Wiesberger in the field. SENT: 125 words.

TOUR DE FRANCE

CYC--TOUR DE FRANCE

QUIMPER, France — For the second time in this year’s Tour de France, Peter Sagan has beaten Sonny Colbrelli in a sprint finish. By Andrew Dampf. SENT: 650 words, photos.

— With:

— CYC--TOUR DE FRANCE-TASTE OF THE TOUR — By Andrew Dampf and Joseph Wilson. SENT: 500 words, photos.

E-SPORTS

OVERWATCH LEAGUE-ESPN

Esports are coming to ESPN. The network will air the inaugural Overwatch League Grand Finals in prime time this month as part of a multiyear agreement to bring esports to the biggest sports platform on American television. By Jake Seiner. SENT: 450 words, photo.

OTHER

— FBC--FLORIDA-TEBOW — Two-time national champion and 2007 Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow will be inducted into the team’s ring of honor, becoming the sixth player to receive the honor. The school announced that Tebow will be recognized during the LSU-Florida game on Oct. 6. SENT: 200 words.

— BKC--LOUISVILLE-ESCORTS-LAWSUIT — An attorney representing a group of former Louisville men’s basketball players says they have filed a lawsuit against the NCAA over the organization’s vacation of the Cardinals’ 2013 national championship and 2012 Final Four. SENT: 650 words.

— HKN--SABRES-SMITH —Buffalo Sabres coach Phil Housley has hired Steve Smith to his staff. Smith was a three-time Stanley Cup winner in Edmonton during a 16-year career, also playing for the Blackhawks and Flames. He has nine years of experience as an NHL assistant, including the past four in Carolina. SENT: 100 words.

CAPSULES

— BBO--BASEBALL CAPSULES

— BKL--WNBA CAPSULES

— SOC--MLS CAPSULES

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Wednesday’s Time Schedule

World Cup (Semifinal)

England vs. Croatia, at Moscow, 2 p.m.

Baseball

Detroit at Tampa Bay, 12:10 p.m.

Washington at Pittsburgh, 12:35 p.m.

Kansas City at Minnesota, 1:10 p.m.

Chicago Cubs at San Francisco, 3:45 p.m.

N.Y. Yankees at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m.

Cincinnati at Cleveland, 7:10 p.m.

Texas at Boston, 7:10 p.m.

Milwaukee at Miami, 7:10 p.m.

Philadelphia at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m.

Toronto at Atlanta, 7:35 p.m.

Oakland at Houston, 8:10 p.m.

St. Louis at Chicago White Sox, 8:10 p.m.

Arizona at Colorado, 8:40 p.m.

Seattle at L.A. Angels, 10:07 p.m.

L.A. Dodgers at San Diego, 10:10 p.m.

WNBA

Atlanta at Washington, 11:30 a.m.

New York at Connecticut, 11:30 a.m.

Minnesota at Indiana, 12 p.m.

Major League Soccer

Montreal at New York City FC, 7 p.m.

Philadelphia at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.

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