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WORLD SPORTS at 2300 GMT

July 14, 2018

World Cup digest moves separately.

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TEN--WIMBLEDON

LONDON — Angelique Kerber was not about to be overwhelmed by the setting or the stakes in this Wimbledon final. She knew exactly what to expect — and what to do — against Serena Williams. Two years after losing to Williams in the final, Kerber came through, never really giving Williams a chance. By Howard Fendrich. SENT: 850 words, photos.

TEN--WIMBLEDON-MEN

LONDON — Novak Djokovic sends the strongest signal yet he is back at the top of tennis by reaching his fifth Wimbledon final at the expense of Rafael Nadal in a semifinal suspended overnight. He’ll face Kevin Anderson in Sunday’s final. By Howard Fendrich. SENT: 800 words, photos.

— With:

— TEN--WIMBLEDON-SERENA LOOKS AHEAD — Invigorated Serena Williams ready for U.S. Open. By Howard Fendrich. SENT: 500 words, photos.

— TEN--WIMBLEDON-MEN’S DOUBLES — Mike Bryan wins Wimbledon for 17th Slam, 1st without brother. By Howard Fendrich. SENT: 500 words, photos.

— TEN--WIMBLEDON-WOMEN’S DOUBLES — Krejcikova dedicates Wimbledon doubles title to Novotna. By Sam Johnston. SENT: 320 words, photos.

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

CYC--TOUR DE FRANCE

AMIENS, France — Dylan Groenewegen has turned the sprinting battle at the Tour de France into a three-man race. The Dutch rider wins his second consecutive stage and joins world champion Peter Sagan and Tour newcomer Fernando Gaviria as two-stage winners at this Tour. By Joseph Wilson. SENT: 590 words, photos.

CYC--TOUR DE FRANCE-CRUCIAL COBBLES

AMIENS, France — Every cyclist at the Tour de France, from title favorite Chris Froome to the lowliest support rider, has Sunday circled on their calendar. That’s when the Tour leaves behind the smooth asphalt and hits the tricky and often treacherous cobblestones. By Joseph Wilson. SENT: 550 words, photos.

— With:

— CYC--TOUR DE FRANCE-TASTE OF THE TOUR — A daily gastronomic, sporting and cultural glance at the Tour de France route. By Andrew Dampf and Joseph Wilson. SENT: 590 words, photos.

GLF--SCOTTISH OPEN

GULLANE, Scotland — An 11-hour sleep and a hearty Scottish breakfast spark the latest impressive round in Russell Knox’s glorious summer of golf, putting him in contention to seal back-to-back wins on the European Tour at the Scottish Open. By Steve Douglas. SENT: 560 words, photos.

— Also:

— GLF--JOHN DEERE CLASSIC — Michael Kim, winless in 84 US PGA Tour starts, is in front by four strokes after two rounds. By Luke Meredith. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos.

— GLF--LPGA TOUR — Henderson has 1-shot lead at Marathon Classic. SENT: 160 words, photos. Will be updated.

CRI--ENGLAND-INDIA

LONDON — England set up another series decider after easing past India by 86 runs in their second one-day international at Lord’s. The third and last ODI is on Tuesday at Leeds. SENT: 500 words, photos.

— Also:

— CRI--WEST INDIES-BANGLADESH — Moving shortly.

Other stories:

— RGU--SUPER RUGBY — Crusaders v Sharks, Lions v Jaguares in quarters. SENT: 570 words.

— RGU--RWC 2019-SAMOA QUALIFIES — Samoa qualifies, beating Germany twice in playoff. SENT: 200 words.

— BOX--ZEUGE-FIELDING — Fielding stops Zeuge to win WBA super middleweight belt. SENT: 120 words, photos.

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