Another contender falls at Wimbledon... Cueto expected to return from the DL... 76ers pick up shooting depth
LONDON (AP) — Third-seed Marin Cilic (CHIHL’-ihch) has been ousted at Wimbledon. Last year’s finalist lost to Guido Pella of Argentina, who’d been two sets down before the match was suspended yesterday by rain. When it resumed today, the former U.S. Open champ couldn’t find the same rhythm. Cilic’s early exit leaves Roger Federer with an even clearer path to the final. Number-8 Kevin Anderson is now the highest-seeded player left in Federer’s side of the draw.
UNDATED (AP) — Johnny Cueto is expected to be reinstated from the disabled list and pitch when the San Francisco Giants open a four-game series at home against the Cardinals. Cueto was placed on the disabled list May 1 with inflammation in his right elbow. A few days later, he visited Dr. James Andrews, who diagnosed him with a strained elbow. Cueto is 3-0 with a 0.84 ERA in five starts this season.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Nemanja Bjelica is moving from Minnesota to Philadelphia. A person familiar with the negotiations says Bjelica has agreed to a one-year contract with the 76ers worth nearly $4.5 million. Bjelica gives Philadelphia more shooting depth, needed in an offseason where the 76ers lost Ersan Ilyasova and Marco Belinelli. Bjelica shot 42 percent from 3-point range last season, his best clip in his three NBA years.
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics have signed first-round draft pick Robert Williams. Terms were not disclosed. Williams, a forward-center out of Texas A&M, was selected 27th overall last month with the Celtics’ lone draft pick. Williams’ signing comes days after he received a lecture from the team about accountability following a pair of off-the-court incidents. Boston signed free agent guard Brad Wanamaker earlier this week.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP)— The lawyer representing Ottawa Senators assistant general manager Randy Lee says he will enter a not guilty plea and file a motion to dismiss harassment charges during his client’s appearance Friday in Buffalo city court. Lee is accused of making lewd comments and rubbing the shoulders of a 19-year-old male shuttle driver in May. The Erie County district attorney’s office says prosecutors will oppose the motion to dismiss.