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Serena heads to Wimbledon final...Red Sox put Devers on DL... Marlins cut ties with Papa John’s

July 12, 2018

LONDON (AP) — Serena Williams has reached her 10th final at Wimbledon, 30th at all Grand Slam tournaments — and first since having a baby a little more than 10 months ago. Williams dominated much of her semifinal today, beating 13th-seeded Julia Goerges (GUR’-guhs) of Germany 6-2, 6-4 at Centre Court to close in on what would be an eighth championship at the All England Club and 24th major trophy overall.

BOSTON (AP) — —The Boston Red Sox have placed third baseman Rafael Devers on the 10-day disabled list with left shoulder inflammation. The move was retroactive to Wednesday night. Infielder Tzu-Wei Lin was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket to replace him on the roster. Devers was batting.241 with 14 homers and 48 RBIs this season, his first full year in the majors.

MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Marlins have suspended their business relationship with Papa John’s after the company’s chairman of the board apologized for using a racial slur and resigned. In a statement today, the Marlins say “derogatory and insensitive comments” by John Schnatter (SHNAH’-tur) weren’t reflective of the values of the baseball franchise. A Marlins promotion with Papa John’s had offered discounted pizza.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Casino regulators in Nevada are accusing former New York Knicks star Charles Oakley of gambling fraud. The Nevada Gaming Control Board says Oakley was arrested Sunday at the Cosmopolitan casino-resort on the Las Vegas Strip on suspicion of committing or attempting to commit a fraudulent act in a gaming establishment. Oakley was booked and later released from jail.

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks have traded Marian Hossa and Vinnie Hinostroza in a blockbuster deal with the Arizona Coyotes, parting with a promising young forward in order to clear out a troublesome contract. The Blackhawks also sent defenseman Jordan Oesterle (OH’-ster-lee) and a third-round pick in the 2019 draft to the Coyotes for forwards Marcus Kruger, MacKenzie Entwistle and Jordan Maletta, defenseman Andrew Campbell and a fifth-round pick in next year’s draft.

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