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Williams, Kerber in final...Kluber against Severino...Red Sox seek 10th straight

July 12, 2018

LONDON (AP) — Serena Williams overcame a late stutter to advance to her 10th Wimbledon singles final with a 6-2, 6-4 victory over Julia Goerges. Seven-time champion Williams dropped her serve for the first time in the match when attempting to close out victory at 5-3 in the second, but quickly regained her composure to win the following game. She’ll meet Angelique Kerber, who advanced to her second Wimbledon final with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Jelena Ostapenko.

CLEVELAND (AP) — Two of the top pitchers in the American League square off when the New York Yankees begin a series in Cleveland. Two-time Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber starts for the Indians, while the AL leader in wins, Luis Severino, takes the mound for New York in a matchup of All-Stars. The appearance will be Severino’s first against Cleveland since last season’s playoffs when he allowed three runs in seven innings and helped the Yankees win Game 4 in the AL Division Series to force a decisive Game 5.

BOSTON (AP) — Andrew Benintendi and the major league-leading Red Sox seek their 10th straight victory when David Price pitches against All-Star lefty J.A. Happ and the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park. Benintendi has six consecutive multihit games and has scored in all of them.

BOSTON (AP) — The 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. Devers was batting.241 with 14 homers and 48 RBIs this season, his first full year in the majors.

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. The agency says in a statement that Oakley is suspected of “adding to or reducing his wager” on a game after the outcome was known. The felony count carries between one and six years in prison and a $10,000 fine. Oakley played for the Knicks from 1988-98, helping them reach the NBA Finals.

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