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WORLD SPORTS at 2300 GMT

July 7, 2018

World Cup digest moves separately.

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TEN--WIMBLEDON

LONDON — No. 1-ranked Simona Halep chastises herself as “unprofessional” after bowing out in the third round at Wimbledon, dropping the last five games while being beaten by Hsieh Su-Wei of Taiwan. For the first time in Wimbledon history, none of the top five women’s seeds reached the round of 16. Only one of the top 10 seeds will be in action in Week 2. By Howard Fendrich. SENT: 800 words, photos.

TEN--WIMBLEDON-DJOKOVIC

LONDON — Novak Djokovic shrugs off a bad call by the chair umpire that costs him a break in his Wimbledon win over home favorite Kyle Edmund. He is less forgiving when it comes to the way he is treated by the crowd at the All England Club. By Mattias Karen. SENT: 630 words, photos.

— With:

— TEN--WIMBLEDON-GULBIS THE QUALIFIER — Once top-10, qualifier Gulbis tops No. 4 Zverev. By Howard Fendrich. SENT: 460 words, photos.

— TEN--WIMBLEDON-VAN UYTVANCK PRIDE — Van Uytvanck hoping Wimbledon run has positive impact. By Sam Johnston. SENT: 290 words, photos.

— TEN--WIMBLEDON-HEAT — Umbrellas up for a different reason at Wimbledon. By Sam Johnston. SENT: 370 words, photos.

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

CYC--TOUR DE FRANCE

FONTENAY-LE-COMTE, France — Down in a ditch, Chris Froome has to hoist himself and his bike back up to the road. It is a startling scene when the Team Sky rider tumbles into a grassy field in the opening stage of the Tour de France, immediately putting his pursuit of a record-tying fifth title in peril. By Andrew Dampf. SENT: 760 words, photos.

— With:

— CYC--TOUR DE FRANCE-GAVIRIA — Gaviria rekindles Colombian glory at Tour de France debut. By Joseph Wilson. SENT: 510 words, photos.

— 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: 490 words, photos.

CAR--F1-BRITISH GP

SILVERSTONE, England — Lewis Hamilton prevails in a tight battle with Formula One leader Sebastian Vettel to snatch pole position for the British Grand Prix. It’s the fourth consecutive pole for Hamilton at Silverstone, his sixth overall on the track, and his 50th for Mercedes. By Ciaran Fahey. SENT: 440 words, photos.

GLF--GREENBRIER

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, West Virginia — Harold Varner shoots a 4-under 66 to tie second-round leader Kelly Kraft at the top entering the final round of A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier in West Virginia. By John Raby. SENT: 480 words, photos.

— Also:

— GLF--IRISH OPEN — South Africa’s Van Rooyen leads by 4. SENT: 220 words, photos.

— GLF--LPGA TOUR — Sei Young Kim hopes to hang on to a four-stroke lead in the third round of Thornberry Creek Classic. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos.

Other stories:

— RGU--SUPER RUGBY — Jaguares reach Super Rugby playoffs for first time. SENT: 580 words.

— CAR--INDYCAR-IOWA — Newgarden looks for 2nd straight win and 4th of ’18. By Luke Meredith. SENT: 550 words, photos.

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