Anderson moves on...Kluber to miss All-Star Game... Source: Utley plans to hang up his spikes
LONDON (AP) — Kevin Anderson won the longest Centre Court match in history and earned a chance to try to collect his first Grand Slam championship, edging John Isner 7-6 (6), 6-7 (5), 6-7 (9), 6-4, 26-24 at Wimbledon in a 6-hour, 36-minute marathon between two big servers on Friday. The eighth-seeded Anderson will face the winner of the second semifinal between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic (NOH’-vak JOH’-kuh-vich), now underway.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians ace Corey Kluber has received an injection in his right knee that will force him to miss the All-Star Game. The two-time Cy Young winner got the shot today, a day after he was beaten by the New York Yankees. The team says he will need at least one week to recover from the injection and will not make his next start until July 23 against Pittsburgh. Kluber will be replaced on the AL All-Star roster by Tampa Bay’s Blake Snell.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chase Utley’s baseball career is nearing an end. A person with knowledge of the situation says the six-time All-Star will retire from the Los Angeles Dodgers at the end of this season. The 39-year-old second baseman made his name with the Philadelphia Phillies, earning five All-Star berths and winning four Silver Slugger awards. He helped the team to a World Series title in 2008. The Phillies traded Utley to the Dodgers in August 2015.
UNDATED (AP) — DeMarco Murray is retiring from the NFL. The 2014 Offensive Player of the Year made the announcement on ESPN today, four months after being released by the Tennessee Titans. Murray, who is 30, lost his job to Derrick Henry last season and was due to make $6.25 million in 2018 when the Titans let him go. He ran for 659 yards and six touchdowns last season and dealt with a knee injury late in the year.
LOUISVILLE (AP) — The University of Louisville is removing the Papa John’s name from its football stadium. It’s the latest fallout over the reported use of a racial slur by the pizza chain’s founder, John Schnatter (SHNAH’-tur). The Kentucky school announced the name change for Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium today, as the pizza chain confirmed it is removing Schnatter’s image from its marketing. Also being renamed is John H. Schnatter Center for Free Enterprise.