Kerber claims Wimbledon title...Djokovic will face Anderson in final...Red Sox pitcher sprains an ankle
Jul. 14, 2018
LONDON (AP) — Angelique Kerber has won her first Wimbledon championship and third major overall with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Serena Williams. Kerber is the first German woman to win Wimbledon since Steffi Graff in 1996. Williams was trying for her eighth title at Wimbledon and 24th in all Grand Slam tournaments, which would have equaled Margaret Court's record.
LONDON (AP) — Novak Djokovic (NOH'-vak JOH'-kuh-vich) will play Kevin Anderson in the Wimbledon men's final tomorrow. Both are coming off marathon semifinal matches. Djokovic beat Rafael Nadal 6-4, 3-6, 7-6, 3-6, 10-8 today in a match that lasted more than five hours over two days. Yesterday Anderson needed 6 hours and 36 minutes to put away John Isner, 26-24.
BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox starter Eduardo Rodriguez has left today's game against Toronto in the sixth inning with a sprained right ankle. Rodriguez was off to his third straight scoreless start when he tumbled over Toronto's Lourdes Gurriel Jr. attempting to cover first on a grounder. Gurriel stayed in the game but Rodriguez walked off with a trainer after a warm-up pitch. The team says X-Rays were negative.
UNDATED (AP) — Former California wide receiver Demetris Robertson says he is transferring to Georgia, returning to his home state. Robertson was a five-star recruit out of Savannah in 2016 who chose Cal over Georgia, Notre Dame and others. Robertson had a strong freshman season with 50 catches for 767 yards and seven touchdowns, but missed all but two games last season for what was called a lower body injury that eventually needed surgery.
UNDATED (AP) — A person with knowledge of the decision says Michigan State is set to hire Bill Beekman as athletic director. He has been the interim head of the troubled athletic department since early February. Beekman took over on an interim basis shortly after athletic director Mark Hollis retired following the Larry Nassar sex abuse scandal and just before ESPN reported allegations involving Michigan State football and basketball players. The report questioned how the athletic department handled those cases.