Your Top Plays for Today
The Associated Press
Jul. 03, 2014
Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide
--MURRAY'S WIMBLEDON REIGN ENDS AGAINST DIMITROV; FEDERER, DJOKOVIC WIN
When one last forehand fell short, the Wimbledon ride ended for Andy Murray and his fans with a 6-1, 7-6 (4), 6-2 loss to the 11th-seeded Grigor Dimitrov, who became the first man from Bulgaria to reach a Grand Slam semifinal.
--RODRIGUEZ HITS 2-RUN HOMER TO HELP RAYS COMPLETE SWEEP OF YANKEES FOR 5TH STRAIGHT WIN, 6-3
Sean Rodriguez hit a tiebreaking homer in the sixth inning and drove in three runs to help the Tampa Bay Rays extend their longest winning streak this year to five games and hand the New York Yankees their season-worst fifth straight loss, 6-3.
--NEYMAR GUARANTEES BRAZIL IS EMOTIONALLY READY TO FACE COLOMBIA IN WORLD CUP QUARTERFINALS
Neymar is tired of all this talk about the pressure of playing the World Cup at home. He guarantees Brazil is emotionally ready for the challenge. Just two days before Brazil plays Colombia in the quarterfinals, Neymar downplayed concerns about the team's emotional state and said "all players are prepared."
--AFTER OPENING DAY FRENZY, SIGNINGS SLOW TO A TRICKLE ON DAY 2 OF NHL FREE AGENCY
Buffalo Sabres general manager Tim Murray jokes he has run out of spending money two days into NHL free agency. Most of his fellow executives seemed to be in the same boat on Wednesday, when the frenzied pace of high-priced signings slowed to a trickle.
--FORMULA ONE TEAM CATERHAM SOLD, COLIN KOLLES-LED GROUP TAKES CHARGE IMMEDIATELY
Formula One team Caterham has been sold to a group of Swiss and Middle Eastern investors led by former HRT team boss Colin Kolles. The team announced the sale on Wednesday with immediate effect, meaning Caterham will be under new ownership and management for this weekend's British Grand Prix.