Serena heading to finals...Charles Oakley accused of gambling fraud...Sports betting totals
LONDON (AP) — Serena Williams has reached her 10th final at Wimbledon, 30th at all Grand Slam tournaments — and first since having a baby a little more than 10 months ago. Williams dominated much of her semifinal Thursday, beating 13th-seeded Julia Goerges (GUR’-guhs) of Germany 6-2, 6-4 at Centre Court.
HOUSTON (AP) — Mark Canha’s two-RBI single in Oakland’s three-run eighth inning lifted the Athletics to a 6-4 win over the Houston Astros. It was another big eighth inning for the A’s, who lead the majors with 69 runs in the inning this season. This one helped them take three out of four against the Astros. Nick Martini had three hits and drove in two runs for the Athletics, who are 19-5 in their last 24 games.
ATLANTA (AP) — Police reports show officers responded to several nonviolent disputes at the home where Buffalo Bills star LeSean McCoy was attempting to evict his former girlfriend before an unidentified man bloodied the 34-year-old woman in a home invasion. Police responded early Tuesday to a report of a violent attack at a home in Milton, Georgia, just outside Atlanta. A lawyer for Delicia Cordon says Cordon was hurt when a man tried to take bracelets from her wrist and hit her in the face with a gun.
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 at the Cosmopolitan casino on the Las Vegas Strip on suspicion of committing or attempting to commit a fraudulent act. The agency says Oakley is suspected of “adding to or reducing his wager” on a game after the outcome was known.
OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — Two casinos and a racetrack in New Jersey took in $16.4 million in sports bets during the first two weeks such wagers were legal in the state. Figures show the Borgata, Ocean Resort and Monmouth Park racetrack saw gross sports betting revenue of nearly $3.5 million on those bets.