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Federer’s Wimbledon service game streak ends...US Open to use serve clocks...Cubs may get Bryant back

July 11, 2018

LONDON (AP) — Roger Federer’s streak of service games without being broken at Wimbledon has ended at 85. Kevin Anderson became the first man to break Federer during the tournament at the start of the second set of their quarterfinal today. The longest streak of service games won at the All England Club was Pete Sampras’s 118, set between the third round in 2000 and the second round in 2001. Defending champion Federer hadn’t been broken since the opening set of his 2017 semifinal victory over Tomas Berdych (TOH’-mahs BUR’-dihk).

LONDON (AP) — A 25-second serve clock will be used in main-draw matches at the U.S. Open and about a half-dozen other hard-court tournaments leading up to the year’s last Grand Slam tournament. The U.S. Tennis Association, ATP and WTA announced today that those events also will enforce pre-match time limits: Players will have one minute from walking on court until the coin toss, five minutes for warming up and a minute from the end of the warmup until the start of play. Players who don’t abide by those limits will face fines.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Kris Bryant is hoping to play in the Cubs’ series finale against the Giants this afternoon. Bryant has been out since June 23 with inflammation in his left shoulder. He played rehab games for Double-A Tennessee Monday and Tuesday before flying to the Bay Area. The 2016 NL MVP is hitting .280 with nine homers and 36 RBIs in 66 games this season. Johnny Cueto (KWAY’-toh) will try to bounce back for San Francisco after allowing 10 hits and five runs in his return from the DL last week.

NEW YORK (AP) — Mets ace Jacob deGrom makes his final scheduled start before heading to the All-Star Game tonight when New York tries to split a four-game series with first-place Philadelphia. Despite leading the majors with a 1.79 ERA, deGrom is 1-4 in his last nine starts and the Mets have won only two of those games. Phillies right-hander Vince Velasquez is expected back from the 10-day disabled list after recovering from a bruised forearm.

ATLANTA (AP) — The ex-girlfriend of NFL star LeSean McCoy says through her lawyer that the Buffalo Bills running back orchestrated an attack that left her bloody amid attempts to get her to leave his suburban Atlanta mansion. Attorney Tanya Mitchell Graham says in a statement to news outlets that her client was physically assaulted by a man who entered the home with no signs of forced entry and demanded specific items of jewelry that had been given to her by McCoy. McCoy and the woman have been in court over his attempts to evict her from the home.

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