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June 24, 2013

Your Top Plays for Today: AP’s Sports Guide

—TIME TO WALK THE WALK: SERENA WILLIAMS AND MARIA SHARAPOVA GEAR UP FOR WIMBLEDON

The next time Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova meet, it will likely be on a tennis court, with a net separating them — maybe even at Wimbledon, in the final, on the first Saturday in July. http://m.apnews.com/ap/db_307134/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=VafTxBqc

— ASHES TO ASHES: CRICKET AUSTRALIA REPORTEDLY FIRES COACH 2 WEEKS BEFORE SERIES AGAINST ENGLAND

Australian media are reporting that national cricket coach Mickey Arthur has been fired only two weeks before the Ashes series starts against England. Cricket Australia is set to hold a news conference later Monday in Bristol. http://m.apnews.com/ap/db_307134/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=PLZLvFA3

— PARK’S PLAYOFF BIRDIE ENOUGH TO WIN NW ARKANSAS CHAMPIONSHIP

World No. 1 Inbee Park sank a 4-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole against So Yeon Ryu to cap her final-round rally and win the LPGA NW Arkansas Championship. http://t.co/NSh3QzDray

— KEN DUKE WINS TRAVELERS CHAMPIONSHIP IN PLAYOFF

Journeyman Ken Duke won his first PGA Tour title when he made a 2½ foot birdie putt on the second playoff hole Sunday to beat Chris Stroud at the Travelers Championship. http://t.co/gvZS47hPSy

— MARIO BALOTELLI RULED OUT OF CONFEDERATIONS CUP SEMIFINAL VS. SPAIN WITH STRAINED THIGH

Forward Mario Balotelli will miss Italy’s semifinal vs. Spain in the Confederations Cup due to a strained thigh, handing the team another major injury complication before facing the World Cup holder. http://t.co/5W5jnPhCXq