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Del Potro reaches quarterfinals...Red Sox look to continue hot streak...PGA trims schedule

July 10, 2018

LONDON (AP) — Juan Martin del Potro advanced to the Wimbledon quarterfinals for the first time since 2013 after beating Gilles Simon. The fifth-seeded del Potro failed to convert four match points when serving at 5-4 in the fourth set, but maintained his composure to close out the contest with his first opportunity in the tiebreaker that followed.

LONDON (AP) — Jelena Ostapenko became the first Latvian woman to reach a Wimbledon semifinal with a 7-5, 6-4 victory over Dominika Cibulkova. In a match that featured eight breaks of serve — four in the first five games — Ostapenko was able to elevate her game in the crucial moments.

BOSTON (AP) — The major league-best Boston Red Sox look for their 15th win in 18 games as they host the Texas Rangers in the middle game of their series. The Red Sox, who lead the second-place Yankees by 2 1/2 games in the AL East, send Hector Velazquez against the Rangers’ Yovani Gallardo. Boston’s J.D. Martinez is 10 for 23 with three homers, eight runs scored and 10 RBIs the last five games.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Former NBA player Kermit Washington has been sentenced to six years in federal prison for spending hundreds of thousands of dollars in charity donations on vacations, shopping sprees and plastic surgery for his girlfriend. Prosecutors say he’s also been ordered to pay nearly $1 million in restitution. Washington pleaded guilty in November in federal court in Kansas City, Missouri, to making a false statement in a tax return and aggravated identity theft.

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The PGA Tour has eliminated a FedEx Cup playoff event as part of a revamped schedule that will allow its season to end a week before the football season begins. The tour will have 46 events over 41 weeks, down from 48 tournaments this year.

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