Orioles take opener ... Wimbledon winners ... Carolina Panthers under new ownership
BALTIMORE (AP) — Danny Valencia snapped an 0-for-25 skid with a three-run homer in the sixth inning off CC Sabathia, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the New York Yankees 5-4 in the opener of a doubleheader. Mark Trumbo also homered for the Orioles, who snapped a six-game losing streak.
LONDON (AP) — Winners advancing to the quarterfinals at Wimbledon today include top-seed Roger Federer, No. 2-seed Rafael Nadal, 8-seed Kevin Anderson, No. 9 John Isner and 12th-seed Novak Djokovic. On the women’s side, it was Kiki Bertens upsetting the top-remaining seed, No. 7 Karolina Pliskova. Angelique Kerber, Jelena Ostapenko and Serena Williams also advanced.
LONDON (AP) — The fourth-round is all-but over at Wimbledon. One match was suspended because of darkness. Fifth-seeded Juan Martin del Potro and Frenchman Gilles Simon completed two sets, with Del Potro up two sets to one. 7-6 (1), 7-6 (5), 5-7 when play
HOUSTON (AP) — Astros’ All-Star Gerrit Cole gets the start tonight against Oakland’s Frankie Montas in Houston. The World Series champions are Astros try to extend their winning streak to seven games in the opener of a four-game series against the Athletics.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The sale of the Carolina Panthers has closed. David Tepper becomes only the second owner in team history. The founder and president of global hedge fund Appaloosa Management, L.P., bought the team from founder Jerry Richardson for $2.2 billion — the most ever paid for an NFL franchise. Richardson put the team up for sale in December after reports of sexual and racial misconduct in the workplace, which the league later confirmed. Tepper says he’s thrilled to begin a “new era” in Carolina.