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Federer joins elite with Wimbledon win
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070709/ap_on_sp_te_ga_su/ten_wimbledon"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070708/capt.ffe825c37e30450ea1267383c5ae5787.britain_wimbledon_tennis_xwim319.jpg?x=130&y=90&sig=rWNhexCtwHcIXlUAtuh5ig--" align="left" height="90" width="130" alt="Switzerland's Roger Federer, left, holds the trophy and Rafael Nadal the runners up plate, after Federer won his fifth consecutive Men's Singles Championship on the Centre Court at Wimbledon, Sunday July 8, 2007.(AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)" border="0" /></a>AP - Locked in the toughest test of his Wimbledon reign, against his only real rival in today's game, Roger Federer summoned the strokes and resolve that allow him to chase records set by the greats of yesteryear.</p><br clear="all"/>
A-Rod's 30th helps Yankees hammer Angels
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070708/ap_on_sp_ba_ga_su/bba_angels_yankees"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070708/capt.9a82ae630a9b4ff9adbf439dd359cbe9.angels_yankees_baseball_nyy105.jpg?x=101&y=130&sig=QuMFuo.TE6NQxGfy93jHjw--" align="left" height="130" width="101" alt="New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez watches his fourth-inning, three-run home run off Los Angeles Angels reliever Chris Resop in their baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York, Sunday, July 8, 2007. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)" border="0" /></a>AP - Alex Rodriguez and the New York Yankees held their own home run derby Sunday. Rodriguez, Hideki Matsui and Robinson Cano hit three-run homers and the Yankees hammered their way into the All-Star break, routing the Los Angeles Angels 12-0.</p><br clear="all"/>
Choi wins Tiger's inaugural tournament
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070709/ap_on_sp_go_su/glf_at_t_national"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070708/capt.a1db3a78f93c4dccb96cc2975e1f181e.at_t_national_golf_mdgb108.jpg?x=109&y=130&sig=Fb43tPRgv0UPzGJY1KaYlQ--" align="left" height="130" width="109" alt="Tiger Woods, right, presents the trophy to K.J. Choi after Choi won the AT&T National golf championship Sunday, July 8, 2007 in Bethesda, Md.(AP Photo/Gail Burton)" border="0" /></a>AP - Tiger Woods stood on the 18th green and again followed a path blazed by Jack Nicklaus. No, it wasn't a spectacular bunker shot or a tournament-winning putt. It was a championship presentation to K.J. Choi.</p><br clear="all"/>
Tigers rough up Dice-K to sweep Red Sox
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070708/ap_on_sp_ba_ga_su/bba_red_sox_tigers"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070708/capt.4d917fae199e43c28de1dbe2a32865f2.red_sox_tigers_baseball_mips105.jpg?x=130&y=93&sig=pV8hOKmM_WEoXdA1S_hZhA--" align="left" height="93" width="130" alt="Detroit Tigers' Gary Sheffield (3) congratulates Marcus Thames, right, on his solo home run against Boston Red Sox pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka in the third inning of their Major League Baseball game in Detroit, Sunday, July 8, 2007. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)" border="0" /></a>AP - Gary Sheffield and the Detroit Tigers made Daisuke Matsuzaka pay for his lackluster location.</p><br clear="all"/>
Watson fades as Bryant wins Senior Open
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070709/ap_on_sp_go_su/glf_us_senior_open"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070708/capt.34f5fd2b99054a1b9e8ba9dc07f976cb.us_senior_open_golf_wimg103.jpg?x=130&y=96&sig=zsDGHI25eLbpOBjRmuEn.A--" align="left" height="96" width="130" alt="Brad Bryant holds up the championship trophy on the 18th hole after winning the U.S. Senior Open golf tournament Sunday, July 8, 2007, at Whistling Straits in Haven, Wis. Bryant shot a 4-under 68 to win the tournament by three strokes. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)" border="0" /></a>AP - Brad Bryant took advantage of another U.S. Senior Open flameout by Tom Watson, shooting a 4-under-par 68 on Sunday to complete the second-biggest comeback in tournament history.</p><br clear="all"/>
Feds: Dog fights staged on Vick property
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070707/ap_on_sp_fo_ne/fbn_falcons_vick"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070706/capt.c7399ddee7d04f0599154d7010b4c4ca.vick_investigation_vash102.jpg?x=130&y=93&sig=GN8kYmRYy33e4cuMyulDLA--" align="left" height="93" width="130" alt="State and Federal officials carry out coolers of evidence to a truck as they search the grounds behind the home owned by Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick in Smithfield, Va., Friday, July 6, 2007. The officials were looking for evidence in dog fighting investigation. Vick has said he rarely visited the property. No charges have been filed. During an April 25 drug raid at the property, authorities seized 66 dogs, including 55 pit bulls, and equipment commonly used in dogfighting. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)" border="0" /></a>AP - There is no longer any doubt about what federal authorities contend took place on the property owned by Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick that is at the center of a dogfighting investigation.</p><br clear="all"/>
Wilkens leaves NBA Sonics after reorganization
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20070707/sp_afp/basketnbasonics"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/afp/20070707/capt.sge.uos30.070707151834.photo00.photo.default-339x512.jpg?x=86&y=130&sig=zGlA_tIgEXVVzclsKof9Jw--" align="left" height="130" width="86" alt="Lenny Wilkens, the all-time leader in National Basketball Association coaching victories, seen here in 2005, resigned as Seattle Supersonics vice chairman Friday.(AFP/Getty Images/File/Brad Barket)" border="0" /></a>AFP - Lenny Wilkens, the all-time leader in National Basketball Association coaching victories, resigned as Seattle Supersonics vice chairman here Friday.</p><br clear="all"/>
Phils save the day against flying tarp
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070709/ap_on_sp_ba_ne/bbn_phillies_rockies_tarp"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070709/capt.012768a8bee44610ba8fdfd385dff9f5.phillies_rockies_tarp_baseball_coden101.jpg?x=130&y=91&sig=DR1KYPWJmDs.kU9n0paSSQ--" align="left" height="91" width="130" alt="James Sowl, a member of the grounds crew at Coors Field, gets trapped by tarp while trying to cover the infield during a rain delay in the seventh inning of the Philadelphia Phillies' 8-4 victory over the Colorado Rockies in Denver on Sunday, July 8, 2007. No member of the grounds crew was injured in the incident when a sudden storm packing high winds and heavy rains enveloped downtown Denver. (AP Photo/The Denver Post, John Leyba)" border="0" /></a>AP - A strong burst of wind caught the tarp as the Colorado Rockies' grounds crew tried to roll it over the infield during a seventh-inning rain delay on Sunday, sending crew members flying into the air.</p><br clear="all"/>
Dynamo earn their 5th straight shutout
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070709/ap_on_sp_so_ga_su/soc_mls_dc_united_dynamo"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070709/capt.402dad17bf73434581696d3bcbb0ebe6.mls_united_dynamo_soccer_txhou101.jpg?x=130&y=130&sig=.XMxVbUz2q9Rw694JtczFg--" align="left" height="130" width="130" alt="Houston Dynamo forward Brian Ching's shot on goal is blocked by D.C. United defender Bobby Boswell, right, in the first half of their MLS soccer match Sunday, July 8, 2007, at Robertson Stadium in Houston, Texas. ( AP Photo/The Chronicle, Kevin Fujii )" border="0" /></a>AP - Brian Ching scored in the first half and the Houston Dynamo earned their fifth straight shutout in a 1-0 victory over D.C. United on Sunday. The win enabled Houston to tie FC Dallas for first in the Western Conference.</p><br clear="all"/>
Wild ink Hill despite steroid suspension
<p><a href="http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/sports/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070707/ap_on_sp_ho_ne/hkn_wild_hill"><img src="http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070706/capt.nuol58307062016.wild_hill_nuol583.jpg?x=130&y=110&sig=8PgYLL617jjI25Vcydj.Jw--" align="left" height="110" width="130" alt="New York Islanders' Sean Hill (6), tries to seal off Buffalo Sabres' Chris Drury during the first period in NHL hockey action in Uniondale, N.Y. in this Jan. 27, 2007 file photo. Hill, the first NHL player suspended for violating the league's drug policy, signed a one-year deal with the Minnesota Wild on Friday. The 37-year-old defenseman received a 20-game suspension and will miss the first 19 games of the upcoming season (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, file)" border="0" /></a>AP - Just when Sean Hill thought a steroid scandal might mark the end of his NHL career, the Minnesota Wild called to tell him to come on home.</p><br clear="all"/>
Broadcaster Bill Maas released from jail (AP)
Broadcaster Bill Maas, a former All-Pro lineman, was released from jail Sunday after his arrest on drug possession and weapons charges during a roadside check. Maas and passenger Sarah Murphy were released Sunday and ordered to return to court August 21, jail officials said. The two were arrested Friday night after authorities stopped Maas' sport utility vehicle along Illinois Route 116 .
Feds allege dogfighting at Vick property (AP)
There is no longer any doubt about what federal authorities contend took place on the property owned by Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick that is at the center of a dogfighting investigation. Investigators said almost nothing to reporters who gathered at the property while agents conducted a second search on Friday, but documents filed in Richmond and obtained by The Associated Press...
Broncos' Peterson suspended for steroids (AP)
Denver Broncos defensive end Kenny Peterson will miss the first four games of the season and be suspended without pay for violating the NFL's steroid policy. The Broncos released an NFL statement Friday saying Peterson will be suspended without pay starting Aug. 31. The statement said Peterson had violated the policy on anabolic steroids and related substances but didn't specify what he had done.
Tank Johnson won't face DUI charges (AP)
Former Chicago Bears tackle Tank Johnson will not face charges connected to his arrest in this Phoenix suburb on suspicion of drunken driving. Police said Thursday the case would be closed with no request for prosecution. Gilbert police spokesman Sgt. Andrew Duncan declined to elaborate. "I am not surprised by this decision, but I am relieved," Johnson said in a statement released by his lawyer.
Tenn. charges against 'Pacman' delayed (AP)
Adam "Pacman" Jones must wait to see how felony charges filed against him in Las Vegas are handled before a Tennessee court rules on whether the suspended NFL player's plea bargain should be revoked. A new hearing was set for Jan. 3 to revisit the case. "I think we'll have to wait to see what happens in Las Vegas courts," Rutherford County General Sessions Court Judge David Loughry said Thursday.
Dolphins release WR Campbell before camp (AP)
The Miami Dolphins released wide receiver Kelly Campbell on Friday, three weeks before the start of training camp. Campbell hasn't played a regular-season game since 2004 because of leg problems, yet he said earlier this offseason that the quadricep injury sustained during Miami's training camp a year ago that kept him out for all of 2006 was no longer bothersome.
Raiders DE McNeal arrested (AP)
Oakland Raiders defensive end Bryant McNeal was arrested Thursday on an outstanding warrant following a traffic stop in South Carolina. McNeal, a 27-year-old reserve, was wanted in Florida for selling a Land Rover to a pawn broker for $15,000 when he didn't own it, Clearwater, Fla., police spokesman Wayne Shelor said.
Oden better in second summer league game (AP)
Top pick Greg Oden's second summer league game with the Portland Trail Blazers was better than his first, but still not up to the high profile center's expectations. Two days after he was disqualified with 10 fouls in 20 minutes, Oden had 13 points, five rebounds and nine fouls Sunday in a 72-68 loss to the Dallas Mavericks.
Parker, Longoria wed in French cathedral (AP)
The sun smiled on Tony Parker and Eva Longoria's wedding day, breaking through after days of gray Paris skies. Their VIP guests, though, were concealed by big black umbrellas. Glamour and security went hand-in-hand as the NBA champion and star of "Desperate Housewives" exchanged vows Saturday in a church across from the Louvre Museum.
Durant scores 18 points in Sonics debut (AP)
Kevin Durant took his Seattle SuperSonics debut in stride on the first day of the NBA Summer League on Friday. Durant led all scorers with 18 points, but he shot just 5-of-17 from the field in the Sonics' 77-66 loss to the Dallas Mavericks. He was scoreless in the first quarter before tallying 13 points in the second quarter, including 11 straight.
Bulls keeping Nocioni for reported $38M (AP)
Andres Nocioni agreed to a five-year deal to return to the Chicago Bulls, and there is a team option for a sixth year. "He's glad to be back," George Bass, Nocioni's agent, said Friday. "We've been very aggressively working on it." The deal officially cannot be signed before July 11. Financial terms were not available, but the Chicago Tribune reported it was for approximately $38 million.
Bucks meet Yi for 1st time in Las Vegas (AP)
The Milwaukee Bucks met with draft pick Yi Jianlian for the first time in Las Vegas at the NBA's Summer League starting there this week. Yi, Bucks general manager Larry Harris and Bucks coach Larry Krystkowiak met for about an hour at a hotel Thursday to get to know the 6-foot-11 power forward and begin lobbying him to sign with the team.
Kings name Natt assistant coach (AP)
The Sacramento Kings hired Kenny Natt on Saturday to be an assistant coach, reuniting him with former teammate Reggie Theus. Natt and Theus were teammates on the Kings in 1984-85, when the club played in Kansas City. Theus was hired last month to be Sacramento's head coach. Natt was an assistant coach with the Eastern Conference champion Cleveland Cavaliers this past season and had been with...
Stackhouse agrees to stay with Mavericks (AP)
Jerry Stackhouse is sticking with Dallas, agreeing to a three-year deal to remain the Mavericks' sixth man. Stackhouse agreed Thursday night to a deal that will pay him more than the midlevel exception, which is expected to be set at roughly $6 million. While details were still being finalized Friday, the contract can't become official until the NBA's signing period begins Wednesday.
Coyotes' Turris impresses at rookie camp (AP)
Unlike many of the players invited to the Phoenix Coyotes' rookie camp, Kyle Turris isn't trying to earn a contract. He still wants the Coyotes to know they made the right move when they picked him third overall in last month's NHL draft. "I want to put in a good first impression," Turris said after the 90-minute skate Saturday at the team's practice facility.
Sabres match Oilers' $50M offer to Vanek (AP)
Losing Chris Drury and Daniel Briere to free agency was bad enough. The Buffalo Sabres weren't going to let high-scoring youngster Thomas Vanek get away at any price. Without hesitation, the Sabres signed Vanek to a seven-year, $50 million contract Friday, matching the offer the player received from the Edmonton Oilers.
Senators name John Paddock coach (AP)
John Paddock won't have to move far when he takes over as coach of the Ottawa Senators. Paddock was promoted to the job of head coach Friday after two seasons as the Senators' assistant coach, taking over a team that made it to the Stanley Cup finals this spring. The 53-year-old Paddock will be the sixth coach in franchise history.
Wild ink D Hill despite drug suspension (AP)
Just when Sean Hill thought a steroid scandal might mark the end of his NHL career, the Minnesota Wild called to tell him to come on home. "For the Wild to come out and tell me they wanted me, I can't tell you the feelings I had," Hill said in a telephone interview Friday, hours after finalizing a one-year deal with the Wild worth $475,000.
Red Wings re-sign G Hasek to 1-year deal (AP)
The Detroit Red Wings checked off two of the top items on their offseason to-do list by re-signing star goalie Dominik Hasek and up-and-coming forward Jiri Hudler. The Red Wings and Hasek agreed Thursday to terms of a one-year contract worth more than $2 million in base salary with a chance to earn an additional $2 million in bonuses.
Islanders sign Guerin and Comrie (AP)
The New York Islanders finally found free agents willing to sign, inking All-Star forward Bill Guerin to a two-year contract and center Mike Comrie to a one-year deal on a busy Thursday. Guerin, a four-time All-Star, scored 36 goals last season while splitting time with the St. Louis Blues and San Jose Sharks.
Sabres sign Thibault, Peters and Ryan (AP)
Jocelyn Thibault signed a one-year contract with the Sabres on Thursday, as Buffalo bolstered its backup goaltending depth through free agency. Thibault is a 13-year NHL veteran who spent the past two seasons as a backup in Pittsburgh. He had a 7-8-2 record and 2.83 goals-against average in 22 games with the Penguins last season.
NASCAR truck driver Aaron Fike arrested on drug charges (AP)
NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series driver Aaron Fike was arrested in an amusement park parking lot after authorities found a substance believed to be heroin in his sport utility vehicle, police said.
McMurray gets help, holds off Busch to end winless drought (PA SportsTicker)
Jamie McMurray used a little help from his teammates to break a long winless drought at the Pepsi 400 on Saturday night.
Teamwork pays off for Roush and McMurray, fails others (AP)
One team failed to work together. Another one basically fell apart. In the end, Jack Roush's guys reminded everyone how it's supposed to be done.
McMurray captures second career Nextel Cup victory at Daytona (PA SportsTicker)
McMurray ends 166-race winless streak with Daytona victory (AP)
Jamie McMurray made a costly mistake early, a dramatic move late and ended a long day of racing in a somewhat unfamiliar spot -- Victory Lane.
Teammates Stewart, Hamlin wreck early at Daytona (AP)
Tony Stewart and Denny Hamlin hardly acted like teammates Saturday night at Daytona International Speedway.
Top NASCAR series to be named Sprint Cup in 2008 (PA SportsTicker)
NASCAR announced Saturday that it will change the name of its top series starting in 2008, switching from the Nextel Cup Series to the Sprint Cup Series.
NASCAR's top series to be called Sprint Cup in 2008 (AP)
NASCAR's top series is changing its name for the second time in five years, switching from Nextel Cup to the Sprint Cup starting in 2008.