WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — The second week of play at Wimbledon has begun. Men's third seed-Roger Federer is in action but his match with Xavier Malisse ( mah-LEES') was interrupted when Federer took a medical timeout. After a short delay, play resumed.
Hamilton a record-setter in All-Star balloting
NEW YORK (AP) — Texas outfielder Josh Hamilton drew a record total of more than 11 million votes and is one of three Rangers scheduled to start this month's All-Star Game. He'll be joined in Kansas City by catcher Mike Napoli and third baseman Adrian Beltre (BEHL'-tray).
Two other division leaders also have three starters for the June 10 midsummer classic. The Yankees are sending shortstop Derek Jeter, second baseman Robinson Cano (kan-OH') and outfielder Curtis Granderson. Catcher Buster Posey, third baseman Pablo Sandoval and outfielder Melky Cabrera are the Giants representatives.
The rest of the NL's starting lineup consists of Braves second baseman Dan Uggla, Reds first baseman Joey Votto (VAH'-toh), second baseman Rafael Furcal (fur-KAHL') of the Cardinals, outfielder Matt Kemp of the Dodgers and Cardinals outfielder Carlos Beltran.
Dodgers back in win column
UNDATED (AP) — The Dodgers snapped a season-high seven-game losing streak with an 8-3 victory over the Mets under the lights in Los Angeles.
James Loney had a pair of RBIs and the offensively challenged Dodgers took advantage of three New York errors to score six unearned runs.
Last year's NL Cy Young winner Clayton Kershaw went out and threw seven strong innings after learning he'd made a second straight All-Star team, improving his record to 6-4.
Elsewhere in the National League:
— Angel Pagan hit a game-ending double that was misplayed by Cincinnati right fielder Jay Bruce with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, giving the NL West-leading Giants a 4-3 victory. It earns San Francisco a split of their four-game series against the visiting Reds.
— St. Louis avoided getting swept by Pittsburgh in a three-game home series for the first time since 1991 with a 5-4 victory over the Pirates. Allen Craig and Yadier Molina went deep for the Cardinals, who snap the Bucs four-game winning streak.
— The Chicago Cubs completed a three-game sweep of the visiting Houston Astros with a 3-0 win. Travis Wood pitched shutout ball into the eighth inning, marking his longest outing of the year. Anthony Rizzo supplied a go-ahead base hit during a three-run sixth inning.
— Ricky Nolasco pitched seven strong innings, Hanley Ramirez hit a two-run home run, and the Miami Marlins completed a three-game sweep of the struggling Philadelphia Phillies with a 5-2 win. It was the first Marlins sweep of the Phillies since August 7-9, 2009, at Citizens Bank Park. All-Star slugger Giancarlo Stanton also homered, and Omar Infante and John Buck each had RBI doubles for the Marlins, who have won four straight.
— Ryan Zimmerman homered and drove in four runs and Gio Gonzalez scuffled for his sixth straight road victory to help the Washington Nationals beat the Atlanta Braves 8-4 in 105-degree heat.
— Kip Wells tossed seven strong innings for his first win in nearly three years, Chris Denorfia and Alexi Amarista had two hits apiece and the San Diego Padres beat the Colorado Rockies 2-0. Huston Street, named to the NL All-Star team Sunday, pitched a perfect ninth to pick up his 12th save in as many chances.
— Carlos Gomez raced home following two throwing errors after he stole second base in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Milwaukee Brewers a 2-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks. Gomez entered the game as a pinch-runner for Aramis Ramirez, who led off by drawing a five-pitch walk from Diamondbacks reliever Patrick Corbin (2-4).
In the American League:
— Brandon Moss homered off Yu Darvish, whose wild pitch allowed the tiebreaking run to score in Oakland's 3-1 victory over Texas. It snaps the major league leader's winning streak at five games. The Rangers rookie right-hander drops to 10-5 after allowing five hits and three run while striking out 11 A's over seven innings of work.
— Robinson Cano (kan-OH') and Eric Chavez hit two-run homers and Phil Hughes shut down the visiting White Sox after yielding two runs in the first inning as the Yankees beat Chicago 4-2. New York is sitting on a six-game lead over Baltimore in the East race.
— Shelby Duncan homered and had two doubles in the Cleveland Indians' 6-2 beating of the Orioles. The day after moving from Philadelphia to Baltimore in a trade, Jim Thome (TOH'-mee) went hitless in four at-bats and struck out twice in his O's debut.
— Prince Fielder and Austin Jackson drove in runs to help Detroit pull away from a sixth-inning tie and beat Tampa Bay 5-3 The Tigers won three of four from the struggling Rays to finish their road trip 5-5.
— Trevor Plouffe (pluf) homered twice, Josh Willingham and Drew Butera had one each and the Minnesota Twins came back from four runs down to take a big lead, then held on to beat the Kansas City Royals 10-8. With one run already across in the sixth, Willingham hit a three-run homer to tie the game at 5. Two batters later, Plouffe hit a solo shot for his second of the day.
— Rookie Mike Trout hit a tiebreaking home run in the eighth inning, and Mark Trumbo and Alberto Callaspo added two-run shots as the Los Angeles Angels beat the Toronto Blue Jays 10-6. Trout led off the eighth with a blast to center against Francisco Cordero (3-5) as the Angels spoiled Toronto's Canada Day party and disappointed the crowd of 34,853.
Woods back on top
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Tiger Woods bagged his third tournament title of the year on Sunday at Congressional, passing Jack Nicklaus for second place on the all-time list. He's eight victories shy of the career record set by Sam Snead.
Woods closed with a 2-under-par 69 to finish at minus-8, one stroke better than Bo Van Pelt, who carded an even-par 71.
Woods moves to the top of the PGA Tour money list and the FedEx Cup standings for the first time since September 2009
CHAMPIONS-SENIOR PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP
Daley earns breakthrough victory
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Joe Daley's first his first Champions Tour title is a major.
The 51-year-old Daley shot a 2-under-par 68 and finished two strokes better than Tom Lehman (LAY'-muhn) at the Senior Players Championship.
His 14-under total was good for a $405,000 paycheck and full Champions Tour status for a calendar year.
ROGERS, Ark. (AP) — Ai Miyazato (EYE mee-yah-ZAH'-toh) shot a 6-under 65 to overcome a five-shot deficit and win the NW Arkansas Championship. It's her second LPGA Tour victory of the year and ninth of the Japanese star's career.
Miyazato finished one stroke better than Azahara Munoz, who matched her 65, and Mika Miyazato, who carded a 67
After opening the day with a four-stroke lead, Venezuelan rookie Veronica Felibert shot a 72 to tie for fourth at 10 under.
Garrison heading north...Salo heading south
UNDATED (AP) — Ryan Suter and Zach Parise are taking a little more time to sort through offers from a slew of teams after the first day of NHL free agency. But many other players were inking deals with new teams.
Vancouver signed defenseman Jason Garrison to a six-year contract. Garrison grew up in White Rock, B.C. He joins the Canucks after four seasons with the Panthers. The 27-year-old had 16 goals and 17 assists for 33 points in 77 games with Florida last season. He added a goal and two assists in the playoffs.
Elsewhere around the NHL:
— The Lightning signed Sami Salo (SAL'-oh) to a two-year contract on the opening day of free agency. The 37-year-old defenseman spent the past nine seasons with the Canucks and has appeared in 761 career games with Vancouver and the Ottawa Senators.
— The Red Wings agreed to a $5.7 million, three-year contract with gritty forward Jordin Tootoo after reaching two-year deals with veteran forward Mikael Samuelsson for $6 million and backup goaltender Jonas Gustavsson for $3 million.
—The Ducks signed Sheldon Souray (SOO'-ray) to a three-year, $11 million deal and agreed to terms with Bryan Allen on another three-year deal, significantly upgrading their spotty defense with two veteran free agents.
— The Islanders have deals in place for forward Brad Boyes and defenseman Matt Carkner. Boyes spent the past two seasons in Buffalo. Carkner was with Ottawa the past three-plus seasons.
— Forward Dustin Penner has agreed to a one-year, $3.25 million contract to remain with Los Angeles Kings. The Stanley Cup champion Kings have retained every significant player from last season's run to their first NHL championship.
SWIMMING-U.S. OLYMPIC TRIALS
Eight is enough
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Michael Phelps has earned a chance to swim eight races at the London Olympics. Phelps rallied to win the 100-meter butterfly at the U.S. trials after making the turn in sixth place.
Phelps is expected to swim the same events in which he earned eight gold medals four years ago in Beijing.
TOUR DE FRANCE
Promising young rider takes first stage
VISE, Belgium (AP) — Switzerland's Fabian Cancellara (FAH'-bee-un kahn-cheh-LAH'-rah) wears the race leader's yellow jersey as riders start Stage 2 of the Tour de France.
The 198 riders will race 129 miles from Vise to Tournai in Belgium, along flat roads likely to end in a group sprint for the stage win.
Race favorite Bradley Wiggins of Britain remains in second place, 7 seconds back, while defending champion Cadel (kuh-DEHL') Evans of Australia is eighth, 17 seconds behind the Swiss.
The reign in Spain
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Spain destroyed Italy 4-0 in the final of the European Championships soccer tournament in Ukraine for their third straight major title.
Four years ago at Euro 2008, Spain ended a 44-year drought of major titles, beating Germany 1-0 in the final to start a run that has been unmatched by any other team in history. Two years later Spain won the World Cup.
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