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Wild card Tim van Rijthoven continues run at Wimbledon, will face top seed Novak Djokovic in fourth round

The 104th-ranked van Rijthoven beat Nikoloz Basilashvili to become the first wild-card entry since 2015 to reach the round of 16. 2 hours ago

tour de france

Yves Lampaert opens Tour de France with surprise Stage 1 victory in the rain

The Belgian cyclist earned his first stage win at the Tour, clocking 15 minutes, 17 seconds in the 8-mile time trial around Copenhagen.

Brittney Griner tells Russian court she understands her charges, but won’t comment further

The initial session of the trial, which was adjourned until July 7, offered the most extensive public interaction between Griner and reporters since Griner was arrested.

Ex-Georgetown coach Gordon Ernst gets 2 1/2 years in bribe scandal

The sentence for former Georgetown University tennis coach Gordon Ernst is by far the toughest punishment handed down so far in the sprawling college admissions bribery scandal.

Biden to award Medal of Freedom to Biles, McCain, Giffords

President Biden will present the nation’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, to 17 people, including actor Denzel Washington, gymnast Simone Biles, and the late John McCain, the Arizona Republican with whom Biden served in the US Senate.

Towns agrees with Timberwolves on $224 million extension

Karl-Anthony Towns is under contract for six more years, after agreeing to an extension Friday to remain with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Grizzlies, Ja Morant agree to 5-year supermax deal

The deal is worth at least $193 million and potentially up to $231 million.

Baseball

Check out the Astros’ Kyle Tucker trying to steal home while the Yankees’ Luis Severino tinkers with PitchCom device

Tucker saw Severino was distracted and tried to sneak home but he was thrown out.