Update on the latest in sports:
Last year’s men’s finalists advance
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) – Last year’s men’s finalists have moved into the third round at Wimbledon within minutes of each other. Moments after Kevin Anderson converted his second match point against Janko Tipsarevic with an ace on No. 2 Court, Novak Djokovic wrapped up his straight-set win over Denis Kudla on Centre Court.
In other action:
– Former finalist Milos Raonic is through to the third round of Wimbledon for the sixth year in a row. Raonic beat Robin Haase to set up a meeting with unseeded American Reilly Opelka. Opelka edged three-time major champion Stan Wawrinka to reach the third round of a Grand Slam tournament for the first time.
– Thomas Fabbiano of Italy also advanced, following up his upset win over Stefanos Tsitsipas by beating Ivo Karlovic. At 40, Karlovic became the oldest man since 1975 to win at Wimbledon by advancing to the second round.
– Fernando Verdasco came from two sets down to knock Kyle Edmund out of Wimbledon and reach the third round for the first time since 2015.
– Eighth-seeded Elina Svitolina advanced to the third round after Margarita Gasparyan had to retire with a leg injury in the second set. Gasparyan was leading 7-5, 5-6 when she was forced to quit.
– Two-time major champion Victoria Azarenka also advanced, beating Ajla Tomljanovic 6-2, 6-0. Azarenka could face former No. 1 Simona Halep in the third round.
Clevinger hoping for better performance
UNDATED (AP) – Cleveland’s Mike Clevinger hopes a matchup tonight against Kansas City can help him get right. After his masterful start to the season was cut short by a back injury, the Indians right-hander has had a lousy go of it. Over two starts since returning, he’s allowed 12 runs in 6 1/3 innings, including a seven-run mishap against the lowly Orioles last time out. Cleveland is on the AL postseason bubble, and Clevinger’s status could influence the team’s direction at the trade deadline.
Also on the major league schedule:
– Mike Fiers looks to win his seventh straight decision when takes the mound for the A’s in the middle game of a three-game series at home against the Twins.
– Walker Buehler, 8-and-1 and a newly named All Star, is on the mound for the Dodgers at home against the Diamondbacks.
– Yankees righthander Domingo German comes off the injured list to start the Subway Series finale against lefty Jason Vargas of the Mets. German has been sidelined since June 8 with a strained left hip flexor.
– Winners of six of their last eight, the Philadelphia Phillies try to again trim Atlanta’s four and a-half-game lead in the N.L. East.
– After an emotional win over the Rangers last night in their first game since the death of teammate Tyler Skaggs, the Angels take on Texas again tonight.
– Yu Darvish of the Cubs looks for his first victory since late April as the Cubs play the Pirates again in Pittsburgh.
– Stephen Strasburg of the Nationals has a 10-game winning streak against the Marlins heading into tonight’s game against Miami in Washington.
– Boston Red Sox lefty Chris Sale is 5-1 with a 1.60 ERA in nine career appearances in Toronto. He takes on the Blue Jays again tonight.
– All-Star lefty John Means will get his final start before the All-Star break for the Orioles against Rays opener Ryne Stanek.
– Milwaukee’s Jhoulys Chacin is 0-5 with a 6.27 ERA over his last seven starts heading into tonight’s game against the Reds in Cincinnati.
– The Giants have won three straight, and the Padres have lost three, heading into tonight’s matchup in San Diego.
– The Detroit Tigers and Chicago White Sox complete a day-night doubleheader.
– In a pair of interleague matchups, the St. Louis Cardinals are at Seattle, and the Houston Astros visit the Colorado Rockies.
Charges dropped in Herrera domestic assault case
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) – Domestic assault charges against Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Odubel Herrera have been dismissed.
The move came after the victim in the case decided to drop the matter. Herrera must complete counseling within 60 days.
His attorney told reporters outside the courtroom in Atlantic City that Herrera and the 20-year-old woman involved in the case “are looking forward to getting on with their lives” and with their relationship together.
Police were called to a casino in May on a report of a domestic assault. They found a woman with signs of injury to her arms and neck, which they said were caused by Herrera.
He was placed on leave by Major League Baseball afterward.
Mavericks sign Marjanovic
UNDATED (AP) – A person with knowledge of the deal says the Dallas Mavericks and Boban Marjanovic have agreed on a contract that will likely make him their backup center.
The addition of Marjanovic gives the Mavericks two 7-foot-3 European players. The Serbian joins Kristaps Porzingis, the Latvian forward who has agreed to a $158 million, five-year max contract.
Dallas will be the fifth team in five seasons for Marjanovic, who started his NBA career with the rival San Antonio Spurs in 2015-16.
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Blazers sign forwards
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The Portland Trail Blazers have announced the signings of forwards Mario Hezonja and Anthony Tolliver.
Hezonja, the No. 5 pick in the 2015 draft by Orlando, played three seasons with the Magic before spending last season with the New York Knicks. He averaged 8.8 points in 58 games.
Tolliver spent last season with Minnesota. The 11-year veteran has also played with eight other teams, averaging 6.4 points.
Hawks acquire Parsons from Memphis
ATLANTA (AP) – A person with knowledge of the situation says the Atlanta Hawks have acquired veteran forward Chandler Parsons in a trade which sent Miles Plumlee and Solomon Hill to Memphis.
The person spoke with The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the trade can’t be finalized before Saturday.
The 30-year-old Parsons averaged 7.5 points and 2.8 rebounds in 25 games, including three starts, for Memphis last season.
The Hawks acquired Hill from New Orleans in a trade during the NBA draft.