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Update on the latest in sports:




Madison Keys loses third-round match


LONDON (AP) – Madison Keys has become the latest top-10 seeded woman to lose at Wimbledon after her comeback fell short. The American fought back from a set and two breaks down only to falter near the end as she lost to Russian qualifier Evgeniya Rodina 7-5, 5-7, 6-4 in the third round.


Six of the women’s top 10 seeds, including defending champion Garbine Muguruza, lost in the first two rounds.


The Russian is one of two mothers left in the tournament and will now face the other – Serena Williams – if the American can get past Kristina Mladenovic later on Centre Court.


In other early action today:


– Fourth-seeded Alexander Zverev completed another five-set comeback to reach the fourth round at Wimbledon. Zverev beat American Taylor Fritz in a match that was suspended on Thursday after the third set.


– No. 8 Kevin Anderson also advanced, beating No. 25 Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany after losing just eight of 61 points on his first serve.


– Ekaterina Makarova of Russia earlier became the first player to reach the fourth round at Wimbledon. She followed up her victory over second-seeded Caroline Wozniacki by beating former semifinalist Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic.




Brewers dump Braves to expand division lead


UNDATED (AP) – The Milwaukee Brewers won a matchup of division leaders on Thursday to move 1 1/2 games ahead of the Chicago Cubs in the NL Central.


Hernan Perez was 3-for-4 with a two-run homer as the Brewers whipped the Braves, 7-2. Jhoulys Chacin (zhoo-LEES’ shah-SEEN’) and Dan Jennings combined for a three-hitter and blanked Atlanta after the first inning. Chacin gave up the three hits over seven frames and improved to 7-3.


Braves starter and loser Max Fried lasted just three innings, yielding four runs on four hits and three walks.


Ozzie Albies hit an RBI triple for the Braves, whose third straight loss cuts their lead in the NL East to one game over the Phillies.


Checking out Thursday’s other MLB action:


– The Astros blew a 2-0 lead before George Springer and Yuli Gurriel (gur-ee-EHL’) provided RBI singles in the bottom of the ninth to give Houston a 4-3 win over the White Sox. Jose Altuve (al-TOO’-vay) launched a two-run homer in the fifth, but Omar Narvaez and Leury Garcia belted solo shots while Chicago was taking a 3-2 lead. Justin Verlander struck out 10 over seven innings of the Astros’ third straight win.


– Marco Gonzales picked up his ninth win and the Mariners stayed 1 1/2 games behind the AL West-leading Astros by downing the Angels, 4-1. Gonzales struck out seven over six innings before three relievers completed a six-hitter. Chris Hermann’s solo shot in the seventh gave Seattle breathing room before Jean Segura added an RBI single later in the inning.


– The Diamondbacks’ 6-3 loss to San Diego leaves Arizona in a virtual first-place tie with the Dodgers in the NL West. Austin Hedges homered for the first time since April 10, Wil Myers drove in a pair and Carlos Asuaje (ah-SWAH’-hay) reached base four times in the Padres’ fourth win in 17 games. Eric Lauer limited the DBacks to one run over five innings.


– Mired in a five-game skid and losers in 17 of their last 22, the Nationals stormed back from a 9-0 deficit to beat the Marlins, 14-12 in Washington. Trea Turner went 3-for-5 with a go-ahead grand slam, a solo homer and a career-high eight RBIs in the biggest comeback in Nationals history. Matt Adams was 4-for-5 with three runs scored, and Juan Soto had three RBIs for the Nats.


– The Cardinals hammered the Giants 11-2 as Jedd Gyorko (JUR’-koh) had three hits, including a home run and five RBIs. Matt Carpenter and Harrison Bader also went deep while Yadier (YAH’-dee-ehr) Molina singled three times as part of the Redbirds’ season-high, 18-hit attack. Luke Weaver retired his first 16 hitters and left the game after allowing two hits over eight innings.


– Joey Gallo and Ronald Guzman hit two-run homers while the Rangers built a 7-0 lead before holding off the Tigers, 7-5. Yovani Gallardo (yoh-VAH’-nee gy-AHR’-doh) picked up the win despite allowing four runs and eight hits over 5 1/3 innings. Keone Kela gave up a ninth-inning run and had two on with nobody out before notching his 21st save.


– Aaron Slegers picked up his first big league win by allowing a run and three this over six innings of the Twins’ 5-2 decision over the Orioles. Slegers took a shutout into the fifth before Jonathan Schoop (skohp) hit the first of his two home runs. Logan Morrison belted a solo shot and Jake Cave was 3-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored as Minnesota ended a six-game losing streak.




Ginn won’t sign with Dodgers


UNDATED (AP) – Right-hander J.T. Ginn says he will not sign with the Los Angeles Dodgers and will instead attend Mississippi State.


The 19-year-old from Brandon High School in Mississippi was selected with the 30th overall pick in last month’s amateur draft, which has a slot value of $2,275,800.


The deadline for draft picks to sign, unless they have exhausted college eligibility, is 5 p.m. Eastern Friday.




Jenner re-signs with Jackets


UNDATED (AP) – The Columbus Blue Jackets have worked out a contract with restricted free agent Boone Jenner.


A person with direct knowledge of the contract told The Associated Press that the forward will receive $15 million over the next four seasons.


Jenner had 13 goals and tied his career high with 19 assists for the Jackets last season. The former second-round pick has 86 goals and 161 points in 342 NHL games.


Elsewhere in the NHL:


– The Canadiens say defenseman Shea Weber will be out five to six months after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee. It’s the second surgery this year for Weber, who had a torn tendon in his left foot repaired in March.


– The Hurricanes and defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk have agreed to a two-year contract worth $4.6 million. Van Riemsdyk led the team with a plus-minus rating of plus-9 last season and had a career-best 13 assists.


– Head coach Barry Trotz has added former Capitals assistant Lane Lambert to his Islanders coaching staff. Lambert will serve as the Isles’ associate coach.


– The lawyer representing Ottawa Senators assistant general manager Randy Lee says he will enter a not guilty plea and file a motion to dismiss harassment charges during his client’s appearance Friday in Buffalo city court. Lee is accused of making lewd comments and rubbing the shoulders of a 19-year-old male shuttle driver in May. A spokesman for the Erie County district attorney’s office says prosecutors will oppose the motion to have the charges dismissed.




Jayhawks pick Long as AD


LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) – Jeff Long will take over as the Kansas athletic director on Aug. 1.


The longtime Arkansas AD signed a five-year, fully guaranteed contract worth $1.5 million annually. Private funding will cover $1.3 million, with the remaining $200,000 paid by the university.


Long takes over for Sheahon Zenger, who led the department for seven years. Zenger was fired May 21 for what Kansas Chancellor Douglas Girod called “a lack of progress” within the department.



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