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Posted: Monday, June 30, 2014 8:47 pm


Germany, France advance...U.S. will have Altidore for Belgium

UNDATED (AP) — Germany has earned the right to face France in the quarterfinals at World Cup.

The Germans beat Algeria 2-1 after neither team scored through 90 minutes. Germany tallied late in injury time and again in the 120th minute to avoid having the game decided on penalty kicks.

The French scored in the 79th minute before benefiting from an own goal to complete a 2-0 triumph over Nigeria.

The U.S. World Cup team has been given the news that Jozy Altidore (JOH'-zee AL'-tih-dohr) will be available for the second-round game against Belgium on Tuesday. The forward strained his left hamstring in the Americans' opener against Ghana on June 16 and didn't appear in their next two games. The U.S. Soccer Federation tweeted that Altidore "is ready and available." The extent of his availability was not clear.

Belgium will be without midfielder Steven Defour, who has been suspended for the match after being sent off in his team's final group match with South Korea.


No Americans left in London

LONDON (AP) — Defending champion and third seed Andy Murray has reached the Wimbledon quarterfinals for the seventh year in a row with a 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 win over 20th-seeded Kevin Anderson of South Africa. Murray has won all 12 sets he's played in the tournament this year, dropping 32 games. His All-England Club winning streak is 17 matches, including the run to a gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics.

Top-seed Novak Djokovic (NOH'-vak JOH'-kuh-vich) fought through shoulder pain to beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (SAHNG'-guh) 6-3, 6-4, 7-6.

Grigor Dimitrov (GREE-gohr dih-MEE'-trahv) and Marin Cilic (CHEE'-leech) also won their fourth-round matches in straight sets, and Stan Wawrinka (vahv-REEN'-kah) won his third-round match in three sets.

Feliciano Lopez eliminated John Isner (IHZ'-nur) 6-7, 7-6, 7-6, 7-5. Isner's ouster means no American singles player reached the round of 16 at Wimbledon, something that hadn't happened since 1911.

Three of the top four women's seeds have now been eliminated with the loss by No. 4 Agnieszka Radwanska (ahg-nee-ESH'-kuh rahd-VAHN'-skuh). The 2012 Wimbledon runner-up fell in the fourth round to 22nd-seeded Ekaterina Makarova of Russia 6-3, 6-0. The top two seeds, Serena Williams and Li Na (nah), lost last week.

Former World No.1 Caroline Wozniacki (wohz-nee-AK'-ee) lost her fourth-round match to unseeded Barbora Zahlavova Strycova 6-2, 7-5.

No. 13 Eugenie Bouchard (yoo-JEE'-nee boo-SHARD') has advanced by beating the woman who ousted top seed Serena Williams, Alize Cornet (uh-LEEZ'-ay kohr-NAY'). Bouchard won the last four games to post a 7-6, 7-5 victory and reach the quarterfinals. Bouchard is the only woman this year to have advanced to the semifinals of both Grand Slam tournaments earlier this year.

Petra Kvitova (kuh-VIT'-oh-vah) and Lucie Safarova also advanced.

Madison Keys of the U.S. withdrew from her uncompleted third-round match because of a left thigh injury. The 30th-seeded Keys won her first tour title at the Eastbourne grass-court Wimbledon warm-up.


Harper rejoins Nats

UNDATED (AP) — Outfielder Bryce Harper is back in the Washington Nationals' lineup tonight against Colorado after missing 57 games because of a torn ligament in his left thumb. His return created a host of changes to the Nats' defense, with Ryan Zimmerman moving back to third base, Anthony Rendon (rehn-DOHN') going to second and Danny Espinosa sitting on the bench.

Also in the majors:

— Mets manager Terry Collins says there is "zero" thought of placing David Wright on the disabled list even though the third baseman will remain in New York and miss the three-game series with the Braves. Wright had a follow-up examination of his bruised left rotator cuff in New York today. He will receive more treatment this week while resting his non-throwing shoulder.

— The suspension of Orioles third baseman Manny Machado (muh-CHAH'-doh) has begun after being upheld last week. Machado originally was suspended June 10 for intentionally throwing his bat on the field during an at-bat in Baltimore's game against Oakland on June 8.

— The Kansas City Royals have signed 42-year-old outfielder Raul Ibanez (rah-OOL' ih-BAHN'-yehz), nine days after he was released by the Los Angeles Angels. Ibanez hit just .157 in 57 games for the Angels, but 10 of his 26 hits were for extra bases.

— The New York Mets say former general manager Frank Cashen has died at a hospital in Easton, Maryland at age 88. Cashen assembled the Mets team that won the 1986 World Series, trading for Keith Hernandez and Gary Carter, while overseeing the drafts of Darryl Strawberry and Dwight Gooden and hiring manager Davey Johnson. He was the team's GM between 1980 and 1991 after a successful run as the Orioles' GM.

— The Houston Astros say they have been the victims of hackers who accessed their servers and published months of internal trade talks on the Internet. General manager Jeff Luhnow says the team will pursue and prosecute whoever conducted the hacking.


Report: Bucks work out deal for Kidd

NEW YORK (AP) — Jason Kidd is leaving the Brooklyn Nets.

A person with knowledge of the details tells The Associated Press that the Nets and Bucks have agreed to a deal allowing Kidd to become Milwaukee's coach. The Nets will receive a second-round draft pick in 2015 that was formerly their own, and another in 2019 belonging to either Milwaukee or Sacramento.

Kidd went 44-38 in his only season as Nets coach, but then sought control of the basketball operations department and was denied. The Nets gave him permission to talk to other teams about a job.


Canadiens and Avs work out deal

DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche have acquired veteran forward Daniel Briere (bree-EHR') from the Montreal Canadiens for right wing P.A. Parenteau (PAR'-ehn-toh) and a fifth-round pick in next year's draft. Briere had 13 goals and 12 assists in 69 games last season. He also had three goals as Montreal advanced to the Eastern Conference final. Parenteau missed 25 games last season after hurting both knees during the year. He finished with 14 goals and 19 assists.


Lehman pulls out

HOYLAKE, England (AP) — Former British Open champion Tom Lehman (LAY'-muhn) has withdrawn from this year's championship. Lehman plans to play at Oak Tree in the U.S. Senior Open next week in Oklahoma and then enjoy a summer vacation with his family.

Lehman won the claret jug in 1996 for his only major.

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