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Posted: Friday, June 27, 2014 10:44 am


Rain is on the schedule as well as tennis

LONDON (AP) — Play at Wimbledon today was held up for about 30 minutes because of rain. Following the delay, French Open finalist Simona Halep (HAL'-ehp) and former World No.1 Caroline Wozniacki (wohz-nee-AK'-ee) advanced to the fourth round with wins.

Among those slated to see action today are men's defending champion Andy Murray, who has a 15 match winning streak at the All England Club. The U.S. men's double team of Mike and Bob Bryan are scheduled to play their first match after being rained out yesterday. They are the defending champions and the top seed.

That said the twins have failed to reach the final at any of the last three Grand Slam tournaments after winning the previous four.


Up next, Belgium

UNDATED (AP) — The U.S. World Cup team has its next game on July 1 when the Americans take on Belgium. This marks just the first time a U.S. team has advanced to the knockout round in back to back World Cups. The Americans were eliminated by Ghana four years ago in the round of 16.

Play in the knockout round starts Saturday with host Brazil facing Chile and Colombia going up against Uruguay


Hockey's draft starts today

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — There doesn't seem to be a clear cut choice for the No. 1 pick in tonight's NHL Draft. Florida holds the top choice and general manager Dale Tallon hasn't tipped his hand as to who he might pick. There has also been a lot of speculation that he might trade the pick.

Following the Panthers are the Sabres, Oilers, Flames and Islanders.


Wiggins went No. 1

NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA draft was conducted last night and with the first pick the Cleveland Cavaliers took Kansas forward guard Andrew Wiggins. As a freshman with the Jayhawks he averaged 17.1 points a game. Milwaukee had the second pick and gobbled up Duke's Jabari Parker.

There were 10 international players chosen in the first round, tied for the second-most in draft history. It ended with the champion San Antonio Spurs taking UCLA's Kyle Anderson.


Light day schedule of play

UNDATED (AP) — There are two day games being played in baseball this afternoon. In Baltimore it's the first of two games as the Orioles play host to the Tampa Bay Rays. They will follow that game with a separate admission game this evening. The Orioles start the day two games back of the first-place Blue Jays in the American League East while the disappointing Rays are last with a record of 32-48. The Blue Jays, by the way, are home to the White Sox tonight.

The other day game has a pair of National League clubs going at it. That contest has the Cubs playing host to the Washington Nationals. While the Cubs reside in last place in the NL Central, the Nationals remain in first in the NL East, despite a two-game losing skid. They lead the Braves, who are in Philadelphia tonight, by just a game.

The hottest team right now is Detroit as the Tigers have won seven straight. They are playing in Houston tonight. The other Texas club is enduring the longest current losing streak. The Rangers, who are hosting Minnesota, have dropped eight in a row.


Chalmers leads as Woods needs a great round

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Greg Chalmers starts the day with a one-shot lead at the PGA's Quicken Loans National at Congressional outside Washington, D.C. Chalmers finished with three birdies yesterday and a 5-under-66.

He has a later start time, but for those on the course, Freddie Jacobson and Bill Haas are tied at minus-4 after 10 and eight holes, respectively.

In his first round of competitive golf since undergoing back surgery in March, Tiger Woods carded seven bogeys and four birdies for a 3-over 74. He starts the second round tied for 83rd and in jeopardy of missing the cut.


Round 2 in progress

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Doug Garwood has jumped out in front of the Senior Players Championship. He is now 8-under, two shots in front of several players. Garwood has completed 11 holes of the second round and has four birdies and two bogeys on the day.


Opening round play today

ROGERS, Ark. (AP) — Fresh off winning last week's U.S. Women's Open in North Carolina, Michelle Wie (wee) is back in action today with first round play in the LPGA's NW Arkansas Championship. She finished 2-under for a two-stroke victory in the Open.

Following her big win she got flowers from Adam Sandler, who starred in the Happy Gilmore movie. Said Wie, "that's the biggest prize in golf, getting flowers from Happy Gilmore."

The winner of this event a year ago was Inbee Park.


Pole qualifying today in Kentucky

SPARTA, Ky. (AP) — This week's stop on the Sprint Cup circuit is the Quaker State 400 at the Kentucky Speedway Oval. The winner last year was Matt Kenseth, who racked up seven victories in 2013.

Jeff Gordon remains on top of the driver standings but Jimmie Johnson has the most victories this season, three.

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