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Posted: Friday, June 27, 2014 2:02 am

NEW YORK (AP) — The Cleveland Cavaliers used the first overall pick in the draft to select forward Andrew Wiggins, who averaged a Kansas freshman-record 17.1 points last season. Wiggins became the best option for the Cavs once Jayhawks center Joel Embiid (joh-EHL' ehm-BEED') suffered a stress fracture in his right foot shortly before the draft. The 76ers snared Embiid with the third choice after the Milwaukee Bucks picked Duke freshman Jabari Parker.

RECIFE, Brazil (AP) — The United States has advanced to the knockout stage of the World Cup despite Thursday's 1-0 loss to Germany, which won Group G. Thomas Mueller (MOO'-lur) put the Germans ahead in the 55th minute with his fourth goal of the tournament. The Americans moved into the second round through goal differential following Portugal's 2-1 win over Ghana.

UNDATED (AP) — Belgium warmed up for next Tuesday's second-round, World Cup match against the United States by downing South Korea 1-0 to win Group H. Algeria has qualified for the knockout stage for the first time with a 1-1 draw against Russia. The Algerians next face Germany on Monday.

LONDON (AP) — Men's second seed Rafael Nadal (nah-DAHL'), fourth seed Roger Federer and No. 5 Stan Wawrinka (vahv-REEN'-kah) have advanced to the third round at Wimbledon by winning Thursday. No. 13 Richard Gasquet (gas-KAY') was the highest men's seed to lose, dropping a five-setter to Nick Kyrgios (KEER'-ee-ohs). Winners on the women's side include top seed Serena Williams, fifth seed Maria Sharapova and No. 9 Angelique Kerber.

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Tiger Woods carded seven bogeys and four birdies for a 3-over 74 in his first competitive round since undergoing back surgery three months ago. He is tied for 83rd and in danger of missing the cut through 18 holes of the PGA's Quicken Loans National at Congressional. Greg Chalmers finished with three straight birdies for a 66 and a one-shot lead over Ricky Barnes and Freddie Jacobson.

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