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Posted 7/9/24

The highlights of the AP Sports report. An up-to-the minute listing of all stories planned, including games and events, is available in Coverage Plan on AP Newsroom, …

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The highlights of the AP Sports report. An up-to-the minute listing of all stories planned, including games and events, is available in Coverage Plan on AP Newsroom, https://newsroom.ap.org/coverageplan. You can also find a link to Coverage Plan on the left navigation of the Newsroom home page, https://newsroom.ap.org. Sports content can be found at http://newsroom.ap.org/page/APSports.

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AP coverage plans for the upcoming Paris Olympics can be found here: https://newsroom.ap.org/detail/pronto/57d3a768edff36e3e1b369fa8fa2ce4d

Find Olympics stories, photos, videos and interactives on the Olympics hub in APNewsroom.

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Icons of their sports. Voices for equality and social justice. Elite performers. Simone Biles and LeBron James lead the list of athletes likely competing at their final Olympics. Add in that Andy Murray will be retiring after the Paris Games and that Rafael Nadal may bid goodbye to tennis, too, and the stage is set for some emotional goodbyes. A look at some of the top athletes expected to bid “adieu” to the Olympics in the French capital. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 1400 GMT (10 a.m. EDT).


LAS VEGAS — Vice President Kamala Harris was a surprise guest at the U.S. Olympic men’s basketball team’s practice Tuesday, and her message was clear. “Bring back the gold,” Harris said. Harris — who flew to Las Vegas on Tuesday for campaign appearances — addressed the team briefly at the end of its fourth and final training camp practice session. By AP Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds. SENT: 420 words, photos.


LONDON — Novak Djokovic tries to reach his 49th Grand Slam semifinal and Alex de Minaur tries to reach his first as the Wimbledon quarterfinals conclude Wednesday. By Tennis Writer Howard Fendrich. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Singles play starts at 8 a.m. EDT.


— TEN--WIMBLEDON-SLIPPING AND SLIDING: By Howard Fendrich and Ken Maguire. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos.

— TEN—WIMBLEDON GUIDE: Everything you need to know about Wimbledon. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.


LE LIORAN, France — Stage 11 heads into the mountains with several minor climbs and one tough Category 1 ascent toward the end of the 211-kilometer (131-mile) trek from Évaux-les-Bains to the ski resort of Le Lioran. UPCOMING: 400 words, photos by 1530 GMT (11:30 a.m. EDT).


LAS VEGAS —Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy says NCAA rushing champion Ollie Gordon II will not miss any games because of his recent arrest for suspicion of driving under the influence, then later had to clarify what he meant when discussing his decision. SENT: 500 words, photos.


After nearly an hour of grappling with his opponent under the blazing sun, Turkey’s “Tireless Wrestler” was crowned the winner of the 663rd Kirkpinar Oil Wrestling Championships. Yusuf Can Zeybek, from the Mediterranean province of Antalya, retained the title he won last year in a contest said to date back to the 14th century. By Khalil Hamra and Andrew Wilks. SENT: 430 words, photos.



NEW YORK — Brandon Nimmo and the New York Mets had more than baseball on their minds throughout a picture-perfect win over Washington. The club honored longtime team photographer Marc Levine with a series of tributes Tuesday night at Citi Field, where the Mets played their first home game since his death. By AP Baseball Writer Mike Fitzpatrick. SENT: 320 words, photos.


NEW YORK — Cincinnati right-hander Hunter Greene and Baltimore infielder Jordan Westburg became first-time All-Stars on Tuesday when they were picked as injury replacements. Greene was selected by Major League Baseball to fill the spot of Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Tyler Glasnow. Westburg took the spot of Boston third baseman Rafael Devers. SENT: 250 words, photos.


SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Wander Franco was formally charged by prosecutors in the Dominican Republic with sexually abusing a 14-year-old girl. The prosecutors decided to press charges four days after the initial deadline expired on July 5, six months after a judge ordered that Franco be investigated. SENT: 240 words, photo.


STORRS, Conn. — Even with a deal that would make him one of the highest-paid college basketball coaches in the country, UConn’s Dan Hurley never let his thoughts stray far from what got him to the top of the men’s college basketball world. SENT: 490 words, photos.


It’s been a record breaking season so far for A’ja Wilson, Caitlin Clark and Angel Reese. The trio will look to continue that for the final eight days heading into the Olympic break. By AP Basketball Writer Doug Feinberg. SENT: 640 words, photos


PHOENIX — Former Carolina Panthers executive and Arizona Cardinals star safety Adrian Wilson was arrested in Arizona on June 1 on charges of assault, property damage and disorderly conduct, according to the Scottsdale Police Department. The police department said in a statement Tuesday that all three charges are related to domestic violence and all three are misdemeanors. By David Brandt. SENT: 170 words, photo.


— FBN—KOSAR ILLNESS: Former Cleveland Browns star quarterback Bernie Kosar has been diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver and Parkinson’s disease, according to a story in Cleveland Magazine.SENT: 240 words, photo.


SYDNEY — The Australian team heading to Paris will contain a higher percentage of women than any previous squad the country has sent to the Olympics. Of the 460 athletes representing Australia at the Paris Games, almost 56% are women. The Australian Olympic Committee on Wednesday said there were no women on the team when the Olympics were last held in Paris in 1924. SENT: 200 words, photo.


Wednesday's EDT Time Schedule


Kansas City at St. Louis, 1:45 p.m., 1st game

Minnesota at Chicago White Sox, 2, 2:10 p.m.

Chicago Cubs at Baltimore, 6:35 p.m.

Cleveland at Detroit, 6:40 p.m.

Seattle at San Diego, 6:40 p.m.

N.Y. Yankees at Tampa Bay, 6:50 p.m.

L.A. Dodgers at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.

Colorado at Cincinnati, 7:10 p.m.

Oakland at Boston, 7:10 p.m.

Washington at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m.

Kansas City at St. Louis, 7:45 p.m., 2nd game

Miami at Houston, 8:10 p.m.

Pittsburgh at Milwaukee, 8:10 p.m.

Texas at L.A. Angels, 9:38 p.m.

Atlanta at Arizona, 9:40 p.m.

Toronto at San Francisco, 9:45 p.m.


New York at Connecticut, 11 a.m.

Atlanta at Chicago, Noon

Washington at Indiana, Noon

Las Vegas at Seattle, 3 p.m.

Dallas at Phoenix, 3:30 p.m.


Uruguay vs. Colombia at Charlotte, N.C., 8 p.m.


Netherlands vs. England at Dortmund, Germany, 3 p.m.