Hometown hero Harper wins thrilling HR Derby

Ron Harper holds his son Washington Nationals Bryce Harper's trophy after the Major League Baseball Home Run Derby Monday, July 16, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The ball cleared the center field wall, and the sellout crowd roared. Bryce Harper threw his bat in the air, thrust both index fingers skyward and yelled with delight as a shower of streamers rained upon the crowd of 43,698.

Froome happy as Tour de France heads for the mountains

Britain's Chris Froome, rides in the pack during the eight stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 181 kilometers (112.5 miles) with start in Dreux and finish in Amiens, France, Saturday, July 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

ANNECY, France (AP) — Chris Froome believes the mountains will reveal the true Tour de France contenders as he looks forward to the first of three grueling stages in the Alps.

Djokovic, Kerber, Williams make comebacks at Wimbledon

Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates winning the men's singles final match against Kevin Anderson of South Africa, at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London, Sunday July 15, 2018.(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

LONDON (AP) — From champions Novak Djokovic and Angelique Kerber, to runner-up Serena Williams, this edition of Wimbledon was all about comebacks of various sorts.

Altuve, Betts bring compact pop to All-Star Game

CORRECTS TO JOSE ALTUVE NOT ALEX BREGMAN - American League, Houston Astros' Jose Altuve, second from right, walks with National League, Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout, right, after a team photo, Monday, July 16, 2018, at Nationals Park, in Washington. The the MLB baseball All-Star Game will be played Tuesday. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

WASHINGTON (AP) — In decades past they would have been given nicknames like “Pee Wee” and coached to shorten their swings, keep the ball close to the ground, find holes and use their speed to leg out base hits.

France beats Croatia 4-2 to win 2nd World Cup

France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris holds the trophy aloft after the final match between France and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, July 15, 2018. France won the final 4-2. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

MOSCOW (AP) — Taking turns sliding across the rain-soaked turf holding the World Cup trophy tight, teenager Kylian Mbappe and the rest of France’s players acted like the youthful bunch they are.

Degenkolb masters cobblestones, Porte crashes out of Tour

A spectator pushes Britain's Chris Froome as he gets back on his bicycle after crashing on a cobblestone sector of the ninth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 156.5 kilometers (97.2 miles) with start in Arras and finish in Roubaix, France, Sunday, July 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena )

ROUBAIX, France (AP) — Richie Porte sat on the pavement grasping his right shoulder and grimacing in pain. A fan helped Chris Froome get going after he tumbled onto grass lining the road. Romain Bardet recovered from three punctured tires.

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