NC State’s Yow savors Top 25 goal, even amid FBI probe

In this Sept. 7, 2016, photo, North Carolina State athletic director Debbie Yow walks on the court during a tour of the school's renovated Reynolds Coliseum, in Raleigh, N.C. North Carolina State has finally the top-25 national status that athletics director Debbie Yow sought to build throughout her eight-year tenure. Yet, in an interview with The Associated Press, Yow is balancing the joy from the best overall sports season in Wolfpack history with the fact the men's basketball program is entangled in a federal corruption investigation into the sport. (Ethan Hyman/The News & Observer via AP)

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State finally owns the Top 25 national status that athletics director Debbie Yow has sought during her eight-year tenure.

Oklahoma’s Manek prepares for bigger role without Young

FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2018, file photo, Oklahoma's Brady Manek (35) dunks the ball during an NCAA college basketball game against Texas Tech, in Lubbock, Texas. Manek's strong freshman season got lost in Trae Young's dynamic freshman year. Manek, Oklahoma's No. 3 scorer last season, is preparing for his sophomore season and looks forward to taking on more of the load. (AP Photo/Brad Tollefson, File)

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Brady Manek’s strong freshman season was largely overlooked while the college basketball world was enamored with his Oklahoma teammate Trae Young.

The Open returns to nasty links of Carnoustie

FILE - In this July 18, 1999, file photo, France's Jean Van de Velde smiles as he stands in the water of the Barry Burn that crosses the 18th fairway to see if his ball, bottom center, was playable during the final round of the 128th British Open Golf Championship at Carnoustie, Scotland. Carnoustie is known more for the calamity it causes than the British Open champions it produces, including the most famous collapse of all by Van de Velde. (AP Photo/File)

Carnoustie is known as much for the calamity it causes as the British Open champions it crowns.

Serena Williams nears 24th Slam overall

Serena Williams of the United States returns the ball to Germany's Julia Gorges during their women's singles semifinals match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London, Thursday July 12, 2018.(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

LONDON — Yes, this will be Serena Williams’ 10th Wimbledon final. Yes, it’s her 30th title match at any major. And, well, sure, she’s widely regarded as not just the best of her era, but any era.

A look at what’s ahead at the World Cup

Soccer fans use a giant Croatian national flag as a shelter during the rain at Manezh Square near Red Square ahead of the semifinal soccer match between Croatia and England during the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, July 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

MOSCOW (AP) — Here’s a look at what’s coming up at the World Cup , which is down to its last two matches: the third-place game Saturday in St. Petersburg between Belgium and England, and the final the following day in Moscow between France and Croatia.

Famous dive in last France-Croatia World Cup match

Croatia's Josip Pivaric celebrates after his team advanced to the final during the semifinal match between Croatia and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, July 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

MOSCOW — One of the most notorious dives in soccer history took pace the last time France played Croatia in the World Cup.

Federer stunned in Wimbledon QF; Nadal, Djokovic, Isner win

Switzerland's Roger Federer leaves the court after losing his men's quarterfinals match against Kevin Anderson of South Africa, at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London, Wednesday July 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

LONDON (AP) — Roger Federer was a point away from a rather tidy, straight-set victory in the Wimbledon quarterfinals. One lousy point.

Sagan wins hilly Tour stage as Froome avoids trouble

Britain's Chris Froome arrives for the start of the fifth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 204.5 kilometers (127 miles) with start in Lorient and finish in Quimper, France, Wednesday, July 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena )

QUIMPER, France (AP) — Peter Sagan had the yellow jersey holder to thank for his victory on Stage 5 of the Tour de France on Wednesday.

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