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Williams overcomes Azarenka to reach Wimbledon semifinals (Yahoo Sports)  

Serena Williams of the United States celebrates winning the singles match against Victoria Azarenka of Belarus, at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Tuesday July 7, 2015. Williams won 3-6, 6-2, 6-3. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

Serena Williams' latest Grand Slam match against Victoria Azarenka ended the same way as the previous nine - with Williams walking off as the winner. Coming up with big serves when she needed them and getting stronger as the match wore on, Williams put on a dominant performance in the final two sets, winning seven straight games at one stretch, to run her Grand Slam winning streak to 26 matches. ''It's been up and down, up and down, but somehow I'm still alive,'' Williams said.


PGA Grand Slam to move from Trump Course in Los Angeles (Yahoo Sports)  

Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., on Tuesday, March 10, 2015. Trump National Golf Club - Los Angeles will host the the 33rd PGA Grand Slam of Golf in October. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

The PGA of America is moving its Grand Slam of Golf from Donald Trump's golf course in Los Angeles, the first significant fallout for golf from the Republican presidential candidate's comments on Mexican immigrants. Trump and the PGA of America met Monday. Both groups said they mutually agreed not to hold the Grand Slam of Golf at Trump National Golf Club in Los Angeles on Oct. 19-21.


Ex-quarterback McNabb arrested again on suspicion of DUI (Yahoo Sports)  

Former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb pauses during an interview before an NFL football game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Kansas City Chiefs, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, in Philadelphia. McNabb is scheduled to have his jersey retired at halftime (AP Photo/Michael Perez)

GILBERT, Ariz. (AP) -- Former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb has been arrested again in Arizona on suspicion of driving while under the influence of alcohol.


Avery Johnson Jr. transfers to Alabama, will play for dad (Yahoo Sports)  

Dayton’s Scoochie Smith, right, steals the ball from Texas A&M Avery Johnson during a NCAA college basketball game in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)

Former Texas A&M point guard Avery Johnson Jr. will play for his father at Alabama. First-year Crimson Tide coach Avery Johnson announced Monday that his son is switching Southeastern Conference schools. The Alabama coach says he is ''thrilled as both a coach and a father'' to have the guard join the program, praising his son's character and skill-set.


Marc Gasol confirms new 5-year contract with Memphis (Yahoo Sports)  

MEMPHIS, TN - MAY 15: Marc Gasol #33 of the Memphis Grizzlies prepares to shoot a free throw against the Golden State Warriors in Game Six of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2015 NBA Playoffs on May 15, 2015 at the FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee. (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)

GIRONA, Spain (AP) -- NBA center Marc Gasol has confirmed that he will sign a new five-year contract with the Memphis Grizzlies.


AP Source: Timberwolves give Kevin Garnett 2 more years (Yahoo Sports)  

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - MARCH 4: Kevin Garnett #21 of the Minnesota Timberwolves runs down the court during a game against the Denver Nuggets on March 4, 2015 at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Jordan Johnson/NBAE via Getty Images)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Kevin Garnett is returning for season No. 21.


FSU QB Johnson off team after video shows him punching woman (Yahoo Sports)  

Florida State quarterback De'Andre Johnson calls a play in the first half of Florida State Garnet & Gold spring college football game in Tallahassee, Fla., Saturday, April 11, 2015. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser)

Florida State has dismissed freshman quarterback De'Andre Johnson from the team on the same day that prosecutors released video showing him punching a woman at a bar. In a statement Monday, coach Jimbo Fisher announced Johnson's immediate dismissal. In the security camera video released by the State Attorney's Office, it appears the woman and Johnson were trying to get a position at the bar, and Johnson jostled her.


Rookies Bryant, Pederson make All-Star team; A-Rod left out (Yahoo Sports)  

Chicago Cubs' Kris Bryant, left, hits a single during the first inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Sunday, July 5, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Less than three months after making his major league debut, Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant is an All-Star, one of two rookies selected along with Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson. Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal also was a first-time selection Monday for the July 14 game in Cincinnati.


Mo Williams says he's returning to Cleveland (Yahoo Sports)  
Mo Williams' best days in what has been a very solid NBA career came in Cleveland as LeBron James' wing man. Williams showed he still had plenty left in the tank last season, and he could provide a lift for James and the Cavaliers once again. Williams tweeted on Monday night that he is headed back to Cleveland to team up with James again, returning to the franchise and the superstar that helped him earn his only All-Star nod.  

AP Source: David West takes minimum to join Spurs (Yahoo Sports)  

INDIANAPOLIS - APRIL 5: David West #21 of the Indiana Pacers attempts a free throw against the Miami Heat at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on April 5, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images)

David West is sacrificing millions to chase that elusive championship. A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press that the veteran forward is taking a one-year, minimum salary contract worth $1.4 million to join the San Antonio Spurs. West walked away from a $12 million pay day with the Indiana Pacers to chase a title with the Spurs in his 13th NBA season.


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