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Five afternoon games top the schedule

(AP) - The dayside schedule in baseball features five interleague games. The contests feature Toronto playing host to Philadelphia, Minnesota at St. Louis, Boston in Atlanta, Arizona at home to L.A.'s Angels and Chicago's two clubs squaring off in U.S. Cellular Field.

Coming up tonight, Detroit is at Houston, Pittsburgh entertains Kansas City, Cincinnati stays in Cleveland, Baltimore hosts Washington, Florida plays at Tampa Bay, New York's Yankees and Mets are playing in Citi Field, Texas is home to San Diego, Oakland entertains Colorado and Seattle is in L.A. against the Dodgers.

In the lone National League game, the Giants and Brewers continue their series in Milwaukee.

Safina and Williams to see action

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) - Women's top-seed Dinara Safina (din-NAH'-ruh sah-FEE'-nah) leads the way at Wimbledon today. She has a match with Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium. The highest seeded male in action will be No. 3 Andy Murray. The Brit is facing Viktor Troicki.

Today, former No. 1 Ana Ivanovic advanced to the fourth round by defeating French Open semifinalist Samantha Stosur 7-5, 6-2. Ivanovic has dropped to 12th in the rankings but looked back to her fist-pumping best on a sun-drenched Court 2.

Playing catch-up

CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) - The PGA's Travelers Championship is lagging behind schedule after thunderstorms eventually caused the second round to be suspended by darkness yesterday. Kenny Perry was the clubhouse leader through 36 holes, firing a 2-under-par 68 yesterday after opening with a 61.

Second round continues

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) - Michelle Wie (wee) was in the hunt when the second round of the Wegmans LPGA resumed this morning. Wie was in a third-place tie at 7-under when yesterday's play was halted following a thunderstorm. Ji Yai Shin was the clubhouse leader at minus-11.

Franchitti starts from pole

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The Indy car Sun Trust Challenge takes place tonight at Richmond International Speedway. Dario Franchitti (fran-KEE'-tee) won the pole yesterday, edging Ganassi teammate Scott Dixon.

A year ago, pole-sitter Tony Kanaan picked up his 13th career series victory with Indy 500 winner Helio Castroneves (EHL'-ee-oh kas-troh-NEH'-vehz) finishing second.

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