Sports Watch

Federer beats Roddick for 15th slam

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) - Roger Federer was able to turn 16-14 into 15.

Federer has claimed his record 15th Grand Slam title by defeating Andy Roddick 5-7, 7-6, 7-6, 3-6, 16-14 in the Wimbledon final. Federer broke a tie with Pete Sampras for the most career men's Grand Slams, a month after winning the French Open.

Federer's day included a career-high 50 aces and 107 winners in a match that lasted four hours and 18 minutes. The longest match in Wimbledon finals history allowed Federer to become only the third man in 40 years to win the French Open and Wimbledon in the same year.

Roddick had 27 aces and 74 winners but fell to 2-19 all-time against Federer.

Federer also reclaims the No. 1 ranking from Rafael Nadal (nah-DAHL') after losing it last summer.


Autopsy today on former star QB

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Autopsies are planned today on former NFL quarterback Steve McNair and a 20-year-old woman found shot to death alongside him in a Nashville, Tenn., condo. Meanwhile, McNair's relationship with the woman has raised questions since the 4-time Pro Bowl selection was married with four children.

Police say McNair was found shot several times and the woman died from a single shot to the head. Authorities haven't said who's to blame for the killings, but are not looking for suspects. Police do not believe McNair's wife was involved.

Friends declined to describe the relationship between McNair and the woman, who was a waitress at a restaurant quarterback and his family frequented. Police only described her as a "friend."

McNair and the woman had been together just two days earlier, when she was pulled over driving a 2007 Escalade registered to her and McNair. She was arrested on a DUI charges, and he was allowed to leave in a taxi.

McNair played 13 seasons in the NFL and led the Tennessee Titans to the 2000 Super Bowl.

Pujols grabs most votes for All-Star game

NEW YORK (AP) - St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols (POO'-hohlz) led all players in the All-Star balloting and will represent the host city in the National League lineup this month, along with Cards catcher Yadier Molina (YAH'-dee-ehr moh-LEE'-nuh). Joining Pujols in the NL infield are Mets third baseman David Wright, Marlins shortstop Hanley Ramirez, and Phillies second baseman Chase Utley. Milwaukee's Ryan Braun, Philadelphia's Raul Ibanez (ih-BAHN'-yehz) and Carlos Beltran of the Mets were voted in as the starting outfielders, although Beltran isn't expected to play due to a knee injury.

New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter is the top AL vote-getter for the American League All-Star team and will be joined in the lineup by teammate and first baseman Mark Teixeira (teh-SHEHR'-uh). Josh Hamilton of Texas, Seattle's Ichiro Suzuki and Boston's Jason Bay were elected as the AL starting outfielders. Filling out the AL starting lineup for the 80th All-Star game in St. Louis are Tampa Bay third baseman Evan Longoria, Boston second baseman Dustin Pedroia (peh-DROY'-uh) and Minnesota catcher Joe Mauer.

Wedge safe for now

CLEVELAND (AP) - Cleveland Indians manager Eric Wedge has received a vote of confidence.

Indians general manager Mark Shapiro says Wedge and the entire coaching staff will remain in place the rest of the season despite the team's American League-worst 33-49 record. Shapiro spread the blame for the team's dismal season to the players, the front office, the manager and his staff.


Armstrong begins Tour quest

MONACO (AP) - Lance Armstrong remains 40 seconds off the lead after the second day of the Tour de France. The 7-time champion finished safely in the trailing pack but didn't lose any ground on leader Fabian Cancellara of Switzerland.

Britain's Mark Cavendish won today's 116-mile stage.

Showdown at Congressional

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) - Co-leaders Tiger Woods and Michael Kim have teed off in the final round of the PGA Tour's AT&T National at Congressional Country Club outside Washington, D.C.

Tournament host Woods entered the day 10-under after playing the third round at even par. Kim pulled even with a 2-under 68 yesterday after setting the course record with a 62 on Thursday.

Senior PGA champ Michael Allen fired a 65 that leaves him tied for third with Cameron Beckman, one shot off the lead. Allen has never won on the PGA tour.

Yi enters final round on top

SYLVANIA, Ohio (AP) - Eunjung Yi has a commanding lead early in the final round of the LPGA's Jamie Farr Corning Classic in Sylvania, Ohio. Yi played her first three holes of the day at minus-2 to get to 20-under for the tournament. She was six shots ahead of Morgan Pressel and Seon Hwa Lee.

Racing and Camping

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) - The IRL circuit is in Watkins Glen for the running of the Camping World Grand Prix.

Ryan Briscoe captured the pole with a fast time of 1 minute, 28.597 seconds in yesterday's qualifying, breaking the track record held by Helio Castroneves (EH'-lee-oh kas-troh-NEH'-vehs) by more than a second.

Justin Wilson joined Briscoe on the front row.

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