Jul 17, 2023

📢📰 Sports Headlines for Monday

Posted Jul 17, 2023 8:28 AM
Sports Headlines for Monday Morning, July 17th, 2023
Sports Headlines for Monday Morning, July 17th, 2023

AP Sports Summary for July 17th

Carlos Alcaraz beats Novak Djokovic in 5 sets to win Wimbledon for a second Grand Slam trophy

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Carlos Alcaraz has ended Novak Djokovic's 34-match winning streak at Wimbledon by beating him 1-6, 7-6 (6), 6-1, 3-6, 6-4 in an engaging, back-and-forth final to win his first championship at the All England Club. Alcaraz's victory gave him his second Grand Slam trophy overall. The No. 1-ranked Alcaraz prevented Djokovic from what would have been a record-tying eighth title, and fifth in a row, at the grass-court tournament. Djokovic also was kept from claiming his 24th career major. Alcaraz is a 20-year-old from Spain who became the third-youngest male champion at Wimbledon. The age gap between the two was the widest in any men's Slam final since 1974.

Novak Djokovic rues his missed chances after losing a highly entertaining Wimbledon final in 5 sets

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Novak Djokovic lost on Centre Court at Wimbledon for the first time in 10 years and he has some regrets about it. There was that tiebreaker pretty early in the men's final when the 36-year-old Serb was one point from taking a two-sets-to-none lead over Carlos Alcaraz. And then there was that missed volley on break point early in the fifth set with all the momentum at that stage going the seven-time Wimbledon champion's way. Djokovic ended up losing 1-6, 7-6 (6), 6-1, 3-6, 6-4 in a high-energy and highly entertaining championship match. Djokovic says "I had my chances. I think I could have closed out that second-set tiebreaker better."

Titans landing 3-time All-Pro receiver DeAndre Hopkins, AP source says

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans hope they've filled their major need at wide receiver with three-time All-Pro wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins. A person familiar with the agreement said Sunday the Titans have agreed on a two-year deal worth $26 million with incentives that could push that to $32 million. The Titans had the advantage of being the first NFL team Hopkins visited after his release by Arizona in May. The person confirmed the agreement to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because Hopkins hasn't signed the contract. Hopkins would immediately boost a receiving group for a team whose head coach had more career NFL touchdown catches than anyone currently on the roster.

Stephen Curry makes hole-in-one, leads American Century celebrity golf tournament

STATELINE, Nev. (AP) — Stephen Curry, from way downtown! The Golden State Warriors star made a hole-in-one Saturday in the American Century Championship celebrity tournament. Fans roared as Curry hit the shot on the 152-yard par-3 seventh hole at Edgewood Tahoe, ripped off his hat, held a finger in the air and sprinted to the hole. The eight-point ace helped Curry maintain the lead in the modified Stableford event, three points ahead of Dallas Stars forward Joe Pavelski and former tennis player Mardy Fish. Players also receive a point for par, three for birdie and six for eagle and are deducted two points for double bogey or worse. Curry had 50 points after his 23-point round. Fish, the 2020 winner, had a 29-point day. Pavelski scored 24 points.

Lionel Messi introduced by Inter Miami and Major League Soccer

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Lionel Messi has met his new fans at Inter Miami. An event billed as "The Unveil" was Sunday night at the team's stadium in Fort Lauderdale. It came one day after Messi, Major League Soccer and Inter Miami finalized his signing through the 2025 season. It's the start of a busy week of events for Messi with his new club. His first official training session is Tuesday and he is expected to play Friday in a Leagues Cup match against Cruz Azul.

Golf has long been about making connections. That won't change in an LIV-PGA Tour world

The history of golf courses serving as a boardroom with grass is a lengthy one. Corporate executives and politicians have used the game as a chance to make deals and generate influence for years. That is unlikely to change after the stunning merger of the PGA Tour and LIV Golf. If anything, some in and around the corporate world are looking to find ways to make sure the sport is more inclusive. Some schools are offering workshops on golf as a networking opportunity because they understand the doors that can be opened by being around the game at a corporate level.

Ukrainian boxer fights through the challenges of war on her way to the Paris Olympics

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Boxer Anna Lysenko dedicates long hours preparing for next year's Paris Olympics in a modest gym located in the heart of Kyiv despite the unsettling sounds of explosions booming outside. Lysenko nearly won an Olympic medal at the Tokyo Games in 2021 but her training routine this time has been disrupted by the war in Ukraine. Lysenko says "it's stifling. It probably doesn't allow me to feel at peace." The 31-year-old Lysenko has sacrificed almost 10 years of her life for the sport but her chances of competing in Paris remain uncertain because of the possible participation of Russian and Belarusian athletes.

Analysis: Wimbledon's champion says a taste for McDonald's makes her normal. But she's unique

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Wimbledon champion Marketa Vondrousova says she's "just a normal person" because she likes to eat chocolate and eat McDonald's during a Grand Slam tournament. What she showed by becoming the first unseeded woman to claim the title at the All England Club is that she is unique. She is a 24-year-old lefty from the Czech Republic who missed Wimbledon last year after having two operations on her left wrist. Vondrousova grew up playing on clay at a club in Prague and her first big success was reaching the 2019 French Open final on that surface. She later was the runner-up at the Tokyo Olympics on hard courts. And now she has succeeded on grass.

McIlroy birdies last 2 holes to win Scottish Open, beating MacIntyre by 1 shot

GULLANE, Scotland (AP) — Rory McIlroy finally is a winner in Scotland. McIlroy birdied the last two holes in whipping wind for a 68 to beat Robert MacIntyre by one shot in the Scottish Open. They delivered a great finish at The Renaissance Club. MacIntyre hit 3-wood from the rough on the 18th to 4 feet for birdie and a 64. McIlroy birdied the par-3 17th to catch him. And on the final hole, McIlroy hit 2-iron to 10 feet for birdie. The win gives McIlroy a boost going to the British Open next week at Royal Liverpool.

British Open has an old course with a new finish at Royal Liverpool

HOYLAKE, England (AP) — For an old course, Royal Liverpool offers a new finish. Players began arriving Sunday for the British Open. Only 38 players in the field were at Hoylake in 2014. And only nine players competed at Royal Liverpool in 2006 and 2014. The big change is at the end. The par-3 15th is now the longest par 5 in Open history. What used to be No. 15 is now the par-3 17th, except it goes in the opposite direction. Cameron Young did his best to take it all in after his long flight. He was runner-up last year at St. Andrews.

Linn Grant wins first LPGA title at Dana Open, beating Allisen Corpuz by 3 shots

SYLVANIA, Ohio (AP) — Linn Grant has won her first LPGA Tour title after an outstanding start to her career in Europe. The Swede endured a charge from U.S. Women's Open champion Allisen Corpuz and closed with a 3-under 68 for a three-shot victory in the Dana Open in Sylvania, Ohio. The 24-year-old Grant has five victories in Europe but didn't play in the United States until this year because she is not vaccinated against COVID-19. Grant took a six-shot lead into the final round and closed it out after Corpuz got within two on the back nine. She finished at 21-under 263 at Highland Meadows.


Here are the scores from yesterday's sports events:



Final Baltimore 5 Miami 4

Final Chicago White Sox 8 Atlanta 1

Final Toronto 7 Arizona 5

Final Boston 11 Chicago Cubs 5

Final Colorado 8 N.Y. Yankees 7



Final Kansas City 8 Tampa Bay 4

Final Texas 6 Cleveland 5

Final Seattle 2 Detroit 0

Final Minnesota 5 Oakland 4

Final Houston 9 L.A. Angels 8



Final San Francisco 8 Pittsburgh 4

Final Milwaukee 4 Cincinnati 3

Final St. Louis 8 Washington 4

Final Philadelphia 7 San Diego 6

Final N.Y. Mets 2 L.A. Dodgers 1





Cleveland at Pittsburgh 7:05 p.m.

L-A Dodgers at Baltimore 7:05 p.m.



Tampa Bay at Texas 8:05 p.m.

Detroit at Kansas City 8:10 p.m.

N-Y Yankees at L-A Angels 9:38 p.m.

Boston at Oakland 9:40 p.m.

Minnesota at Seattle 9:40 p.m.



San Francisco at Cincinnati 7:10 p.m.

Miami at St. Louis 7:45 p.m.

Washington at Chi Cubs 8:05 p.m.

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