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July 13, 2018 11:14 PM Corey Kluber to miss all-star game with knee injury

Cleveland’s ace received an injection in his right knee that will force him to miss the all-star game. But, more importantly, the Indians are hoping it will allow the right-hander to continue leading their rotation after the break — and beyond. Kluber got the shot in his knee on Friday, a day after the two-time Cy Young Award winner gave up two runs in the eighth 8

July 11, 2018 6:23 PM ‘A tough lesson to learn’: How a missed email put one tennis player in Illinois instead of Wimbledon

WINNETKA, ILL.—Centre court at the A.C. Nielsen Tennis Center in this leafy suburban enclave along Lake Michigan sits nearly 4,000 miles away from Wimbledon’s pristine grass-court setting. Tim Smyczek had planned on competing at the Grand Slam event, but instead he was here on Monday, locked in a three-set match in front of a couple hundred spectators 7

July 11, 2018 4:01 PM Djokovic powers past Nishikori into Wimbledon semifinals

LONDON—Novak Djokovic shrugged off a second-set slump to reach a Grand Slam semifinal for the first time since 2016 by beating Kei Nishikori 6-3, 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 at Wimbledon on Wednesday. Djokovic wrested back the momentum for good after coming from 0-40 down at 2-2 in the third set to hold serve, and then breaking his Japanese opponent in the next game. The three-time 8

July 10, 2018 2:34 PM Kerber, Ostapenko to meet in Wimbledon semifinal

LONDON—Angelique Kerber reached her third Wimbledon semifinal after converting her seventh match point to beat Daria Kasatkina 6-3, 7-5 on Tuesday, setting up a meeting with former French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko. Ostapenko became the first Latvian woman to make the last four at the All England Club with a 7-5, 6-4 victory over Dominika Cibulkova 6

July 4, 2018 1:23 AM Bryce Harper opts in for MLB home-run derby, unlike most stars

“The past couple years I said that I was going to do it,” Harper said. “Especially it being in my ballpark, our ballpark. But, yeah, I think that if it wasn’t at our ballpark, I probably wouldn’t have done it. I just think I owe it to the fans to do it. I’m looking forward to having it there and doing it there.” It’ll be the second time Harper has participated 16

July 3, 2018 10:44 PM Maria Sharapova, Petra Kvitova latest big names to fall in Wimbledon’s first round

“I feel a lot more comfortable on the court,” Bouchard told reporters after the match. “I feel a little bit more like myself. You know, I have always deep down had the belief, and it’s about, in the tough moments of the match, keeping that belief. I have that more and more now. Just trying to keep progressing.” Shapovalov, meanwhile, beat one of the hottest 13

July 1, 2018 12:54 AM Caroline Wozniacki wins her second Eastbourne title

EASTBOURNE, ENGLAND—Top-seeded Caroline Wozniacki won the Eastbourne International for the second time by beating Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus in straight sets for her 29th career WTA title on Saturday. Wozniacki, who was runner-up last year, triumphed 7-5, 7-6 (5) in just under two hours, sealing the match with a backhand down the line. Wozniacki recovered 11

June 24, 2018 1:38 PM Canadian peacekeepers arrive in Mali as yearlong mission begins

The Liberal government committed two large Chinook transports and four smaller Griffin escorts for medical evacuations and transport, but the Canadian Forces is sending one more of each as spares in case any of the others break down in the harsh desert heat and dust. The total force will include about 250 Canadian service members who will call a German-run 13

June 19, 2018 4:07 PM Trudeau has billions of reasons to dig in against Trump on dairy

Justin Trudeau’s defence of Canadian dairy tariffs isn’t just about farmers and politics — it’s about debt, too. The prime minister squared off with U.S. President Donald Trump this month over Canada’s “supply management” system, which sets quotas for dairy, eggs and poultry and charges high tariffs above that threshold. Despite a U.S. surplus on dairy 11

June 19, 2018 1:27 PM Indian authorities break up police test-cheating gang

Those arrested included so-called “solvers” — people paid to take a test for someone else — and agents who represent them. Police also seized small listening devices, designed to be worn inside the ear, so that answers could be dictated to test-takers. In some cases, police said cheaters would take photos of the tests and message them to people waiting 9