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France wins 2nd World Cup title, beats Croatia 4-2

SOCCER

MOSCOW — Sliding across the rain-soaked turf holding the World Cup trophy tight, teenager Kylian Mbappe and the rest of France’s players acted like the youthful bunch they are.

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Teheran sharp in 6-plus innings, Braves beat Arizona

MLB

ATLANTA — Freddie Freeman likes how the Atlanta Braves are positioned with the first half of the season complete.

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Djokovic wins 4th Wimbledon, 1st Slam in 2 years

TENNIS

LONDON — Novak Djokovic acknowledged that he was worried.

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Kim wins John Deere Classic in record-breaking runaway

PGA

SILVIS, Ill. — Michael Kim didn’t just win his first PGA Tour event on Sunday. He dominated in a fashion never seen at TPC Deere Run.

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Singh tops Maggert in playoff at Senior Players Championship

GOLF

HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. — Vijay Singh hit a perfect approach to set up the winning playoff birdie.

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Romo rallies to win celebrity golf tournament at Lake Tahoe

GOLF

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Nev. — Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo rallied from four points back to win his first American Century Championship at Lake Tahoe on Sunday.

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Prescott 11U team claims 1st-round bye at state

Little League Baseball

Prescott Little League’s 11-and-Under All-Stars will have had three weeks to prepare for the Arizona state tournament by the time the team battles the winner of Monday night’s first-round game — that pits Mt. Graham versus McCormick Ranch — in the quarterfinals on Tuesday, July 17.

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Wimbledon glance: Djokovic eyes 4th title against Anderson

Tennis

A quick look at Wimbledon: LOOKAHEAD TO SUNDAY Novak Djokovic will be seeking a fourth Wimbledon title and 13th Grand Slam trophy when he faces Kevin Anderson in the championship match.

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Former Prescott fire chief shoots hole-in-one to remember

Golf

In more than 30 years of playing golf, retired Prescott Fire Chief Bruce Martinez had never drained a hole-in-one.

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Groenewegen wins 2nd straight stage at Tour

Cycling

Dylan Groenewegen has turned the sprinting battle at the Tour de France into a three-man race.

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Truex repeats as Cup winner at Kentucky Speedway

NASCAR

Martin Truex Jr. won the NASCAR Cup Series race at Kentucky Speedway, passing Brad Keselowski and then Kurt Busch late on the way to repeating as champion on Saturday night.

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Greinke again rules on road as Diamondbacks shut out Braves

MLB: D-backs 3, Braves 0

Arizona manager Torey Lovullo asked his team for a strong finish before the All-Star break.

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Kerber tops Williams at Wimbledon for 3rd title

Tennis

Angelique Kerber was not about to be overwhelmed by the setting or the stakes in this Wimbledon final.

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Kim takes 5-shot lead at John Deere Classic

PGA Tour

Michael Kim spent his 25th birthday moving within 18 holes of his first PGA Tour victory.

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Belgium finishes 3rd at World Cup, beats England 2-0

Soccer

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — For Belgium and England, the third-place match at the World Cup was more like a dress rehearsal for future finals.

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Yavapai College softball hires new pitching coach/recruiting coordinator

Junior College

PRESCOTT — Fifth-year Yavapai College softball coach Doug Eastman on Friday announced the hiring of Erika Bennett as the program’s new pitching coach/recruiting coordinator.

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Mbappe, France to face Modric, Croatia for World Cup title on Sunday

Soccer - World Cup

MOSCOW — Kylian Mbappe has electrified the World Cup with his speed and youthful exuberance. Luka Modric has coolly controlled matches in Russia with his graceful play in the middle.

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Williams powers Sun past Mercury

WNBA

UNCASVILLE, Conn. — Courtney Williams had 25 points, including Connecticut's final six, and tied her career high with 10 rebounds to help the Sun hold on for a 91-87 win over the Phoenix Mercury on Friday night.

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Ahmed breaks tie in 7th as D-backs top Braves

MLB

ATLANTA — Zack Godley’s control was sharp. That usually means good things for the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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Kim takes 4-shot lead at weather-delayed John Deere Classic

PGA Tour

SILVIS, Illinois — Michael Kim took a four-shot lead Friday at the John Deere Classic in the Quad Cities, which was suspended twice because of weather concerns.

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A ‘transfer’ stage: Time to relax on longest leg of Tour de France

Cycling

CHARTRES, France — Peter Sagan thrust his arm and fist forward like Superman.

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Wimbledon glance: Williams faces Kerber in final

Tennis

Serena Williams goes for her eighth Wimbledon title and first major championship since giving birth to her daughter, Olympia, on Sept. 1.

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Dumoulin and Bardet lose time at Tour after bikes break

CYCLING

MUR DE BRETAGNE, France — Sometimes in cycling the bike can be the rider’s biggest enemy.

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Story homers as Rockies beat Diamondbacks 5-1

MLB

DENVER — No pitcher homers on Thursday.

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Perry, Small share 1-stroke lead at Senior Players Championship

GOLF

HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. — Kenny Perry wasn’t sure what to expect.

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