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LONDON (AP) — Venus Williams has reached the Wimbledon final for the ninth time. The five-time champion will play Garbine Muguruza (GAHR'-been moo-gah-ROO'-thuh) for the title on Saturday. It will be the second trip to the Wimbledon final for the 14th-seeded Spaniard. At 37, Williams is the oldest Wimbledon finalist since Martina Navratilova was the 1994 runner-up at the same age.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs have acquired ace Jose Quintana from the White Sox in a major trade between crosstown rivals. In exchange for the 2016 All-Star, the defending champions sent four prospects to the White Sox — outfielder Eloy Jimenez, right-handed pitcher Dylan Cease, and infielders Matt Rose and Bryant Flete. Quintana is 4-8 with a 4.49 ERA in 18 starts this season.
DENVER (AP) — The Denver Nuggets have announced the signing of former Atlanta forward Paul Millsap, a highly coveted free agent. The four-time All-Star agreed to a three-year deal worth $90 million. The 32-year-old Millsap averaged a career-high 18.1 points last season with 7.7 rebounds and 3.7 assists.
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Knicks and Houston Rockets are still trying to work out a deal involving Carmelo Anthony, according to a person familiar with the situation. The person says Anthony has told the Knicks he would accept a move to the Rockets but the teams are still trying to find a trade that works for both sides. The Knicks have been trying to trade the All-Star forward but finding a deal is difficult. Anthony has a no-trade clause and would have to agree to any deal. The 33-year-old still has two years and $54 million remaining on his contract.
IRVING, Texas (AP) — Oklahoma is the preseason favorite to win another Big 12 title after coach Bob Stoops' surprise retirement. The Sooners got 19 of 32 first-place votes in the preseason media poll released today in advance of the league's media days next week. Oklahoma State got 12 first-place votes, while Kansas State was picked third. Texas and TCU completed the top half of the poll, followed by West Virginia, Baylor, Texas Tech, Iowa State and Kansas.
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