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LONDON (AP) — Roger Federer will try again for a record eighth Wimbledon men's title. He advanced to the final at the All England Club for the 11th time by beating Tomas Berdych today, 7-6 (4), 7-6 (4), 6-4. Federer will face Marin Cilic in Sunday's final on Centre Court. Cilic defeated Sam Querrey 6-7 (6), 6-4, 7-6 (3), 7-5 in the day's other semifinal.

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Washington Nationals are placing right-hander Joe Ross on the 10-day disabled list with a sprained elbow and are revamping their bullpen for a series against the Reds that begins tonight. Ross went 2-1 with a 2.36 ERA in his last four starts before the injury. He's 5-3 overall with a 5.01 ERA in 13 starts. The Nats have called up relievers Austin Adams and Trevor Gott from Triple-A Syracuse. Left-hander Sammy Solis was optioned to Syracuse.

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox are designating third baseman Pablo Sandoval for assignment. The team cut its losses with the one-time San Francisco Giants slugger today after activating him from the disabled list. He had been on an injury rehab assignment for an inner ear infection with Triple-A Pawtucket. The Red Sox have 10 days to trade or release him. The Red Sox signed Sandoval for five years and $95 million before the 2015 season.

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — The NFL is suspending Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Michael Floyd without pay for the first four games of the regular season for violating its substance-abuse policy. The Vikings have given no details of the violation. But an Arizona judge last month ordered Floyd to serve one day in jail for failing alcohol tests after a traffic stop last year. He blamed the results on a type of fermented tea called kombucha.

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The South Carolina banker who as chairman of Augusta National stood his ground on inviting female members to join the golf club is dead. Augusta National says Hootie Johnson died this morning. He was 86. Johnson served eight years as chairman of Augusta National and the Masters. Although known as a progressive businessman, his term was marked by his defiance under pressure by a women's group that the club invite women to join.

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