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Federer wins record 8th Wimbledon title...Nationals fortify bullpen with trade...US makes roster changes for Gold Cup



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LONDON (AP) — Roger Federer has won his eighth Wimbledon title and 19th major trophy overall with a 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 victory over Marin Cilic (CHIHL'-ihch). Today's match ended with an ace from Federer after just 1 hour and 41 minutes, capping a marvelous fortnight in which he never dropped a set. Federer is also the oldest man to win Wimbledon in the Open era. The father of four turns 36 on Aug. 8.

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Washington Nationals have acquired relievers Ryan Madson and Sean Doolittle from the Oakland Athletics for right-hander Blake Treinen and a pair of prospects. The Nationals are looking to fortify a bullpen that has blown more than a third of its save chances. Left-hander Jesus Luzardo and infielder Sheldon Neuse were sent to Oakland as part of today's deal.

UNDATED (AP) — Forward Clint Dempsey, midfielder Michael Bradley and goalkeeper Tim Howard are among six additions to the U.S. roster for the knockout phase of the CONCACAF (KAHN'-kuh-kaf) Gold Cup. U.S. coach Bruce Arena also added forward Jozy Altidore, midfielder Darlington Nagbe and goalkeeper Jesse Gonzalez. Goalkeepers Brad Guzan and Sean Johnson were dropped along with midfielders Alejandro Bedoya, Cristian Roldan and Kelyn Rowe, and forward Dom Dwyer. The U.S. plays its quarterfinal Wednesday in Philadelphia.

SILVERSTONE, England (AP) — Lewis Hamilton has slashed Sebastian Vettel's Formula One championship lead to one point by winning a record-equaling fifth British Grand Prix. Going into the race, Vettel had a 20-point lead over Hamilton. Vettel was in third heading into the second-last lap when his front left tire shredded. He was able to crawl into the pits for repairs just in time to ensure he still finished seventh, collecting enough points to keep him on top heading into the Hungarian Grand Prix on July 30.

LE PUY-EN-VELAY, France (AP) — Chris Froome has fought back from a bike breakdown to hold onto the race leader's yellow jersey on the tricky Stage 15 of the Tour de France. By recovering from the mishap, the British cyclist now takes the jersey and an 18-second overall lead into tomorrow's rest day.

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