(London-AP) – Novak Djokovic beat Roger Federer in an epic Wimbledon final to win his second straight and fifth title at the All England Club. Djokovic won 13-12 in a fifth-set tiebreaker for his 16th major championship while denying Federer the chance to extend his records with a ninth Wimbledon title and 21st overall Grand Slam championship. Djokovic has now won four of the last five majors to pull within two of tying Rafael Nadal for the second-most all-time.
(Atlanta, GA) – The NL East-leading Braves kept rolling as Freddie Freeman’s three-run homer in the eighth inning helped fellow All-Star Mike Soroka win his 10th consecutive decision in Atlanta’s 4-1 victory over the Padres. Freeman’s two-out blast broke a scoreless tie and enabled Soroka to improve to 10-1 after the rookie struck out a career-high nine over seven innings. The Braves swept the three-game series and have now won seven of eight.
(USA) – Procter & Gamble is donating $529,000 to the U.S. women’s national soccer team to support equal pay for the World Cup champions.Procter & Gamble, which sponsors the team through its Secret deodorant brand, took out a full-page ad in The New York Times that urged the U.S. Soccer Federation to “end gender pay inequality once and for all.” The donation will be broken down into $23,000 for each of the 23 players on the team.