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Last Update on July 06, 2015 15:10 GMT

WIMBLEDON

LONDON (AP) -- It's Manic Monday at Wimbledon, the craziest day of the two-week tournament at the All England Club has all 16 fourth-round matches on the schedule.

Serena Williams extended her mastery over big sister Venus, and kept alive her bid for Grand Slam history.

In the 26th career meeting between the siblings, Serena dominated with her steady serve and big hitting from the back of the court to win 6-4, 6-3 on Centre Court in 1 hour, 8 minutes, extending her Grand Slam winning streak to 25 matches. Serena is now 15-11 lifetime against Venus.

The win sent the top-ranked Serena into the Wimbledon quarterfinals as she bids for a fourth straight Grand Slam title, a feat last accomplished by the younger Williams in 2003.

With Madison Keys and CoCo Vandeweghe (VAHN'-deh-way) also winning today, it's the first time three American women have reached the Wimbledon quarterfinals since Serena, Lindsay Davenport and Jennifer Capriati did it in 2004.

Keys has reached the Wimbledon quarterfinals for the first time. The 21st-seeded American beat Olga Govortsova (goh-vohrt'-SOH'-vuh) of Belarus 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 at the All England Club.

Keys, who reached the Australian Open semifinals this year, had never before been past the third round at Wimbledon.

Vandeweghe became the second American woman to reach the Wimbledon quarterfinals today by upsetting French Open runner-up Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic in straight sets 7-6, 7-6.

Men's top seed Novak Djokovic (NOH'-vak JOH'-kuh-vich) also plays today.

WOMEN'S WORLD CUP-KUDOS

VANCOUVER (AP) -- Plaudits continue to pour in for the U.S. Women's World Cup championship soccer team following the Americans' 5-2 rout of Japan in last night's title game.

Carli Lloyd won the Silver Boot award for the highest-scoring player. Lloyd netted a hat trick in the opening 16 minutes last night for the fastest hat trick in Women's World Cup history. She also won the Golden Ball for the best player in the tourney.

Goalie Hope Solo won the Golden Glove award for best goalkeeper. She allowed just two goals in the seven-game tournament, and had a 540-minute scoreless string.

MLB-ALL-STARS

UNDATED (AP) -- There will be four Kansas City Royals in the starting lineup for the American League in next Tuesday's All-Star game in Cincinnati. The starting lineups were announced last night. Reserves and pitchers will be announced tonight.

Representing KC are outfielders Lorenzo Cain and Alex Gordon, catcher Salvador Perez and shortstop Alcides (ahl-SEE'-dees) Escobar. Four players ties the AL record for fan-elected starters, achieved nine times previously.

Toronto's Josh Donaldson will start at third for the second straight year after receiving a record vote total of 14.09 million.

The AL will have to find a substitute for Detroit first baseman Miguel Cabrera, who suffered a calf injury last Friday. Other AL starters are Houston second baseman Jose Altuve (al-TOO'-vay), outfielder Mike Trout of the L.A. Angels and Seattle designated hitter Nelson Cruz.

The NL will have to find a substitute for major league home run leader Giancarlo Stanton. The Miami outfielder broke a hand on June 26. In addition, the Cardinals' Matt Holliday, who finished third among NL outfielders behind Washington's Bryce Harper and Stanton, has been sidelined since straining a quadriceps on June 8 and is uncertain on his return.

Other NL starters are Arizona first baseman Paul Goldschmidt, Miami's Dee Gordon at second base, and St. Louis shortstop Jhonny (JAH'-nee) Peralta.

MLB-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) -- Chicago White Sox pitcher Chris Sale tries to set a major league record by striking out at least 10 batters in his ninth straight start. The White Sox ace pitches at home against Toronto, the top-scoring team in the majors.

Sale has fanned 97 in his last eight starts. In 1999, Boston's Pedro Martinez also reached double digits in strikeouts eight times in a row.

That's one of 11 major league games on the schedule -- all night games.

Houston's Dallas Keuchel (KY'-kihl) goes for his 11th win in 14 decisions as he takes the mound for the AL West-leading Astros against the Cleveland Indians. Carlos Carrasco starts for the Indians. In his last start, he lost his no-hit bid with two outs and two strikes in the bottom of the ninth inning at Tampa Bay.

Elsewhere in the AL, Baltimore is at Minnesota where Twins starter Phil Hughes goes for his eighth victory. AL Central-leading Kansas City, which has a four and a-half game division lead over the Twins, is home against Tampa Bay. The Rays have dropped eight of their last 10 but start the day just two games back of the idle New York Yankees in the AL East. Seattle pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma (hee-SASH'-ee ee-wah-KOO'-mah) is set to come off the disabled list and start against the Tigers at Safeco Field. He's been sidelined since April 24 because of a strained right lat muscle.

In the NL, Cincinnati visits NL East-leading Washington. Nats starter Doug Fister is trying to even his record at 4-4 with a victory to start the three-game series against the Reds.

In other NL games, San Diego visits Pittsburgh where James Shields opposes A.J. Burnett of the Pirates. Both pitchers come in with 7-3 records.

The NL Central-leading St. Louis Cardinals visit the Cubs in a night game at Wrigley Field. The Cards own a six-game lead over the Pirates and eight and a-half games over the Cubs, who enter play with a 44-36 record in the tough NL Central.

Milwaukee hosts Atlanta and the L.A. Dodgers host Philadelphia. Phillies center fielder Ben Revere has missed three straight starts because of an ailing right hamstring. He could return to the lineup in the series opener at Dodger Stadium. The Brewers are trying for their ninth straight victory even though they still reside in last place in the NL Central at 36-48.

San Francisco rookie Chris Heston faces the visiting Mets for the first time since pitching a no-hitter against them last month at Citi Field. The Giants can be excused if they're a little woozy. They lost last night 3-1 in Washington, slept overnight in the Nation's Capital and caught an early cross-country charter to San Francisco this morning.


Fox SA Sports Team


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