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Novak Djokovic back to tennis, and focused on Wimbledon

In this July 5, 2014, file photo, Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic plays a return to Eugenie Bouchard of Canada during the women's singles final at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London. Kvitove has made it to at least the quarterfinals at the All England Club each of the last five years. (AP Photo/Sang Tan, File)

LONDON (AP) — After losing in the French Open final, Novak Djokovic wanted nothing to do with tennis.

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David Ferrer withdraws from Wimbledon with wrist injury

LONDON (AP) — Spanish player David Ferrer has withdrawn from Wimbledon because of an elbow injury.

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Azerbaijan tipped to bid for Olympics

BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — The head of the European Olympic Committees says he expects Azerbaijan’s capital Baku to bid for the Olympics after hosting this month’s European Games.

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Iwabuchi lifts Japan to semis with 1-0 win over Australia

Japan's Mizuho Sakaguchi (6) and Rumi Utsugi (13) celebrate the win over Australia in FIFA Women's World Cup quarter-final action in Edmonton,Alberta, Canada, Saturday June 27, 2015.  (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Japanese coach Norio Sasaki couldn’t resist making a joke at Mana Iwabuchi’s expense when explaining his decision to substitute the forward in during the second half against Australia on Saturday.

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Paraguay again eliminates Brazil in Copa America quarters

Paraguay players celebrate after winning a Copa America quarterfinal soccer match against Brazil at the Ester Roa Rebolledo Stadium in Concepcion, Chile, Saturday, June 27, 2015. Paraguay defeated Brazil 4-3 in a penalty shoot out after the game ended in a 1-1 draw. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

CONCEPCION, Chile (AP) — Paraguay beat Brazil 4-3 in a penalty shootout after a 1-1 draw Saturday night to advance to the semifinals of the Copa America, handing the five-time world champions yet another disappointment a year after the humiliating World Cup elimination at home.

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