Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Monday. A full Sports Digest will be sent by about 3 p.m. All times EDT:
– LONDON – When Roger Federer told the Centre Court he hoped ”this wasn’t my last match” there after winning Wimbledon for the eighth time, some thought that meant he was contemplating retirement. Don’t worry, fans.
– LONDON – Roger Federer’s eighth Wimbledon title pushed him back up to No. 3 in the ATP rankings. He ended last season at No. 16 after taking time off. Garbine Muguruza’s first championship at the All England Club lifts her 10 spots to No. 5 in the WTA rankings. Karolina Pliskova is the new WTA No. 1.
– SOUTHPORT, England – The closest Tommy Fleetwood ever came to playing Royal Birkdale was sneaking onto the links at night as a kid. Now he comes home for the British Open as the No. 14 player in the world and possibly England’s biggest chance for an Open champion in 25 years.
– SOUTHPORT, England – Sergio Garcia is assured of a most memorable year with a Masters victory in April and marriage a week after the British Open. Even sweeter would be to add his name to a Hall of Fame list of players to win the green jacket and claret jug in the same year.
– MIAMI – Clayton Kershaw’s notion that the past five extraordinary weeks are the new norm for the Los Angeles Dodgers seems to be taking hold. They’ve won 29 of their past 33 games and begin the week with the best record in the majors.
– PITTSBURGH – Pirates outfielder Starling Marte is eligible to return from his 80-game suspension on Tuesday. He comes back to a team in flux, one that will welcome his presence while also bracing for the backlash.
– LAS VEGAS – The Los Angeles Lakers face the Portland Trail Blazers in the Las Vegas Summer League championship game. Game starts 10 p.m.
– GREENBURGH, N.Y. – New president Steve Mills and general manager Scott Perry discuss their plans for the New York Knicks, who have been talking about trading All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony. News conference starts 2 p.m.
– Kirk Cousins is expected to play a second consecutive season on the franchise tag unless his camp and the Washington Redskins surprisingly reach a last-minute agreement on a long-term contract. Another deadline passing doesn’t mean the door is closed on Cousins eventually signing a long-term deal.
– FRISCO, Texas – In Bob Bowlsby’s five years as Big 12 commissioner, revenue has continued to increase. But there always seem to be lingering questions at the 10-team league that has gone a dozen seasons since having a football national champion