Your Top Plays for Today
JUL 07, 2014 3:03a ET
Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide
--NOVAK DJOKOVIC BEATS ROGER FEDERER IN 5-SET WIMBLEDON FINAL, RETURNS TO NO. 1
Novak Djokovic won his second Wimbledon title and denied Roger Federer his record eighth by holding off the Swiss star in five sets. Djokovic wasted a 5-2 lead in the fourth set but held on for a 6-7 (7), 6-4, 7-6 (4), 5-7, 6-4 victory that returns the Serbian player to the No. 1 ranking.
--SAMARDZIJA GOES 7 INNINGS TO WIN A'S DEBUT, OAKLAND FINISHES 4-GAME SWEEP OF BLUE JAYS 4-2
Jeff Samardzija pitched seven strong innings to win his Oakland debut as the Athletics beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-2 to complete a four-game sweep.
--NIBALI WINS 2ND TOUR DE FRANCE STAGE, TAKES YELLOW JERSEY
Italy's Vincenzo Nibali outfoxed other Tour de France title contenders to win a hilly second stage through Yorkshire countryside, wresting the overall race leader's yellow jersey.
--HAMILTON WINS BRITISH GP AFTER ROSBERG FORCED TO RETIRE FOR 1ST TIME THIS SEASON
Lewis Hamilton won a crash-hit British Grand Prix to cut Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg's lead in the drivers' championship from 29 points to just four after the German had his first non-finish of the season.
--BRAZIL TRIES TO STAY CONFIDENT AFTER LOSING STAR STRIKER NEYMAR AT HOME WORLD CUP
Still coping with the loss of its biggest star, Brazil is trying to find ways to remain upbeat about its prospects at the World Cup. The medical helicopter that took Neymar home with a back injury also carried away much of the country's hopes for a sixth world title, but the tournament isn't over yet and Brazil is just days away from a difficult semifinal against Germany.