Coastal Division lead off ACC media days in Charlotte

FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2017, file photo, Georgia Tech head coach Paul Johnson reacts in the second half of an NCAA college football game against the North Carolina in Atlanta. The Atlantic Coast Conference opens its preseason media days Wednesday, July 18, 2018 with a focus on the Coastal Division. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Atlantic Coast Conference opens its preseason media days Wednesday with a focus on the Coastal Division.

Hometown hero Harper wins thrilling HR Derby

Ron Harper holds his son Washington Nationals Bryce Harper's trophy after the Major League Baseball Home Run Derby Monday, July 16, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The ball cleared the center field wall, and the sellout crowd roared. Bryce Harper threw his bat in the air, thrust both index fingers skyward and yelled with delight as a shower of streamers rained upon the crowd of 43,698.

Froome happy as Tour de France heads for the mountains

Britain's Chris Froome, rides in the pack during the eight stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 181 kilometers (112.5 miles) with start in Dreux and finish in Amiens, France, Saturday, July 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

ANNECY, France (AP) — Chris Froome believes the mountains will reveal the true Tour de France contenders as he looks forward to the first of three grueling stages in the Alps.

Djokovic, Kerber, Williams make comebacks at Wimbledon

Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates winning the men's singles final match against Kevin Anderson of South Africa, at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London, Sunday July 15, 2018.(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

LONDON (AP) — From champions Novak Djokovic and Angelique Kerber, to runner-up Serena Williams, this edition of Wimbledon was all about comebacks of various sorts.

Altuve, Betts bring compact pop to All-Star Game

CORRECTS TO JOSE ALTUVE NOT ALEX BREGMAN - American League, Houston Astros' Jose Altuve, second from right, walks with National League, Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout, right, after a team photo, Monday, July 16, 2018, at Nationals Park, in Washington. The the MLB baseball All-Star Game will be played Tuesday. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

WASHINGTON (AP) — In decades past they would have been given nicknames like “Pee Wee” and coached to shorten their swings, keep the ball close to the ground, find holes and use their speed to leg out base hits.

Sankey: New gambling laws may result in SEC injury reports

Southeastern Conference commissioner Greg Sankey speaks during NCAA college football SEC media days at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta, Monday, July 16, 2018. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

ATLANTA (AP) — Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey says the Supreme Court ruling that struck down a federal law barring gambling on sports could cause the league to require schools to issue weekly reports that list the status of injured or ineligible players.



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