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By: AP
By: AP

NASCAR-DAYTONA
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP)-- Jimmie Johnson has won the Daytona double. After winning the season-opening Daytona 500, Johnson dominated Saturday night's Coke Zero 400 for his fourth victory of the season. He's the first driver since Bobby Allison in 1982 to sweep both Daytona races.
Johnson is the Sprint Cup points leader. He tied Matt Kenseth for most victories on the circuit.
The five-time NASCAR champion was the leader on the restart for a two-lap sprint to the finish in overtime. He held off Kevin Harvick on the restart, and then pulled out front to a sizeable lead.
Tony Stewart was second, followed by Kevin Harvick in a Chevrolet sweep. Clint Bowyer (BOY'-ur) was fourth in a Toyota.

MLB-ALL-STARS
NEW YORK (AP) -- Baltimore first baseman Chris Davis has been picked to start for the American League in the All-Star game, drawing the most fan votes in the major leagues with 8.2 million votes for his first selection. The All-Star game is at Citi Field in New York on July 16. The Orioles have three starters for the first time since Cal Ripken played in 1997. Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy and outfielder Adam Jones also made it.
The Yanks' Robinson Cano (kuh-NOH') is the AL second baseman, Detroit Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera starts at third, Minnesota's Joe Mauer is the catcher and the Angels' Mike Trout and Toronto's Jose Bautista join Jones in the outfield.
Detroit's 13-0 Max Scherzer, Cleveland's Justin Masterson and 43-year-old Yankees closer Mariano Rivera top the AL pitchers.
In the NL, St. Louis, Cincinnati and Colorado each had two players picked by fans. Outfielder Carlos Gonzalez and injured shortstop Troy Tulowitzki (too-loh-WITH'-skee) were selected from the Rockies. First baseman Joey Votto and second baseman Brandon Phillips have made it for the Reds. Outfielder Carlos Beltran and Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina (YAH'-dee-eer moh-LEE'-nah), the NL's top vote-getter, are representing St. Louis.
The 20-year-old Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper is the youngest All-Star position starter in history. The Mets' David Wright starts at third for the NL team, and figures to get a warm welcome from the hometown fans at Citi Field.
The NL pitchers are led by the Mets' Matt Harvey, Washington's Jordan Zimmermann and closer Aroldis Chapman of the Reds.
Cuban defector Yasiel Puig (yah-SEEL' pweeg) wasn't picked -- not yet, at least. The Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder with just one breathless month in the big leagues is among five candidates for the final NL spot, with fans able to vote online through Thursday.

MLB-SCHEDULE
(AP) -- Torii Hunter drove in three runs, Miguel Cabrera cracked a two-run homer and the Detroit Tigers dominated Cleveland pounded the second-place Indians 9-4 for their fifth straight win. The Tigers increased their lead in the AL Central to 3 1/2 games.
Hunter hit a two-run homer, tripled and doubled as the Tigers won their seventh consecutive game over the Indians. Needing a single for a rare cycle, Hunter grounded out in the eighth.
Detroit is 8-2 against Cleveland this season. TheTigers have outscored the Indians 16-4 in winning the first two games of the four-game series.

In the rest of the AL:
-- The New York Yankees picked up their sixth straight win since a five-game skid as Eduardo Nunez came off the disabled list to deliver two hits and two RBIs in a 5-4 win over Baltimore. Orioles first baseman Chris Davis belted his major league-leading 33rd home run, a two-run blast in the first inning.
--Jarrod Dyson capped his three-hit day by hitting an infield single with the bases loaded in the eighth inning to give Kansas City a 4-3 triumph against Oakland. Mike Moustakas hit a solo homer in the Royals' first victory in five games versus the Athletics.
-- Mike Pelfrey scattered three hits in six innings as Minnesota thumped Toronto 6-0. Brian Dozier hit a three-run homer and had four RBIs to help the Twins end a six-game skid.
---- Houston worked over the Texas Rangers 9-5. Jason Castro hit a tiebreaking three-run homer hours after being chosen for his first All-Star team for the `Stros.
---- Matt Moore won his fourth consecutive start to help the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Chicago White Sox 3-0. Moore improved to 12-3. The Rays have won seven of eight.

In the NL:
-- The Washington Nationals rallied for their third straight victory, 5-4 over San Diego. Ryan Zimmerman delivered the go-ahead RBI hit in the Nationals' two-run rally in the seventh. Adam LaRoche hit his 13th homer and made a diving stop at first base for the final out to close out Rafael Soriano's 24th save. Bryce Harper drove in three runs.
---- Andrelton Simmons led off the game with a home run and that set the tone for Atlanta's 13-4 rout of Philadelphia. Jason Heyward and Dan Uggla also went deep for the Braves, who maintain their five-game lead in the NL East.
---- World Series champion San Francisco doubled up the L.A. Dodgers 4-2. Madison Bumgarner drove in two runs and struck out nine in seven innings while raising his record to 9-5.
-- Alfonso Soriano hit two-run homers in consecutive innings to lead the Chicago Cubs to a 4-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-1. Edwin Jackson and three relievers combined on a five-hitter.
-- The St. Louis Cardinals turned a throwing error into the game-winning run. Jon Jay scored from first on right fielder Giancarlo Stanton's throwing error in the bottom of the ninth to give the Redbirds a 5-4 comeback win over Miami. Jay went from first to third on pinch-hitter Shane Robinson's single before Stanton tried to catch Robinson at first base. The wild toss skipped by first baseman Logan Morrison, sending Jay home with the winning run.
---- Milwaukee held off the New York Mets 7-6. Jonathan Lucroy homered. Winning pitcher Yovani Gallardo (gy-YAR'-doh) scattered six hits over six innings while adding two hits and a pair of runs scored.
In the interleague game, Cincinnati pounded Seattle 13-4. Cesar Izturis (SAY'-zar ihz-TOOR'-ihs) drove in three runs, matching his season total. Winning pitcher Mat Latos (LAY'-tohs) doubled home two more.

MLB-NEWS
(AP) ---- The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired right-hander Ricky Nolasco from the Miami Marlins in exchange for three minor league pitchers.
The Dodgers sent Steven Ames, Josh Wall and Angel Sanchez to Miami in the deal. Los Angeles also received international signing bonus slot No. 96, which is valued at $197,000.
In other baseball news:
-- The Philadelphia Phillies placed first baseman Ryan Howard on the 15-day disabled list due to left knee inflammation. The three-time All-Star has struggled while playing through the knee injury, batting .266 with 11 homers and 43 RBIs.
-- New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter went 0-for-2 with a walk in his first rehab start at Triple-A Scranton. The Yankees captain fielded one grounder at shortstop, but showed good movement to his left side on his surgically repaired left ankle.

TENNIS-WIMBLEDON-WOMEN'S FINAL
LONDON (AP) -- It won't go down as one of the more memorable women's finals in Wimbledon history, but that doesn't matter to Marion Bartoli.
The 15th-seeded Bartoli has won her first major championship by defeating Sabine Lisicki (sah-BEEN' lih-SIH'-kee) 6-1, 6-4. Bartoli served the match out at love to become the first Frenchwoman since Amelie Mauresmo (AM'-eh-lee mohr-EHS'-moh) in 2006 to win the third Grand Slam of the year. The victory comes six years after Bartoli was beaten by Venus Williams in the Wimbledon final.
Both players were seeking their first major title, and their nerves showed at times. Bartoli lost serve in the opening game, then proceeded to win 11 of the next 12 games to go up 6-1, 5-1. But she lost three championship points in the seventh game of the second set before Lisicki pulled within 5-4. Bartoli recovered in time to closed out the match on serve and claim her first title in 47th career appearances.
The two combined for just 36 winners and had 39 unforced errors, including 11 double-faults.
Bob and Mike Bryan have become the first doubles team in the history of Open-era tennis to hold all four major titles at the same time. They accomplished the feat by knocking off Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4.
The Bryan Brothers have a 24-match winning streak after capturing their 14th Grand Slam title.

NBA-SIGNINGS
(AP) -- The Detroit Pistons have added a solid scorer for their frontcourt.
A person familiar with the contract tells The Associated Press the Pistons have worked out a four-year, $54 million package with forward Josh Smith. NBA rules prevent confirmation of moves until July 10, when Smith is expected to sign his deal.
Smith scored a team-high 17.4 points for Atlanta last season and also averaged 8.4 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 1.8 blocks and 1.2 steals.
Also in the NBA, a person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that forward Al-Farouq Aminu (al-fuh-ROOK' ah-MEE'-noo) has agreed to a 1-year extension with the New Orleans Pelicans. The three-year veteran started 71 games last year and averaged career highs of 7.3 points and 7.7 rebounds per game.
The Sacramento Kings and Carl Landry have agreed to a four-year deal worth at least $26 million. Landry played parts of the 2009-10 and 2010-11 seasons with the Kings and averaged 10.8 points and six rebounds off the bench for Golden State last season.
A person familiar with the negotiations says the Cleveland Cavaliers and free-agent guard Jarrett Jack have agreed to a four-year contract. Jack averaged 12.9 points and 5.6 assists for the Warriors last season.
Two people close to the negotiations say the Atlanta Hawks have agreed to contracts with free agents Paul Millsap and DeMarre Carroll. Both players were with the Utah Jazz last season.

CYCLING-TOUR DE FRANCE
Froome conquers the mountain
AX 3 DOMAINES, France (AP) -- Tour de France favorite Chris Froome dominated the first tough mountain climb of the race to win the eighth stage and take the leader's yellow jersey. Froome took the yellow jersey from South African cyclist Daryl Impey, his former training partner. Two-time Tour champion Alberto Contador dropped back, as did 2010 champion Andy Schleck and 2011 champion Cadel (KAH'-dul) Evans.

GOLF-GREENBRIER CLASSIC
Wagner leads through 54
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) -- Johnson Wagner has a two-stroke lead over Jimmy Walker through three rounds of the PGA's Greenbrier Classic in West Virginia.
Wagner fired a 6-under-par 64 to fall to minus-14. He's seeking his fourth career PGA victory and first since the 2012 Sony Open in Hawaii.
Jonas Blixt is three shots back and one ahead of Steven Bowditch, Matt Jones and Jordan Spieth.


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