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Published:Tuesday | July 18, 2017 | 12:00 AM
Los Angeles Lakers draft pick Lonzo Ball

Lonzo Ball will miss Summer League final with calf injury

 

LAS VEGAS (AP):

Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball will not play in the Las Vegas Summer League championship game.

The team announced yesterday that Ball suffered a mild calf strain in the third quarter on Sunday and will be cautious with the number-two overall pick in the draft.

Ball has averaged 16.3 points, 9.3 assists, 7.7 rebounds and 2.5 steals. He also posted two triple-doubles and four double-digit assist games.

Federer up to ATP Number 3 after Wimbledon; Muguruza WTA Number 5

LONDON (AP):

Roger Federer's eighth Wimbledon title pushed him back up to Number 3 in the ATP rankings yesterday after he ended last season at Number 16.

And, because he sat out the last half of 2016, his points will only continue to accumulate, making a return to Number 1 a real possibility.

"I'm playing for titles at this stage of my career. Rankings, not so much, unless I'm as close as I am right now," said the 35-year-old Federer, who also clinched a berth in the season-ending ATP Finals, held in London on November 12 to19. "So I just have to check the situation, if it's worth it to run after it or not."

Garbine Muguruza's first championship at the All England Club returned her to the WTA's top 10 at Number. 5, a rise of 10 spots, while runner-up Venus Williams goes from Number 11 to Number 9.

IAAF provisionally suspends Fredericks in payment probe

MONACO (AP): Four-time Olympic medalist Frank Fredericks has been suspended from duty by track and field's governing body, the IAAF, while he is investigated for alleged corruption suspected of being linked to the 2016 Olympics hosting vote.

The independent Athletics Integrity Unit said yesterday that its request for an interim ban on Fredericks, a former sprinter from Namibia, was granted by the IAAF disciplinary panel.

Fredericks, who is also an International Olympic Committee member, is separately being investigated by the IOC ethics commission over a near- US$300,000 payment he received on October 2, 2009 the same day Rio de Janeiro won the 2016 Olympic hosting vote in a four-city contest.