Djokovic advances in fading light ... Tour de France third stage results ... Nats get catcher back
LONDON (AP) — Novak Djokovic beat his opponent and fading light to reach the Wimbledon quarterfinals. As play was being suspended on other courts, Djokovic finished off Karen Khachanov 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 on the No. 1 Court. Juan Martin del Potro wasn’t as efficient. His fourth-round match against Gilles Simon was suspended because of bad light after the third set. Del Potro leads the match two sets to one.
CHOLET, France (AP) — The third stage of the Tour de France featured a team time trial today. Chris Froome’s Team Sky came up four seconds short of winning it as Greg Van Avermaet of victorious BMC claimed the yellow jersey. Froome is chasing a record-tying fifth Tour title. He’s about a minute behind in the overall standings.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Washington Nationals have activated catcher Matt Wieters (WEE’-turz) from the disabled list. He had been out since May 11, during which time he had surgery on a strained left hamstring. The Nationals play the Pirates in Pittsburgh tonight. Catcher Pedro Severino was optioned to Triple-A Syracuse to make room for Wieters.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves have signed forward Anthony Tolliver to a one-year deal worth $5.75 million. The 6-foot-8 Tolliver spent two seasons in Minnesota, from 2010 to 2012, averaging 5.5 points and 3.9 rebounds. He has played for nine different franchises and spent last season with Detroit, where he averaged nearly 9 points a game and shot a career-best 43.6 percent from 3-point range — seventh best in the NBA.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Anaheim Ducks will retire the numbers of Hall of Famers Paul Kariya and Scott Niedermayer next season. Kariya’s No. 9 will go into the Honda Center rafters on Oct. 21, and Niedermayer’s No. 27 will be raised Feb. 17. Teemu Selanne’s No. 8 is the only other number the Ducks have retired.