Serena Williams fined at Wimbledon
WIMBLEDON, England — Serena Williams has been fined $10,000 by the All England Club for damaging a court during practice before the Wimbledon tournament started.
Fabio Fognini was fined $3,000. The Italian said during his third-round loss that he wished a bomb would hit Wimbledon.
Nick Kyrgios was handed two fines, one for $3,000 from the first round and another for $5,000 from the second round — both for unsportsmanlike conduct. The Australian lost to Rafael Nadal in five sets in the second round.
Nuggets trade for Jerami Grant
DENVER — Jerami Grant gives Denver another power forward who can do a little bit of everything.
The Oklahoma City Thunder obtained yet another first-round pick, which allows them to do a little bit of anything.
The Nuggets bolstered their front court by acquiring the 25-year-old Grant from the Thunder on Monday for a 2020 first-round pick, two people familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the trade hasn't been approved by league officials. ESPN first reported the deal.
It's an additional first-round selection for the Thunder, who are in line for at least four more assuming the blockbuster deal that sends Paul George to the Los Angeles Clippers goes through. It would also give Oklahoma City the rights to as many as 13 first-round picks over the next seven drafts.
Luke Walton denies sex assault claims
LOS ANGELES — Sacramento Kings coach Luke Walton says sexual assault allegations against him are not backed up by facts and are designed to attract media attention.
Walton made his comments in a court brief filed Wednesday in response to a lawsuit by former sportscaster Kelli Tennant. The lawsuit is filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, and the Sacramento Kings and the NBA are jointly investigating the accusations.
Walton's court filing claims Tennant filed a lawsuit nearly five years after the alleged assault, which the brief calls a "pleasant encounter," after she quit two jobs and needed money.
Tennant has said Walton attacked her in 2014 when he was an assistant coach for the Golden State Warriors, but she was too afraid to file charges though she did confide in others at the time.
Northern Arizona football player found dead
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Northern Arizona University officials say a football player has died.
The school's athletics department said in a statement Monday that senior offensive lineman Malik Noshi was found dead Sunday morning in his Flagstaff home.
University spokesman Randy Press said no other comments would be made out of respect for Noshi's family.
He says Flagstaff police are investigating the cause of death.
Noshi, who is from Las Vegas, began as a redshirt for the Lumberjacks in 2015. He started two games in 2016 and went on to be a starter in all 12 games in the 2017 season.
Verlander, Ryu starters in All-Star Game
CLEVELAND — Justin Verlander will start the All-Star Game for the American League for the second time, and Hyun-Jin Ryu will make his first start for the National League.
Verlander, a 36-year-old right-hander, is 10-4 with a 2.98 ERA this year for the Houston Astros, striking out 153 in 126 2/3 innings.
He allowed five runs in the first inning during the 2012 All-Star Game at Kansas City, including the first-bases loaded triple in All-Star history, to Pablo Sandoval. Verlander, who played for the Detroit Tigers, threw five pitches clocked at 100 mph and another at 101 during a 35-pitch inning.
Ryu, a 32-year-old left-hander from South Korea, is 10-2 with a major league-leading 1.73 ERA for the NL champion Los Angeles Dodgers. He is the second Asian All-Star starter after Dodgers rookie Hideo Nomo of Japan in 1995.
Ex-Patriot Bruschi 'much better' after stroke
ATTLEBORO, Mass. — Former New England Patriots linebacker and ESPN analyst Tedy Bruschi says he's doing "much better" after suffering a second stroke.
In an Instagram post on Monday, Bruschi says he knew what was happening immediately last Thursday when he lost use of his left arm, began slurring his speech and his wife noticed his face was drooping.
An ambulance took Bruschi to Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro, Massachusetts.
The Instagram post includes a list of the several warning signs of a stroke that should prompt an immediate call to 911.
Woman injured in fall at Soldier Field
CHICAGO — Police say a woman was hospitalized after accidentally falling about 40 feet (12 meters) from an upper level at Chicago's Soldier Field while attending a men's soccer tournament.
Chicago police said in a statement that the 23-year-old woman was taken to a hospital in stable condition following the fall Sunday night during the CONCACAF Gold Cup final.
Police spokeswoman Ana Pacheco tells the Chicago Tribune that the woman wasn't badly hurt and "was very lucky."
The U.S. was outplayed by Mexico in the game. Jonathan Dos Santos scored in the 73rd minute to give the El Tri a 1-0 victory.
Prize money surges at Churchill Downs
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Churchill Downs says its new gaming venue is already paying dividends for horsemen racing at the Louisville track.
Track officials say Churchill paid a record $32.2 million in prize money to horsemen during its recently ended spring meet. It was up nearly 45% from the amount paid to horsemen during last year's spring meet.
Churchill officials say the record payout is due to robust business from historical racing machines at Derby City Gaming in Louisville. Historical racing machines resemble video gambling machines and offer bets on past horses races, keeping the names of the horses and the race secret.