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Raonic advances to Wimbledon final

WIMBLEDON, United Kingdom—Milos Raonic has made Canadian tennis history—and he beat one of the game’s best and most decorated players in the process.

The 25-year-old player from Thornhill, Ont., defeated Swiss superstar Roger Federer in a marathon Wimbledon semifinal earlier today to become the first Canadian man to ever play for the singles title at the All England Club.

Alvarez stops Dos Anjos in 1st round, wins title

LAS VEGAS—Eddie Alvarez persevered through financial troubles, promotional disputes and a loss in his UFC debut to get back to the cage with a title shot.

And then he beat Rafael Dos Anjos with a fire that’s been growing for years.

Alvarez won the UFC lightweight belt last night, stopping Dos Anjos in the first round with a blistering series of strikes.

Saunders leads Blue Jays past Royals

TORONTO—Michael Saunders is making for a humble all-star candidate.

The Victoria native hit a solo home run and added a tie-breaking RBI double as the Blue Jays held on for a 4-2 win over the Kansas City Royals yesterday.

Saunders is one of five American League players on an online ballot, with fans able to vote for the last addition to the AL’s all-star team.

Sanchez solid as Blue Jays top Royals

TORONTO—Aaron Sanchez is pitching like he wants to stay in the Blue Jays rotation. Even if that decision isn’t up to him.

The 24-year-old right-hander threw eight sparkling innings of one-run ball as Toronto topped the Royals 6-2 yesterday in the teams’ first meeting since Kansas City’s Game 6 win in last year’s American League Championship Series.

Canada looks to secure Olympic berth

MANILA, Philippines—Playing for an NBA championship wasn’t enough to keep Cleveland’s Tristan Thompson from joining Canada’s national team with an Olympic berth on the line.

The 25-year-old centre played more basketball this season than most players in the league, with his campaign not ending until June 19 when the Cavaliers beat the Golden State Warriors in Game 7 of the NBA Final.

Jays down Rockies

DENVER—Aaron Sanchez kept the Colorado Rockies’ potent offence grounded yesterday.

He induced 14 groundouts—a great idea at Coors Field.

Sanchez allowed one run in eight innings while Josh Donaldson homered to lead the Toronto Blue Jays to a 5-3 victory over the Rockies.