Hernandez charged with murder...Federer, Sharapova bounced at Wimbledon...Dickey, Griffin sparkle

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Associated Press

Posted on June 26, 2013 at 6:42 PM

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is behind bars after being arrested and charged with murder in the case of a semi-pro football player in Massachusetts. The Patriots released Hernandez immediately after he was charged in the killing of his friend, Olin Lloyd. Police say the murder came several days after the two feuded during a trip to a nightclub.

LONDON (AP) — Seven-time men's champion Roger Federer and 2004 women's champ Maria Sharapova were ousted in the second round at Wimbledon today. Federer was a 6-7, 7-6, 7-5, 7-6 loser to 116th-ranked Sergiy Stakhovsky, and Sharapova suffered a 6-3, 6-4 loss to Michelle Larcher de Brito of Portugal. Second-seed Andy Murray managed to advance to the third round, as did American and 17th seed Sloane Stephens.

LONDON (AP) — American John Isner (IHZ'-nur) and women's second-seed Victoria Azarenka (ah-zah-REN'-kuh) were among several players who withdrew from Wimbledon today due to injuries. Isner retired during his second-round match against Adrian Mannarino of France with a left knee injury after only two games. Azarenka withdrew minutes before her second-round match against Flavia Pennetta (FLAH'-vee-uh pehn-EHT'-uh) after being injured in her first round match.

UNDATED (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays and Oakland Athletics used strong starting pitching performances to win today. R.A. Dickey scattered two hits in his first complete game of the season as the Jays blanked Tampa Bay 3-0. A.J. Griffin also fired a two-hitter and received support from Josh Donaldson, who crushed a three-run homer in the Athletics' 5-0 whitewash of Cincinnati.

UNDATED (AP) — Jordy Mercer singled home the go-ahead run with two outs in the ninth inning as Pittsburgh downed Seattle 4-2, putting the Pirates 18 games over .500 for the first time since 1992. John Lackey struck out a season-high 12 while allowing two runs in seven innings of Boston's 5-3 triumph against Colorado. Placido Polanco and Jeff Mathis belted their first homers of the season as Miami rallied from three runs down to beat Minnesota 5-3.

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