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Around the Nation (July 12): Querrey tops Murray, Djokovic out, Federer wins at Wimbledon

Defending champion Andy Murray was stunned in the Wimbledon quarterfinals by Sam Querrey of the

Associated Press Published: July 13, 2017 4:00 AM
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TENNIS

Djokovic out,

Federer wins

at Wimbledon

LONDON -- Limping between points and fading down the stretch, defending champion Andy Murray was stunned by 24th-seeded Sam Querrey of the U.S. 3-6, 6-4, 6-7 (4), 6-1, 6-1 in the Wimbledon quarterfinals Wednesday.

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The No. 1-seeded Murray came into the tournament dealing with a sore left hip and it clearly impeded him at Centre Court. He grimaced as he stumbled or landed awkwardly while attempting shots.

Querrey took full advantage to reach the first Grand Slam semifinal of his career -- and the first for any American man anywhere since Andy Roddick was the runner-up at Wimbledon in 2009.

"I am still in a little bit of shock myself," Querrey said.

There was another quarterfinal surprise later Wednesday, when three-time Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic stopped playing because of a right arm injury while trailing 2010 runner-up Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic 7-6 (2), 2-0. After dropping the opening set, Djokovic took a medical timeout while a trainer massaged his arm. A day earlier, during his fourth-round match, Djokovic had his right shoulder worked on by a trainer.

Seven-time champion Roger Federer moved into his 12th semifinal at the All England Club with a straightforward 6-4, 6-2, 7-6 (4) victory over 2016 runner-up Milos Raonic. That left Federer as the only member of the sport's so-called Big 4 still standing: In addition to the exits for Murray and Djokovic, Rafael Nadal lost in the fourth round. That quartet has combined to win each of the past 14 Wimbledon titles.

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FOOTBALL

Police release arrest video of Bills'

Washington (Ohio State) in Ohio

SHARONVILLE -- Police have released cruiser and body cam video of Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Adolphus Washington's arrest in Ohio on a weapons charge.

The Cincinnati native is accused of improperly carrying a concealed weapon outside a water park in Sharonville. A police report says officers were breaking up a crowd at the park Sunday night when Washington "reached for and displayed a gun while sitting inside his vehicle, just feet away from officers."

Some of the video released Wednesday shows Washington in his vehicle, with officers ordering him to "put the gun down." Another portion shows him explaining he had been "putting it away."

Washington was processed at the Sharonville Police Department and was released. Court records don't list an attorney for him.

Washington is due in court July 24.

Forbes: Cowboys most valuable sports team ($4.2B)

NEW YORK -- The Dallas Cowboys are worth $4.2 billion, making them the most valuable sports franchise for the second straight year, according to Forbes .

In its annual rankings, Forbes placed the New York Yankees second -- up from fourth a year ago -- with a value of $3.7 billion.

Next are three soccer clubs: Manchester United ($3.69 billion), Barcelona ($3.64) and Real Madrid ($3.58).

The rest of the top 10 includes the New England Patriots ($3.4 billion), New York Knicks ($3.3 billion), New York Giants ($3.1 billion), San Francisco 49ers ($3 billion) and Los Angeles Lakers ($3 billion).

The rankings are based on Forbes' valuations done over the last year for all NFL, NHL, NBA, MLB, soccer, NASCAR and Formula One teams.

The average current value of the top most valuable teams is $2.5 billion, the highest to date, an increase over last year, when the average value was $2.2 billion.

The Cleveland Browns, ranked No. 45 at $1.85 billion, were the only Cleveland team in the list's topo 50.

COLLEGE

Former Ole Miss coach Nutt files civil lawsuit vs. school

HOOVER, Ala. -- Former Mississippi coach Houston Nutt has filed a civil lawsuit against the university and its athletics foundation, alleging a breach of his contract because of false statements he says school officials made during an ongoing NCAA investigation.

The lawsuit was filed Wednesday in federal court in Mississippi. It alleges that coach Hugh Freeze and other school officials created a "false narrative" in an effort to place primary blame on Nutt for the NCAA investigation instead of Freeze.

Nutt was the Ole Miss football coach from 2008 to '11. Freeze has led the Rebels the past five seasons.

Ole Miss has been under investigation by the NCAA for nearly five years. The Rebels -- including Freeze -- are scheduled to speak at SEC media days on Thursday.

ICE HOCKEY

Coyotes tab longtime executive Patterson as president

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Arizona Coyotes have hired former NFL, NBA and college executive Steve Patterson as president and CEO.

The Coyotes also promoted general manager John Chayka to president of hockey operations, the team said Wednesday.

Patterson led a group that brought the NFL's Texans and a Super Bowl to Houston, and he served as GM of the NBA's Houston Rockets and Portland Trailblazers.

The 59-year-old previously worked in the Valley of the Sun as athletic director at Arizona State from 2012-13 and had a tumultuous two-year run as AD at the University of Texas.

Patterson replaces Anthony LeBlanc, who stepped down shortly after Andrew Barroway became sole owner of the franchise.

The Coyotes hired Rick Tocchet as head coach Tuesday.


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