Cubs outlast Pirates...Djokovic, Federer advance...3-way tie at Scottish Open

Roger Federer pulls out of French Open
Tour de France rider crashes when accosted by police officer after race
Posted at 12:15 PM, Jul 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-12 19:43:23-04

CHICAGO (AP) _ The Chicago Cubs have opened the second half of their season by downing the Pittsburgh Pirates, 4-3 on Jason Heyward’s RBI single in the bottom of the eighth. Kris Bryant hit a solo homer to spark a three-run seventh, but the Cubs blew the 3-0 lead before earning their third win in its last four games. Starling Marte’s three-run blast tied it in the eighth for the Pirates.

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) _ Top seed Novak Djokovic (JOH’-koh-vihch) will take on No. 2 Roger Federer in Sunday’s Wimbledon men’s final. Djokovic was a 6-1, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 winner against No. 23 Roberto Bautista Agut (ah-GOO’) before Federer outlasted third seed Rafael Nadal (nah-DAHL’), 7-6, 1-6, 6-3, 6-4. Djokovic is 25-22 versus Federer and has beaten him four straight times since losing in the 2015 ATP Finals in London.

NORTH BERWICK, Scotland (AP) _ Bernd Wiesberger carded a 10-under 61 at the Scottish Open to move into a three-way tie for the lead through two rounds. The lowest round of Wiesberger's career on the European Tour lifted him alongside England's Lee Slattery and South Africa's Erik van Rooyen, who shot consecutive 64s to be at 14 under. They were two strokes ahead of Henrik Stenson and Nino Bertasio of Italy.

AKRON, Ohio (AP) _ Retief Goosen (reh-TEEF’ GOO’-sehn) fired an 8-under 62 to take a three-stroke lead in the second round of the Bridgestone Senior Players Championship at Firestone. After completing a 69 in the morning in the rain-delayed first round, Goosen eagled the par-5 second hole in the second round and added six birdies in the bogey-free round. First-round leader Steve Stricker followed his opening-round 64 with a 70 to drop into a tie for second with Brandt Jobe.

SYLVANIA, Ohio (AP) _ Sei Young Kim shot a 7-under 64 to take a one-stroke lead over U.S. Women's Open champion Jeongeun Lee6 (jung-yoon lee-six) in the Marathon Classic. Kim had four straight birdies on Nos. 3-6 and also birdied the par-4 12th and 15th holes and the par-5 18th to get to 11-under. Lee6 shot her second straight 66.