Federer at No. 3 for first time since November 2003
Roger Federer fell to No. 3 in the ATP rankings Monday, the first time since November 2003 he's been that low. The 16-time Grand Slam champion's quarterfinal loss at Wimbledon, following seven consecutive appearances in the finals, dropped him one spot. He trails No. 1 Rafael Nadal and new No. 2 Novak Djokovic.
Federer was No. 1 earlier this season, but he was overtaken in the rankings by Nadal on June 7, after the French Open.
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Wimbledon runner-up Tomas Berdych, who upset Federer at the All England Club, climbed from 13th to a career-high No. 8 by reaching his first Grand Slam finals.
Wimbledon women's champion Serena Williams remains at No. 1. But her older sister, Venus, dropped from No. 2 to No. 4. Jelena Jankovic moved to second, with Caroline Wozniacki third. Vera Zvonareva's run to her first major finals lifted her from No. 21 to No. 9.
U.S. team cruises to U17 win vs. China
The United States stayed undefeated in group play at the FIBA U17 World Championships at Hamburg, Germany, with a 113-73 rout of China. North Carolina commitment James McAdoo scored a game-high 26 points for the Americans (3-0).
Kentucky's pair of commitments for 2011, Michael Gilchrist and Marquis Teague, both had solid games. Gilchrist had nine points, two rebounds and three steals. Teague, who had five points, seven assists and two steals, finished the game off with a thunderous windmill dunk just before the clock ran out.
Quinn Cook, who has Kentucky on his list of prospective schools, had seven points and 13 assists. Adonis Thomas, also considering UK, had 15 points and four rebounds. Tony Wroten Jr., who has said he will choose between Kentucky and Washington, scored nine points to go with four steals and three assists.
Team USA has two more games to go in the group stage, Egypt on Tuesday and Serbia on Wednesday.
Harness Hall welcomes new members
Six-time Driver of the Year Dave Palone and breeder Hal Jones were inducted into the Harness Racing Hall of Fame in Goshen, N.Y. Also inducted Sunday were three horses: Italian trotting champion Varenne, 2001 Horse of the Year Bunny Lake and the late pacing mare Three Diamonds. Palone is the third-winningest driver in North American harness racing history. Jones pioneered the practice of artificial insemination at standardbred farms. He's also the breeder of 2008 Hambletonian winner Deweycheatumnhowe.
■ Rightly So got her first win of the season after three near-misses, holding off Qualia by a head Monday in the $150,000 Bed o' Roses Handicap for fillies and mares at Belmont Park. A 4-year-old trained by Tony Dutrow, Rightly So had suffered three stakes loses by a total of 1¼ lengths.
■ Betting favorite J P's Gusto edged Western Mood by a neck to win the $100,000 Hollywood Juvenile Championship at Hollywood Park. Ridden by Joe Talamo, the 2-year-old covered 6 furlongs in 1:10.48. Minutesandtouches was third.
■ Roaring Lion captured the Mr. Prospector Stakes, and Fantastico Roberto won the Choices Stakes in the co-featured $100,000 races at Monmouth Park.
■ Hollywood Park canceled live racing on Thursday because of a limited number of entries. It's the third day of the spring-summer meet that has been canceled because there weren't enough horses to fill the card. Racing will resume Friday night.
Georgia AD resigns following arrest
Damon Evans offered another apology on the day his resignation as Georgia's athletics director was announced by the school's president. The announcement by Michael Adams came after a conference call with the executive committee of the athletics association's board of directors Monday. Adams said Evans resigned Sunday, less than a week after being arrested on a DUI charge.
Evans was 34 when he was chosen athletics director in 2004.
"It had been my hope since taking the job in 2004 that I would have a long career at UGA," Evans said. "But because of a serious mistake in judgment, that won't be the case, and I understand that I have a long road to rebuilding my reputation and career."
Ex-Raiders QB Russell arrested
Former Oakland Raiders quarterback JaMarcus Russell was charged with possession of a controlled substance — codeine syrup — after being arrested at his home in Alabama on Monday, authorities said. The 24-year-old former Louisiana State star and the No. 1 draft choice in 2007 was arrested as part of an undercover narcotics investigation, said Mobile County Sheriff's spokeswoman Lori Myles. She would not say what led to his arrest. She said he did not have a prescription for the codeine. Russell, who graduated from high school in Mobile, was booked into the city jail and released soon afterward on $2,500 bond, online records show.
Former NHL player Probert dies
Retired hockey enforcer Bob Probert, as adept with his fists as with a stick in a 16-season career with the Detroit Red Wings and Chicago Blackhawks, died Monday after suffering chest pains while boating with his family. He was 45. Probert had 384 points (163 goals, 221 assists). His 3,300 penalty minutes rank sixth in NHL history.
The last word
It won't get any easier for Tour de France competitors. There have been multiple crashes during the first two stages, and the cobblestone layout of Tuesday's third stage won't improve matters. Thierry Gouvenou, who competed in six Tours, had this to say about the bumpy course:
"It's like holding a jackhammer, your arms, judder, judder, judder. When you go through here, you always ask yourself: 'How did my bike not fall apart?' "