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Published on July 11, 2017 at 06:53AM

MIAMI (AP) — New York Yankees rookie Aaron Judge defeated Minnesota Twins infielder Miguel Sano (sah-NOH’), 11-10 to win the Home Run Derby on the eve of the All-Star game in Miami. Judge clubbed homers of 504 and 513 in beating Dodgers first baseman Cody Bellinger in the semifinals after outlasting Marlins first sacker Justin Bour (bohr), 23-22 in the first round. Miami outfielder and defending champion Giancarlo Stanton was knocked out in the opening round by Yankees slugger Gary Sanchez, 17-16.

WIMBLEDON (AP) — Wimbledon continues today with women’s quarterfinal action after second seed Novak Djokovic (NOH’-vak JOH’-kuh-vich) takes on Adrian Mannarino in a men’s fourth-round match. Venus Williams will take on Jelena Ostapenko on Centre Court before Johanna Konta faces Simona Halep (HA’-lehp). Over on Court 1, Svetlana Kuznetsova (kooz-NEHT’-soh-vah) will meet Garbine Muguruza (moo-guh-ROO’-thuh) and Coco Vandeweghe will battle Magdalena Rybarikova.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Chiefs have promoted Brett Veach to general manager, a decade after he served as an assistant under current Kansas City head coach Andy Reid in Philadelphia. Veach had been serving as the Chiefs’ co-director of player personnel. He takes over for John Dorsey, who was let go after four years despite winning the 2016 AFC West title.

UNDATED (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning have kept free-agent forward Tyler Johnson by signing him to a seven-year, $35 million deal. The 26-year-old Johnson had 19 goals and 45 points in 66 games last season. He has been a steady contributor since joining the Lightning, scoring 89 goals and 211 points in 308 regular-season games, and another 21 goals and 42 points in 47 playoff contests.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Sacramento Kings have announced the signing of veteran guard Vince Carter, who entered the NBA with the Toronto Raptors in 1998. The 40-year-old Carter played the last three seasons in Memphis, where he averaged 8 points and 1.8 assists per game last season. He ranks 27th on the all-time list with 24,555 points, fifth with 2,049 3-pointers and 13th with 1,347 games played.