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By Associated Press

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — It was a split decision for the top seeds at Wimbledon today. Women's No. 1 Maria Sharapova (shah-rah-POH'-vah) was eliminated when she lost to 15th-seed Sabine Lisicki (suh-BEEN' lih'-SIH'-kee), 6-4, 6-3. The men's No. 1, Novak Djokovic (NOH'-vak JOH'-kuh-vich) breezed to the quarterfinals with a straight sets win.

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Kicker Matt Prater (PRAY'-tur) has signed a new four-year contract with the Denver Broncos. He had three straight weeks last season in which he kicked the winner on the game's final play.

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — There's good news for fans of the New Jersey Devils as goalie Martin Brodeur (mahr-TAN broh-DYOOR') has signed a new contract. His agent confirmed with The Associated Press that Brodeur has a deal in place worth $9 million.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Hornets report that top draft pick Anthony Davis suffered a left ankle sprain on Saturday. His status for taking part in the Olympic games is now in doubt.

VISE, Belgium (AP) — The second stage of the Tour de France took place today and Britain's Mark Cavendish was the winner. The yellow jersey, worn by the overall leader, is still in the possession of Switzerland's Fabian Cancellara (FAH'-bee-un kahn-cheh-LAH'-rah).

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