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Sports news briefs — July 26

Compiled from wire reports

BASKETBALL

Kevin Love pulls out from Team USA

• Kevin Love withdrew from this summer’s USA Basketball roster because of his uncertain NBA status, leaving the Americans without one of their most experienced international players. Love, who won gold medals at the 2012 Olympics and 2010 world championship and was one of the first players to commit to play this summer, told USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo that he would be unavailable for training camp that starts Monday. The Minnesota Timberwolves are considering trading Love and the Cavaliers are trying to acquire the three-time All-Star to pair with LeBron James. A trade could fall apart if Love were to play and be injured.

TENNIS

Isner reaches final at Atlanta Open

• Top-seeded defending champion John Isner advanced to the Atlanta Open final for the fourth time in the tournament’s five-year history, beating practice partner Jack Sock 7-5, 6-4 on Saturday. Germany’s Ben Becker faced Israel’s Dudi Sela in the second semifinal.

• Unseeded players Pablo Andujar and Juan Monaco advanced to the Swiss Open title match. Andujar, ranked No. 71, beat fourth-seeded Fernando Verdasco 6-3, 6-7 (2), 6-1 in an all-Spain semifinal at the clay-court Roy Emerson Arena. Argentina’s Monaco rallied from losing the first three games to win 6-3, 7-6 (4) against seventh-seeded Robin Haase of the Netherlands.

AUTOS

Rosberg snags pole for Hungarian race

• Formula One championship leader Nico Rosberg claimed the pole position for the Hungarian Grand Prix while Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton will start at the back of the race grid as an engine fire prevented him from setting a qualifying time. Rosberg’s time of 1 minute, 22.715 seconds at the Hungaroring was 0.486 seconds ahead of Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel and Valtteri Bottas of Williams qualified third.

ATHLETICS

Australia strong 
at Commonwealth

• Emily Seebohm successfully defended the 100-meter backstroke gold medal she won at New Delhi four years ago to continue Australia’s domination in the Commonwealth Games pool in Glasgow, Scotland. Australia had three more wins and has earned eight golds in three nights in the water. That’s helped the country move level with England on overall gold medals — 17 each — after 70 of 261 medals to be awarded before the games end on Aug. 3.

• Usain Bolt says his foot injury has healed and he’s ready to compete at the Commonwealth Games, while being cautious about not overexerting himself. The Jamaican sprinter and world record holder is only entered into the relay after the left foot injury stopped him from taking part in his national trials.

— From wire reports



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