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Andy Mur­ray will be­gin the de­fence of his Wim­ble­don ti­tle against Sasha Bub­lik — a 20-year-old Rus­sian, ranked No. 134.

Mur­ray was drawn in the same half of the field as two-time cham­pion Rafael Nadal, with three-time win­ner No­vak Djokovic and seven-time cham­pion Roger Fed­erer placed in the other half of the draw.

Women’s world No. 1 An­gelique Ker­ber opens against a qual­i­fier.

French Open cham­pion Je­lena Ostapenko is in the same draw as the woman she beat in the Paris fi­nal, Si­mona Halep, while two-time Wim­ble­don cham­pion Pe­tra Kvi­tova also is in the same half of the draw.

Venus Wil­liams meets Elise Mertens of Germany in the first round.

Wim­ble­don cov­er­age be­gins Mon­day on ESPN at 5 a.m.

Sparks rally from 17 points down.

LOS AN­GE­LES» Can­dace Parker and Chelsea Gray scored 17 points apiece and the Los An­ge­les Sparks ral­lied from a 17-point half­time deficit to beat the Wash­ing­ton Mys­tics 76-69 in WNBA play.

Parker grabbed 11 re­bounds, Nneka Og­wu­mike — who played the en­tire sec­ond half with four fouls — had 15 points and Alana Beard added 13 for Los An­ge­les (12-3). The Sparks have won six in a row against the Mys­tics.

• Brit­tney Sykes had a ca­reer-best 19 points and nine re­bounds, Layshia Claren­don added 15 points and nine as­sists and the At­lanta Dream beat the Lib­erty to snap a three-game skid.

Big win for trio at Watkins Glen.

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y.» Chris­tian Fit­ti­paldi, Joao Bar­bosa and Filipe Al­bu­querque teamed to win the six-hour race at Watkins Glen In­ter­na­tional, while brothers Jor­dan and Ricky Tay­lor’s bid for a sixth straight IMSA SportsCar Cham­pi­onship vic­tory ended on the first lap.

Ex-49er Ru­nager dies at age 61.

ORANGE­BURG, S.C.» Max Ru­nager, the for­mer NFL punter who helped the San Fran­cisco 49ers win the Su­per Bowl fol­low­ing the 1984 sea­son, died.

The 49ers an­nounced Ru­nager’s death, and The Times and Demo­crat of Orange­burg re­ported he was found dead Fri­day in his car in a park­ing lot in South Carolina. No foul play is sus­pected.

Dar­rall Imhoff dies at age 78.

BEND, ORE.» Dar­rall Imhoff, the for­mer Univer­sity of Cal­i­for­nia and U.S. Olympic cham­pion cen­ter who played 12 seasons in the NBA, has died.

The Port­land Trail Blaz­ers said Satur­day that Imhoff died Fri­day in Bend of a heart at­tack.

Imhoff led the Pete Newell­coached Golden Bears to the 1959 NCAA ti­tle and played along­side Oscar Robert­son and Jerry West on the 1960 Olympic team — also coached by Newell.

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