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Michael Phelps, you have com­pany.

Caeleb Dres­sel won his sev­enth gold medal at the world cham­pi­onships Sun­day, putting the U.S. team ahead to stay with an­other dom­i­nat­ing swim in the 4x100-me­ter med­ley re­lay.

Twenty-four hours af­ter be­com­ing the first swim­mer to win three golds in one night at a ma­jor in­ter­na­tional meet, Dres­sel joined Phelps in an­other elite club: seven golds at the sec­ond-big­gest meet af­ter the Olympics.

Phelps was the first to do it at the 2007 worlds in Mel­bourne, Aus­tralia — a pre­lude to his un­prece­dented eight golds the fol­low­ing year at the Beijing Olympics in China.

Dres­sel matched the feat along the banks of the Danube, emerg­ing as Amer­ica’s next swim­ming sen­sa­tion.

The 20-year-old Univer­sity of Florida stu­dent won three in­di­vid­ual golds and was part of four win­ning re­lay teams.

Lilly King set her sec­ond in­di­vid­ual world record of the meet in the 50me­ter breast­stroke, again best­ing Rus­sian ri­val Yu­lia Efi­mova, and re­turned as part of the women’s 4x100 med­ley re­lay that also broke the world record.

The U.S. fin­ished with 18 golds and 38 medals over­all — a huge im­prove­ment over the pre­vi­ous worlds two years ago in Kazan, where the Amer­i­cans man­aged eight golds and 23 medals.

Wild gives Nieder­re­iter big bucks.

The Min­nesota Wild agreed to terms with 24-year-old right wing Nino Nieder­re­iter on a five-year, $26.25 mil­lion con­tract.

The re­stricted free agent es­tab­lished ca­reer highs last sea­son with 25 goals, 32 as­sists and a plus-17 rat­ing among sev­eral other cat­e­gories.

Group cuts ties with Adi­das.

VE­GAS» The group that sup­plied LAS of­fi­cials for the Adi­das Upris­ing Sum­mer Cham­pi­onships, in which LaVar Ball suc­cess­fully pe­ti­tioned for a fe­male ref­eree to be re­placed af­ter she gave him a tech­ni­cal foul Fri­day, will ter­mi­nate its five-year re­la­tion­ship with the ap­parel com­pany be­cause of the con­tro­ver­sial in­ci­dent.

Gallo in­jures thumb with punch.

While land­ing a punch in a Euro­pean ex­hi­bi­tion game for Italy, new L.A. Clip­pers for­ward Danilo Gal­li­nari suf­fered a right thumb in­jury that isn’t ex­pected to re­quire surgery, NBA sources told ESPN.

Todd makes funny car his­tory.

CALIF.» J.R. Todd be­came SONOMA, the first black win­ner in NHRA funny car his­tory, de­feat­ing Tim Wilk­er­son at the Sonoma Na­tion­als.

Todd beat Wilk­er­son with a 4.049sec­ond pass at 323.27 mph in a Toy­ota Camry.

Is­ner serves him­self a vic­tory.

John Is­ner rode an over­pow­er­ing ser­vice game to his fourth At­lanta Open ti­tle and sec­ond con­sec­u­tive ATP tour­na­ment, beat­ing fel­low Amer­i­can Ryan Har­ri­son 7-6 (6), 7-6 (7).

• Ka­te­rina Sini­akova of the Czech Repub­lic de­feated Den­mark’s Caro­line Woz­ni­acki 6-3, 6-4 to win the WTA’s Eric­s­son Open.

Toronto FC in­creases its lead.

Se­bas­tian Giovinco scored twice as Toronto FC beat New York City FC 4-0 to in­crease its over­all MLS lead to five points.

Jozy Alti­dore and Ra­heem Ed­wards also scored to help Toronto win.

Jones re­claims his UFC ti­tle.

CALIF.» Jon Jones re­claimed ANA­HEIM, his UFC light heavy­weight ti­tle late Sat­ur­day night, stop­ping Daniel Cormier in the third round with a vi­cious head kick and a fin­ish on the ground at UFC 214.

Girvin un­leashed a dra­matic rally in the deep stretch to beat McCraken by a nose Sun­day for a 9-1 up­set in the $1 mil­lion Haskell In­vi­ta­tional at Mon­mouth Park.

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