Federer seeded above Nadal for Wimbledon

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WIMBLEDON, England (AP) Eight-time champion Roger Federer was seeded No. 2 for Wimbledon, one spot ahead of Rafael Nadal, reversing their positions in the ATP rankings and creating a debate about whether the All England Club's seeding system should be changed.

Top-ranked Novak Djokovic, the defending champion, was seeded No. 1 on Wednesday at the grass-court Grand Slam tournament, where recent results on the surface are used to help determine seedings. The other majors do not do that.

Nadal told a Spanish TV station that he doesn't think it makes sense that Wimbledon is the only tournament that uses its own seeding system. Former U.S. Davis Cup captain Patrick McEnroe and former player and coach Brad Gilbert tweeted that they thought Nadal should have been seeded No. 2.

G Luongo retires after 19 NHL seasons

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) Florida goalie Roberto Luongo has decided to retire after 19 seasons.

The 40-year-old Luongo made the announcement Wednesday on his Twitter account. His 489 career victories are third in NHL history behind only Martin Brodeur and Patrick Roy, and Brodeur is the only goalie to have appeared in more games or made more saves than Luongo. (MORE)

NCAA stiffens waiver transfer rules

The NCAA has adjusted some of the guidelines used to determine when waivers can be granted to athletes seeking immediate eligibility when they switch schools.

The adjustments approved by the Division I council Wednesday will require schools requesting a waiver for an incoming transfer to provide more documentation to support a case and more detailed verification of an athlete's claims about their original school. (MORE)

Stanton likely for Yankees' London trip

NEW YORK (AP) Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton was out of the lineup Wednesday, a day after he bruised his left knee on a headfirst slide against Toronto.

Manager Aaron Boone said the MRI on the oft-injured Stanton came back clean. (MORE)

Keuchel draws Cubs in 2nd Braves start

Dallas Keuchel wasn't particularly effective in his debut with the Atlanta Braves.

Now, the 31-year-old veteran will get a second chance to prove his worth to his new coaches and teammates. (MORE)

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