Serena Williams climbed 153 spots in the WTA rankings after her runner-up finish at Wimbledon, putting her back in the top 30.

Williams is ranked 28th in the list published Monday. At Wimbledon, the former No. 1 was playing only her fourth tournament after returning from childbirth, but still reached the final before losing to Angelique Kerber. Kerber climbed six spots to No. 4, with Simona Halep holding onto the top ranking despite going out in the third round at the All England Club.

Kevin Anderson climbed into the men's top 5 for the first time after his run to the Wimbledon final put him in fifth place, while champion Novak Djokovic jumped 11 spots to No. 10. Rafael Nadal, who lost to Djokovic in the semifinals, remains No. 1.

... Singer Kelly Clarkson will headline opening night at the U.S. Open.

Tour de France

Froome confident

Chris Froome believes the mountains will reveal the true Tour de France contenders as he looks forward to the first of three grueling stages in the Alps.

"I'm feeling good and optimistic about the upcoming stages," the four-time champion said Monday, the Tour's first rest day.

Froome, who is eighth overall after nine stages, is 1 minute, 42 seconds behind yellow-jersey holder Greg Van Avermaet before the first Alpine stage on Tuesday.

Van Avermaet is not expected to be a threat in the mountains, and Froome suggested the Belgian "will find it difficult to hang on tomorrow. It's a proper climbers stage."

college basketball

Future Final Four sites selected

The Final Four is headed back to Houston, Phoenix, San Antonio and Indianapolis.

The NCAA announced the sites for 2023-2026 on Monday, with all four cities recently hosting the finale of the NCAA Tournament.

Houston, site of Villanova's last-second win over North Carolina in 2016, will host the Final Four in 2023. Phoenix will get the Final Four for the second time in 2024 after hosting in 2017.

San Antonio, site of this year's Final Four, will host in 2025 and Indianapolis will be the host city in 2026, along with 2021.Indianapolis has hosted the Final Four five times, including in 2015.

The Final Four will be played in Minneapolis next April, Atlanta in 2020 and New Orleans in 2022.


Ducks sign Henrique to $29M extension

Center Adam Henrique signed a five-year extension worth $29.1 million with the Ducks. Henrique had a combined 24 goals and 26 assists in 81 games with Anaheim and New Jersey last season.

... The Flames signed forward Elias Lindholm to a six-year contract at an average salary of $4.85 million. Lindholm had 16 goals and 28 assists in 81 games last season. He had 64 goals and 124 assists in 374 games over five seasons with Carolina.

... The Predators signed goaltender Juuse Saros to a three-year contract worth $4.5 million and forward Ryan Hartman to a one-year deal worth $875,000. Saros, 23, posted an 11-5-7 record with a 2.44 goals-against average and .925 save percentage this past season while backing up Vezina Trophy winner Pekka Rinne. Hartman had a combined 11 goals and 20 assists in 78 regular-season games with the Blackhawks and Predators in 2017-18.

... The drowning of former NHL goalie Ray Emery does not appear suspicious, police said. The 35-year-old player whose career spanned 11 seasons drowned in Hamilton (Alberta) Harbour on Sunday.

... The Blue Jackets re-signed forward Oliver Bjorkstrand and defenseman Ryan Murray. The 23-year-old Bjorkstrand, the team's fifth-leading scorer last season with 11 goals and 29 assists, signed a three-year pact worth $7.5 million. The 24-year-old Murray accepted the team's qualifying offer of a one-year contract worth $2.8 million.


Diving: Two former women divers are suing USA Diving, accusing the national governing body of ignoring or obstructing inquiries into allegations that a coach sexually abused them when they were young athletes. The lawsuit names Indianapolis-based USA Diving, Inc., the Ohio State University Diving Club and Will Bohonyi. The suit alleges Bohonyi coerced and forced the divers into frequent sex, telling them, "You owe me this."

College football: Maryland offensive lineman Jordan McNair died from heatstroke suffered during an organized team workout May 29, his family wrote on a website launched for a foundation they have started in his honor.