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Tiger Woods of the United States plays his tee shot on the 5th hole during the first round of the British Open Golf Championships at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland, Thursday, July 18, 2019.(AP Photo/Jon Super)
July 18, 2019 - 5:12 pm
PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — The excitement that always surrounds Tiger Woods even brought out the hired help near the fourth hole at Royal Portrush. They couldn't help his sore back, or his soaring score at the British Open. The Masters champion, a three-time winner on the links courses of...
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Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy reacts after missing a shot on then 5th green during the first round of the British Open Golf Championships at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland, Thursday, July 18, 2019.(AP Photo/Peter Morrison)
July 18, 2019 - 5:08 pm
PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — An emotional opening shot by Darren Clarke. A shocking one by Rory McIlroy. Tiger Woods had his worst score to start a British Open. Brooks Koepka quickly got into contention again. Emiliano Grillo made a 1. David Duval made a 14. The Open returned to Royal...
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Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale smiles in the dugout after completing his outing during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park in Boston, Thursday, July 18, 2019. Sale allowed no runs in six innings. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
July 18, 2019 - 4:22 pm
BOSTON (AP) — That was a relief. And not a bad start, either. Chris Sale and two relievers combined on a two-hitter, and the Boston Red Sox left-hander struck out 12 in six innings to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-0 on Thursday and earn his first regular-season win at Fenway Park in more than a year...
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Ron Francis, center, is presented with a hockey jersey by Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan, left, as Seattle Hockey Partners CEO Tod Leiweke looks on Thursday, July 18, 2019, in Seattle, as Francis is introduced as the first general manager for Seattle's yet-to-be-named NHL expansion team. Francis, a Hall of Famer and a two-time Stanley Cup winner, will have complete control of operations under Leiweke when the team debuts in 2021. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
July 18, 2019 - 3:44 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Ron Francis has all kinds of eye-popping statistics attached to his Hall of Fame career. He averaged more than point a game, is second in NHL history in assists behind Wayne Gretzky and fifth in career points. When CEO Tod Leiweke and the ownership group of the Seattle NHL expansion...
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Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn speaks to reporters during the NCAA college football Southeastern Conference Media Days, Thursday, July 18, 2019, in Hoover, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
July 18, 2019 - 2:42 pm
HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — The Southeastern Conference pays big money to its coaches and that's one reason patience is often in short supply when things go wrong. But in a rare quirk, there were no new head coaches at the podium during SEC media days for the first time since 2006. Fans should embrace the...
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Tiger Woods of the United States celebrates after getting a birdie on the 16th green during the first round of the British Open Golf Championships at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland, Thursday, July 18, 2019.(AP Photo/Jon Super)
July 18, 2019 - 2:19 pm
PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — The Latest on first round of The British Open (all times local): 8:15 p.m. Tiger Woods puffed out his cheeks and looked glum after bogeying the last hole for a 7-over 78, his worst opening round at a British Open. His highest first-round score at golf's oldest...
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Slovakia's Peter Sagan wearing the best sprinter's green jersey, bottom left, and Belgium's Tim Wellens wearing the best climber's dotted jersey, ride with the pack during the twelfth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 209,5 kilometers (130 miles) with start in Toulouse and finish in Bagneres-de-Bigorre, France, Thursday, July 18, 2019. (AP Photo/ Christophe Ena)
July 18, 2019 - 9:58 am
BAGNERES-DE-BIGORRE, France (AP) — British rider Simon Yates won the first Pyrenean stage of the Tour de France on Thursday after a long breakaway. Yates, who won the Spanish Vuelta last year, launched a counterattack behind a group of fugitives in a downhill and was joined at the front by Gregor...
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Northern Ireland's Darren Clarke tees of the 4th hole during the first round of the British Open Golf Championships at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland, Thursday, July 18, 2019.(AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
July 18, 2019 - 7:23 am
PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — It was about 6:30 a.m. when Darren Clarke, sporting a gray beard to match his swept-back gray hair, walked onto the first tee at Royal Portrush to hit the opening shot of a British Open he never thought would happen. He almost welled up when his name was announced...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011 file photo, Geox-TMC team member Juan Cobo, center, celebrates on the podium after winning the Spanish Vuelta cycling race with second placed Sky Procycling rider Chris Froome from UK, right, and third placed Sky Procycling rider Bradley Wiggins from UK, right, in Madrid, Spain. Froome is now the 2011 Spanish Vuelta winner because of Juan Jose Cobo’s disqualification for blood doping it was reported on Thursday, July 18, 2019. The International Cycling Union says Cobo did not meet a deadline to challenge his three-year ban at the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Froome was runner-up eight years ago and now becomes winner of his first Grand Tour title, and seventh overall. (AP Photo/Arturo Rodriguez, File)
July 18, 2019 - 6:01 am
AIGLE, Switzerland (AP) — Chris Froome has become the 2011 Spanish Vuelta winner because of Juan Jose Cobo's disqualification for blood doping. Cobo did not meet a deadline to challenge his three-year ban at the Court of Arbitration for Sport, the International Cycling Union said on Thursday. The...
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July 18, 2019 - 1:33 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Ernie Broglio, a 21-game winner in 1960 who is remembered most as the player traded by the St. Louis Cardinals for Hall of Famer Lou Brock, has died. He was 83. Broglio's daughter, Donna Broglio Cavallaro, confirmed her father's death on social media. Another daughter, Nancy...
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