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Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy looks for his ball in the long rough on the 1st hole 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 - 2:33 pm
PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — The opening tee shot Rory McIlroy could live with, even after it went out of bounds and shattered the screen of a woman's mobile phone. He had, after all, spent the last five years anticipating a homecoming like no other and the first shot was always going to be a...
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Mariano Rivera speaks to the media during a visit to Saratoga Race Course on Friday, July 12, 2019, in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. The day's third race was named "The Mariano Rivera Hall of Fame" as part of the Spa's tribute to the retired New York Yankees pitcher. (Skip Dickstein/The Albany Times Union via AP)/The Albany Times Union via AP)
July 18, 2019 - 2:03 pm
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — It never changed for Mariano Rivera — from his childhood in the fishing village of Puerto Caimito in Panama to the pitcher's mound at Yankee Stadium. "I always wanted to be the last guy to kick the ball or took the last shot at the basket. Give me the ball," Rivera said. "I...
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July 18, 2019 - 1:58 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle's NHL expansion team has announced its general manager — Ron Francis, a Hall of Famer and a two-time Stanley Cup winner. He will have complete control of operations under Seattle Hockey Partners CEO Tod Leiweke. The yet-to-be-named team will debut in 2021. This is Francis'...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, file photo, Denver Broncos president Joe Ellis speaks during a news conference at the team's headquarters in Englewood, Colo. Ever since soon-to-be Hall of Famer Pat Bowlen stepped down from his daily duties as owner of the Denver Broncos, team president Joe Ellis ran the team in a "What would Pat do" sort of way. With Bowlen's death last month, that's no longer the case. Ellis tells The Associated Press it's time for the Broncos to establish a new identity. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
July 18, 2019 - 1:52 pm
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Ever since soon-to-be Hall of Famer Pat Bowlen stepped down from his daily duties as owner of the Denver Broncos, team president and CEO Joe Ellis ran the team in a "What would Pat do?" sort of way. With Bowlen's death last month, that's no longer the case. Ellis told The...
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Tampa Bay Rays' Michael Brosseau is greeted in the dugout after hitting a two-run home run off Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Thomas Eshelman during the sixth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, July 14, 2019, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
July 18, 2019 - 1:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Three years ago, Mike Brosseau was a college graduate surrounded by teenagers on minor league backfields in Florida. His batting gloves were tattered, his cleats falling apart and his bank account essentially empty. This week, he was batting third at Yankee Stadium, facing a Cy...
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Britain's Simon Yates, center, surrounded by Spain's Pello Bilbao Lopez De Armentia, right, and Austria's Gregor Muhlberger, celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win 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/ Thibault Camus)
July 18, 2019 - 11:36 am
BAGNERES-DE-BIGORRE, France (AP) — British rider Simon Yates posted his first Tour de France stage win on Thursday after a long breakaway in the Pyrenees mountains. Yates, who won the Spanish Vuelta last year, launched a counterattack behind a group of fugitives in a technical downhill and was...
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Ireland's Shane Lowry walks to the 17th 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 - 11:22 am
PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — The buzz among the locals at Royal Portrush has been all about Northern Irish natives Rory McIlroy, Darren Clarke and Graeme McDowell this week, so Shane Lowry felt like he came into his "home" British Open a little under the radar. "Obviously not now," Lowry said...
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FILE - In this May 27, 2018, file photo, Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin speaks during an NHL hockey media day in Las Vegas. Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin will go to China as part of the NHL’s continued outreach in that country. Ovechkin will visit Beijing in early August as a league ambassador. He’s expected to take part in youth hockey clinics, interviews and business development meetings. (AP Photo/John Locher, FIle)
July 18, 2019 - 10:07 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin will go to China as part of the NHL's continued outreach in that country. Ovechkin will visit Beijing in early August as a league ambassador. He's expected to take part in youth hockey clinics, interviews and business development meetings. The...
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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 - 8:23 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 - 7:01 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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