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Tiger Woods of the United States looks up as he walks off the 18th green after completing his 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 - 3:52 pm
PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — The Latest on first round of The British Open (all times local): 8:50 p.m. Tiger Woods says he was "sore" during his round of 78 at the British Open and wasn't moving as well as he did in winning the Masters in April. The 15-time major champion says there are...
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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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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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Ireland's Shane Lowry plays his tee shot on the 18th 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 - 11:56 am
PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — Shane Lowry of Ireland didn't have the level of expectations or the connection to Royal Portrush like Rory McIlroy. All he had was the lead Thursday at the British Open. Lowry found a renewed confidence on the eve of the final major of the year and delivered a 4-...
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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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