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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 - 6:12 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 - 5:02 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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Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper, left, celebrates past Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Enrique Hernandez after hitting an RBI-single during the eighth inning of a baseball game, Thursday, July 18, 2019, in Philadelphia. Philadelphia won 7-6. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
July 18, 2019 - 4:27 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bryce Harper tied the game in his Phillie Phanatic headband with an RBI single and Rhys Hoskins ripped a two-RBI single in the seventh inning to rally the Philadelphia Phillies to a 7-6 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday. All eyes have been on Harper this season...
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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 - 3:42 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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David Duval of The United States plays his shot from the 7th 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 - 2:21 pm
PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — David Duval lost a few golf balls on his own Thursday in the British Open. It's one that was found that brought him the wrong kind of attention with a score of 14 on one hole and a 91 when he walked off Royal Portrush. "Just one of those God-awful nightmare...
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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 - 1:36 pm
BAGNERES-DE-BIGORRE, France (AP) — In 116 years of racing at the Tour de France, riders have done all sorts of bizarre things, from jumping on trains to fighting with fans at mountain stops. Rarely have they just vanished in the middle of a stage like Rohan Dennis did on Thursday during the first...
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Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy reacts after hitting his tee shot on the 1st hole into the long rough 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 - 12:48 pm
PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — The Latest on first round of The British Open (all times local): 5:40 p.m. Rory McIlroy says heightened expectations played no part in his 8-over 79 that has already ended any realistic chances of winning the British Open. McIlroy says he was nervous on the first...
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July 18, 2019 - 4:23 am
AIGLE, Switzerland (AP) — Chris Froome has become the 2011 Spanish Vuelta winner because of Juan Jose Cobo's disqualification for blood doping. The International Cycling Union says Cobo did not meet a deadline to challenge his three-year ban at the Court of Arbitration for Sport. The UCI says Cobo'...
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July 18, 2019 - 2:33 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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Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper, left, reacts after striking out against Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Julio Urias during the fourth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, July 17, 2019, in Philadelphia. At right is catcher Russell Martin. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
July 18, 2019 - 1:47 am
A look at what's happening around the majors Thursday: BACK AT IT The Dodgers and Phillies are facing a tight turnaround after a lengthy rain delay pushed the end of Wednesday's game close to 2 a.m. early Thursday. First pitch of the series finale is set for 12:35 p.m., and then the Dodgers are set...
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