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Two-time Grand Slam champion Li Na smiles while talking to the media at the Sutton East Tennis Club Thursday, July 18, 2019, in New York. Li Na will be inducted into the Tennis Hall of Fame on Saturday, July 20. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)
July 19, 2019 - 1:02 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Li Na remembers first watching a tennis match on TV, drawn to the unforgettable style of one of the players. Andre Agassi had long hair, an earring and wore denim shorts, and made an instant fan in China. "Andre Agassi is my role model," Li said. Li went on to become one herself...
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New York Yankees' manager Aaron Boone yells at home plate umpire Brennan Miller during the second inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader against the Tampa Bay Rays' Thursday, July 18, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
July 19, 2019 - 12:20 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Savages of The Stadium. That's what the New York Yankees are in the mind of manager of Aaron Boone. Boone got fired up at rookie umpire Brennan Miller in a profane second-inning rant, and New York awoke from a sleepy start to rally past the Tampa Bay Rays 6-2 in the opener of a...
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Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg (37) is congratulated in the dugout after hitting a two-run home run during the third inning of the team's baseball game against the Atlanta Braves on Thursday, July 18, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
July 18, 2019 - 11:23 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Stephen Strasburg had a three-run homer among his three hits and set a franchise-record for a pitcher with five RBIs, as the surging Washington Nationals beat the Atlanta Braves 13-4 on Thursday night. Washington had four extra-base hits, including Strasburg's homer, in an eight-run...
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July 18, 2019 - 7:31 pm
DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) — Two horses were killed in a freak collision at Del Mar during training on the second day of its season. The accident occurred Thursday morning when Charge A Bunch, trained by Carla Gaines, threw rider Geovanni Franco, turned sharply and collided with Carson Valley, who was...
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Paula Creamer of California, left, high-fives her playing partner Morgan Pressel of Florida, right, as they play in the second round of the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational golf tournament on Thursday, July 18, 2019 at Midland Country Club in Midland, Mich. (Katy Kildee/Midland Daily News via AP)
July 18, 2019 - 6:51 pm
MIDLAND, Mich. (AP) — Morgan Pressel and Paula Creamer shot a best-ball 6-under 64 on Thursday for a share of the second-round lead in the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational, the LPGA Tour's first-year team event. Stephanie Meadowand Giulia Molinaro had a 61, and Frenchwomen Celine Boutier and Karine...
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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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