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Koepka rested, but far from rusty at British Open
SOUTHPORT, England (AP) -- Brooks Koepka isn't willing to share details of his trip to Las Vegas right after he won the U.S. Open, which is probably just as well....

Pep talk from caddie inspires McIlroy at British Open
SOUTHPORT, England (AP) -- Rory McIlroy was standing on the sixth tee and already doubting his chances of making the weekend at the British Open when his negative thoughts were interrupted by his caddie, J.P. Fitzgerald....

The Latest: Kuchar posts career-best in major to share lead
SOUTHPORT, England (AP) -- The Latest on the British Open (all times local):...

Biting criticism for El Salvador players for gnawing on US
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Pushing and shoving? Of course. Pinching? Borderline. But biting? Retired stars Landon Donovan, Alexi Lalas and Steve McManaman said lengthy suspensions are needed to stop players from sinking their teeth into opponents, as El Salvadorans did against Americans Jozy Altidore and Omar Gonzalez in the CONCACAF Gold Cup....

Alex Bowman to replace Earnhardt Jr. in No. 88 car in 2018
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. got the replacement he wanted. Alex Bowman got his dream job....

Polanco homers, Pirates beat Brewers 4-2 for 4-game sweep
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Gregory Polanco homered, Chris Stewart added three hits and the Pittsburgh Pirates completed a four-game sweep of the NL Central-leading Milwaukee Brewers with a 4-2 victory on Thursday....

AP Interview: Barcelona says Neymar will not be sold
NEW YORK (AP) -- Neymar is not for sale, according to Barcelona President Josep Bartomeu....

The Juice will be loose: O.J. Simpson granted parole
LOVELOCK, Nev. (AP) -- O.J. Simpson was granted parole Thursday after more than eight years in prison for a Las Vegas hotel-room heist, successfully making his case for freedom in a nationally televised hearing that reflected America's enduring fascination with the former football star....

The Alps behind him, Froome has one hand on Tour win No. 4
COL D'IZOARD, France (AP) -- On the highest mountain-top finish of the 104th Tour de France, in a rocky moonscape where the air thins, only the hardiest organisms survive. A few pine trees, tough old grasses, some stubborn flowers and, now joining that rare breed, Chris Froome....

The Latest: Official: NFL arena has panels like London tower
CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Latest on concerns about fire safety in U.S. buildings (all times local):...

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