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Shane Lowry keeps calm and carries British Open lead at Troon

Jul. 19, 2024 17:54 PM EDT

TROON, Scotland (AP) — Shane Lowry was a surprising model of calm amid all the calamity in the British Open on Friday. Lowry was not immune from the endless punishment Royal Troon dished out on a day when Tiger Woods missed another cut, along with nine of the top 20 players in the...

Tiger Woods ends his season by missing the cut in the British Open

Jul. 19, 2024 12:22 PM EDT

TROON, Scotland (AP) — Tiger Woods tied a personal record in the British Open on Friday, one he could have done without but perhaps should come to expect. Woods matched his highest 36-hole score as a professional — 156 — to miss the cut for the third straight time in a major. ...

Former NFL star Lawrence Taylor charged with failing to update address on sex offender registry

Jul. 19, 2024 18:35 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Hall of Fame linebacker Lawrence Taylor was charged in Florida with failing to update his address on the state's sex offender registry, according to court records. The former New York Giants linebacker turned himself in to the Broward County Sheriff's...

Allisha Gray becomes first player to win both 3-point and skills competition at WNBA All-Star

Jul. 19, 2024 23:26 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Allisha Gray turned WNBA All-Star weekend's opening night into her own show. The Atlanta Dream guard had a historic evening, becoming the first player to win both the 3-point and skills competition in the same year Friday. “It’s very cool. Now...

Clark, Reese on same team at WNBA All-Star weekend and in spotlight in matchup against Olympic team

Jul. 19, 2024 16:17 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Caitlin Clark and Angel Reese will once again step into the spotlight during All-Star Weekend with their matchup against the U.S. Olympic team. They'll get to team-up for the first time on the WNBA All-Star team after being rivals in college. Reese's LSU squad topped...

Injured and locked-out fans file first lawsuits over Copa America stampede and melee

Jul. 19, 2024 15:08 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The first lawsuits have been filed in connection with last weekend's melees that broke out when fans without tickets forced their way into the Copa America soccer tournament final at Hard Rock Stadium, with one person citing serious injuries and some ticket holders...

Churchill Downs lifts suspension of trainer Bob Baffert following Medina Spirit's failed drug test

Jul. 19, 2024 18:29 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Churchill Downs has rescinded its extended suspension of Bob Baffert, allowing the Hall of Fame trainer to resume racing his horses at the historic track and partner facilities after more than three years of banishment for a failed drug test of ultimately disqualified 2021...

Durant returns to practice with US basketball team, 1 week before Paris Olympics

Jul. 19, 2024 10:21 AM EDT

Kevin Durant practiced with the U.S. Olympic basketball team on Friday, a major step toward getting him back on track for the Paris Games that open next week. It was Durant’s first time on the floor with the team this summer. He strained his calf a few days before the July 6 start...

NASCAR drivers eager to test their skills on Indianapolis' oval after 3 years on the road course

Jul. 19, 2024 19:10 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Austin Cindric attended races at Indianapolis Motor Speedway most of his life, dreaming of the day he could compete on the historic 2.5-mile oval. On Sunday, he'll finally get a chance to join his racing heroes. Yes, NASCAR and race officials...

The Olympics are coming to the capital of fashion. Expect uniforms befitting a Paris runway

Jul. 20, 2024 00:29 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Sure, they call it the City of Light. But Paris is also the City of Fashion, one of most influential fashion capitals of the world for decades, no, centuries (remember Louis XIV?) So it’s no surprise that fashion designers across the globe are busy getting their...

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Astros complete climb and pull even in AL West race after beating Mariners 3-0

Jul. 20, 2024 00:36 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Hunter Brown worked around trouble while allowing four hits in six innings, Yainer Diaz delivered the big blow with a two-run single and the Houston Astros moved into a tie for first place in the AL West with a 3-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Friday night. ...

Schuemann homers, drives in 4 and Athletics beat Angels 13-3

Jul. 20, 2024 00:36 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Max Schuemann hit a three-run homer, JJ Bleday and Shea Langeliers both added two-run shots, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Los Angeles Angels 13-3 on Friday night but lost top prospect Jacob Wilson to a left hamstring strain in his major league debut. ...

All-Star starter Burnes has no complaints about reasons for chaos, but he's ready for normal again

Jul. 20, 2024 00:31 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Corbin Burnes is ready to get back into a more normal routine, though the Baltimore right-hander has no complaints about why things have been so chaotic for him in the last few weeks. Burnes allowed one run and two hits over six innings when the AL...

The Olympics are coming to the capital of fashion. Expect uniforms befitting a Paris runway

Jul. 20, 2024 00:29 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Sure, they call it the City of Light. But Paris is also the City of Fashion, one of most influential fashion capitals of the world for decades, no, centuries (remember Louis XIV?) So it’s no surprise that fashion designers across the globe are busy getting their...

Witt’s homer and Wacha’s seven scoreless innings lead Royals over White Sox, 7-1

Jul. 20, 2024 00:18 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Michael Wacha pitched seven scoreless innings, Bobby Witt Jr. homered and drove in two runs and the Kansas City Royals beat the Chicago White Sox 7-1 on Friday night. Witt drove Chris Flexen’s inside fastball above the left field bullpen in the first...

Indonesian women assert themselves with martial arts as gender-based violence remains a challenge

Jul. 20, 2024 00:16 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An emotionally and physically abusive marriage of 11 years led Rani Miranti to join a fight club that has trained her in martial arts, enabling her to stand up against violence. Miranti is one of the growing number of Indonesian women who are taking...

Santander hits 2 of Orioles' 4 homers to back All-Star starter Burnes in 9-1 win over Rangers

Jul. 19, 2024 23:50 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Anthony Santander homered twice and drove in five runs after Adley Rutschman and Colton Cowser had already hit two-run homers, and the AL East-leading Baltimore Orioles beat the Texas Rangers 9-1 on Friday night in the first game out of the break. Rutschman...

Jake Cave hits go-ahead 3-run homer in the 8th in the Rockies' 7-3 victory over the Giants

Jul. 19, 2024 23:50 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Jake Cave hit a go-ahead three-run home run in the eighth inning in the Colorado Rockies' 7-3 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Friday night. Cave also doubled as a pinch hitter in the seventh, and Brenton Doyle and Ezequiel Tovar added homers for the Rockies....

Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw works 4 innings for Triple-A Oklahoma City in 2nd rehab start

Jul. 19, 2024 23:34 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw made a second rehab start in his bid to return from offseason left shoulder surgery, pitching four innings for Triple-A Oklahoma City on Friday night. The 36-year old three-time NL Cy Young Award winner allowed six...

Dodgers pitcher Tyler Glasnow throws simulated game, expected to start versus Giants next week

Jul. 19, 2024 23:27 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Tyler Glasnow is expected to come off the injured list and start against the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday. Glasnow, a first-time All-Star who went to Texas to participate in the festivities earlier this week, went on the 15-day IL...