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Lowry sets early target as McIlroy opens with 79 at Portrush

Jul. 18, 2019 11:56 AM EDT

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-under 67...

The Latest: Koepka tied for the lead at the British Open

Jul. 18, 2019 12:24 PM EDT

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — The Latest on first round of The British Open (all times local): 5:15 p.m. Brooks Koepka has won three of the last six majors and he's sharing the lead at the British Open, too. The top-ranked American birdied the par-4 14th to join Shane Lowry of Ireland atop the...

Emotional and proud, Clarke welcomes Open back to Portrush

Jul. 18, 2019 8:24 AM EDT

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 to...

Pumpsie Green, 1st black player on Boston Red Sox, dies

Jul. 18, 2019 12:36 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Former Boston Red Sox infielder Elijah "Pumpsie" Green, the first black player on the last major league team to field one, has died. He was 85. The Red Sox said Green, who lived in California most of his life, died Wednesday at in a hospital in San Leandro, near Oakland; no cause of death was...

Paddack takes no-hitter into 8th as Padres beat Marlins 3-2

Jul. 17, 2019 11:25 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Chris Paddack said he took the mound with a chip on his shoulder and a tragedy on his mind, and the emotions of the occasion brought out the best in the San Diego Padres rookie. Paddack took a no-hitter into the eighth inning, and two relievers got the final four outs to complete a...

Angels pitcher Noé Ramirez suspended for 3 games

Jul. 17, 2019 8:56 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Angels pitcher Noé Ramirez has been suspended for three games and fined an undisclosed amount for throwing a pitch in the area of Houston outfielder Jake Marisnick's head, and Los Angeles manager Brad Ausmus has been suspended a game and fined. Joe Torre, Chief Baseball Officer...

Brewers hang on for 5-4 win over Braves

Jul. 18, 2019 12:22 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — After Christian Yelich helped give the Milwaukee Brewers a big early lead, Josh Hader preserved the win that nearly got away. Hader struck out Ozzie Albies with two outs and the tying run on third in the ninth inning to save the 5-4 win over the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday. "They put a...

Broncos kick off NFL training camps with Sanders on board

Jul. 17, 2019 7:05 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos are the first team in the NFL to kick off training camp Thursday, and they'll do it with Emmanuel Sanders on hand and also Drew Lock . Sanders won't be full-go as he continues his comeback from a torn Achilles tendon last December, but "Emmanuel looks good. He's...

Capitals' Alex Ovechkin to make summer trip to China

Jul. 18, 2019 10:07 AM EDT

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 Russian star...

Kemba Walker, Enes Kanter join Celtics

Jul. 17, 2019 6:08 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Enes Kanter took a playful swipe at him. Kemba Walker will try to replace him. Kyrie Irving is no longer with the Celtics, but his brief flameout in Boston is still on the minds of fans in the city and even, apparently, players who have yet to play a minute for the team. On the day that the...

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Athlete guilty in green card case after incriminating text

Jul. 18, 2019 12:33 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A former pro soccer player from Liberia has been convicted of lying about his marriage to a Rhode Island woman in order to gain permanent legal residency in the U.S. Authorities started investigating after a U.S immigration official examining a phone belonging to the man's wife saw...

Taste of the Tour: Piping-hot bean stew in summer? Bien sûr!

Jul. 18, 2019 12:32 PM EDT

BAGNERES-DE-BIGORRE, France (AP) — Even in the July heat of a French summer, when many are glued to the Tour de France on TV, on vacation, or both, a piping-hot sweat-inducing cassoulet still hits the spot. Picking through the bean stew that is a specialty of the French southwest, the Tour's playground...

The Latest: Virginia Tech coach not set to name starting QB

Jul. 18, 2019 12:27 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Atlantic Coast Conference media days (all times local): 12:25 p.m. Virginia Tech coach Justin Fuente says he's not ready to name a starting quarterback until after he knows if Oregon transfer Braxton Burmeister will be eligible to play this season for the Hokies....

The Latest: Koepka tied for the lead at the British Open

Jul. 18, 2019 12:24 PM EDT

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — The Latest on first round of The British Open (all times local): 5:15 p.m. Brooks Koepka has won three of the last six majors and he's sharing the lead at the British Open, too. The top-ranked American birdied the par-4 14th to join Shane Lowry of Ireland atop the...

UNR may file ADA suit over football stadium renovation

Jul. 18, 2019 12:16 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Lawyers for the University of Nevada, Reno are asking the state's board of regents to authorize a lawsuit against architects they blame for a botched renovation project that left the school's football stadium in violation of the Americans with Disability Act. The university says in a...

Ohio St, Michigan St each place 2 on Big Ten preseason list

Jul. 18, 2019 11:59 AM EDT

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Michigan State and Ohio State each placed two players on the preseason all-Big Ten team announced Thursday. Junior running back J.K. Dobbins and defensive end Chase Young were the Buckeyes and linebacker Joe Bachie and defensive end Kenny Willekes, two seniors, were named for the...

Lowry sets early target as McIlroy opens with 79 at Portrush

Jul. 18, 2019 11:56 AM EDT

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-under 67...

Simon Yates wins first Pyrenean Tour stage

Jul. 18, 2019 11:37 AM EDT

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 joined at...

Under-the-radar Lowry moves into spotlight at British Open

Jul. 18, 2019 11:22 AM EDT

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. A guy...

The Latest: Coach promises 'different-looking' Vandy team

Jul. 18, 2019 10:33 AM EDT

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on Southeastern Conference media days (all times local): 9:30 a.m. Derek Mason is striking an optimistic note about his sixth season at Vanderbilt, like most coaches this time of year. Flush with an offseason contract extension, he's still seeking his first winning record...