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Lowry wins British Open in celebrated return to Emerald Isle

Jul. 21, 2019 4:25 PM EDT

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — The outcome was never in doubt to just about everyone but Shane Lowry. A year ago, he sat in the parking lot at Carnoustie and cried after missing the cut in the British Open for the fourth straight year. Even with a four-shot lead Sunday at Royal Portrush, in a raging...

Column: Tears of a father for his champion son at Open

Jul. 21, 2019 3:11 PM EDT

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — Brendan Lowry thought his son might one day play in front of thousands of screaming fans at Croke Park in Dublin, where he and his two brothers helped lead his team to victory in the 1982 Gaelic football championships. He had a footballer's build, after all, and the game...

Mariano Rivera closes Baseball HOF induction ceremony

Jul. 21, 2019 6:05 PM EDT

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — The chants began even before baseball's greatest closer stood to make his speech. "Mariano! Mariano! Mariano!" The former New York Yankees reliever paused and smiled. "I don't understand why I have to always be the last," Mariano Rivera joked at his Hall of Fame induction Sunday....

Lindor hits foul ball that injures child; Indians top KC 5-4

Jul. 21, 2019 5:59 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Francisco Lindor wasn't thinking about his home run that helped the Cleveland Indians beat Kansas City Royals 5-4 on Sunday. Instead, the All-Star shortstop was only concerned about the young child who was struck by a line drive he hit. In the latest instance this season around the majors...

Wojciechowski starts 1-hitter as Orioles blank Red Sox 5-0

Jul. 21, 2019 5:08 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — It all seemed rather surreal, watching Asher Wojciechowski head into the seventh inning working on a no-hitter. After all, the 30-year-old journeyman hadn't won a major league game since 2017, came in with a 6.49 career ERA and was facing the highest-scoring team in the majors. Alas,...

The Latest: Aric Almirola wins 2nd stage of NASCAR at NH

Jul. 21, 2019 5:23 PM EDT

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — The Latest on NASCAR's Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (all times local): 4:55 p.m. Aric Almirola picked up his first stage NASCAR Cup win of the year by taking the second stage at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Sunday. Almirola led the last 10 laps of the stage, which was...

Pinot strikes again in Pyrenees, Alaphilippe stalls

Jul. 21, 2019 12:57 PM EDT

FOIX, France (AP) — When one French rider starts to fade, another comes to the fore. One way or the other, France may still be on course for its first Tour de France winner since 1985. Dancing over his saddle, his mouth wide open and gasping for air, Thibaut Pinot launched a ferocious attack Sunday and...

Ledecky stunned in 400 free at worlds; Sun wins record title

Jul. 21, 2019 4:39 PM EDT

GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — Katie Ledecky is usually there in the end, her endurance powering her to the wall well ahead of the competition. Someone else got there first at the world championships on Sunday night. Ariarne Titmus of Australia chased down Ledecky over the last lap to win the 400-meter...

Manny Pacquiao beats Keith Thurman by split decision

Jul. 21, 2019 1:50 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — From his first-round knockdown punches to his tenacious 12th-round finish, Manny Pacquiao gave yet another one-sided thrashing to Father Time. Keith Thurman was a whole lot tougher to beat, but the 40-year-old Filipino senator managed to win that vote as well. Pacquiao floored Thurman...

Kane wonder strike gives Tottenham 3-2 win over Juventus

Jul. 21, 2019 12:14 PM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Harry Kane smashed the winning goal from the halfway line as Tottenham beat Cristiano Ronaldo's Juventus 3-2 in a pre-season friendly on Sunday. Kane struck in the 93rd minute of the International Champions Cup at Singapore's National Stadium with a first-time shot from just inside the...

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Brewers' Woodruff leaves in 4th inning against Diamondbacks

Jul. 21, 2019 6:15 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Milwaukee Brewers All-Star right-hander Brandon Woodruff has left his start against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the fourth inning with an abdominal injury. Woodruff grimaced after throwing a second strike to Diamondbacks leadoff hitter Tim Locasto on Sunday and Milwaukee's trainer...

Texans' Watt, Hopkins on physically unable to perform list

Jul. 21, 2019 6:14 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans have placed star defensive end J.J. Watt and wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins on the physically unable to perform list. Also going on the PUP list was wide receiver DeAndre Carter. Watt, a three-time Defensive Player of the Year, reportedly had knee surgery after last season....

Heat and humidity grip East Coast as Midwest gets reprieve

Jul. 21, 2019 6:08 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The East Coast on Sunday sweated through another day of extreme heat and humidity as organizers in Boston canceled a benefit run, Delaware Civil War re-enactors got the day off and the New York Police Department implored residents to take it easy. "Sunday has been canceled," the NYPD jokingly...

Mariano Rivera closes Baseball HOF induction ceremony

Jul. 21, 2019 6:05 PM EDT

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — The chants began even before baseball's greatest closer stood to make his speech. "Mariano! Mariano! Mariano!" The former New York Yankees reliever paused and smiled. "I don't understand why I have to always be the last," Mariano Rivera joked at his Hall of Fame induction Sunday....

Lindor hits foul ball that injures child; Indians top KC 5-4

Jul. 21, 2019 5:59 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Francisco Lindor wasn't thinking about his home run that helped the Cleveland Indians beat Kansas City Royals 5-4 on Sunday. Instead, the All-Star shortstop was only concerned about the young child who was struck by a line drive he hit. In the latest instance this season around the majors...

Mejia homers as Padres beat Cubs 5-1 to avoid sweep

Jul. 21, 2019 5:53 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Francisco Mejía homered, Fernando Tatis Jr. drove in three runs and the San Diego Padres avoided the sweep, beating the Chicago Cubs 5-1 on Sunday. Mejía and Tatis had two hits apiece for the Padres, who scored three runs in the ninth and have won just two of their last nine. Kyle...

Munoz hitting, Gallegos relief lead Cards to win over Reds

Jul. 21, 2019 5:44 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Utility player Yairo Munoz wants his St. Louis manager to trust that he'll produce in any situation. He banked a lot of trust on Sunday. Munoz celebrated a rare start with a home run and a triple to help the Cardinals beat the Cincinnati Reds 3-1. Munoz, making his 16th start among 55...

Brantley hits 2 HRs, Astros top Rangers 5-3 for 5th straight

Jul. 21, 2019 5:42 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Michael Brantley homered twice, Jose Altuve also went deep and the Houston Astros beat the struggling Texas Rangers 5-3 on Sunday for their fifth straight victory. Rogelio Armenteros pitched five solid innings in his first major league start, sending Texas to its seventh loss in a row....

Tigers beat Blue Jays 4-3 on Castellanos' HR in 10th

Jul. 21, 2019 5:34 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Nicholas Castellanos gave the Detroit Tigers a chance to enjoy the type of celebration that's been awfully rare of late at Comerica Park. Castellanos led off the bottom of the 10th inning with a home run, and Detroit snapped its six-game losing streak with a 4-3 victory over the Toronto Blue...

Delle Donne scores 28 to help Mystics beat Dream 93-65

Jul. 21, 2019 5:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Elena Delle Donne scored 28 points on 10-of-13 shooting to help the Washington Mystics rout the Atlanta Dream 93-65 on Sunday. Aerial Powers added 17 points and Tianna Hawkins had 13 for the Mystics. Delle Donne hit a 3 that gave Washington (11-6) the lead for good and sparked a 19-4 run...