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  • Column: Best measure of Woods is when he has the lead

    Tiger Woods once said it could not be considered a truly great year without winning a major. Five years ago, he never would have said it could be a good year without winning any tournament. This year is an exception. Woods closed with a 64 on Sunday at Bellerive, his lowest final...

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  • Chung, Raonic advance at Western & Southern in Cincinnati

    Australian Open semifinalist Hyeon Chung won the last five games to rally past Jack Sock 2-6, 6-1, 6-2 on Tuesday in the first round of the Western & Southern Open. Two-time Cincinnati semifinalist Milos Raonic advanced with a 6-3, 6-3 first-round win over qualifier Dusan Lajovic in this...

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  • Will Tiger Woods be chosen for Ryder Cup?

    Tiger Woods is almost certain to be chosen to play in the Ryder Cup next month, and AP golf writer Doug Ferguson says it's likely Phil Mickelson will join him there as a captain pick. Ferguson told co-hosts Jim Litke and Tim Dahlberg on PodcastOne Sports Now that the wild crowds...

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  • Tiger Woods juices ratings for PGA championship

    There’s nothing like a late charge from Tiger Woods to juice the ratings of a major golf tournament.

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  • Qatar says Nepali worker dies building World Cup stadium

    Qatar says a Nepali worker has died while helping to build a stadium for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in the Arab nation. Qatar's Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy said in a statement Tuesday the 23-year-old worker died at its Al Wakrah Stadium project site. It offered no cause of...

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  • LEADING OFF: Cano back from suspension, Acuna on HR streak

    A look at what's happening around the majors today: SET FREE Robinson Cano is set to return from his 80-game suspension for violating baseball's drug agreement when Seattle plays at Oakland. The All-Star second baseman has been out since May 15, though he's been playing in the minor...

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  • Double duty: Braves' Acuna rips 2 leadoff HRs in 1 day

    Ronald Acuna Jr. is only 20 years old, so he never gives much thought to his still-fledgling place in baseball history. There'll be plenty of time for that. So, it wasn't until Acuna got back to the Atlanta clubhouse after a long, brilliant day that he finally realized what a unique...

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  • Giants rally with 4 runs in 9th to down Dodgers, 5-2

    Pinch-hitter Nick Hundley hit a two-run single in the ninth inning to give the Giants their first lead, and San Francisco rallied for a 5-2 victory on Monday night, handing the Los Angeles Dodgers' bullpen its fourth consecutive loss. This time, the Dodgers wasted a masterful start by...

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  • Nats walked off again, this time by Cards' DeJong

    Nationals manager Dave Martinez was awake most of the night after Washington lost on a walk-off grand slam Sunday. He likely won't be catching up on that missed sleep Monday. Paul DeJong handed the Nationals their second straight walk-off loss, capping a back-and-forth finish with a...

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  • Double duty: Acuna hits 2 leadoff HRs, Braves sweep Marlins

    Perfect games? Unassisted triple plays? They're not even as rare as what Ronald Acuna Jr. pulled off Monday night. His legend growing with each game, the 20-year-old rookie hit leadoff homers in both games of a doubleheader to lead the first-place Atlanta Braves to a sweep of the Miami...

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  • Dodgers' Jansen expects early return, then offseason surgery

    Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen expects to have a second heart surgery in the offseason but is confident he'll be able to come off the disabled list within the next few weeks. The All-Star reliever, out since Thursday with an irregular heartbeat, rejoined the Dodgers when they returned home...

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  • Double duty: Acuna homers leading off both games of DH

    Ronald Acuna Jr. has pulled off an exceedingly rare baseball feat, hitting leadoff homers in both games of a doubleheader for the Atlanta Braves. The 20-year-old rookie hit an opposite-field drive into the Braves bullpen off Miami's Pablo Lopez in the first game, powering Atlanta to...

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  • Keep bribes quiet for 10 years, FIFA won't punish you

    FIFA has officially eradicated corruption. All it took was pressing the delete key. Soccer officials and players who bother checking out the new code of ethics governing their conduct will find the word "corruption" missing. They will also discover how to now avoid being banned for paying...

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  • Indians OF Martin recovering from serious infection

    Cleveland Indians outfielder Leonys Martin is recovering from a bacterial infection that team president Chris Antonetti described as "life-threatening." Martin is in stable condition at the Cleveland Clinic. Antonetti provided an update on Martin's status when he addressed the team prior to...

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  • Murray loses in opening round, Federer back in Cincinnati

    Andy Murray lost to Lucas Pouille 6-1, 1-6, 6-4 in the first round of the Western & Southern Open on Monday, clearing another obstacle for Roger Federer in this U.S. Open tuneup. Top-seeded Rafael Nadal dropped out Sunday night to prepare for the U.S. Open after winning his fifth title of...

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  • Seahawks-Raiders at Wembley as Tottenham stadium isn't ready

    The new stadium being built for English Premier League club Tottenham isn't ready to host the NFL this year. The first NFL game at Tottenham was due to feature the Seattle Seahawks and Oakland Raiders on Oct. 14. That will now be played across north London at Wembley Stadium on the same...

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  • Anthony signs 1-year, $2.4 million deal with Houston Rockets

    Carmelo Anthony signed a one-year, $2.4 million deal with the Houston Rockets on Monday. Anthony was traded from the Oklahoma City Thunder to the Atlanta Hawks last month before the Hawks released him. Houston general manager Daryl Morey announced the signing and the Rockets posted a...

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  • Koepka holds off Woods to win PGA Championship

    The roars were unlike anything Brooks Koepka had ever heard, and he knew exactly what they meant. They got louder for each birdie by Tiger Woods that moved him closer to the lead Sunday in the PGA Championship, and Koepka could hear a ripple effect of noise. First, real time. Seconds later,...

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  • Furyk gets core of Ryder Cup team, and obvious pick in Woods

    The upside to Jim Furyk finishing so early at the PGA Championship was being able to watch the final round on television, partly as a player but mostly as the Ryder Cup captain. And that meant seeing plenty of Tiger Woods. "I really wanted to see kind of how Tiger was playing, and I...

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  • Rays holding their own with creative pitching approach

    No team has gotten more innings from its starting pitchers this season than the Cleveland Indians. No team has gotten fewer than the Tampa Bay Rays. Yet the Indians and Rays have ended up in a similar spot. Cleveland's team ERA is 3.84. Tampa Bay's is 3.82. The Rays have been unorthodox...

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  • Future bright for Woods after PGA, but Koepka is in the way

    Over an ear-splitting afternoon in which most of the cheers weren't for him, Brooks Koepka got a taste of what golf feels like when Tiger Woods is in the hunt. And in his exhilarating but ultimately futile attempt to catch Koepka at the PGA Championship, Woods got a taste of what it's going...

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  • LEADING OFF: DeGrom-Severino in NYC, Bumgarner-Kershaw in LA

    A look at what's happening around the majors today: LAST RIDE The Subway Series finishes with a marquee matchup at Yankee Stadium. Mets ace Jacob deGrom, who leads the majors with a 1.77 ERA, faces Luis Severino, who tops the AL with 15 wins. The game is a makeup from a rainout last...

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  • Bote's grand slam in 9th lifts Cubs over Nationals 4-3

    The celebration was under way by the time David Bote flung his helmet high into the air on his way home. Teammates were already jumping up and down, ready to mob him at the plate. The fans were in a frenzy, too. Nothing like a game-ending grand slam to get the festivities started. A...

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  • Guardiola tells Mendy to tweet less; defender replies online

    Benjamin Mendy enthralls and infuriates Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola. "Mendy has a lot of things to improve," Guardiola said after City's 2-0 Premier League victory at Arsenal on Sunday. "Hopefully we can convince him to be calm, to forget a little bit the social media and focus on...

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