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Ireland's Shane Lowry walks with his umbrella on the 6th green during the final round of the British Open Golf Championships at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland, Sunday, July 21, 2019.(AP Photo/Peter Morrison)
July 21, 2019 - 7:57 am
PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — The Latest on the British Open (all times local): 3:50 p.m. Shane Lowry's lead that dropped to three shots with a bogey at the start is now double that margin as he approaches the turn, six clear of Tommy Fleetwood. Out of the mix is four-time major champion Brooks...
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FILE - This Sept. 16, 2013, file photo shows the ESPN logo prior to an NFL football game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Pittsburgh Steelers, in Cincinnati. ESPN is reminding employees of the network's policy to avoid talking about politics after radio talk show host Dan Le Batard criticized President Donald Trump and his recent racist comments and ESPN itself on the air this week. (AP Photo/David Kohl, File)
July 21, 2019 - 7:50 am
NEW YORK (AP) — ESPN is making sure that its employees know there is not change in the network's policy to avoid talking about politics unless it intersects with sports after radio talk show host Dan Le Batard criticized President Donald Trump and his recent racist comments and ESPN itself on the...
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United States' Katie Ledecky reacts as she leaves the pool after the women's 400m freestyle final at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, Sunday, July 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
July 21, 2019 - 6:27 am
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-...
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Tennis Hall of Fame inductee Li Na, of China, speaks to the crowd during ceremonies at the International Tennis Hall of Fame, Saturday, July 20, 2019, in Newport, R.I. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)
July 21, 2019 - 6:08 am
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Li Na has broken new ground at the International Tennis Hall of Fame. The 37-year-old former Chinese star on Saturday became the first Asian-born player to be inducted. She was enshrined along with Mary Pierce of France and Russian Yevgeny Kafelnikov during a lengthy on-court...
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San Diego Padres' Hunter Renfroe cools off in the dugout after hitting a solo home run against the Chicago Cubs during the fifth inning of a baseball game in Chicago, Saturday, July 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
July 21, 2019 - 4:34 am
At Wrigley Field, misters in the back of the bleachers tried to cool the crowd. At Yankee Stadium, only one player took batting practice on the field. In Cleveland, rules were relaxed on what fans could bring into the park. Even for a sport that promotes high heat, Saturday was a scorcher across...
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The sun rises over New York City and the Empire State Building while a man sprays water at Pier A on Saturday, July 20, 2019 in Hoboken, N.J. Temperatures in the high 90s are forecast for Saturday and Sunday with a heat index well over 100. Much of the nation is also dealing with high heat. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)
July 21, 2019 - 2:32 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A heat wave will continue to keep much of the Eastern United States in its grip Sunday, while a cold front that could lower temperatures in the middle of the country may be accompanied by thunderstorms that threaten flash floods. The National Weather Service says the "oppressive and...
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Ireland's Shane Lowry reacts to the crowd on the 18th green during the third round of the British Open Golf Championships at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland, Saturday, July 20, 2019.(AP Photo/Jon Super)
July 21, 2019 - 2:19 am
PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — Shane Lowry of Ireland is one round away from capturing the British Open, and he's not afraid to think about what it could mean. Lowry is coming off the best day of his career when he shot 8-under 63 before a raucous gallery at Royal Portrush. He set the 54-hole...
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July 21, 2019 - 2:10 am
GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — Refugee swimmer Yusra Mardini knows what she's talking about when it comes to family separation for asylum seekers, having fled her native Syria four years ago. Mardini empathizes with families currently separated along the U.S. southern border. "This is the most...
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Josef Newgarden does a burnout after winning the IndyCar Series auto race Sunday, July 21, 2019, at Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
July 21, 2019 - 12:17 am
NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — With his championship lead in danger, Josef Newgarden strengthened his hold on the title chase with yet another blistering run in Iowa. Josef Newgarden led 245 laps of 300 laps and won the weather-delayed IndyCar race early Sunday at the Iowa Speedway, his fourth victory of the...
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FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2006, file photo, New York Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera throws a seventh inning pitch against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays during a baseball game in St. Petersburg, Fla. Rivera will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday, July 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
July 21, 2019 - 12:03 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: HALL OF A DAY Will closer Mariano Rivera rattle? Will clutch hitter Edgar Martinez choke up? We'll see whether the baseball greats get overwhelmed by emotion when they're enshrined at the Hall of Fame. The induction ceremonies in Cooperstown...
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