British Open | McIlroy makes eagle from bunker, ties lead
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) — Rory McIlroy holed a bunker shot from 30 yards for eagle at No. 10 and is tied for the lead with Viktor Hovland at the British Open. They are two strokes clear of Cameron Smith with the overnight leader only making his first birdie of his third round at the ninth hole. McIlroy’s tee shot at the par-4 10th rolled...
British Open | McIlroy makes eagle from bunker, ties lead
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) — Rory McIlroy holed a bunker shot from 30 yards for eagle at No. 10 and is tied for the lead with Viktor Hovland at the British Open. They are two strokes clear of Cameron Smith with the overnight leader only making his first birdie of his third round at the ninth hole. McIlroy’s tee shot at the par-4 10th rolled into a bunker on the right of the fairway. His bunker shot landed short of the pin and rolled into the cup. McIlroy and Hovland are 15 under.
NCAA champ Ross booted from worlds for missed doping test
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Back-to-back NCAA champion Randolph Ross has been booted from world championships about a month after officials could not locate him for an antidoping test. The Athletics Integrity Unit announced the provisional suspension of the North Carolina A&T sprinter on Saturday. The AIU says the 400 meter sprinter tampered with the antidoping process after an unsuccessful attempt to test him on June 18 and that its investigation concluded after officials interviewed him Thursday. Kenyan marathoner Lawrence Cherono also is provisionally suspended for testing positive for a banned substance used in some countries to treat chest pain resulting from lack of blood supply and oxygen to the heart.
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Mullinax goes from Kentucky to Scotland, doesn’t miss a beat
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) — Life has changed pretty fast for Trey Mullinax. One week ago he was fighting to keep his PGA Tour card. Saturday he shot a 66 at St. Andrews in his first British Open. Mullinax was the last player to qualify for the 150th British Open by winning the Barbasol Championship. His results had been so bad that he didn’t bother bringing his passport with him. He flew home to Alabama to get it and then was off across the Atlantic to his first British Open. He’ll celebrate his first win when he gets home. For now he’s soaking up St. Andrews.
Mo Farah’s story draws horror, understanding in Somalia
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Many Somalis are reacting with horror — and a sense of understanding — at British runner Mo Farah’s tale of being trafficked to Britain as a child and forced to look after other children. Olympic champion Farah was born in present-day Somaliland, a territory by the Gulf of Aden that has asserted independence from the Horn of Africa nation of Somalia. Here, in the Somali capital Mogadishu, those who have heard of Farah’s account express sadness for what he went through as a child forced to work in servitude. But they also point out that he is not alone.
Houston’s Altuve out of All-Star, Giménez starting at 2B
CLEVELAND (AP) — Houston second baseman Jose Altuve won’t play in Tuesday’s All-Star Game after being hit by a pitch this week. He’ll be replaced by Cleveland’s Andrés Giménez, who will now start in his first appearance. The 23-year-old Giménez is batting .299 with 10 homers and 43 RBIs in his first full season. Altuve was struck on the left knee by a pitch in Thursday’s game against the Los Angeles Angels. He was kept out of the lineup Friday night and Major League Baseball announced the eight-time All-Star will not participate in the game at Dodger Stadium. Toronto’s Santiago Espinal will replace Altuve on the AL roster.
Jim Thorpe reinstated as sole winner for 1912 Olympic golds
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Jim Thorpe has been reinstated as the sole winner of the 1912 Olympic pentathlon and decathlon in Stockholm. The move comes nearly 110 years after he was stripped of those gold medals for violations of strict amateurism rules of the time. The International Olympic Committee announced the change on the 110th anniversary of Thorpe winning the decathlon and later being proclaimed by King Gustav V of Sweden as “the greatest athlete in the world.” Thorpe was a Native American. He had his medals stripped months after the Olympics when it was discovered he had been paid to play minor league baseball over two summers.
Lawyer: 30 women settle Watson-related claims against Texans
HOUSTON (AP) — An attorney representing 30 women who have accused the Houston Texans of turning a blind eye to allegations that Deshaun Watson was sexually assaulting and harassing women during massage sessions says they have settled their legal claims against the team. Tony Buzbee, the women’s attorney, says the terms of the settlements reached between each of the women and the Texans are confidential. Buzbee says while only one of the women had filed a lawsuit against the team, the others had also intended to make legal claims against the Texans before the settlements were reached. In a statement, the owners of the Texans say they hope the settlement will “provide some form of closure to the parties involved, our fans and the Houston community at large.”
Griner lawyer: WNBA star had doctor’s note for cannabis use
KHIMKI, Russia (AP) — A lawyer for WNBA star Brittney Griner at her drug possession trial has given a Russian court a letter from a U.S. doctor recommending she use cannabis to treat pain. The two-time Olympic gold medalist and standout for the Phoenix Mercury was arrested at a Moscow airport in February after customs officials said they found vape canisters containing cannabis oil in her luggage. She faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted. Last week, Griner pleaded guilty and acknowledged possessing the canisters but said she had no criminal intent. She said they were in her luggage because she packed hastily in her return to Russia to play for the UMMC Ekaterinburg basketball team during the WNBA’s offseason.
Felix gets a bronze on her farewell at world championships
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Allyson Felix won her 19th and final medal in the world championships Friday night — a bronze she took after running the second leg of America’s 4×400-meters in the mixed relay that’s been touted as the last major race of the 36-year-old’s career. Felix was entered only in the mixed relay after failing to qualify for the worlds in an individual race. The 19th medal, the third bronze of her 10 trips to the championships, extends the record she already held. Adding to her 11 medals from the Olympics — a record for any American in track and field — she now has an even 30 from her sport’s two biggest events.
MLB to pay minor leaguers $185 million to settle lawsuit
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NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball has agreed to pay minor leaguers $185 million to settle a federal lawsuit alleging violations of minimum wage laws, a case that progressed through the courts for eight years without reaching a trial. The proposed settlement was filed with the U.S. District Court in San Francisco, where Chief Magistrate Judge Joseph C. Spero is expected to grant his approval. An early estimate is that perhaps 23,000 players could share the money with an average payment of $5,000 to $5,500, according to a filing by Brian Kriegler, the players’ damages expert. The players’ lawyers will get $55.5 million.
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