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The Latest: Kuchar posts career-best in major to share lead
SOUTHPORT, England (AP) -- The Latest on the British Open (all times local):...



Spieth, Koepka lead the way in opening round at British Open
SOUTHPORT, England (AP) -- Two great bunker shots by Jordan Spieth and Brooks Koepka - one for par, one for eagle - led to a 5-under 65 for each of them in the opening round of the British Open....



Alex Bowman to replace Earnhardt Jr. in No. 88 car in 2018
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. got the replacement he wanted. Alex Bowman got his dream job....



O.J. Simpson asks parole board to set him free
LOVELOCK, Nev. (AP) -- A gray-haired O.J. Simpson pleaded with a Nevada parole board Thursday to set him free after more than eight years in prison for a Las Vegas hotel room heist, insisting - as he has all along - that he was only trying to retrieve mementos stolen from him and never meant to hurt anyone....



AP Interview: Barcelona says Neymar will not be sold
NEW YORK (AP) -- Neymar is not for sale, according to Barcelona President Josep Bartomeu....



Barguil triumphs on Stage 18, Froome retains overall lead
COL D'IZOARD, France (AP) -- French rider Warren Barguil triumphed on the barren slopes of the fearsome Col d'Izoard climb in the Alps, winning his second stage of the 104th Tour de France while Chris Froome successfully defended his overall race lead on Thursday, putting him within touching distance of a fourth Tour crown....






AP source: Sandoval to sign minor league deal with Giants
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A person with knowledge of his plans tells The Associated Press that Pablo Sandoval plans to sign a minor league contract to return to the San Francisco Giants....



Marlins trade RHP David Phelps to Mariners for 4 prospects
MIAMI (AP) -- The Miami Marlins' highly touted bullpen has been a bust, and so the dismantling began Thursday....



Fearsome 6th hole the ultimate test at Birkdale
SOUTHPORT, England (AP) -- Martin Kaymer was approaching the sixth tee during a practice round at Royal Birkdale when he told his playing partners that he was calling it a day....