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Poor drafts, big contracts mark Phils’ fall
PHILADELPHIA — An old, familiar chant is back after a long absence at the Philadelphia Phillies’ cozy ballpark. It goes like this: “E-A-G-L-E-S!” The Phillies are last in the NL East and headed toward their second straight losing season ...
Lewis loses another one as Blue Jays topple Rangers
TORONTO — Colby Lewis didn’t let a rough finish to the first half spoil his All-Star break. Still, he lost again in his return to the mound Saturday....
East scrapesby West
PHOENIX — Showtime Shoni lived up to her nickname in her first WNBA All-Star Game. And a wild game it was....
Wiggins’ first summer stint had everything
LAS VEGAS — Andrew Wiggins got a little of everything out of a week in Las Vegas. The opportunity to be teammates with LeBron James? Check. Fans chanting his name whenever the Cleveland summer-league team was playing? Check....
Italy’s Vincenzo Nibali dominates mountian stage of Tour de France
CHAMROUSSE, France — If Vincenzo Nibali was looking happier Friday after the Tour de France rode into the Alps, here’s why: His top rival fell out of contention, he gained nearly a minute on his next-biggest challenger and oh, he won Stage ...
McIlroy and Woods deliver at British Open
HOYLAKE, England — Rory McIlroy had everything go his way Thursday in the British Open....
McIlroy shoots another 6-under 66 at British Open to extend day two lead
HOYLAKE, England — Rory McIlroy cast aside any talk of those second-round doldrums with a performance at Royal Liverpool that threatened to turn this into another major championship runaway....
Fan hit by Ernie Els’ tee shot
HOYLAKE, England — Ernie Els hit a spectator in the face with his opening tee shot at the British Open on Thursday, shaking up the two-time champion for the rest of his first round at Royal Liverpool....
Leader fires a first round 62 in Ohio
SYLVANIA, Ohio — Laura Diaz got off to a surprising start at the Marathon Classic. Diaz shot a 9-under 62 for a four-stroke lead in Thursday’s opening round....
Tiger hunts the Claret Jug
HOYLAKE, England — The warm ovation Tiger Woods heard walking up the 18th fairway at Royal Liverpool sounded familiar, even if the circumstances were not. Eight years ago it was because he was about to win the British Open....
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