July 26, 2014


Canadian lurks behind Open co-leaders

MONTREAL -- Two-time winner Jim Furyk birdied two of his last four holes Friday in the Canadian Open to match the Royal Montreal record at 7-under 63 and tie Tim Petrovic atop the leaderboard.

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Italian turns Tour into race for 2nd

BERGERAC, France -- Ramunas Navardauskas gave Lithuania and his American team a stage victory Friday at the Tour de France. Now cycling's great showcase is reduced to this -- the race for second place behind Vincenzo Nibali.

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Cubs catch late gust, beat Cards

CHICAGO -- Luis Valbuena hit a decisive two-run homer in the seventh inning Friday, and the Chicago Cubs overcame a three-run deficit to hand the St. Louis Cardinals their fourth-straight loss, 7-6.

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Italian pulls away in race to Paris

ARGELES-GAZOST, France -- Vincenzo Nibali crushed everyone on the last mountain leg of the Tour de France on Thursday, all but ensuring he will be crowned champion when the race ends in Paris in three days.

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Yanks put down skidding Rangers

NEW YORK -- Brandon McCarthy threw six more solid innings, fellow newcomer Chase Headley delivered another timely hit and the New York Yankees beat the Texas Rangers 4-2 Thursday for their sixth win in seven games.

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Canadian co-leaders post 64s

MONTREAL -- Michael Putnam and Tim Petrovic shared the first-round lead in the Canadian Open on Thursday, shooting 6-under 64 in sunny conditions at rain-softened Royal Montreal.

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Bielema's task: 'Make people better'

FAYETTEVILLE -- Assessments of the Arkansas Razorbacks' prospects for 2014 coming off a 3-9 (0-8 in the Southeastern Conference) season seem often intersecting at these conclusions.

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