- Associated Press - Monday, July 21, 2014

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—RORY MCILROY GOES WIRE TO WIRE TO WIN BRITISH OPEN AND 3RD LEG OF GRAND SLAM

Rory McIlroy completed a wire-to-wire victory in the British Open to capture the third leg of the career Grand Slam. McIlroy led by six shots going into the final round and never let anyone closer than two shots. He closed with a 1-under 71 for a two-shot victory over Sergio Garcia and Rickie Fowler.

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/G/GLF_BRITISH_OPEN?SITE=AP&SECTION;=HOME&TEMPLATE;=DEFAULT

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—2 YEARS AFTER LONDON OLYMPICS, BOLT THE COMM GAMES HEADLINE ACT AS STARS RETURN TO UK

Competing in just one event, Usain Bolt is likely to race in Glasgow for less than 20 seconds. Just convincing the sprint star to come to the Commonwealth Games, though, should go a long way to elevating the status of a sporting spectacle that might seem anachronistic.

http://m.apnews.com/ap/db_307134/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=RWEPVACA

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—KRISTOFF WINS TOUR DE FRANCE STAGE 15, NIBALI KEEPS LEAD

Alexander Kristoff of Norway captured his second stage win of this year’s Tour de France by leading home a pack that overtook two breakaway riders with only about 50 meters to go in a dramatic finish to Stage 15.

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/C/CYC_TOUR_DE_FRANCE?SITE=AP&SECTION;=HOME&TEMPLATE;=DEFAULT

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—ELLSBURY GETS 4 HITS AND SCORES WINNER ON MCCANN’S POP-FLY SINGLE AS YANKEES SWEEP REDS, 3-2

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