- Associated Press - Thursday, July 31, 2014

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—SERENA WILLIAMS WINS FIRST MATCH IN RETURN, BEATING KAROLINA PLISKOVA IN BANK OF THE WEST

Top-ranked Serena Williams won in her first match since defaulting in a doubles match with sister Venus at Wimbledon, beating Karolina Pliskova 7-5, 6-2 in the second round of the Bank of the West Classic.

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—BOLT ROW OVER ALLEGED GLASGOW CRITICISM; ATHLETICS GOLD FOR VALARIE ADAMS, GREG RUTHERFORD

Even as athletics medals were being won at the Commonwealth Games, the spotlight was on the sprinter nowhere near the track: Usain Bolt.

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—NEXT 2 WEEKS TO DETERMINE IF TIGER WOODS’ SEASON IS OVER OR JUST GETTING STARTED

Tiger Woods will find out over the next two weeks if his season is over or just getting started. The first stop is the Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone, where Woods is an eight-time winner and the defending champion.

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

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—ENGLAND CLOSE IN ON VICTORY IN 3RD TEST AS INDIA TRAILS BY 332 AT 112-4 ON DAY 4

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