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July 12, 2014 - 2:56pm
2 min 14 sec ago

HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — Olympic champion Alistair Brownlee won his first world series triathlon of the year with a late sprint to head off Vincent Luis of France by two seconds on Saturday.

Alistair's brother, Jonathan, was third, five seconds back.

The British brothers were slow out of the 750-meter swim, but caught the leaders on the cycle stage, and led off on the five-kilometer run with Luis, and series leader Javier Gomez of Spain....

July 12, 2014 - 2:50pm
2 min 14 sec ago

ABERDEEN, Scotland (AP) — Justin Rose set up a chance to capture back-to-back titles by shooting a 5-under 66 at the Scottish Open on Saturday to move into a share of the lead with Marc Warren after three rounds.

Rose and Warren (67) are on 10-under-par overall at the warm-up tournament for the British Open, one shot clear of Kristoffer Broberg of Sweden (68).

Nearly three weeks after winning the Quicken Loans National at Congressional, Rose has kept...

July 12, 2014 - 2:33pm
2 min 13 sec ago

The San Antonio Spurs have re-signed guard Patty Mills.

The team announced the signing on Saturday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the San Antonio Express-News previously reported it as a three-year deal.

Mills averaged 10.2 points and 2.1 rebounds per game last season in a breakout year for the Australian guard. His offensive spark off the bench helped the Spurs win the NBA title in June, but it remains unclear when he will next be able...

July 12, 2014 - 2:24pm
2 min 13 sec ago

PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Suns have officially announced the acquisition of point guard Isaiah Thomas in a sign-and-trade deal with the Sacramento Kings.

The deal had been reported by multiple outlets on Friday.

The Suns envision Thomas as a complement to their double point guard starting lineup of Goran Dragic and Eric Bledsoe, solidifying what general manager Ryan McDonough calls "the best backcourt in the league."

Thomas...

July 12, 2014 - 2:16pm
2 min 13 sec ago

BALTIMORE (AP) — Orioles right-hander Miguel Gonzalez has been optioned to Triple-A Norfolk, a move that has nothing to do with his performance in Baltimore.

Gonzalez pitched eight strong innings Friday night against the New York Yankees. But he won't be needed again until well after the All-Star break, so the Orioles sent him to the minors and recalled catcher Steve Clevenger from Norfolk.

Gonzalez is eligible to return on July 22, Baltimore's fifth...

July 12, 2014 - 2:01pm
2 min 13 sec ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Miami right-hander Henderson Alvarez will replace Washington's Jordan Zimmermann on the National League's roster for Tuesday's All-Star game at Target Field in Minneapolis.

Zimmermann left Friday night's start against Philadelphia after 3 1-3 innings because of a right biceps injury.

Alvarez, a first-time All-Star, is 6-4 with a 2.63 ERA and three shutouts in19 starts. He pitched a no-hitter against Detroit on the final day of the...

July 12, 2014 - 1:56pm
2 min 13 sec ago

BASTAD, Sweden (AP) — Pablo Cuevas advanced to the Swedish Open final by defeating Fernando Verdasco of Spain 7-6 (6), 6-3 Saturday.

The 28-year-old Uruguayan, who has fought a serious knee injury for the past three years, trailed 5-1 in the tie-breaker before rallying to take the first set at the Bastad Tennis Stadium.

Cuevas will play his first ATP final on Sunday against the fifth-seeded Joao Sousa.

The Portuguese beat...

July 12, 2014 - 1:55pm
2 min 13 sec ago

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Brewers shortstop Jean Segura is returning home to the Dominican Republic after the death of his 9-month old son.

The team broke the news to Segura after Friday night's game, a 7-6 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals. He was placed on the bereavement list Saturday.

Segura's mother attended Friday's game and told several of the wives of Brewers players. And they told Segura.

The Brewers recalled Elian...

July 12, 2014 - 1:54pm
2 min 13 sec ago

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — With the All-Star game coming to the Twin Cities, the Minnesota Twins see the mid-summer party as more than a way to distract from another disappointing season.

In some ways, it's a referendum on the success of outdoor baseball in the chilly north country and the first chance 5-year-old Target Field has had to take center stage.

The Twins' new urban jewel of a ballpark opened in 2010 but has hosted only one postseason series. So...

July 12, 2014 - 1:37pm
2 min 13 sec ago

HOYLAKE, England (AP) — Tiger Woods returned to Royal Liverpool on Saturday for the first time since he won his third British Open title in 2006.

The links course looked the same — except for the color of the grass.

Woods eight years ago played on a links that was baked out and brown from weeks of sunshine. The course was so firm and fast that he famously hit driver only once in 72 holes on his way to a two-shot victory over Chris DiMarco....

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