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Morikawa wins British Open

SANDWICH, England — Collin Morikawa gazed adoringly at the claret jug, thrust it into the air and then gave it a kiss, a two-time major champion at age 24. This time there were people to cheer him. The American closed with a bogey-free, 4-under 66 and won the British Open in his debut ...

Bucs score on crazy play, but don’t sweep

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Michael Conforto hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning to complete a huge comeback and the New York Mets overcame an embarrassing gaffe by All-Star pitcher Taijuan Walker to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-6 Sunday. Trailing 6-0 in the first inning, the Mets rallied to ...

US women roll Nigeria

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The U.S. women’s Olympic team was in unfamiliar territory having dropped two exhibition games in a row for the first time in a decade. The Americans rebounded with a strong effort to beat Nigeria 93-62 on Sunday in the final pre-Olympic exhibition tune-up for both ...

Sports Briefing

Pogacar wins Tour de France PARIS (AP) — Tadej Pogacar won the Tour de France for a second straight year after a mostly ceremonial final stage to the Champs-Elysees on Sunday in cycling’s biggest race. The Slovenian rider with UAE Team Emirates successfully defended his huge lead of 5 ...

Sports on TV

5 a.m. (TENNIS) ATP/WTA: Gstaad-ATP, Umag-ATP, Palermo-WTA, Gdynia-WTA, Early Rounds 6 a.m. (TENNIS) ATP/WTA: Gstaad-ATP, Umag-ATP, Palermo-WTA, Gdynia-WTA, Early Rounds 5 p.m. (MLBN) Baseball: Twins at White Sox (Game 1) 8 p.m. (ESPN) Baseball: Cubs at Cardinals 8 p.m. (BSGL) ...

OHIOANS HEADED TO TOKYO

United States Olympians with Ohio connections NAME EVENT CONNECTION Zach Apple Swimming Edgewood High School Adelaide Aquilla Women’s Track and Field (shot put) Magnificat High School/Ohio State Hunter Armstrong Swimming Dover High School/Ohio State Anavia Battle Women’s Track and ...

Welcome and goodbye

Sydney McLaughlin turns 22 three days after the final of the 400-meter hurdles, in which she might win Olympic gold and may even lower her current world record. Her big birthday plans? “Try and find a cupcake and then blow out the candles by myself,” McLaughlin said. Welcome to the ...

Dancing a jig with the jig

We were heading back to the dock after a couple hours of decent fishing when Dennis remarked that he still had never caught fish using a jig. I was surprised as jigs have always worked well for me, but his remark got me thinking about how to use a jig. First of all Dennis and I had been ...

SPORTS BRIEFING

Delay of game by Wildcats SOUTHINGTON — Due to a lack of players, the Southington Chalker football team has canceled its first five games of the season. The Wildcats will not play Jackson-Milton on Aug. 20, Sebring on Aug. 27, Leetonia on Sept. 3, Conotton Valley on Sept. 10 and Toronto on ...

GOLF RESULTS

Monday Night Men’s League at Valley FIRST: Mike and Cody Landsberger. SECOND: Matt and Jeff Bertolette. LOW GROSS: Tim Harrison 36, Landon Reynolds 36. LOW NET: Landon Reynolds 30. Beaver Wednesday Night League LOW GROSS: Ryan Weikart 34. LOW NET: Dave Cusick ...