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The Latest: Holmes shoots 5-under 66, leads…

Shane Lowry has finally been overtaken and J.B. Holmes is the new leader of the British Open

Russian deputy PM Mutko wins Olympic doping appeal

Vitaly Mutko, who was Russia's Sports Minister during the doping-tainted Winter Olympics in Sochi, has won an appeal against his lifetime ban from the games

Serena among 13 Grand Slam champs in US Open women's field

Serena Williams will try again for a record-equaling 24th major title as one of 13 Grand Slam champions who gained direct entry into the U.S. Open

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Ron Francis is general manager of Seattle NHL expansion club

Ron Francis, Hall of Famer and 2-time Stanley Cup winner, is general manager of Seattle NHL expansion club

Olympic greats Bubka, Popov deny Rio 2016…

Olympic gold medalists Sergey Bubka and Alexander Popov are denying claims made in a Brazilian court they were paid to vote for Rio de Janeiro's winning bid to host the 2016 Summer Games

Venus Williams to play San Jose for second straight year

Venus Williams has committed to play in San Jose later this month, her second straight appearance in the event

Broncos out to forge new identity following owner…

Broncos CEO and president Joe Ellis says he no longer is running the team as he felt owner Pat Bowlen would have wanted

Dennis quits Tour in bizarre way, Yates wins in…

Time trial world champion Rohan Dennis pulled out of the Tour de France during Thursday's Stage 12, leaving his team wondering where he had gone

IOC lifts suspension on Kuwaiti Olympic body…

The IOC says it has fully lifted a suspension from Kuwait's Olympic committee, imposed in 2015 when the national government passed a law that compromised the independence of sports bodies

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Wimbledon champ Halep up to No. 4, Serena No. 9…

Simona Halep's Wimbledon championship lifts her from No. 7 to No. 4 in WTA rankings; Serena Williams rises to No. 9; Coco Gauff joins top 150

Capitals' Alex Ovechkin to make summer trip to…

Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin will go to China as part of the NHL's continued outreach in that country

Anti-doping advocate Beckie Scott receives Order…

Anti-doping crusader Beckie Scott receives Order of Canada for her anti-doping efforts

Strycova wins doubles title after semifinal loss…

Barbora Strycova won her first major title in doubles three days after losing in her first major semifinal in singles

Froome confirmed 2011 Vuelta winner due to Cobo…

Chris Froome is now the 2011 Spanish Vuelta winner because of Juan Jose Cobo's disqualification for blood doping

Tokyo Olympics offer 'second-chance' lottery for…

Tokyo Olympic organizers are putting "a few hundred-thousand" tickets into a lottery next month for Japan residents who were shut out when results of the first lottery were announced in June

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Federer comes so close to 9th Wimbledon title…

Roger Federer won more points than Novak Djokovic in the Wimbledon final but lost the match in five sets