Rory McIlroy delivered a historic performance at the Open Championship Thursday. The 21-year-old shot a 9-under 63, giving him a 2-shot lead overall. Not far behind is a fan favorite and former Open Champion John Daly, who shot a 6-under 66, tied for third. Tiger Woods ended with a 67, leaving him tied for eighth.
The St. Louis Rams will meet with Sam Bradford's people Friday to work on striking a deal, according to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. The meeting will be the first between the sides since Bradford became the top overall draft pick in April. Bradford's deal is expected to include the most guaranteed money of any NFL contract.
The Minnesota Vikings open training camp July 30, with or without Brett Favre. The 40-year-old QB, who received an ESPY award Wednesday night, said he has the desire to play but his health is still an uncertainty. If Favre returns, it will be his 20th season in the NFL.
Josh Hamilton helped his batting average and team during Thursday's 7-2 victory over Boston. Hamilton's three doubles raised his average to .351, taking over as the league leader. It came at a price though, as he left during the 7th inning with a sore right calf.
Mark Renshaw illegally took one for the team Thursday, helping Mark Cavendish claim his third stage at the Tour de France. Renshaw was kicked out of the Tour for head-butting a rival, clearing a path for Cavendish to ride to victory.
The Golden State Warriors were sold for a record $450 million Thursday. Team owner Chris Cohan reached an agreement to sell the franchise to Boston Celtics minority partner Joe Lacob and Mandalay Entertainment CEO Peter Guber. The deal is pending approval by three-quarters of the NBA Board of Governors.
Rob Mullens was named the new athletic director for the Oregon Ducks. Mullens was the deputy director of athletics at Kentucky. He replaces Mike Bellotti, who left Oregon in March to work as a college football analyst for ESPN.
The Miami Heat roster is expanding. Mike Miller officially signed a five-year contract with the team, joining LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. Miller announced his signing on Twitter, tweeting "It's official" and thanking Heat owner Micky Arison and team president Pat Riley.
Roger Clemens may be in hot water if former Red Sox GM Dan Duquette's opinion is accurate. "I think there is more information and evidence that will show that Roger used performance enhancing drugs in a significant way,” said Duquette. Clemens denied using PEDs when he testified under oath to Congress in 2008. He is under investigation for possible perjury charges.