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Yankees Cap Emotional Night With Win Over Rays
The New York Yankees honored the late George Steinbrenner and Bob Sheppard before taking care of business against the Rays. Nick Swisher's game-winning single in the bottom of the ninth gave the Yanks a 5-4 walk-off win.
Strasburg Overcomes Early Struggles to Defeat Marlins
Stephen Strasburg struggled early but finished strong Friday against the Marlins. Strasburg finished with seven strikeouts over six innings and lowered his ERA to 2.03 in the 4-0 victory.
South Africa's Oosthuizen Leads Open With 67
The winds were strong Friday at the Open Championship, but they couldn't keep unheralded Louis Oosthuizen from making history. South Africa's Oosthuizen shot a second-round 67, tying a 36-hole low score at St. Andrews. Mark Calcavecchia's 67 has the 50-year-old former Open Champ in 2nd, 5 strokes back. Tiger Woods birdied the 18th hole to finish a 1-over 73, he's tied for 12th at 4-under.
Padres Place Reliever Adams on DL
The first-place Padres pitchers are falling fast. Starter Mat Latos strained a muscle on his left side and was retroactively placed on the DL July 9. Reliever Mike Adams is heading to the 15-day DL, retroactive to Monday, with a strained left oblique muscle.
U.S. Keeper Howard Ready to Commit to '14 Bid
U.S. goalkeeper Tim Howard says he's all in. The 31-year-old says he's ready to commit to the next four-year cycle heading into the 2014 World Cup, telling The Associated Press that he feels fit and is playing as well as ever.
USSF in Talks to Keep Bradley
Bob Bradley is a wanted man, according to ESPNSoccernet. The United States Soccer Federation said it is actively seeking to secure Bradley as its coach amid suggestions that he is a target for Premier League club Fulham.
Reports: Celts Bring Back Robinson For 2 Years
Nate Robinson is staying with the Boston Celtics. The three-time slam dunk champ made his announcement on Twitter, tweeting "I'm going back to the Celtics all I wanna knw is who's come n with me?" The two-year deal is worth approximately $4 million per season.
Magic Match Redick 3-Year Offer Sheet By Bulls
J.J. Redick is not leaving Orlando, according to Magic GM Otis Smith. The team was able to retain Redick by matching the three-year, $19 million offer sheet that the Chicago Bulls made for the former Duke star.
Marion Jones' Teammates Regain Sydney Medals
Seven of Marion Jones' 2000 Sydney Olympic teammates received their gold medals Friday. The Court of Arbitration for Sport ruled in favor of the women, who had appealed the International Olympic Committee's decision to disqualify them from the Sydney Games because of the Jones performance-enhancing drug use.
Rodriguez Edges Contador in Stage 12
Joaquin Rodriguez of Spain won a hilly 12th stage of the Tour de France Friday, beating title contender Alberto Contador in a two-man sprint to the finish. Rodriguez and the defending champion burst from the pack in a steep final climb, leaving behind race leader Andy Schleck and overtaking several breakaway riders.
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