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Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland plays a shot on the 16th fairway during the second day of the British Open Golf championship at the Royal Liverpool golf club, Hoylake, England, Friday July 18, 2014.

McIlroy wins Bridgestone Invitational and goes back to No. 1

Rory McIlroy rallied from a three-shot deficit to win the Bridgestone Invitational and return to No. 1 in the world.

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Dale Jr. completes season sweep at Pocono

Dale Earnhardt Jr. took the lead off the final restart with three laps left and won Sunday to complete a season sweep at Pocono Raceway.

Tiger Woods answers questions at his news conference during the final practice day for the Bridgestone Invitational golf tournament Wednesday, July 30, 2014, in Akron, Ohio.

Woods withdraws from Bridgestone

Tiger Woods had to withdraw from the final round of the Bridgestone Invitational today after experiencing more back pain.

NFL logo on the field before an NFL football game between the Detroit Lions and the New England Patriots in Detroit, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013.

Letter: Bon Jovi wants Bills to succeed in Buffalo

Jon Bon Jovi says his prospective ownership group wants the Bills to succeed in Buffalo.

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Brooks kicks off Hall of Fame ceremonies

Brooks was the first of the seven-member 2014 class to open the induction ceremony in Canton on Saturday night.

Indiana Pacers' Roy Hibbert (55) and Paul George celebrate during the second half of Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals NBA basketball playoff series, Sunday, May 18, 2014, in Indianapolis. Indiana defeated Miami 107-96.

Doctors say George faces long rehab process

Paul George's recovery from a gruesome right leg injury could take a year or more, doctors say.

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Sergio holds onto lead at Bridgestone

Sergio Garcia has posted a 3-under 67 and leads the Bridgestone Invitational by three shots after three rounds.

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George suffers serious leg injury in US exhibition

George has undergone successful surgery on his injured right leg and is expected to remain in the hospital for about three days.

San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker shoots the ball during basketball practice on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 in San Antonio. The Spurs play Game 1 of the NBA Finals against the Miami Heat on Thursday.

Spurs give Parker an extension

Parker averaged 16.7 points and 5.7 assists in 29 minutes per game last season to help the Spurs to the franchise's fifth NBA title.

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PGA Tour refutes report Dustin Johnson suspended

Golf.com reported Friday that the tour had suspended Johnson for six months for failing a drug test.

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This week’s top sports shots

A look at the biggest stories and best photography in sports this week.

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This weekend’s sports schedule

A complete look at this weekend's sports schedule.

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Ohio lawmaker proposes LeBron license plate

An Ohio lawmaker wants a license plate celebrating the homecoming of King James.

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Friday’s Sports Minute

A look at the sports news making headlines today, Friday, Aug. 1.

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Muhammad Ali’s ‘Fight of the Century’ gloves sell for $400K

The gloves the boxing great wore in his legendary 1971 fight against Joe Frazier sold at auction on Thursday.

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Seahawks RB Lynch ends his holdout

The Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks were given a welcome boost when Marshawn Lynch reported for camp at the team's practice facility.

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston throws a pass before an NCAA college football game against Miami Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, in Tallahassee, Fla.

Florida State tops preseason Amway coaches’ poll

Rounding out the top five were Alabama, Oklahoma, Oregon and Auburn with the first-ever playoff looming at the end season.

Dustin Johnson of the US plays a shot on the 17th fairway during the second day of the British Open Golf championship at the Royal Liverpool golf club, Hoylake, England, Friday July 18, 2014.

Dustin Johnson takes leave of absence from golf

In a statement Thursday from Hambric Sports Management, the 30-year-old Johnson said his leave of absence was effective immediately.

Tiger Woods answers questions at his news conference during the final practice day for the Bridgestone Invitational golf tournament Wednesday, July 30, 2014, in Akron, Ohio.

Another decent start for Woods at Firestone

Woods made six birdies Thursday to open with a 2-under 68 at the Bridgestone Invitational, just four shots behind Marc Leishman.

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A’s & Tigers escalate arms race on busy MLB trade deadline day

Oakland sends Yoenis Cespedes to Boston for Jon Lester while the Tigers pick up David Price in 3-team deal.

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LLWS: Las Vegas spoils Mo’ne’s night, beats Philly 8-1

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The win puts Las Vegas in Saturday's U.S. title game and sends Philadelphia into an elimination game on Thursday night against Chicago's Jackie Robinson team.

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Hoyer gets starting job over Manziel

Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) throws as Brian Hoyer, right, watches before a preseason NFL football game at Ford Field in Detroit, Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014.

Browns coach Mike Pettine has picked Brian Hoyer as starting quarterback over rookie Johnny Manziel.

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Jim Kelly’s follow-up exam shows no sign of cancer

FILE - In this April 4, 2014 file photo, former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly gestures during the first half of an NBA basketball game between the New York Knicks and the Washington Wizards, in New York. Kelly established a charitable foundation in honor of a son who died of a rare neurological disorder. Now it's the Hall of Fame quarterback who needs assistance during what's been a yearlong battle with jaw and sinus cancer.

Jim Kelly shows no evidence of sinus cancer three months after the Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame quarterback completed radiation and chemotherapy treatments.

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Schilling blames chewing tobacco for mouth cancer

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Former major league pitcher Curt Schilling says he's battling mouth cancer and blames 30 years of chewing tobacco use.

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7 charged with trespassing at Ray Allen’s home

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Seven people accused of walking through an unlocked door at the home of former Miami Heat player Ray Allen have been charged with trespassing.

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