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Thursday’s scoreboard

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL American League East Division W L Pct GB Boston 54 42 .563 — Tampa Bay 51 45 .531 3 New York 48 45 .516 4½ Baltimore 45 49 .479 8 Toronto 43 51 .457 10 Central Division W L Pct GB Cleveland 48 45 .516 — Minnesota 48 46 .511 ½ Kansas City 45 47...
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Area golf: Tarbox notches 1st hole-in-one

Kent Tarbox recorded his first hole-in-one on Tuesday as he aced the par-3, 138-yard No. 9 hole at Fostoria Country Club with an 8-iron. Darin Teeple witnessed the shot.
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Marathon Classic: Defending champ Ko looking to end winless drought

By SCOTT COTTOS Sports Editor SYLVANIA — Lydia Ko began winning LPGA Tour events when she was 15 years old. Now, at the ripe old age of 20, the New Zealander has 14 tour victories, more than $7 million in earnings and a current world ranking of fourth. That ranking might...

Key events in OJ Simpson’s fall from sports hero, movie star

FILE – In this Nov. 9, 1968 file photo, Southern California’s O.J. Simpson (32) runs against California during a college football game in Los Angeles. Simpson won the Heisman Trophy at Southern California in 1968. Simpson will have a lot going for him when he asks...

OJ Simpson drawing world attention during plea for freedom

FILE – In this May 15, 2013 file photo, O.J. Simpson returns to the witness stand to testify after a break during an evidentiary hearing in Clark County District Court in Las Vegas. Simpson, the former football star, TV pitchman and now Nevada prison inmate, will have a lot...

Fearsome 6th hole the ultimate test at Birkdale

A greenkeeper mows the light rough round the edge of the 6th green during a practice round ahead of the British Open Golf Championship, at Royal Birkdale, Southport, England Wednesday, July 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant) SOUTHPORT, England (AP) — Martin Kaymer was...

British Open begins with rain, wind and big numbers

Sweden’s Henrik Stenson signs autographs after a practice round ahead of the British Open Golf Championship, at Royal Birkdale, Southport, England Wednesday, July 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson) SOUTHPORT, England (AP) — Mark O’Meara was supposed to hit the...

US survives bites, tops El Salvador 2-0 to advance

El Salvador’s Derby Carrillo (18) holds Unites States’ Jozy Altidore (27) as he reacts to an incident with El Salvador’s Henry Romero, lying on the ground, during a CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinal soccer match in Philadelphia, Wednesday, July 19, 2017. Romero...

Dodgers win 11th straight, spoil Moncada’s White Sox debut

Chicago White Sox’s Alen Hanson makes his way past the grounds crew as a heavy storm causes a rain delay during the eighth inning of a baseball game between the White Sox and the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)...

US survives biting incident, beats El Salvador 2-0, advances

United States’ Omar Gonzalez (3) celebrates with Jozy Altidore (27) after Gonzalez scored a goal during a CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinal soccer match against El Salvador, in Philadelphia, Wednesday, July 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Omar...