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Koepka holds off Woods to win PGA Championship

PGA Tour

ST. LOUIS — The roars were unlike anything Brooks Koepka had ever heard, and he knew exactly what they meant.

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Goldschmidt homers twice as D-backs beat Reds 9-2

MLB

CINCINNATI — Paul Goldschmidt and the Arizona Diamondbacks powered their way to a sorely needed win.

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Harvick wins at Michigan for NASCAR-high 7th victory of year

NASCAR

BROOKLYN, Mich. — Kevin Harvick capped off his father-son weekend by dominating a race and putting 6-year-old son Keelan in the passenger seat to hold the flapping, checkered flag out of the window.

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Simona Halep wins in Montreal, beating Sloane Stephens

ATP Tour

MONTREAL — Top-ranked Simona Halep outlasted third-ranked Sloane Stephens 7-6 (6), 3-6, 6-4 onw Sunday to win her second Rogers Cup title.

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Nadal ends Tsitsipas’ Toronto run on Greek’s 20th birthday

ATP Tour

TORONTO — Rafael Nadal won his 80th ATP World Tour title Sunday — and spoiled Stefanos Tsitsipas’ 20th birthday.

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Kirk has big early play, Cardinals beat Chargers 24-17

NFL

GLENDALE — Arizona rookie Christian Kirk nearly broke a long punt return for a touchdown the first time he touched the ball as an NFL player.

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Jim France choosing to stay quiet as interim head of NASCAR

NASCAR

BROOKLYN, Mich. — Jim France seems to be choosing to stay in the shadows, declining to let the public hear from him as the interim chairman and CEO of NASCAR.

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Cousins perfect in Minnesota debut, Vikings beat Broncos

NFL

DENVER — Kirk Cousins was perfect in his first game for Minnesota on Saturday night, completing all four of his passes, including a 1-yard touchdown strike to Stefon Diggs in the Vikings’ 42-28 exhibition victory over the Denver Broncos.

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Reds rally with 4 in 8th, beat Diamondbacks 6-3

MLB

CINCINNATI — Arizona’s road trip against three last-place teams is off to a tough start.

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Koepka takes 2-shot lead at PGA, and goes for another major

PGA Tour

ST. LOUIS — Two-time U.S. Open champion Brooks Koepka took a step toward adding a third major to his short list of victories.

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James, Warriors, Rockets, Celtics highlight NBA TV schedule

NBA

NBA fans will get a smorgasbord of LeBron James in a Los Angeles Lakers uniform, the All-Star laden lineup of the defending champion Golden State Warriors, the Houston Rockets and the up-and-coming Boston Celtics as part of the league’s national television schedule.

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NASCAR’s Big 3 running strong entering Michigan race

NASCAR

BROOKLYN, Mich. — NASCAR’s Big 3 has essentially lapped the competition.

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Justin Allgaeir wins NASCAR Xfiinity race at Mid-Ohio

Auto Racing

LEXINGTON, Ohio — Justin Allgaier used fresh tires to pass rookie Austin Cindric with four laps left and win the NASCAR Xfinity Series race Saturday at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

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Anthony DeSclafani shuts down D-Backs in Reds’ 3-0 win

MLB

CINCINNATI — Anthony DeSclafani struck out a season-high nine to outduel Clay Buchholz and scored one of Cincinnati’s two runs on Billy Hamilton’s suicide-squeeze bunt to help the Reds beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-0 on Friday night.

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Cubs sign former D-backs pitcher De La Rosa, transfer Darvish to 60-day DL

MLB

CHICAGO — The Chicago Cubs have signed veteran left-hander and former Arizona Diamondback Jorge De La Rosa and transferred righty Yu Darvish to the 60-day disabled list to make room for him on the 40-man roster.

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Woodland sets PGA record but leads by only a stroke at PGA

PGA Tour

ST. LOUIS — Sirens blared across Bellerive, putting the second round of the PGA Championship on hold and ending a day of scoring rarely seen in a major.

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Pogba scores as Man United wins Premier League opener

Premier League

MANCHESTER, England — Jose Mourinho received an instant reward for handing Paul Pogba the captaincy when the World Cup-winning midfielder paved the way for Manchester United's 2-1 victory over Leicester as the English Premier League season opened on Friday.

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Preview: Receiver Greg Little making an impression at Cardinals camp

NFL

GLENDALE — Arizona wide receiver Greg Little has not caught a pass in the NFL since 2014 but the down time has not prevented him from making a strong impression in training camp this summer.

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Coyotes sign Dvorak to 6-year contract extension

NHL

GLENDALE — The Arizona Coyotes have signed center Christian Dvorak to a six-year contract extension averaging $4.45 million per year.

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Preview: Chargers’ Jones, Smith push to back up dependable Rivers

NFL

COSTA MESA, Calif. — The Los Angeles Chargers must choose between potential and experience when they select the next primary backup to Philip Rivers.

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Preseason Roundup: Mayfield and Barkley have strong debuts in preseason opener

NFL

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Baker Mayfield and Saquon Barkley lived up to early expectations as the top two picks in the NFL draft in their first action as the Cleveland Browns beat the New York Giants 20-10 on Thursday night.

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Several games see players demonstrate during national anthem

NFL

Player demonstrations took place during the national anthem at several early NFL preseason games Thursday night.

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Woodland feels at home in Missouri, leads PGA with 64

PGA Tour

ST. LOUIS — Gary Woodland fell in love with Bellerive when he first played it a month ago. It’s a big golf course that would play into the hands of a power player. It would be soft from the stifling heat and humidity of summer, allowing him to be aggressive.

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Cardinals rookie Rosen happy with progress, ready for Saturday's preseason debut

NFL

GLENDALE — Barring unforeseen circumstances, rookie Josh Rosen will begin his first NFL season on the sidelines as Arizona’s backup quarterback.

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Thomas steps out of the shadow of Spieth as PGA champion

PGA Tour

ST. LOUIS — A walk from the driving range to the 10th tee at Bellerive took longer than usual for Justin Thomas.