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France's Thibaut Pinot celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the fourteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 117.5 kilometers (73 miles) with start in Tarbes and finish at the Tourmalet pass, France, Saturday, July 20, 2019. (AP Photo/ Thibault Camus)
July 20, 2019 - 12:01 pm
LA MONGIE, France (AP) — When the team of Geraint Thomas was in its pomp at the Tour de France, a time trial followed by a big mountain stage would have been playgrounds for Sky — now in new colors as Ineos — to take cycling's greatest race by the scruff of the neck and leave everyone else fighting...
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FILE - In this May 31, 2009, file photo, Western Kentucky's Matt Rice celebrates after beating Mississippi during the NCAA Tournament regional baseball game at Oxford-University Stadium in Oxford, Miss. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas chose Berkeley graduate James Matt" Rice for a one-year Supreme Court law clerkship. Bruce Newman/The Oxford Eagle via AP)
July 20, 2019 - 11:02 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A former Marine who deployed twice to Afghanistan. A patent law professor. A woman who's blind. Two Rhodes scholars. They're among the lawyers starting work this summer as law clerks at the Supreme Court. The group of 16 women and 23 men hired by the justices were already on paths...
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Simon Pagenaud stands next to his car during qualifying for the IndyCar Series auto race Friday, July 19, 2019, at Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
July 20, 2019 - 9:58 am
NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — IndyCar points leader Josef Newgarden has spent much of the season holding off a hard-charging Alexander Rossi. Indianapolis 500 winner Simon Pagenaud looks poised to make the chase for the championship a three-car affair. Pagenaud moved 22 points closer to Newgarden, his Team...
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Baltimore Orioles outfielder Keon Broxton douses himself with water while taking a break between fielding and batting practice prior to a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Friday, July 19, 2019, in Baltimore. A heat wave is hitting Baltimore and heat advisories have been set ahead of a hot weekend. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
July 20, 2019 - 1:11 am
A look at what's happening around the majors Saturday: BE CAREFUL The extreme heat gripping much of the country is having an effect around the major leagues. The Yankees and Rockies have called off most of the pregame activities for their afternoon game — New York is forecast to come close to its...
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Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Mike Leake throws against the Los Angeles Angels during the fifth inning of a baseball game, Friday, July 19, 2019, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
July 19, 2019 - 11:56 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Mike Leake of the Seattle Mariners lost his bid to pitch a perfect game on a leadoff single in the ninth inning by rookie Luis Rengifo, then finished off the Los Angeles Angels for a 10-0 win Friday night. The Angels hadn't come close to a hit and Leake hadn't gone to a three-ball...
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Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Mike Leake throws against the Los Angeles Angels during the fifth inning of a baseball game, Friday, July 19, 2019, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
July 19, 2019 - 11:11 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Mike Leake of the Seattle Mariners is pitching a perfect game through seven innings against the Los Angeles Angels. Leake has thrown 67 pitches and struck out five Friday night in Seattle. Brian Goodwin led off the Angels seventh with a routine flyball that right fielder Domingo...
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St. Louis Cardinals' Jose Martinez follows through on a three-run home run off Cincinnati Reds relief pitcher Jared Hughes during the sixth inning of a baseball game Friday, July 19, 2019, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Gary Landers)
July 19, 2019 - 11:07 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — Even from the training room, Adam Wainwright could sense something brewing. "You just had that feeling," he said. "Every one of those guys said, 'We've got you.' Jose Martinez homered and singled and Paul DeJong added a two-run double during a 10-run rally in the sixth inning, and...
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Jasmine Suwannapura (back to camera), of Thailand, hugs teammate Cydney Clanton after finishing the third round of the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational golf tournament, Friday, July 19, 2019, in Midland, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
July 19, 2019 - 5:20 pm
MIDLAND, Mich. (AP) — Cydney Clanton and Jasmine Suwannapura shot a 7-under 63 in alternate-shot play Friday to open a five-stroke lead in the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational, the LPGA Tour's first-year team event. Clanton and Suwannapura birdied five of the last seven holes on the front nine and...
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Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy looks down after completing his second round on the 18th green during the second round of the British Open Golf Championships at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland, Friday, July 19, 2019.(AP Photo/Peter Morrison)
July 19, 2019 - 3:52 pm
PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — Everyone in the massive grandstand rose to cheer and celebrate a bold performance by Rory McIlroy, who longed for such support and affection on his walk toward his final hole at Royal Portrush in the British Open. Except this was Friday. And now McIlroy can only...
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Ohio State head coach Ryan Day, left, talks to reporters during the Big Ten Conference NCAA college football media days Thursday, July 18, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
July 19, 2019 - 2:53 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The two most important spots on a football team are the coach and the quarterback. Ohio State has questions at both. The Buckeyes aren't the only powerhouse program with uncertainty in the Big Ten's East Division. Michigan and Michigan State each have a new offensive coordinator, and...
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