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CARNOUSTIE, Scotland — Kevin Kisner and Zach Johnson were in front going into the third round of the British Open. The 11 players within three shots of the lead included Tommy Fleetwood, Rory McIlroy and defending champion Jordan Spieth. By Golf Writer Doug Ferguson. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos by 5 p.m.

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— GLF--BRITISH OPEN-THE LATEST - Real-time updates throughout day.


NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. — Brittany Lincicome misses the cut at the Barbarsol Championship despite shooting a 1-under 71 in the rain-delayed second round. The LPGA star was trying to become the second female golfer to make a PGA Tour cut. By Gary B. Graves. SENT: 150 words. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 7:30 p.m.


ARLINGTON, Texas — Bartolo Colon, the hefty 45-year-old pitcher, starts for the Texas Rangers against the AL-leading Indians in what could be triple-digit heat. Colon made his major league debut with Cleveland in 1997. He tries again to pass Dennis Martinez for the most career wins by a Latin American pitcher. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 8:05 p.m.



CARNOUSTIE, Scotland — Commentary on third round of the British Open. By Sports Columnist Tim Dahlberg. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 4 p.m.



CARNOUSTIE, Scotland — Tiger Woods shoots a 5-under 66 in the third round and is in contention to win his first major in more than 10 years. Steve Douglas. SENT: 450 words, photos.

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— GLF--BRITISH OPEN-SCHAUFFELE — PGA Tour's rookie of the year tied for lead. By Steve Douglas. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 5 p.m.

— GLF--BRITISH OPEN-NOTEBOOK — By Doug Ferguson. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos by 6 p.m.






MILWAUKEE — Clayton Kershaw (3-4) makes his first start after the All-Star break when the NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers face the Milwaukee Brewers. Manny Machado singled twice and walked twice in his Dodgers debut on Friday night. By Genaro C. Armas. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 8:10 p.m.


NEW YORK — The Mets are expected to trade closer Jeurys Familia heading into the middle Subway Series game against the Yankees, who have dropped 5 1/2 games behind in the AL East. Steven Matz starts for the Mets at Yankee Stadium against Sonny Gray. By Baseball Writer Ronald Blum. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game started 1:05 p.m.

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— BBN--METS-CESPEDES — Mets' Yoenis Cespedes may need double heel surgery that would sideline him eight to 10 months. By Ronald Blum. SENT: 650 words, photos.



LOUDON, N.H. — Rain is forecast for the NASCAR Cup race at New Hampshire on Sunday. The track is adjusting to hosting just one Cup weekend this season after losing the fall race to Las Vegas. By Dan Gelston. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos by 6 p.m.

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— CAR--NASCAR-XFINITY — By Dan Gelston. UPCOMING 400 words, photos. Race starts 4:15 p.m.

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— CAR--F1-GERMAN GP — Sebastian Vettel takes pole for Sunday's German Grand Prix, with Lewis Hamilton starting 14th. By Jerome Pugmire. SENT: 700 words, photos.



BOURBONNAIS, Ill. — Kyle Long is feeling old, and it has nothing to do with injuries and surgeries. The star guard for the Bears says he doesn't recognize half the pop culture references by his teammates. What he does know is he's feeling better, and that's crucial if Chicago is to climb in the NFC North. By Andrew Seligman. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos 6 p.m.


ST. JOSEPH, Mo. — It would be a bit disingenuous to say the fate of the Kansas City Chiefs this season rests on the strong right arm of Patrick Mahomes II considering the second-year pro has started all of one NFL game. Still, that's how most people view the Chiefs as they report to camp. By Dave Skretta. SENT: 800 words, photos.



MENDE, France — Sky teammates Geraint Thomas and Chris Froome remain 1-2 in the Tour de France after the hilly 14th stage. Thomas leads four-time champion Froome by 1 minute, 39 seconds. Spain's Omar Fraile wins the stage. By Andrew Dampf. SENT: 650 words, photos.

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— CYC--TOUR DE FRANCE-TASTE OF THE TOUR — A look at the riders, culture and food for Sunday's stage from Millau to Carcassonne. By Ciaran Fahey. UPCOMING: 550 words, photos by 3 p.m.


— TEN--HALL OF FAME-INDUCTIONS — Michael Stich, Helena Sukova inducted into International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, R.I. SENT: 120 words, photos. UPCOMING: 400 words, photos by 4 p.m.

— TEN--HALL OF FAME — Hall of Fame semifinals: Tim Smyczek vs. Ramkumar Ramanathan; Marcel Granollers vs. Steve Johnson. First semifinal started 2 p.m.

— Tournament semifinals in Bastad, Sweden; Umag, Croatia; Gstaad, Switzerland; Bucharest, Romania.


— BOX--GASSIEV-USYK — In politically charged cruiserweight title bout in Moscow, Russia's Murat Gassiev fights Ukraine's Oleksandr Usyk. UPCOMING: 250 words by 8 p.m.

— RGU--RUGBY SEVENS — Second day of Rugby Sevens World Cup in San Francisco. By Alex Espinoza. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by midnight.

— ATH--ANNIVERSARY GAMES — Britain's Tom Bosworth tops his walking world record in London. SENT: 160 words, photos.






Saturday's Time Schedule (EDT)


St. Louis at Chicago Cubs, 1st game, 1:05 p.m.

N.Y. Mets at N.Y. Yankees, 1:05 p.m.

Baltimore at Toronto, 1:07 p.m.

Boston at Detroit, 6:10 p.m.

Miami at Tampa Bay, 6:10 p.m.

Atlanta at Washington, 7:05 p.m., ppd., rain

San Diego at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m.

Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, 7:10 p.m.

L.A. Dodgers at Milwaukee, 7:10 p.m.

St. Louis at Chicago Cubs, 2nd game, 7:15 p.m.

Minnesota at Kansas City, 7:15 p.m.

Houston at L.A. Angels, 7:15 p.m.

Cleveland at Texas, 8:05 p.m.

Colorado at Arizona, 8:10 p.m.

San Francisco at Oakland, 9:05 p.m.

Chicago White Sox at Seattle, 10:10 p.m.


Washington at New York, 3 p.m.

Minnesota at Phoenix, 10 p.m.


D.C. United at Atlanta United FC, 3:30 p.m.

Vancouver at Seattle, 4 p.m.

LA Galaxy at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.

New England at New York, 7 p.m.

Toronto FC at Chicago, 7 p.m.

Orlando City at Columbus, 7:30 p.m.

FC Dallas at Houston, 9 p.m.

Colorado at Real Salt Lake, 10 p.m.

Montreal at Portland, 11 p.m.