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Tiger Woods claims a share of the lead...Colon tries for win No. 246...Machado tries a new number

July 21, 2018

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (AP) — Tiger Woods is back on top of the leaderboard at a major championship. With a tap-in birdie at the par-5 14th hole, Woods joined Jordan Spieth (speeth), Tommy Fleetwood and three others in a share of the lead at the British Open. The 14-time major champion is 6 under for his third round. Spieth, the defending champion, has also made a strong start to his third round, eagling the first hole after driving onto the green, and then rolling in a birdie at No. 4. He missed an 8-footer on No. 5 for the outright lead.

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Bartolo Colon (bar-TOH’-loh koh-LOHN’) pitches for the Rangers tonight on a hot weekend in Texas. The 45-year-old right-hander is making his third attempt to break a tie with Dennis Martinez for the most wins in the majors by a native of Latin America. Colon and Martinez each have 245 victories. Texas is hosting Cleveland in a series that began last night with a 107-degree temperature at first pitch, the highest ever at the 25-year-old ballpark.

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Manny Machado is making a fresh start in Los Angeles, with a new number. The All-Star shortstop joined the Dodgers yesterday after being traded by the Orioles, where he wore No. 13. For his Dodgers debut Machado went with No. 8 — the number Hall of Fame shortstop Cal Ripken Jr. wore with the Orioles, and Kobe Bryant wore when he started with the LA Lakers. Machado had two hits and walked twice in the Dodgers’ 6-4 victory at Milwaukee.

NEW YORK (AP) — Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes (yoh-EHN’-ehs SEHS’-peh-dehs) hit a home run in his first game back from the disabled list. That two-month absence was due to a strained right hip flexor. Now Cespedes says he is considering having surgery on his bothersome heels, which could sideline him for eight to 10 months.

HOCKENHEIM, Germany (AP) — Sebastian Vettel has secured the pole position for the German Grand Prix, while Lewis Hamilton’s hopes took another blow. Already trailing in the title race, Hamilton starts tomorrow’s race from 14th place after a hydraulic failure. Vettel is the local favorite, having grown up near the track.

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