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Watson makes cut at British Open at age of 64 PDF Print E-mail
Written by STEVE DOUGLAS, AP Sports Writer   
Friday, 18 July 2014 19:33
HOYLAKE, England (AP) — The ovations from the packed galleries remain as warm as ever for Tom Watson at the British Open. His scoring continues to be just as impressive, too.
The 64-year-old Watson extended his record of being the oldest man to make the cut at the game’s oldest major when he shot a 1-over 73 on Friday. That put him at 2-over 146, just on the cut line.
“Let’s see what happens on the weekend,” the five-time British Open winner said, with that glint in his eye. “See if the old guy can maybe get it rolling a little bit.”
Playing a brand of “old man’s golf,” as he put it, Watson outlasted Masters champion Bubba Watson as well as Webb Simpson, Patrick Reed and Harris English — three guys looking to make the U.S. Ryder Cup team captained by Watson.
The way Watson has been hitting the ball this week, he wouldn’t look out of place on the team at Gleneagles in September.
“I’m thinking about picking the captain,” he said, laughing.
He needed a par 5 at No. 18 to stay at Hoylake for another two days and, to the delight of the spectators filling the horseshoe stand around the green, he avoided trouble and made it with ease.
“It was pretty special playing with Tom, and the reception he got,” Jim Furyk said. “And to watch him grind it out and make a birdie on the way in and make the cut was pretty cool.
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Rory McIlroy builds a 4-shot lead at British Open PDF Print E-mail
Written by DOUG FERGUSON, AP Golf Writer   
Friday, 18 July 2014 19:30
HOYLAKE, England (AP) — Rory McIlroy only saw birdies at Royal Liverpool, mostly on his scorecard, and even one pheasant that trotted across the eighth green as he was lining up a putt. That was but a minor interruption in his command performance Friday in the British Open.
Once he made a birdie, and then another, nothing could stop McIlroy.
Not another collapse in the second round. Not anyone in the field. And certainly not Tiger Woods.
After a bogey on his opening hole stirred memories of another “Black Friday,” McIlroy looked more like the Boy Wonder who won two majors in a runaway. With three birdies in his last four holes, he posted a second straight 6-under 66 to build a four-shot lead over Dustin Johnson.
McIlroy spoke of an “inner peace,” and the two secret words that triggered his powerful swing and set up birdie chances on just about every hole.
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Man pleads in slaying of college football player PDF Print E-mail
Written by The Associated Press   
Friday, 18 July 2014 19:19
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A man has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of Eastern Michigan University football player Demarius Reed.
Twenty-year-old Kristopher Pratt of Detroit entered the plea during a hearing Friday in Washtenaw County Trial Court.
The Ann Arbor News reports the plea deal calls for an 18- to 30-year prison term for Pratt, who agreed to testify against 21-year-old co-defendant Ed Thomas, whose trial begins Monday.
Last Updated on Friday, 18 July 2014 19:27
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Indians recall RHP Chen-Change Lee from minors PDF Print E-mail
Written by The Associated Press   
Friday, 18 July 2014 19:27
DETROIT (AP) — The Cleveland Indians have recalled right-hander Chen-Chang Lee from Triple A-Columbus, bolstering their bullpen going into a series against the AL Central-leading Detroit Tigers.
The move was made before the four-game series opener Friday night, filling the roster spot created when right-hander Zach McAllister was optioned to Columbus.
Last Updated on Friday, 18 July 2014 19:28
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Wiggins, Cavs hounded by Love trade rumors PDF Print E-mail
Written by JON KRAWCZYNSKI, AP Basketball Writer   
Friday, 18 July 2014 08:35
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Andrew Wiggins came to summer league to get an early education on the NBA game, from playing against better competition to learning about what his new coach with the Cleveland Cavaliers will demand of him as a pro.
The 19-year-old Canadian is also receiving a crash course in the NBA rumor mill.
Since he arrived in Las Vegas and found out LeBron James was coming to Cleveland with him, Wiggins has heard his name brought up in possible trade scenarios as the Cavaliers pursue Minnesota All-Star Kevin Love. They continued on Thursday, with several outlets reporting that the Cavaliers have decided to make the No. 1 overall pick available, a prerequisite from the Timberwolves to get any deal for Love done.
But two people familiar with the situation told The Associated Press that the Cavaliers’ position has remained unchanged and that no offer including Wiggins has been made to Minnesota. The people requested anonymity because neither team was publicly commenting on trade talks.
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