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Shane Lowry shot a bogey-free 66 on Thursday at Royal Troon.

British Open Round 1 Winners and Losers: Shane Lowry Shines, Rory McIlroy Falters at Royal Troon

The opening round at Royal Troon was a good one for Shane Lowry, Justin Thomas and ... the Da Vinci Code? Plus, Rory McIlroy lands among the disappointments.

Jeff Ritter, John Schwarb
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Shane Lowry shot a bogey-free 66 on Thursday at Royal Troon.

British Open Round 1 Winners and Losers: Shane Lowry Shines, Rory McIlroy Falters at Royal Troon

The opening round at Royal Troon was a good one for Shane Lowry, Justin Thomas and ... the Da Vinci Code? Plus, Rory McIlroy lands among the disappointments.

Jeff Ritter, John Schwarb
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McIlroy (78) and DeChambeau (76) struggled throughout their opening rounds at Royal Troon.

Rory McIlroy and Bryson DeChambeau Shoot Themselves Out of Contention at British Open

There will be no rematch from U.S. Open Sunday, as both Rory McIlroy and Bryson DeChambeau will have to bounce back Friday just to make the cut at Royal Troon.

Bob Harig
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Lugo succeeded for years out of the bullpen but a consistent starting role was always what he was after.

Seth Lugo's Bet on Himself Has Resulted in Sudden Success As a Starter

The 34-year-old waited season upon season to get into his desired role, but his patience and perseverance have paid off in a major way.

Stephanie Apstein
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Goodell speaks to the media during the annual league meetings

NFL Is Late to the Party Finally Accepting Private Equity

Roger Goodell signaled a big change could be on the way for team ownership, but other pro sports leagues have already normalized the trend.

Andrew Brandt
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Buffalo Bills defensive end Leonard Floyd (56) sacks New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers (8) early in the first quarter during the home opener at MetLife Stadium on Monday, Sept. 11, 2023, in East Rutherford. Rodgers was carted off the field after being hit.

Jets Are Most Fraudulent Team in NFL (Bet the UNDER on Their Win Total)

The New York Jets are setting their fans up for disappointment again in 2024. They may end up being the most disappointing and fraudulent team in the NFL next season.

Iain MacMillan
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Feb 12, 2024; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes speaks at the Super Bowl LVIII Winning Head Coach and Most Valuable Player Press Conference at the Super Bowl 58 media center at the Mandalay Bay North Convention Center.

Patrick Mahomes Sets Extremely High Bar for Chiefs Rookie Receivers' Ramp-Up

Patrick Andres
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The Cardinals' offensive should thrive if Harrison produces as good as many hope.

Predicting Which NFL Rookies Will Have the Biggest Impact This Season

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Jan 8, 2023; Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA;  Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) and wide receiver Randall Cobb (18) walk off the field following the game against the Detroit Lions at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Longtime NFL Receiver Randall Cobb Joins ESPN as Analyst

Liam McKeone
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Wizards center Alex Sarr dribbles the ball against the Atlanta Hawks during the second half of a Summer League game at Thomas & Mack Center.

Wizards Rookie Alex Sarr Has Gone Ice Cold in Summer League

The No. 2 pick in the 2024 NBA draft has struggled mightily to begin his professional basketball career.

Tom Dierberger
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Thunder forward Chet Holmgren (7) looks to pass the ball as Miami Heat guard Jaime Jaquez Jr. (11) defends.

Chet Holmgren Clarifies Take That Had Miami Heat Fans Checking Receipts

Josh Wilson
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Los Angeles Clippers guard Russell Westbrook (0) goes up for a dunk in the second half against the Utah Jazz.

Russell Westbrook Has Funniest Stat About Being Traded Twice to Utah Jazz

Karl Rasmussen
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Holmgren on the Road Trippin’ podcast.

Chet Holmgren Took a Shot at Miami Heat Fans That’s Not Based on His Reality

Stephen Douglas
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Jul 6, 2024; Arlington, Texas, USA; Texas Rangers second baseman Marcus Semien (2) celebrates during the game between the Texas Rangers and the Tampa Bay Rays at Globe Life Field.

Rangers Unveil 2025 Schedule With Hilariously Lo-Fi Throwback Graphics Package

At the opposite end of the spectrum from the Chargers' schedule release videos sits this one.

Patrick Andres
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National League pitcher Paul Skenes of the Pittsburgh Pirates (30) pitches against the American League in the first inning during the 2024 MLB All-Star game.

Paul Skenes Brilliantly Explains Why Some of His Bad Pitches Help Make Him Great

Karl Rasmussen
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Can We Have An Honest Conversation About Ballpark Food?

Jimmy Traina
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Petroff applies exacting standards to his glove repair.

How One Man Became Baseball’s Go-To Glove Doctor

Emma Baccellieri
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Aug 6, 2021; Tokyo, Japan; A general view of the Olympic rings as seen from Daiba during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Summer Games.

Japanese Gymnast Shoko Miyata Sent Home From Olympics for Smoking, per Report

The 19-year-old won Japan's all-around national title in April.

Patrick Andres
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The Peacock NFL team.

Yes, Peacock Increased Prices the Week Before the Paris Olympics

Stephen Douglas
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Team USA center Joel Embiid during an exhibition game against Canada.

Steve Kerr Says Team USA Will Continue to Start Joel Embiid Despite Struggles

Karl Rasmussen
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Chase Budinger dives for the ball during a morning training session at Hermosa Beach, Calif., in June.

Three Storylines to Watch in Beach Volleyball at 2024 Paris Olympics

Tom Dierberger
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Jan 1, 2024; Pasadena, CA, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback Jalen Milroe (4) is tackled by Michigan Wolverines defensive back Rod Moore (9) during overtime in the 2024 Rose Bowl college football playoff semifinal game at Rose Bowl.

2024-25 College Football Bowl Schedule: Full List of Games and Locations

It's not too early to start thinking about December and January.

Patrick Andres
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Georgia’s Kirby Smart Jokingly Compared Nick Saban to Darth Vader

Kristen Wong
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Jul 11, 2024; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Former Alabama head football coach Nick Saban and his wife Terry Saban arrive on the red carpet before the 2024 ESPYS at Dolby Theatre. Mandatory Credit: Kiyoshi Mio-USA TODAY Sports

Nick Saban Reveals What He Misses Most About Coaching

Mike McDaniel
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Oregon head coach Dan Lanning runs during practice with the Ducks Thursday, April 11, 2024, at the Hatfield-Dowlin Complex in Eugene, Ore.

Big Ten College Football Preview: Odds, Prediction to Win and Best Win Total Bets for 2024 Season

Reed Wallach
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Rory McIlroy likely shot himself out of this British Open with an opening 78.

British Open Round 1 Fact or Fiction: Rory McIlroy Isn’t Over the U.S. Open

John Schwarb, Bob Harig, Jeff Ritter
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Rory McIlroy was among the pre-tournament favorites who struggled in Round 1 at Royal Troon.

Classic British Open Weather Broke Out Thursday and Few Had It Easy at Royal Troon

Bob Harig
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The opening tee and the town of Troon just beyond.

2024 British Open Final Payouts, Prize Money, Winnings From Royal Troon

Jeff Ritter
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Jul 16, 2024; Ayrshire, SCT; Bryson DeChambeau, the 2024 U.S. Open winner, during press conference at the Open Championship golf tournament at Royal Troon. Mandatory Credit: Jack Gruber-USA TODAY Sports

Bryson DeChambeau Used Word That Isn’t a Word to Describe Bad British Open Start

Andy Nesbitt
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Angel City FC Becomes Most Valuable Women’s Sports Team After Landmark Deal

Kristen Wong
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Argentina midfielder Enzo Fernandez (24) reacts after a shot against Peru in the second half during the Copa America group stage.

Argentina's Enzo Fernandez Issues Apology Over Controversial Social Media Video

Karl Rasmussen
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Jul 4, 2024; Houston, TX, USA; Argentina's midfielder Enzo Fernández (24) attempts to controls the ball during the second half against Ecuador at NRG Stadium.

France Lodges FIFA Complaint Against Argentina After Instagram Live Video Controversy

Patrick Andres
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Nov 25, 2022; Al Khor, Qatar; England manager Gareth Southgate during the national anthem before a group stage match against the United States of America during the 2022 World Cup at Al Bayt Stadium.

Gareth Southgate Resigns as England Manager After Euro Final Loss vs. Spain

Patrick Andres
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