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Troy Merritt scores first PGA Tour victory at Quicken Loans National

29-year old wins by three strokes

Troy Merritt earned $1.2 million for the victory, about half of his prior PGA Tour career winnings.

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Matt Kenseth comes out on top among drivers who had enough fuel in the closing laps

Kyle Busch finishes 21st

It was the second win of the 2015 season for Matt Kenseth and the fourth consecutive victory for Joe Gibbs Racing, adding to Kyle Busch’s wins in the last three races.

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Julio Teheran pitches Atlanta Braves past Philadelphia

Teheran earns second road win of the season

Julio Teheran got the run support he needed with a two-out, four-run rally in the top of the fifth inning that put Atlanta ahead for good.

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Inbee Park wins Women's British Open for seventh major

Park fired a 7-under 65 to win by three strokes

The 27-year-old Inbee Park becomes the seventh female player to capture four different majors with the win on the Ailsa Course at Trump Turnberry Resort in Ayrshire, Scotland.

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Falcons fully focused and energized as training camp opens | PHOTOS

FLOWERY BRANCH — The Atlanta Falcons opened up their 2015 Training Camp at the team’s facility in Flowery Branch Friday morning.

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Atlanta Braves lose second straight to Chicago Cubs

Starter Shelby Miller loses fifth straight decision

Shelby Miller hasn’t got a victory since losing a no-hit bid with two outs in the ninth inning at Miami on May 17.

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Kyle Busch wins third race in last four tries

Brad Keselowski finishes second, Kevin Harvick third

The race ended under yellow because of a spinning car on the final lap, slowing Kyle Busch and everyone behind him to 45 mph as they headed to the checkered flag.

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BRITISH OPEN: Dustin Johnson still in lead after second round delayed by rain

Johnson is 10-under with five holes left in second round

After an early-morning deluge caused play to be suspended for more than three hours, it was inevitable the second would have to be carried over into Saturday.

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Carl Edwards takes pole at New Hampshire

Joey Logano finishes second

Carl Edwards, who dramatically improved his average starting position of 14.9 at New Hampshire, didn’t believe he had won the pole Friday until he got reassurance from crew chief Darian Grubb.

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Serena Williams under no pressure to complete Grand Slam

World No. 1 tennis player seeks fourth straight major

Serena Williams did not want to stress out at the prospect of pulling off a feat she last achieved as a 21-year-old in 2003.

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Alex Wood leads Atlanta Braves past Pittsburgh

Wood helps Braves avoid getting swept

Alex Wood commanded his sinker and breaking ball precisely and pitched 7 1/3 innings of shutout baseball.

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Bubba Watson wins Travelers in playoff

Watson sinks eight-foot birdie putt to beat Paul Casey

Bubba Watson, a 36-year-old left-hander, reached the green in two on the second playoff hole at par-4 No. 18 after missing a 24-foot birdie putt on the first that would have given him the win.

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Kyle Busch wins at Sonoma Raceway

Driver wins fifth race of season

On newer tires, Kyle Busch drove up from seventh to second in one lap on a restart with seven laps to go, then got by Jimmie Johnson for the lead a lap later.

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Jordan Spieth's victory at U.S. Open put all four majors in the hands of golf''s young guns

The greats who dominated the game for two decades are fading into the background

Rory McIlroy thrilled the Sunday throng with an early morning charge up the leaderboard before Jordan Spieth took over the spotlight scrapping to a one shot win over Dustin Johnson to become just the sixth golfer to win both the Masters and U.S. Open titles in the same year.

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Report says Pete Rose bet on baseball as a player

Copies of a notebook seized from the home of a former Rose associate show he bet on at least one MLB team on 30 different days

The report also states that on 21 of those days, Pete Rose bet on baseball and on the Cincinnati Reds, including on games in which he played.

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