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Pharoah Phestival as Triple Crown winner cruises in Haskell
OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) -- A slight nudge was all it took for American Pharoah to seize control of the Haskell Invitational. And when Victor Espinoza asked, the majestic colt delivered an encore performance in his first race since winning the Triple Crown....

Matt Kenseth stretches his fuel and steals a win at Pocono
LONG POND, Pa. (AP) -- Joey Logano was the first leader to fade, his tank empty with three laps left....

Seattle continues to keep core together locking up Wagner
RENTON, Wash. (AP) -- Bobby Wagner was patient to a point....

New Texan Wilfork looks to learn from Watt
HOUSTON (AP) -- Vince Wilfork bristled when asked what he could teach J.J. Watt....

Merritt shoots 67 to win Quicken Loans National by 3 shots
GAINESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- Troy Merritt walked to the final tee with a three-shot lead and slapped hands with fans on both sides of the ropes, knowing he had all but wrapped up his first PGA Tour title and wanting to show his appreciation for the fans cheering him on....

Park wins Women's British Open, captures 4th different major
TURNBERRY, Scotland (AP) -- As Inbee Park hunted down Jin-Young Ko in the final stretch of the Women's British Open, it quickly became clear which South Korean was the rookie and which was the player about to add another chapter in golf's record book....

IOC to order tests for viruses at Rio's Olympic water venues
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- The International Olympic Committee said Sunday it will order testing for disease-causing viruses in the sewage-polluted waters where athletes will compete in next year's Rio de Janeiro Games....

China's Sun wins 3rd straight world title in 400 freestyle
KAZAN, Russia (AP) -- Sun Yang of China has won the first gold medal of pool swimming at the world championships in Russia....

Rahal wins in Ohio, pulls within 9 points of Montoya
LEXINGTON, Ohio (AP) -- Racing in his home state - and only a few laps from tightening the IndyCar standings with a big victory - Graham Rahal still had one more big restart to sweat out....

Rousey crushes Correia to defend her title at UFC 190
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- It's not a good idea to give Ronda Rousey some extra motivation....

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