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Stenson outduels Mickelson for British Open crown

SOUTH AYRSHIRE, Scotland — Henrik Stenson fired a major championship record-tying 8-under round of 63 on Sunday to hold off Phil Mickelson in an epic duel and win the 145th Open Championship for his first major title.

Storm rallies from 25 down, then loses in final second

After the Storm’s Sue Bird sank a three-pointer to cap a 25-point comeback and tie the score with 18.9 seconds left, Chicago’s Elena Delle Donne and Seattle’s Breanna Stewart squared off near the top of the key.

Timbers overwhelm visiting Sounders

PORTLAND — If the Seattle Sounders’ 2016 season has a smell, it closely resembles that of the smoke bombs set off in Providence’s Park main grandstand four times Sunday afternoon.

Twins fire GM Ryan

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — The Minnesota Twins fired general manager Terry Ryan on Monday after skidding to the worst record in the American League.

NFL to chip in-game footballs for research

NEW YORK, N.Y. — The NFL is finalizing plans to insert custom-made data chips into the game balls used in the 2016 preseason and Thursday night regular-season games, a league source said Sunday night.

Mariners lose to Astros in an all-around sloppy performance

Poised to win a series from the team sitting directly ahead of them in the American League West standings and perhaps pick up some momentum following the All-Star break, the Mariners went out on Sunday and delivered what manager Scott Servais called “hands down, the worst game we played all year.”

Storm honors Jackson, routs visiting Mystics

Forget Griffey, Largent or Payton for now. Forget the Big Unit and Beast Mode, too. Famous as those guys are, legendary as their careers were, none ruled his game like a certain blonde-locked Aussie.

Super Bowl MVP Miller signs huge deal

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Denver Broncos have signed outside linebacker Von Miller to a six-year deal through the 2021 season, the team announced Friday.

Bosh’s status a fluid process

MIAMI, Fla. — Miami Heat president Pat Riley on Saturday said it is still too early to know when forward Chris Bosh will be able to return to the team after a recurrence of blood-clotting issues kept the 11-time All-Star on the bench for the final 29 games of the season.

NBA Hall of Famer Thurmond dies at age 74

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — Nate Thurmond, a Hall of Fame center and longtime member of the Warriors, died Saturday after a short battle with leukemia. He was 74.

Rams’ defense shuts down Bengals in regular-season finale

SUMNER — The Wenatchee Valley Rams (7-1 Western Washington Football Alliance) defeated the Pierce County Bengals 21-6 at Sunset Stadium on Saturday to finish the WWFA regular season on a positive note and extend their winning streak to four games heading into the first round of the league playoffs.

Earnhardt Jr. to miss race with concussion symptoms

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Dale Earnhardt Jr. will not compete in Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway after experiencing concussion-like symptoms, his Hendrick Motorsports team announced Thursday. Alex Bowman will be the team’s substitute driver this weekend at New Hampshire. There is no current timetable for Earnhardt’s return.

Chaos reigns, Froome keeps yellow jersey

MONT VENTOUX, France — Britain's Chris Froome retained the yellow jersey after a wild finish to Stage 12 of the Tour de France on Thursday.

Mickelson falls just short of history at Open Championship

TROON, Scotland — Phil Mickelson was the improbable leader of the 145th Open Championship at Royal Troon Golf Club in South Ayrshire, Scotland, after he walked off the course with a major championship record-tying, 8-under-par 63 on Thursday.