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PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland —Ireland’s Shane Lowry survived a shaky back nine and grabbed a share of the 36-hole lead with J.B. Holmes at The Open Championship on Friday while some of the game’s most famous names bit the dust.

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland — Hometown favourite Rory McIlroy missed the halfway cut by one stroke at the British Open on Friday, despite matching the best score of the championship with a six-under-par 65 in the second round at Royal Portrush.

KELOWNA, British Columbia — Henrik Reinertsen’s summer might be coming to a close with the AppleSox, but he leaves Wenatchee (19-17) on a good note after having one of his best outings of the season.

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland — If Tiger Woods fans were hoping his Masters win in April marked a return to the days when he was a consistent threat at every major championship, then Thursday’s opening round of the British Open was a reality check.

ROYAL PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland — A nother poor start by Rory McIlroy at a major championship on Thursday hardly shocked some former players who used the words "choke" and "inexcusable" to describe the Northern Irishman's performance in the British Open first round on Thursday.

J.B. Holmes grabbed a one-shot lead after the first round of The Open Championship on Thursday while local favorite Rory McIlroy struggled at Royal Portrush Golf Club in the tournament’s return to Northern Ireland after a 68-year wait.

WENATCHEE — The North Central Washington Volleyball Club held their annual camp at Wenatchee High School this week. It attracted 70 players over the four days of the camp. In fact, there were still eight on the waiting list.

Wenatchee will be well represented at the WCL All-Star game in Bend next Tuesday, with four members of the AppleSox being selected to the mid-summer classic, according to a release from AppleSox communications director, Joel Norman.

TOULOUSE, France — Australian Caleb Ewan completed his set of grand tour stage victories when the pocket-sized sprinter pipped Dylan Groenewegen to the line to win the 11th stage of the Tour de France, a 167-km flat ride from Albi on Wednesday.

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland — The final day of practice before the British Open Championship at Royal Portrush was hit by steady rain on Wednesday, and forecasts are for showers on the first two days of competition.

WENATCHEE — Now in its sixth year, the Wenatchee Panthers annual youth football camp has become a mid-July staple for kids (grades second through eighth) in the valley.

WENATCHEE — It was a special night Monday for the Wenatchee AppleSox as they welcomed the U.S. Military All-Stars to Paul Thomas Sr. Stadium for a non-league game. Before the game, there was a special ceremony to honor a fallen local soldier.

Former boxing champion Pernell "Sweet Pea" Whitaker died after being struck by a vehicle while crossing the street at a busy Virginia Beach intersection, authorities said Monday.

It’s been nearly a year since Seattle Mariners reliever Sam Tuivailala has pitched in a major league baseball game. Freshly acquired by the club at the trade deadline last season, Tuivailala was placed on the injured list with a ruptured right Achilles tendon in August after just five appearances.

WENATCHEE — The inaugural season of the Wenatchee Valley Skyhawks came to an end on Sunday with a 28-27 first round playoff loss to the visiting Reno Express. The crazy part of this game is the Skyhawks have several chances to take the lead in the final minute, but just fell short.