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Lowry grabs his first major title…Baseball Hall adds 6…Brewers’ Woodruff injured

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) – Shane Lowry endured the worst weather of the British Open, along with the Sunday pressure of a sellout crowd cheering him along to win the final major of the year by six shots over Tommy Fleetwood at Royal Portrush. The 32-year-old closed with a 1-over 72, the first time since 1996 that the Open champion was over par. Lowry was no worse than three shots ahead all day as he wrapped up his first major championship.

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) – The Baseball Hall of Fame now includes pitchers Mariano Rivera, Mike Mussina , Lee Smith and the late Roy Halladay, along with designated hitters Edgar Martinez and Harold Baines. The six were inducted at Cooperstown on a sizzling Sunday in upstate New York. Naturally, Rivera closed the ceremony after the all-time saves leader became the first unanimous selection into the Hall.

PHOENIX (AP) – Milwaukee Brewers All-Star right-hander Brandon Woodruff left his start Sunday against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the fourth inning with an abdominal injury. Woodruff grimaced after throwing a second strike to Diamondbacks leadoff hitter Tim Locasto. The Milwaukee ace is 11-3 with a 3.75 ERA in 20 starts this season.

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) – Kevin Harvick picked up his first NASCAR Cup Series victory of the season by holding off Denny Hamlin at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The two made contact coming out of the final turn before Harvick finished just over 0.2 seconds ahead of Hamlin for his 46th series victory and first since last November in Texas. Driving a backup car after wrecking during a practice lap Friday, Hamlin led 113 laps but couldn’t catch Harvick after pitting on a caution on the 265th lap.

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed first-round pick Devin White, the fifth overall selection out of LSU. White was the 2018 Butkus Award winner as the nation’s top college linebacker and was a first-team All-American. He is expected to be an immediate starter at inside linebacker.

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