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Morikawa wins British Open…deGrom shelved…Almirola wins

SANDWICH, England (AP) — Collin Morikawa is the first golfer to win two different majors in his first attempt after rallying to capture the British Open at Royal St. George’s. He began the final round one stroke behind leader Louis Oosthuizen before closing with a bogey-free, 4-under 66 for a two-stroke victory over Jordan Spieth . Morikawa made three straight birdies from the seventh hole to overtake Oosthuizen, who was seeking a wire-to-wire win.

UNDATED (AP) — The New York Mets are putting pitcher Jacob deGrom on the 10-day injured list with right forearm tightness. The right-hander first experienced the tightness before the All-Star Game and determined on Friday that he would be unable to make his scheduled start yesterday at Pittsburgh. DeGrom underwent an MRI on Friday that confirmed the issue is in his forearm and that there is no structural damage to his elbow.

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — Aric Almirola has earned the first NASCAR Cup win of the season for Stewart-Haas Racing, taking the summer race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Almirola raced to his third career Cup victory and first since 2018, a needed boost for Ford that also played havoc with the playoff setup with only four races left before the 16-driver field is set. The race was delayed nearly two hours by rain and NASCAR called it early due to darkness, leaving it eight laps shy of its scheduled conclusion.

UNDATED (AP) — U.S. tennis player Coco Gauff won’t get a chance to compete in the Tokyo Olympics. The 17-year-old American has tested positive for the coronavirus, forcing her out of the Summer Games. Gauff revealed her positive test in a tweet on Sunday. She is No. 25 in the WTA rankings and is coming off a fourth-round appearance at Wimbledon.

PARIS (AP) — Tadej Pogacar has won the Tour de France for a second straight year after a mostly ceremonial ride into Paris. The Slovenian rider with UAE Team Emirates successfully defended his huge lead of 5 minutes, 20 seconds over second-place Jonas Vingegaard. The 22-year-old Pogacar won his first title last September when he became the Tour’s youngest champion in 116 years.

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