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NBA:

In the NBA, Charlotte beat Washington 94-87, Cleveland bested the Clippers 105-94, Dallas trumped Sacramento 101-78, and it was Portland over Phoenix 108-87.

MLB:

In Major League Baseball, in the American League, the Oakland Athletics have regained a share of first place in the American League West. The A's scored five times in the ninth to beat Houston 8-2. Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Angels fell into a first-place tie with Oakland by losing to Miami in interleague play, 7-1.

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RACING:

A funeral is being held today for the 20-year-old driver who died on a dirt track after being struck by NASCAR champion Tony Stewart's car. Kevin Ward Jr.'s funeral will be held at South Lewis Senior High School in Turin, in central New York. Ward was sent into the wall when his car was bumped by Stewart's during a race on Saturday night. Ward got out of the car and walked onto the track, where he was hit by Stewart.

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Golf – The British Open:

The 143rd British Open is underway at Royal Liverpool in Hoylake, England.

This is the third major of the year. Bubba Watson won the Masters back in April before Martin Kaymer won the U.S. Open last month. Each will be after his second major title of the year.

Tiger Woods and defending champ Phil Mickelson are among the other big names looking to contend this year.

Keith Strudler: Tiger Surgery

Apr 2, 2014

Not to complain, but I’ve got a bad back right now. It’s nothing terrible, but just another reminder that I’m not 25 anymore. And that I shouldn’t carry either televisions nor four year old boys several city blocks.

Local Athlete Jimmer Fredette Signs With Bulls

Mar 3, 2014

In the NBA, the Chicago Bulls and free-agent guard Jimmer Fredette have announced a contract that covers the rest of the season.

Fredette, the 10th overall pick in the 2011 draft, was bought out by the Sacramento Kings on Thursday and cleared waivers on Saturday. He is averaging just 5.9 points and 11.3 minutes in his third season.

The 25-year-old Fredette says the Bulls were the best option for him. He is available for Sunday's game against the New York Knicks.

In the NFL, Tom Brady threw two touchdown passes in the final 61 seconds, helping the New England Patriots rally for a 27-26 victory over the Cleveland Browns yesterday. New England lost tight end Rob Gronkowski to a leg injury in the third quarter.

Elsewhere, Geno Smith threw a touchdown pass and ran for another score as the New York Jets set a season high for points in a 37-27 win over Oakland.

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In baseball, the Pittsburgh Pirates are one victory away from winning a postseason series for the first time since the 1979 World Series. Pedro Alvarez hit a tiebreaking single in the eighth inning and the Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 5-3 to take a 2-1 lead in best-of-five NL division series.

The Los Angeles Dodgers hammered Atlanta 13-6. Juan Uribe and Carl Crawford both homered for the Dodgers.

Meanwhile, the Red Sox are hoping to take their division series 3-0 against Tampa Bay tonight.

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The Jets and the Patriots opened up week 2 of the NFL season Thursday night. Tom Brady threw a 39-yard touchdown pass to Aaron Dobson on the game's first series and the Pats held off the Jets 13-10 despite managing just nine first downs and 234 yards total offense.

The Pats played without wide receiver Danny Amendola and tight end Rob Gronkowski, who missed the game because of injuries.  Jets rookie QB Geno Smith threw three interceptions in the fourth quarter. New England is now 2-0 on the season.

In college football action, Texas Tech beat No. 24 TCU 20-10.

Furyk And Scott Take First Round Lead At Oak Hill

Aug 9, 2013
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In golf, Veteran Jim Furyk and Masters champion Adam Scott share the first-round lead at the 95th PGA Championship, the final major on the men's golf calendar. Both shot an opening round 5-under-65.

Tiger Woods shot an opening round 1-over-par-71 with a round that featured a bogey, double bogey and two birdies. British Open champion Phil Mickelson stumbled with a double-bogey on No. 18 and also shot 1-over 71.

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