British Open under delay


Moving day has been moved.

The third round at the 144th Open Championship is scheduled to play out in its entirety Sunday - with the final round shifted to Monday - as blustery conditions at the Old Course will prevent a full round from being contested Saturday.

Players yet to complete their second rounds, including co-leader Dustin Johnson, will record a 36-hole score late this afternoon, and determine the third-round pairings.

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Max Scherzer blames Taylor Swift


Max Scherzer is now the odds-on favorite to be victimized in Taylor Swift's next hit song.

The Washington Nationals righty is blaming the pop star for the lighting issues at Nationals Park that resulted in the suspension of Friday's game with the Los Angeles Dodgers in the sixth inning.

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Anze Kopitar contract is priority


The Los Angeles Kings are ready to begin negotiations with Anze Kopitar.

After signing the remainder of their pending restricted free agents to contracts Thursday, the Kings will now focus on locking up their star forward long term according to Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider.

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Bryan Mcwilliam

Watson final cross over Swilcan Bridge


Tom Watson closed out his British Open career with his worst score ever at St. Andrews.

Not that it mattered.

In the dwindling Scottish light, Watson shot an 8-over 80 and finished with five straight bogeys Friday, his farewell put off until nearly 10 p.m. after a morning rain delay. Several thousand people hung around for the end, serenading the five-time Open champion with raucous cheers and a chant of ''hip, hip, hooray!''

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Brewers willing to trade Gomez & Segura


The Milwaukee Brewers could look very different two weeks from now.

Languishing in last place in their division, the Brewers are reportedly willing to move both center fielder Carlos Gomez and shortstop Jean Segura ahead of the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, according to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman.

Gomez, a two-time All-Star, owns a .772 OPS (110 OPS+) with eight home runs and seven stolen bases in 62 games. With no designs of qualifying for the postseason, the Brewers may opt to trade Gomez - under contract for just $9 million next year - as the club lacks the resources to realistically retain his services when he becomes eligible for free agency.

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Jonah Birenbaum


Jones replaces Gordon in All-Star


Adam Jones will be starting in the All-Star Game for the third consecutive season.

The Baltimore Orioles standout will replace injured Kansas City Royalsoutfielder Alex Gordon in the starting lineup for the American League in Tuesday's All-Star Game.

Jones, who is now a five-time All-Star, earned the nod for being the next leading vote-getter in the outfield. He'll patrol the outfield at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati with Mike Trout and Lorenzo Cain.

Jones is hitting .284 with 11 home runs and 40 RBIs in 74 games.


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