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Britain's Peaty breaks own world records...Thrasher strikes gold for US...Berger sets pace at Travelers



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RIO DE JANIERO (AP) — Britain's Adam Peaty (PEE'-tee) has lowered his world record in the 100-meter breaststroke preliminaries at the Rio Olympics. He qualified first in his heat in 57.55 seconds, lowering his old mark of 57.92 set in London on April 17, 2015.

RIO DE JANIERO (AP) — Virginia Thrasher got the U.S. off on the right foot at the Rio Olympics, winning the gold medal in the 10-meter air rifle. The win comes after she won three NCAA titles this spring as a freshman at West Virginia.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The AL East-contending Red Sox have placed Ryan Hanigan on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to Friday, after he was hit with a pitch on the left ankle while catching Thursday. The Red Sox have claimed catcher Bryan Holaday off waivers from Texas to fill Hanigan's roster spot backing up Sandy Leon.

CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — Daniel Berger's 8-under-par 62 has given him a three-shot lead after the third round of the Travelers Championship. Berger totaled nine birdies, including seven on his last 10 holes. Russell Knox, Russell Henley and Tyrone Van Aswegen are tied for second.

BLAINE, Minn. (AP) — Doug Garwood fired a bogey-free 10-under 62 to take the clubhouse lead in the second round of the 3M Championship on the Champions Tour. The 53-year-old is at 9 under par, in an effort to secure his first win on the 50-and-over tour.

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