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Spieth wins British Open...Froome wins 4th Tour de France...Weather delays Brickyard 400



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SOUTHPORT, England (AP) — Jordan Spieth (speeth) has won the British Open, the third major championship of his career. Spieth used a remarkable string of holes on the back nine to hold off Matt Kuchar (KOO'-chur) to finish with a 1-under 69. He won by three shots, the same margin he started the day with.

PARIS (AP) — Defending champion Chris Froome has won his fourth Tour de France. It was also the most challenging for the 32-year-old British rider, who finished just 54 seconds ahead of Colombian Rigoberto Uran overall. French rider Romain Bardet (roh-MAN' bahr-DAY'), the runner-up last year, placed third.

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Katie Ledecky (leh-DEK'-ee) has won two gold medals on the first night of swimming at the world championships in Hungary. The 20-year-old American pulled away for a dominating win in the women's 400-meter freestyle. About an hour later she returned to the pool about an hour later for the 4x100 free relay, putting the U.S. ahead to stay on the third leg.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Severe weather has interrupted the Brickyard 400. NASCAR officials sent drivers to the pits and instructed fans to clear the stands at Indianapolis Motor Speedway as severe weather entered the area during the Brickyard 400. The race was stopped just 12 laps in. Pole-winner Kyle Busch led every lap and had built a lead of more than three seconds before the caution flag came out, preceding the rain and lightning. About 35 minutes later, fans were allowed to re-enter the grandstands, and a NASCAR spokesman said that racing would resume as soon as possible.

BALTIMORE (AP) — Houston Astros rookie Colin Moran has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with a facial fracture. The third baseman spent the night in the hospital after fouling a ball off his face in the sixth inning of Houston's 8-4 win over the Orioles. His face was bloodied and he had difficulty retaining his balance before being carted off the field.

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