Spieth begins pursuit of 4th major title...Indians get a power hitter...Votto tries to extend hit streak

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jordan Spieth (speeth) begins his pursuit of the final leg of the career Grand Slam today at the Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, North Carolina. The PGA Championship is the only major Spieth hasn't won. The 24-year-old will have some serious competition, though, including Rory McIlroy, who he has won twice at Quail Hollow.

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians have acquired power-hitting outfielder Jay Bruce from the New York Mets, hours after putting All-Star Michael Brantley on the disabled list with an ankle injury. After losing Game 7 of the World Series last year to the Chicago Cubs, the Indians want to end their own title drought stretching to 1948 and believe Bruce can help. They traded minor league pitcher Ryder Ryan to the Mets.

CINCINNATI (AP) — Joey Votto (VAH'-toh) tries to extend the longest hitting streak of the season tonight when the Reds finish their four-game series against the San Diego Padres. Votto's multi-hit game last night extended his streak to 14 games, three shy of the career high he set last year.

LONDON (AP) — Without Usain Bolt in the field, there will be a new 200-meter world champion for the first time in 10 years. South African standout Wayde van Niekerk hopes he'll be the one to take the gold in Bolt's signature race today at the world championships in London.

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL has announced that it will begin hiring between 21 and 24 full-time officials from among the current roster of 124 for this season. The full-timers will be hired at each of the seven officiating positions and may serve on each of the 17 crews. They will work collaboratively with their assigned crews, the league officiating staff and the NFL's football-related committees during the offseason.

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