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Record crowd at Heinz Field for International Champions Cup game

By Matt Grubba
English Premier League champions Manchester City came to Pittsburgh and put on a sterling display of soccer. Stevan Jovetic scored twice, and Manchester City rolled to a 5-1 win over Italian power AC Milan in the International Champions Cup on …

NCAA enforcement defends its work

By The Associated Press
INDIANAPOLIS — Jonathan Duncan understands that a perfect NCAA enforcement division won’t catch every cheater in college sports. He still believes his team is getting …

Zanna among players working toward NBA goal in summer leagues

By John Harris
Former Pitt standout Talib Zanna, one of several area basketball players who participated in two recent NBA summer leagues, played five games with the Philadelphia …

Irishman McIlroy captures British Open for his 3rd major victory

By The Associated Press
HOYLAKE, England — Walking off the 18th green as the British Open champion, Rory McIlroy kept gazing at all the greats on golf’s oldest trophy. …

Woods makes pitch for Ryder Cup team

By The Associated Press
HOYLAKE, England — Even after his worst 72-hole finish in a major, Tiger Woods said he would pick himself for the Ryder Cup team. His first major of the year, and second tournament since March 31 back surgery, wasn’t much …

McIlroy weathers stumble, grabs 6-shot lead at British Open

By The Associated Press
HOYLAKE, England — Rory McIlroy knows how quickly a big lead can slip away, so he wasn’t satisfied by simply restoring it Saturday in the …

McIlroy builds 4-shot lead at British Open

By The Associated Press
HOYLAKE, England — Rory McIlroy only saw birdies at Royal Liverpool, mostly on his scorecard, and even one pheasant that trotted across the eighth green …

McIlroy shoots 66, leads British Open by 1

By The Associated Press
HOYLAKE, England — Rory McIlroy had everything go his way Thursday in the British Open. A lovely summer day in England with abundant sunshine and …

Victory drought doesn’t faze Mickelson heading into British Open

By The Associated Press
HOYLAKE, England — Phil Mickelson rolled long putts across the practice green in front of the Royal Liverpool clubhouse, some of them going in, most …

British Open notebook: Woods tries to boost Ryder Cup prospects

By The Associated Press
HOYLAKE, England — U.S. captain Tom Watson had been looking forward to seeing Tiger Woods at the British Open to “tell him my feelings about him direct” about the Ryder Cup. On second thought, there’s not much to say. “Not …

Brazil answered its World Cup critics off field

By The Associated Press
RIO DE JANEIRO — For Brazil, it was the upside-down World Cup. Brazilians lost at what they were certain they would win — soccer — …

Final puts cap on World Cup success

By The Associated Press
RIO DE JANEIRO — Germany won the World Cup. Host Brazil won a world of new friends. The now four-time champions, the first European team …

Germany nets goal in extra time to win its 4th World Cup soccer title

By The Associated Press
RIO DE JANEIRO — Mario Goetze produced the piece of individual skill that Lionel Messi couldn’t muster. With two quick, deft touches, Goetze ended Germany’s …

History, coach’s legacy on line for Germany vs. Argentina in World Cup final

By The Associated Press
RIO DE JANEIRO — No European team has won a World Cup in the Americas. Just one more source of motivation for Germany ahead of Sunday’s final against Argentina. “We know we can write history,” Germany coach Joachim Loew said. …

Homecoming king: LeBron James declares he will take his talents back to Cleveland

By The Associated Press
CLEVELAND — If LeBron James was going to win another NBA title, heal broken hearts and continue building his legacy, he knew there was only …

New landscape as British Open returns to Liverpool

By The Associated Press
HOYLAKE, England — The British Open packs 154 years of history on links courses that have been nurtured more by time than by tractors. It returns this year to Royal Liverpool, the second-oldest golf club in England, established in 1867 …