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    MLBJason Heyward, Ian Happ power Cubs past Cardinals

    Chicago opens 5-game series with win
    CHICAGO — Jason Heyward had three hits and two RBIs, Ian Happ belted a two-run homer and the Chicago Cubs beat the St. Full Story
    No timetable for return of Nuggets' Michael Porter Jr. after 2nd back surgery
    DENVER — Nuggets' first-round draft pick Michael Porter Jr. underwent a second back surgery last week. Full Story

    Indians bolster bullpen with All-Star Brad Hand, rookie Adam Cimber
    SAN DIEGO — With an eye on October and beyond, the AL Central-leading Cleveland Indians scooped up All-Star closer Brad Hand and fellow reliever Adam Cimber from the rebuilding San Diego Padres in exchange for switch-hitting catching prospect Francisco Mejia. Full Story

    Kevin Kisner takes lead at British Open, Carnoustie holds its own
    CARNOUSTIE, Scotland — The silver claret jug was on the first tee Thursday morning at Carnoustie, a trophy that Kevin Kisner knows all too well. Full Story

    Jordan Spieth takes a stumble in his title defense
    CARNOUSTIE, Scotland — Through 14 holes, Jordan Spieth was challenging for the lead in the British Open and making it look easy. Full Story

    Unruly spectators tarnish win for Geraint Thomas atop Alpe d'Huez
    ALPE D'HUEZ, France — One of cycling's big attractions is that fans don't have to pay to watch — and they can get as close as they want to the riders. Full Story

    ESPYs: Sex-abuse victims join hands, accept courage award
    LOS ANGELES — More than 140 survivors of sexual abuse by a former team doctor for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University joined hands on stage to be honored with the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage at the ESPYs. Full Story

    San Antonio Spurs trade forward Kawhi Leonard to Toronto Raptors
    The Kawhi Leonard saga in San Antonio is over. So is DeMar DeRozan's time in Toronto. An NBA summer blockbuster got pulled off Wednesday, with the Spurs sending Leonard to the Raptors as part of a four-player deal that has DeRozan heading to San Antonio. Full Story

    Team Sky on a roll in Tour de France
    LA ROSIERE, France — If the idea behind a short but almost entirely mountainous stage in the Tour de France was to create constant action, Stage 11 on Wednesday went according to plan. Full Story

    Los Angeles Dodgers land All-Star Manny Machado in trade
    The Los Angeles Dodgers have won the Manny Machado sweepstakes, getting the prized All-Star shortstop from the Baltimore Orioles in a trade Wednesday night. Full Story

    Rockies' Trevor Story named NL player of the week
    Trevor Story entered the All-Star break on a hot streak — and Major League Baseball noticed. Full Story

    As MLB mulls rule changes, union hints at work stoppage
    WASHINGTON — Major League Baseball wants a broad discussion with players about rule changes to combat decreased offense and longer games, an initiative likely to be met by a testy union stung by declining free-agent prices and already raising the possibility of a work stoppage after the 2021 season. Full Story

    NBA preps for betting on games
    LAS VEGAS — Here's a scenario: LeBron James is four assists and three rebounds shy of a triple-double after three quarters. A bettor, who is watching at home and utilizing a mobile app, decides to gamble that James will get those assists and rebounds in the final 12 minutes. The wager then gets made before play resumes. Full Story

    Greg Van Avermaet extends Tour de France lead as Sky bides its time
    LE GRAND-BORNAND, France — Facing the climbing prowess of Chris Froome's Team Sky, Greg Van Avermaet expected to lose his lead of the Tour de France on the first day in the mountains. Full Story

    20 years after Birkdale, Justin Rose seeks 1st British Open title
    CARNOUSTIE, Scotland — It's been 20 years since Justin Rose, his slight frame shrouded by a baggy red sweater, holed out for eagle to secure a tie for fourth place at the British Open. Full Story

    Woods: British Open is best shot at major
    CARNOUSTIE, Scotland — Tiger Woods doesn't feel as old at the oldest championship in golf. Full Story

    Bryce Harper wins All-Star Home Run Derby in home park
    WASHINGTON — The ball cleared the center field wall, and the sellout crowd roared. Bryce Harper threw his bat in the air, thrust both index fingers skyward and yelled with delight as a shower of streamers rained upon the crowd of 43,698. Full Story

    Chris Froome happy as Tour de France heads into mountains
    ANNECY, France — Chris Froome believes the mountains will reveal the true Tour de France contenders as he looks forward to the first of three grueling stages in the Alps. Full Story

    France's title a fitting climax for World Cup
    MOSCOW — Kylian Mbappe high-fived a political protester who invaded the field during the World Cup final. Full Story

    Degenkolb masters cobblestones, Porte crashes at Tour de France
    ROUBAIX, France — Richie Porte sat on the pavement grasping his right shoulder and grimacing in pain. A fan helped Chris Froome get going after he tumbled onto grass lining the road. Romain Bardet recovered from three punctured tires. Full Story

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    College footballCU football: Buffs reeling from first blowout loss

    Turnovers, sacks allowed pile up in defeats

    After many of Colorado's Pac-12 losses over the years, there was a helpless feeling coming from the Buffaloes.

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    College footballCU football: Buffs reeling from first blowout loss

    Turnovers, sacks allowed pile up in defeats

    After many of Colorado's Pac-12 losses over the years, there was a helpless feeling coming from the Buffaloes.

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    Second Story Garage: Gasoline Lollipops

    The Boulder alt-country band gives its EPs names such as Death and Resurrection, and its songs bear the mark of hard truths and sin. But the punk energy behind the playing, and the sense that it's all in good fun, make it OK to dance to a song like "Death." Full Story