Ledecky cruises to easy win in 800 free at Nationals

Katie Ledecky swims to a win in the women's 800-meter freestyle during the U.S. national championships swimming meet Wednesday, July 25, 2018, in Irvine, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Katie Ledecky cruised to a nearly 11-second victory in the 800-meter freestyle Wednesday on the opening night of the U.S. national championships.

Blackmon’s homer in 9th gives Rockies 3-2 win over Astros

Houston Astros third baseman J.D. Davis ends up over the dugout railing after catching a pop foul off the bat of Colorado Rockies' Nolan Arenado during the seventh inning of a baseball game Wednesday, July 25, 2018, in Denver. With the bases loaded, Colorado Rockies' Raimel Tapia scored the tying run. The Rockies won 3-2. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

DENVER (AP) — Charlie Blackmon hit a solo home run with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning and the Colorado Rockies held the World Series champion Houston Astros to one hit at Coors Field in a 3-2 victory Wednesday night.

Froome cracks in Pyrenees, Thomas solidifies Tour lead

Britain's Chris Froome crosses the finish line of the seventeenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 65 kilometers (40.4 miles) with start in Bagneres-de-Luchon and finish in Saint-Lary-Soulan, Col du Portet pass, France, Wednesday July 25, 2018. The Tour de France thinks it has some solutions to liven up the action with today's shorter mountain stage with three grueling climbs, including an uphill finish, intermediate bonus sprints, and a Formula One-like grid start. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

SAINT-LARY-SOULAN, France (AP) — His tongue dangling from his mouth, his pedal stroke strained, Chris Froome’s hopes of a record-tying fifth Tour de France title slowly drifted away.

Dustin Johnson hits in “99” jersey at Canadian Open

Adam Hadwin, of Canada, attempts to practice his tee shot with goalie mask that was used as the tee markers on the seventh hole during the pro-am at the Canadian Open golf tournament at the Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, Ontario, Wednesday, July 25, 2018. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)

OAKVILLE, Ontario (AP) — Dustin Johnson got into the hockey — and family — spirit on the par-3 seventh hole at Glen Abbey.

Rested McCoughtry, Dream on a roll at All-Star break

FILe - In this July 17, 2018, file photo, Atlanta Dream forward Angel McCoughtry shoots over Connecticut Sun forward Alyssa Thomas during the first half of a WNBA basketball game, in Uncasville, Conn. McCoughtry says she is in a better place. And with her back in the Atlanta lineup after taking a year off from the WNBA, so are the Dream. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP)

ATLANTA (AP) — Angel McCoughtry says she is in a better place.

Handful of QBs under pressure to produce quickly

FILE - At left, in a May 30, 2018, file photo, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo passes during a practice at the team's NFL football training facility in Santa Clara, Calif. At right, in a June 14, 2018, file photo, Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston passes during an NFL football minicamp, in Tampa, Fla. Not every quarterback has the same grip on a starting job as Tom Brady, and a sloppy start can lead to a spot on the bench with a promising rookie making the leash shorter. A handful of quarterbacks head into training camp under pressure to produce. (AP Photo/File)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The only question about Tom Brady as quarterback in New England is when Father Time finally wins before the five-time Super Bowl champ decides he’s done with the NFL.

Washington picked by media to win Pac-12 football crown

Washington quarterback Jake Browning hands the ball to head coach Chris Petersen, not pictured, in a holding room at the Pac-12 Conference NCAA college football media day in Los Angeles, Wednesday, July 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Washington is the overwhelming favorite to win the Pac-12 in the annual preseason poll of media members.

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