Merritt wins rain-delayed Barbasol, gains spot in PGA

Troy Merritt holds up his trophy after winning the rain-delayed Barbasol Championship golf tournament at Keene Trace Golf Club in Nicholasville, Ky., Monday, July 23, 2018. (Alex Slitz/Lexington Herald-Leader via AP)

NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. — Troy Merritt briefly wondered about trying another line of work as time passed following his initial PGA Tour victory more than three years ago.

Harvick uses bump-and-run on Busch to win

Kevin Harvick celebrates in Victory Lane after winning a NASCAR Cup Series auto race Sunday, July 22, 2018, at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, N.H. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — Kevin Harvick warned he was charging for the lead with taps on Kyle Busch’s rear bumper over the waning laps. Harvick had failed to methodically work his way around the race leader with a clean pass, so he set aim with his Ford on Busch for the knockout shot.

Thomas keeps lead before Tour’s decisive week in Pyrenees

Denmark's Magnus Cort Nielsen celebrates as he crosses the finish line ahead of Spain's Jon Izaguirre Insausti, second right, and Netherlands' Bauke Mollema, right, to win the fifteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 181.5 kilometers (112.8 miles) with start in Millau and finish in Carcassonne, France, France, Sunday July 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

CARCASSONNE, France (AP) — With the Pyrenees looming, Geraint Thomas had his last calm ride wearing the yellow jersey at the Tour de France on Sunday.

Korir runs fastest 800 since Rudisha’s world record

Emmanuel Kipkurui Korir of Kenya reacts after winning the men's 800 meters race at the IAAF Diamond League athletics meeting at London Stadium in London, Sunday, July 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

LONDON (AP) — Emmanuel Korir ran the fastest 800 meters since the final of the London Olympics in 2012 on the same track to win at the Anniversary Games on Sunday.

Former Penn St women’s hoops coach Rene Portland dies

FILE - In this March 2, 2003 file photo Penn State women's basketball coach Rene Portland waves the net she cut down to celebrate their Big 10 regular season championship after defeating Wisconsin in State College, Pa. Portland, who built Penn State into a women's basketball powerhouse during a 27-year tenure, has died after a three-year fight with cancer. She was 65. D'Anjolell Memorial Home of Broomall in Pennsylvania confirmed her death Sunday, July 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Pat Little, file)

Rene Portland, who built Penn State into a women’s basketball powerhouse during a 27-year tenure, has died after a three-year fight with cancer.

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