ST. ANDREWS, Scotland -- Tiger Woods is still gunning for Jack Nicklaus' record. Despite a slump that has sent him plummeting to No. 241 in the world golf rankings, Woods remains confident he can win at least four more majors in his career. By Paul Newberry. SENT: 400 words, photos.
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland -- When Louis Oosthuizen played in the last British Open held at the home of golf, he was such an unknown that the Royal & Ancient put out a fact sheet with 11 things to know about him. By Steve Douglas. SENT: 415 words, photos.
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CYC--TOUR DE FRANCE
LA PIERRE-SAINT-MARTIN, France -- The Tour de France heads skyward with the first high-mountain stage that will force contenders to show their hand if they want to catch leader Chris Froome. By John Leicester. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 1700 GMT.
-- CYC--Tour de France-The Latest. Updates throughout the day.
GENEVA -- International footballers' union, FIFPro, pledges to help Germany's most successful Winter Olympian pay legal costs in a doping case, and fuels a dispute with sport's highest court. By Graham Dunbar. SENT: 440 words.
TEN--TROUBLE DOWN UNDER
Australian tennis once was full of good news stories, and personalities to match. Rod Laver, Margaret Court, Ken Rosewall, even Lleyton Hewitt eventually. So where, seemingly, has it all gone wrong? By Dennis Passa. SENT: 710 words, photos.
NEW DELHI -- Indian Premier League teams Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals are suspended for two years and two officials, including the son-in-law of the International Cricket Council chairman, are banned for life by a Supreme Court-appointed committee following a corruption investigation. By Rajshekhar Rao. SENT: 600 words, photos.
HARARE, Zimbabwe -- Kedar Jadhav hits his maiden international century as India, seeking a 3-0 series whitewash, posts 276-5 in the final one-day international against Zimbabwe. UPCOMING: 350 words, photos by 1700 GMT.
-- CRI--Australia-Faulkner Banned -- Australia bans James Faulkner for drunk driving in England. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.
MOSCOW -- Fabio Capello leaves his post as Russia coach after poor results put the 2018 World Cup host in danger of failing to qualify for next year's European Championship. He leaves after three years in charge, with three years to go on his contract. SENT: 450 words, photos.
AURORA, Colorado -- A group of scientists checked a decade's worth of data about what causes concussions in U.S. high school soccer. Their conclusion: While a ban on heading would help decrease head injuries, what the game really needs is better enforcement of rules restricting all sorts of player-to-player contact. By National Writer Eddie Pells. SENT: 740 words, photos.
-- ATH--IAAF AWARD-RULE CHANGE -- Rule change means Gatlin ineligible for athlete of year. By Alex Benedyk. SENT: 320 words, photo.
-- RGU--ITALY-HAIMONA -- Italy flyhalf's recovery from broken arm behind schedule. SENT: 170 words.
-- BOX--FROCH RETIRES -- 4-time world champion boxer Carl Froch retires aged 38. SENT: 200 words.
-- BBO--ALL-STARHOME RUN DERBY-- Reds' Todd Frazier wins All-Star Derby in home park. By Joe Kay. SENT: 370 words, photos.
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