PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland _ For someone who started the major season with a victory in the Masters, expectations remained mixed for Tiger Woods at the British Open. Part of that is health. The other is because he just doesn't play as much as he used to. By Golf Writer Doug Ferguson. SENT: 830 words, photos.
PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland _ Brooks Koepka's biggest asset during this year's British Open won't be in his bag. It'll be on his bag. The four-time major winner will be walking around Royal Portrush with a local lad as his caddie. By Chris Lehourites. SENT: 600 words, photos.
GLF--BRITISH OPEN-BEZUIDENHOUT'S REVENGE
PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland _ From developing a stutter and anxiety issues after drinking rat poison as a toddler to getting banned from golf for taking beta blockers, Christiaan Bezuidenhout has overcome plenty on the way to his first major championship. It has been quite the journey to this week's British Open for the 25-year-old South African. That it takes place at Royal Portrush brings so much of it back. By Steve Douglas. SENT: 750 words, photos.
GLF--TIM DAHLBERG-BRITISH OPEN
PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland _ Darren Clarke was a teenager working at a bar in his hometown of Dungannon when the call came in. The message was simple: Get out or get killed. That was life at the time in Northern Ireland, said Clarke, who will hit the first tee shot in the British Open. By Sports Columnist Tim Dahlberg. SENT: 760 words, photos.
CYC--TOUR DE FRANCE
ALBI, France _ With all the technology stacked against them, the six breakaway riders at the Tour de France had no hope of making it to the finish without being caught. By Samuel Petrequin. SENT: 965 words, photos. Tuesday is a rest day.
SOC--CHAMPIONS LEAGUE QUALIFYING
BELGRADE, Serbia _ Former European champion Red Star Belgrade reached the Champions League's second qualifying round by beating Suduva of Lithuania 2-1 on Tuesday. Red Star, the 1991 European Cup winner, also won 2-1 on aggregate by defending a two-goal lead with 10 men after defender Marko Gobeljic was sent off in the 60th minute. SENT: 200 words.
MOSCOW _ He's coached Russian club FC Krasnodar to Champions League qualifying for the first time. UEFA's reaction? Go away and study. European soccer's governing body said Tuesday it fined Krasnodar 50,000 euros ($56,100) because de-facto head coach Murad Musayev has spent the last year working without the right license. SENT: 300 words.
KIEV, Ukraine _ Ukraine's new president has asked officials to consider a bid to host the Olympics, even with the economy still damaged by years of political turmoil. Former comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy, who was elected president in April, said Tuesday there should be a national plan to build and fund sports facilities for a future Olympic bid. SENT: 300 words.
GWANGJU, South Korea _ China's golden run at the world swimming championships continued Tuesday when it won the mixed team event diving final. It was China's eighth consecutive diving gold at the world championships in Gwangju, with five more events to come. SENT: 250 words, photos.
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