GULLANE, Scotland (AP) — It figures to be a wide-open British Open at Muirfield, which is hosting its 16th Open championship. Tiger Woods, a three-time Open champion who has gone five years without winning a major, arrived Sunday morning and has played nine holes a day in preparation for today’s opening round.
UNDATED (AP)— Baseball players are getting their fourth day of the annual All-Star break following Tuesday night’s All-Star game won by the American League 3-0. The action on the ball fields resumes on Friday with a full slate of night games opening the second half of the season.
NEW YORK (AP) — New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez is eying a return to major league action as soon as next Monday. A-Rod is going to join Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Friday, likely the final stop in his rehabilitation from left hip surgery last January.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers are bringing back a familiar face, free agent guard Jordan Farmar, who returns to the team that drafted him in 2006. Farmar, who’s been playing with a Turkish team in the Euroleague, helped the Lakers win back-to-back NBA titles during his previous four-year stint with the team.
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) —Rick George, an executive with the Texas Rangers, is returning to the University of Colorado as its new athletic director. The 53-year-old George served as the Buffaloes’ assistant athletic director for football operations from 1987-91 during Hall of Fame coach Bill McCartney’s tenure.