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(AP Photo/Peter Morrison). Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland plays a shot on the 14th fairway during the first day of the British Open Golf championship at the Royal Liverpool golf club, Hoylake, England, Thursday July 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison). Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland plays a shot on the 14th fairway during the first day of the British Open Golf championship at the Royal Liverpool golf club, Hoylake, England, Thursday July 17, 2014.
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(AP Photo/Jon Super). Manchester United's new manager Louis van Gaal, left, poses for pictures with former player  Bobby Charlton before a press conference at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England, Thursday July 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Jon Super). Manchester United's new manager Louis van Gaal, left, poses for pictures with former player Bobby Charlton before a press conference at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England, Thursday July 17, 2014.
By The Associated Press

Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide

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MCILROY, WOODS MAKE GOOD STARTS AT BRITISH OPEN

Rory McIroy moves to top of leaderboard at British Open as Tiger Woods also makes an encouraging start.

http://m.apnews.com/ap/db_268750/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=WjpBKhPg

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TOUR LEADER NIBALI SAYS DOPING ERA IN THE PAST

Tour de France leader Vincenzo Nibali says the doping era in cycling has passed.

http://m.apnews.com/ap/db_268750/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=MB9J4xU5

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VAN GAAL TO GIVE UNITED SQUAD CHANCE TO PROVE ITSELF

New Manchester United coach Louis van Gaal says he will take some time to assess the current squad before deciding on any new signings.

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/van-gaal-needs-time-impose-philosophy-united

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FERRARI'S RAIKKONEN FIT FOR GERMAN GP

Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen says he is fit to race at this weekend's German Grand Prix despite heavy crash in previous race in Britain.

http://racing.ap.org/article/raikkonen-fine-after-silverstone-crash

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RUSSIAN, UKRAINIAN CLUBS KEPT APART IN EUROPEAN CUPS

Russian and Ukrainian clubs will be kept apart in the draws for the Champions League and Europa League due to the ongoing military conflict.

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/ukrainian-russian-clubs-be-kept-apart-uefa

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