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NBA great Nate Thurmond, Hall of Fame center, dies at 74
Nate Thurmond, the tenacious defensive center who played with Wilt Chamberlain and was an iconic figure in two cities, died Saturday after a short battle with leukemia. He was 74.
 
Colorado extended its franchise-record unbeaten streak to 14 games with a 1-0 win against Sporting Kansas City in Major League Soccer on Friday, with substitute Marlon Hairston scoring the sole goal and goalkeeper Tim Howard keeping another clean sheet.
 
Mickelson shines, keeps British Open lead
Phil Mickelson has nearly everything going his way at this British Open. He has control of his shots and the flight of his ball in the wind and rain. He has the lowest 36-hole total at Royal Troon. He even caught a break with the weather, his black rain suit coming in handy only over his final 10 holes Friday.
 
Lydia Ko shoots 66 for share of Marathon Classic lead
Lydia Ko shot a 5-under 66 in windy conditions Friday for a share of the Marathon Classic lead with Hyo Joo Kim.
 
Kyle Hendricks steers Cubs to a 6-0 win against Rangers in MLB restart
Chicago's Kyle Hendricks steered the Cubs to a 6-0 win against Texas on Friday in a clash of divisional leaders that highlighted the resumption of Major League Baseball after the mid-season All-Star break.
 
With or without Bolt or Russians, athletes will shine in Rio
With so much focus on Usain Bolt's injured hamstring and the Russian team's ban amid charges of systematic doping, it's easy to lose track of who could be making the headlines at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
 
Eye on the ball
Chinese Professional Baseball League's Chen Chin-feng is ready to bat in the 2016 All-Stars exhibition game in New Taipei City on Saturday, July 16.
 
Leap of faith
Two people are seen bungee jumping from a 43-meter-high Baling Highway Bridge in the mountainous Fuxing Township, Taoyuan City. This is part of the activities for the 2016 Northern Cross-Island Highway Travel Festival (北橫旅遊節) organized by the Taoyuan City Government, which opened on Saturday, July 16.
 
Phil Mickelson shoots 63 at British Open
Phil Mickelson was 16 feet (4.9 meters) away from a place in history he wouldn't have to share with anyone. Fans watched from a rooftop balcony. Royal Troon members strained to see out the window from the clubhouse behind the 18th green. Jack Nicklaus usually doesn't watch golf on TV, but he made an exception for this moment.
 
Kim, Lee, Nomura share Marathon Classic front-runner status
Hyo Joo Kim bogeyed her final hole Thursday for a 5-under 66 and a share of the Marathon Classic lead with fellow South Korean player Mirim Lee and Japan's Haru Nomura.
 
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