Britain's Adam Peaty shattered his own world record in the men's 50-metre breaststroke on Tuesday just hours after winning world championship gold over 100m.
English Premier League side West Ham United signs striker Javier Hernandez from Bayer Leverkusen for a fee of 16 million pounds (US$21 million).
Froome is the seventh rider to claim the yellow jersey without a stage win over the three weeks.
American Mark O'Meara, the winner at Birkdale in 1998, hit the first tee shot but ended up with a quadruple-bogey eight.
The new deal comes after Antonio Conte won the English top flight in May in his first season in charge at the club.
Winning his home grand prix for the fifth time on the weekend took him level with Formula 1 racing legends Alain Prost and Jim Clark.
The world's top-ranked golfer will begin his Open Championship bid paired with Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy and South Africa's Charles Schwartzel.
Roger Federer writes another all-time tennis record as he wins an eighth Wimbledon title on Sunday, dismantling occasionally tearful opponent Marin Cilic 6-3, 6-1, 6-4.
Garbine Muguruza won her second grand slam title in just over a year with a 7-5, 6-0 defeat of Venus Williams for a first Wimbledon title on Saturday.
Williams, who is chasing a sixth trophy on the grass of the All England club, will face the world No. 15.