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Associated Press

Posted on July 18, 2013 at 8:05 PM

Updated Thursday, Jul 18 at 8:06 PM


Wimbledon champ pulls out

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli withdrew from the Bank of the West Classic because of a hamstring strain. She won this tournament in 2009.

Bartoli is the second prominent player to pull out of the tournament this week. Maria Sharapova (shah-rah-POH'-vah) withdrew because of a left hip injury suffered during Wimbledon.


Johnson tops the field

GULLANE, Scotland (AP) — Zach Johnson took advantage of early conditions conducive to low scores by shooting a 5-under 66 in the opening round of the British Open at Muirfield. Overall scores in the morning were much better than the ones in the afternoon when the course dried out.

Johnson holds a one-shot lead over 56-year old former British Open champ Mark O'Meara and Spain's Rafael Cabrera-Bello (kah-BREHR'-uh BEH'-oh).

Tom Lehman (LAY'-muhn), Dustin Johnson and Brandt Snedeker are in a group two shots back.

Tiger Woods was one of the few that weren't adversely affected by playing later in the day. The three-time champ shot a 2-under 69 to join a group that includes Phil Mickelson and 19-year old Jordan Spieth (speeth) who qualified for the major after scoring his first PGA Tour win last week in the John Deere Classic.

In other scores of note, defending champion Ernie Els shot a 74, Bubba Watson opened with a 70, Tom Watson and Fred Couples shot 75's, and Nick Faldo and Rory McIlroy finished with 79's.


Summhays goes low in round one

MADISON, Miss. (AP) — Daniel Summerhays is the clubhouse leader at the Sanderson Farms Championship after firing an opening round 9-under 63. Michael Bradley, Will Claxton and Jonathan Randolph are tied for second, three shots back. Play has been suspended due to bad weather.

Summerhays has posted back-to-back top 10 finishes the last two weeks.

Sixty-six golfers did not complete their round and will get an early start Friday.


Women's tour in Ohio

SYLVANIA, Ohio (AP) — Alison Walshe's 6-under 65 has given her the lead after the opening round of the LPGA's Marathon Classic. Paula Creamer and Lexi Thompson are in a group that is tied for second, one shot back.

Walshe is looking for her first tour win in four years.

Top-ranked Inbee Park posted a 69 as she bids for her seventh win of the season. She has won the first three major championships of the year, the Kraft, the LPA Championship and the U.S. Women's Open.


Colts' Saunder suspended...Cowboys' Brent retires at 25.

UNDATED (AP) — Indianapolis Colts tight end Weslye Saunders has been suspended eight games without pay after violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances.

League officials did not say what substance was found in Saunders' test. He can practice with the team during training camp and can play in preseason games. He won't be eligible again until Nov. 4.

In other NFL news:

— Defensive tackle Josh Brent of the Dallas Cowboys says he is retiring. The 25-year old faces trial for a fatal crash that killed a teammate. His agent says Brent is "taking care of his priorities." Brent is charged with intoxication manslaughter in a December crash that killed Jerry Brown, a Cowboys practice squad player and close friend. Police say Brent was driving drunk the night of the crash. Brent has since tested positive for marijuana twice while on bond. He was released from jail earlier this month.

He faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted of intoxicated manslaughter, though he could also get probation.


Brooklyn welcomes new players... Mavs land big man

UNDATED (AP) —Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Jason Terry, have been introduced as the newest members of the Brooklyn Nets. The trio was traded from Boston last week. Pierce spent his entire career with Boston and admitted not being a Celtic any longer was still sinking in. But he said he was looking forward to starting a legacy with the Nets.

In other NBA news:

— The Dallas Mavericks have reached agreement on a deal with center Samuel Dalembert (DAL'-em-behr). Mavs owner Mark Cuban told reporters at the NBA summer league in Las Vegas that Dalembert had agreed to a contract but hadn't signed it. The 6-foot-11 Dalembert is known as a defensive-minded center with career averages of 8.0 points, 8.1 rebounds and 1.8 blocked shots per game.

— The Sacramento Kings have signed second-round draft pick Ray McCallum, a three-time all-Horizon League player. McCallum was drafted 36th overall last month out of the University of Detroit. The guard averaged 15.9 points, 4.8 rebounds and 4.4 assists over three college seasons.


Avs agree to deal with Duchene

DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche agreed to a five-year extension with forward Matt Duchene (doo-SHAYN')). The deal will run through the 2018-19 season. Duchene is coming off a season in which he dished out a team-leading 26 assists and tied for the squad's top spot in scoring with 43 points.


Top running back remains suspended

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — LSU coach Les Miles says running back Jeremy Hill remains indefinitely suspended after being formally charged Monday with misdemeanor simple battery from a late April fight in a bar parking lot. Miles told reporters at the SEC media day that the Tigers' leading rusher has not been allowed in the football facility or to participate in team meetings or workouts this summer.


New deal between bowl game and ACC

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The Sun Bowl Association has reached a six-year extension with the Atlantic Coast Conference. The association recently announced a similar six-year extension with the Pac-12. Teams from both conferences will face off in the Dec. 31 Sun Bowl on the UTEP campus.


Indiana boy dies during baseball practice

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An 8-year-old eastern Indiana boy has died after a baseball hit him in the head and neck.

The Marion County Coroner's Office says Dylan Williams died of blunt force trauma Wednesday, one day after suffering the injury in Union City, about 75 miles northeast of Indianapolis. The boy was hit by a ball that had been thrown during practice Tuesday evening.

Coroner's office manager Marchele Hall tells The Indianapolis Star an autopsy showed the injury occurred on the right side of the boy's head and neck.


Froome widens overall lead

L'ALPE D'HUEZ, France (AP) — Britain's Chris Froome remains the man to beat, with three stages remaining in the 2013 Tour de France. Froome finished seventh in the 18th stage and upped his overall lead to five minutes, 11 seconds.

The winner of the 107-mile stage was Frenchman Christophe Riblon.

The Tour de France will come to an end Sunday in Paris.


Settlements are being reached

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Penn State trustee says the tentative settlements reached by the university so far with men who claim to have been sexually abused by former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky total about $60 million. Trustee Ted Brown told The Associated Press that he was unsure of how many claims have been settled and how many remain in negotiations.

Sandusky is in prison after being convicted last year of 45 counts of child sexual abuse.