>>Mickelson Ties Major Record With 63 At The Open
(Troon, Scotland) — Phil Mickelson tied a major record with an eight-under 63 at Royal Troon in the first round of The Open in Scotland. Mickelson had an 18-foot putt lip-out for birdie on the 18th hole. No player has ever shot 62 in a major championship.
>>Broncos Offer Miller Record Deal
(Englewood, CO) — The Broncos are offering linebacker Von Miller a record contract. ESPN reports Denver has offered Miller a six-year, 114.5-million-dollar deal that includes 70-million guaranteed. Based on guaranteed money, the pact would make Miller the highest paid non-quarterback in NFL history.
>>Cards Host Marlins
(St. Louis, MO) — The Cardinals return from the All-Star break opening a three-game series against the Marlins at Busch Stadium tonight. It’s the beginning of a 10-game homestand for the 46-and-42 Cards. Jaime Garcia gets the start for St. Louis opposite Miami’s Wei-Yin Chen.
>>Cubs Open Second Half Vs. Rangers
(Chicago, IL) — The Cubs begin the second half of the season against the Rangers this afternoon. It’s the opener of a three-game set at Wrigley Field. Chicago enters the second half with a seven-game lead on the Cardinals for first place in the NL Central.
>>White Sox Visit Angels
(Anaheim, CA) — The White Sox start their second half of the season tonight against the Angels in Anaheim. The affair is the first of a three-game series. The Sox are seven games out of first place in the AL Central. Chicago is also four-and-a-half games out of an AL Wild Card spot.
>>Red Sox Acquire Pomeranz From Padres
(Boston, MA) — The Red Sox are bolstering their rotation for the stretch run. Boston has acquired All-Star pitcher Drew Pomeranz from the Padres in exchange for minor league righty Anderson Espinoza. Pomeranz was 8-and-7 with a 2.47 ERA in 17 starts with San Diego this season.
>>Second Half Of MLB Season Begins Today
(Undated) — The second half of the Major League Baseball season gets underway today. All 30 teams will return from the All-Star break and be in action. The Nationals, Cubs, Giants, Orioles, Indians and Rangers all come out of the break in first place in their respective divisions.
>>Bears, Jeffery Deadline Today
(Lake Forest, IL) — The Bears and wide receiver Alshon Jeffery have until 3:00 p.m. today to work out a long-term deal. If no contract is reached, Jeffery will play under the franchise tag, which translates to a one-year deal worth 14.59-million dollars.
>>Earnhardt Out Of Sunday’s Race
(Loudon, NH) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. will not race in Sunday’s New Hampshire 301 due to concussion-like symptoms. Earnhardt did not clear a physicians evaluation this week. Alex Bowman will be behind the wheel in his place.