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McIlroy ruptures ligament in ankle while playing soccer

In this image released Monday July 6, 2015 by world number one golfer Rory Mcilroy shows him as he poses on crutches and with his left leg in a medical support. McIlroy  ruptured a ligament in his left ankle while playing soccer less than two weeks before the start of his British Open title defense. The Northern Irish golfer gave no indication how long he would be out in the announcement Monday July 6, 2015 on his Instagram account, only saying that he is "working hard to get back as soon as I can." (Rory McIlroy via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

LONDON (AP) — Rory McIlroy injured his left ankle while playing soccer, leaving the world’s No. 1 player in doubt of defending his British Open title next week at St. Andrews.

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Ramos homers, drives in 2 as Nationals defeat Giants 3-1

Home plate umpire Phil Cuzzi, right, ejects San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy, second from right, after ejecting starting pitcher Ryan Vogelsong (32), as umpire Gerry Davis, second from left, stands nearby, during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park, Sunday, July 5, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

WASHINGTON (AP) — With his team frustrated from a poor road trip, San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy thought home plate umpire Phil Cuzzi should’ve shown more restraint.

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Lewis, Rangers pummeled again as Angels finish sweep, 12-6

Texas Rangers starting pitcher Colby Lewis, left, kicks the mound as Los Angeles Angels Albert Pujols runs the bases after his solo home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, July 5, 2015. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Colby Lewis doesn’t plan to dwell on a bad start that capped a miserable weekend for the Texas rotation.

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Pujols hits 25th HR, Angels finish sweep of Rangers 12-6

Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Albert Pujols smiles while sitting in the dugout with teammates during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, July 5, 2015.  Pujols hit his AL-leading 25th home run, in the 12-6 win over the Rangers. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Albert Pujols probably didn’t need to pad his AL home run lead to have a chance to join teammate Mike Trout in the starting lineup for the All-Star game.

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Ramirez’s 2-run HR lifts Red Sox over Astros 5-4

Boston Red Sox's Hanley Ramirez hits a two-run home run in the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros at Fenway Park, Sunday, July 5, 2015, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

BOSTON (AP) — Hanley Ramirez handed the Boston Red Sox another well-timed win.

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