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Uehara takes early lead; Wie struggles at Birkdale

SOUTHPORT, England (AP) — Ayako Uehara of Japan felt confident with the putter and played in the best weather Royal Birkdale has to offer. It was the right combination to take the lead Thursday in the Women’s British Open. And the best she could manage was a 4-under 68.

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Wie goes for an encore at Royal Birkdale

In this June 22, 2014 file photo, Michelle Wie poses with the trophy after winning the U.S. Women's Open golf tournament in Pinehurst, N.C. The 24-year-old from Hawaii is ready to put her first major championship behind her. Wie is among the favorites when the Ricoh Women's British Open gets underway Thursday, July 10, 2014, at Royal Birkdale.  (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

SOUTHPORT, England (AP) — As much as Michelle Wie prefers to look forward, this is one week when it’s tempting to get caught up in the past.

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Tour de France returns home from England

In this photo finish image released by ASO Marcel Kittel of Germany, front, crosses the finish line ahead of second place Norway's Alexander Kristoff, top, and third place France's Arnaud Demare, bottom, to win the fourth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 163.5 kilometers (101.6 miles) with start in Le Touquet and finish in Lille, France, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. (AP Photo/ASO, HO)

LILLE, France (AP) — Marcel Kittel sprinted to his third stage victory at the Tour de France on Tuesday, while defending champion Chris Froome had a scare in a crash that scuffed up his left side and wrist before a tough day ahead on cobblestones.

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5 things to know about the Tour de France

British fashion designer Sir Paul Smith poses for photographers on the finish line of the third stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 155 kilometers (96.3 miles) with start in Cambridge and finish in London, England, Monday, July 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

LONDON (AP) — After triumphing on the Champs-Elysees last year in Paris, Marcel Kittel won another royal sprint in front of Buckingham Palace on Monday, making clear to all other pretenders he is the new king of speed.

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Nibali in yellow as Tour heads to London

Italy's Vincenzo Nibali, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, celebrates on the podium of the second stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 201 kilometers (124.9 miles) with start in York and finish in Sheffield, England, Sunday, July 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

LONDON (AP) — Marcel Kittel has led a sprint to win the 3rd stage of the Tour de France as cycling’s greatest race entered London for its last leg in England before crossing the English Channel to France.

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