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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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McIlroy takes early lead at Scottish Open

U.S. golfer Phil Mickelson  plays from the rough on the 4th hole during day one of the Scottish Open at Royal Aberdeen golf course, Aberdeen Scotland Thursday July 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Kenny Smith/PA) UNITED KINGDOM OUT

ABERDEEN, Scotland (AP) — Rory McIlroy rolled in six birdies in seven holes around the turn to shoot a 7-under 64 and take a one-stroke lead midway through the first round of the Scottish Open on Thursday.

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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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Mickelson seeks links prep at Scottish Open

ABERDEEN, Scotland (AP) — From Darren Clarke in 2011 to Phil Mickelson in 2013, the last three winners of the British Open have honed their links-course game at the Scottish Open a week earlier.

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Newspaper says sorry after Clooney slams story

In this Oct. 1, 2013 file photo actor George Clooney attends the premiere of "Gravity" at the AMC Lincoln Square Theaters, in New York. George Clooney has chastised a British newspaper over an article claiming his fiancee's mother disapproves of the impending marriage for religious reasons. Clooney said that the claims about his future mother-in-law Baria Alamuddin were untrue and irresponsible. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Daily Mail newspaper apologized to George Clooney on Wednesday for alleging his fiancee’s mother opposed the marriage on religious grounds — a story Clooney called both wrong and irresponsible.

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