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England’s Gerrard retires from international play

In this Sunday, June 22, 2014 file photo, England national soccer team captain Steven Gerrard listens as head coach Roy Hodgson speaks during a press conference after a squad training session that was closed to the media for the 2014 soccer World Cup at the Urca military base in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. England captain Steven Gerrard announced his retirement from international football on Monday, July 21, 2014. The 34-year-old Liverpool midfielder made 114 appearances for England over 14 years. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)

LONDON (AP) — England captain Steven Gerrard announced his retirement from the national team Monday to focus on playing for Liverpool.

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McIlroy will emerge even stronger than ever

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland kisses the Claret Jug trophy after winning the British Open Golf championship at the Royal Liverpool golf club, Hoylake, England, Sunday July 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

HOYLAKE, England (AP) — The celebration began long before Rory McIlroy had a chance to drink out of the claret jug.

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McIlroy has silver cup, now he wants green jacket

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland kisses the Claret Jug trophy after winning the British Open Golf championship at the Royal Liverpool golf club, Hoylake, England, Sunday July 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

HOYLAKE, England (AP) — Rory McIlroy clutched the treasured piece of silverware, his reward for winning golf’s oldest major championship.

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Fleeting Bolt visit could be key to Glasgow Games

In this Aug. 18, 2013 file photo, Jamaica's Usain Bolt celebrates winning his third gold medal in the men's 4x100-meter relay at the World Athletics Championships in the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow, Russia. Competing in just one event, Bolt is likely to race in Glasgow for less than 20 seconds. Just convincing the sprint star to come to the Commonwealth Games, though, should go a long way to elevating the status of a sporting spectacle that might seem anachronistic. Two years after the exuberance of the London Olympics, where Bolt left with three golds, Britain is welcoming the world back this week - or former members of the British Empire at least - for Scotland's largest-ever multi-sports event.  (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

Competing in just one event, Usain Bolt is likely to race in Glasgow for less than 20 seconds. Just convincing the sprint star to come to the Commonwealth Games, though, should go a long way to elevating the status of a sporting spectacle that might seem anachronistic.

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McIlroy poised to move closer to career Grand Slam

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland holds up the Claret Jug trophy after winning the British Open Golf championship at the Royal Liverpool golf club, Hoylake, England, Sunday July 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)

HOYLAKE, England (AP) — Walking off the 18th green as the British Open champion, Rory McIlroy kept gazing at all the greats on golf’s oldest trophy.

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