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  • WATCH: Mayor Rob Ford takes a spin at Toronto IndyCar event

    NBC Sports at NBC on Yahoo Sports20 hrs ago

    To say that former CART champion Paul Tracy and Toronto mayor Rob Ford both know a thing or two about controversy may be putting it mildly.

    But things went smoothly between the two colorful personalities when Tracy – now one of NBCSN’s Verizon IndyCar Series analysts – took the politician for a high-speed pace car ride around the 1.75-mile Honda Indy Toronto street circuit.

    So how did the mayor handle things from the passenger seat? Check out the clip above to find out.

    -- Chris Estrada, MotorSportsTalk.com

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  • Nico Rosberg rocks Hockenheim to win German Grand Prix for Mercedes

    NBC Sports at NBC on Yahoo Sports22 hrs ago

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    Nico Rosberg has capped off an incredible two-week period in his life by winning the German Grand Prix, becoming the first driver to win for Mercedes in Germany since Juan Manuel Fangio in 1954.

    However, the star of the race was undoubtedly Mercedes teammate, Lewis Hamilton, who charged from 20th on the grid to finish the race in third place behind Williams’ Valtteri Bottas, thus minimizing the points advantage for Rosberg in the championship battle.

    Bottas continued his streak of podiums in second place, and somehow managed to fend off Hamilton in the final few stages of the race. Sebastian Vettel finished an excellent fourth for Red Bull, with Fernando Alonso finishing as the lead Ferrari in fifth place.

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  • Are Washington Wizards poised to land Kevin Durant in 2016?

    NBC Sports at NBC on Yahoo Sports23 hrs ago

    Kevin Durant in a Wizards uniform "would mean everything" to D.C. basketball fans, say our experts. Besides money, what will it take for the Wizards to lure him?

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    4:05 PM PDT
    San Francisco at Philadelphia
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  • Lydia Ko wins Marathon, becomes quickest in LPGA history to $1M

    NBC Sports at NBC on Yahoo Sports23 hrs ago

    Now that she's officially a millionaire, Lydia Ko joked she'll have to keep a closer watch on where her paychecks go.

    ''I'll probably see that going into my mom's account,'' she said with a laugh, referring to the $210,000 she got for winning Sunday's Marathon Classic.

    The 17-year-old broke free from a late tie with So Yeon Ryu, hitting a wedge to 4 feet for birdie on the 72nd hole to take the lead. Then she tried in vain - she's just 5-foot-5 - to see past the large gallery at 18 as Ryu missed a 6-foot birdie putt on the final hole that would have forced a playoff.

    ''I couldn't see it properly. I was behind some people,'' she said after her second LPGA Tour victory that matched the two Canadian Open titles she won as an amateur. ''But I kind of could tell what happened by the crowd's reaction.''

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  • Rory McIlroy already three-quarters of the way to career Grand Slam

    NBC Sports at NBC on Yahoo Sports23 hrs ago

    Who said these words?

    “My game is suited for basically every golf course and most conditions, but these conditions I just don’t enjoy playing in really. That’s the bottom line. I’d rather play when it’s 80 degrees and sunny and not much wind.”

    Three years ago at rainy, windy Royal St. George’s Rory McIlroy, just a month after his first major win at the U.S. Open, did not love his beloved Open Championship. It’s the championship McIlroy grew up dreaming of winning, but there he stood on that undesirable day and admitted he wasn’t mentally strong enough to battle the elements that this style of golf often presents.

    “Just wait for a year when the weather is nice,” he said.

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  • Phil Mickelson gets confidence boost from Sunday 68 at Open Championship

    NBC Sports at NBC on Yahoo Sports23 hrs ago

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    Phil Mickelson’s 68 Sunday at the Open Championship was just what he hoped to see heading into an important stretch of the season.

    Mickelson didn’t get to keep the claret jug, but his 5-under 283 – he was T-21 when he finished his round – gave him confidence that his game was trending in the right direction.

    “It’s kind of reignited my excitement,” he said, “because my game just started to click.”

    Good timing, too, because the FedEx Cup playoffs – and Ryder Cup qualifying deadline – are fast approaching.

    Lefty has played in every U.S. team competition since the 1995 Ryder Cup, and he’s currently No. 12 in the Ryder Cup points standings (top nine automatically qualify).

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  • Sergio Garcia stays positive after T-2 finish at Hoylake

    NBC Sports at NBC on Yahoo Sports23 hrs ago

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    Sergio Garcia finished second in another Open Championship, though this time under far different circumstances.

    Unlike in 2007, when a final-round 73 cost him the claret jug at Carnoustie, Garcia ignited the crowds with a 7-under 65 Sunday that nearly was enough to erase a seven-shot deficit. At 15-under 273, he finished two shots behind Rory McIlroy at Royal Liverpool.

    This was Garcia’s sixth career top-3 finish in a major. That’s tied for second-most of any player without a win, behind only Lee Westwood (eight).

    “Everybody looks at you as second and they want to make it a negative,” he said. “Not at all. I felt like I played well. I felt like I did almost everything I could, and there was a better player. It’s as simple as that.”

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  • Tiger Woods 'encouraged' despite worst 72-hole major finish at Open Championship

    NBC Sports at NBC on Yahoo Sports23 hrs ago

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    Big picture, Tiger Woods says he’s still encouraged by his return to competition even after posting his worst 72-hole finish in a major.

    Playing only his sixth competitive round since undergoing March 31 back surgery, Woods shot 3-over 75 Sunday at the Open Championship. After exiting early at the Quicken Loans National last month, Woods made the cut on the number here at Royal Liverpool. He shot 73-75 on the weekend to finish 69 th among the 72 players who played all four rounds.

    “I got more game time under my belt,” he said afterward. “Obviously, there’s a lot of things I need to work on, but I haven’t been able to work on a lot. I was down for three months, so I’m just now starting to come back.”

    When Woods returned at Congressional, it was described by many as a “rehab assignment” – that his health, not his score, was the biggest takeaway.

    Woods came away from that start feeling “encouraged” by his progress, especially since he had targeted the Open as his initial return.

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  • Jayson Werth's double in 9th helps Nats beat Brewers 5-4

    NBC Sports at NBC on Yahoo Sports1 day ago

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    Bottom of the ninth, game tied and the potential winning run is on base. In these moments, there is nowhere Jayson Werth would rather be than walking to the plate with bat in hand.

    Werth hit a game-winning RBI double in the bottom of the ninth after the Brewers tied it in the top of the inning and the Washington Nationals beat Milwaukee 5-4 on Sunday afternoon.

    Washington's bullpen tossed five scoreless innings in relief of Gio Gonzalez until Rickie Weeks' RBI single in the ninth off closer Rafael Soriano (1-1), who earned the win despite blowing his third save in 25 chances.

    Anthony Rendon reached on a fielder's choice against Rob Wooten (1-4) with two outs in the ninth.

    Enter Werth.

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    Tue, Jul 22
    5:40 PM PDT
    Washington at Colorado
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