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Rory McIlroy and Bryson DeChambeau were the protagonists from Pinehurst No. 2. They were also-rans at Royal Troon. McIlroy was hopeful of giving himself one last chance at a major in the British Open. Instead he shot a 78 for his worst start to the Open in five years. He says he didn't adjust to a different wind. DeChambeau couldn't make par putts and couldn't move a golf ball more than a few feet on one shot from the rough. He shot 42 on the front nine and rallied for a 76. Now they hope to just make the cut.

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DirecTV has signed a multiyear deal to become the jersey partner of the San Diego FC, its first foray into kit sponsorship in MLS while expanding its presence in the local sports market. DirecTV will appear across the front of SDFC鈥檚 primary and secondary jerseys when the expansion club begins play in February. CEO Tom Penn says the kit sponsorship is the most important commercial partnership a club can have. The announcement comes about five weeks after SDFC signed Mexican star Chucky Lozano to a four-year contract.

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A special kind of iron curtain has come down across central Paris. Police have set up the beginning of an anti-terrorism perimeter along the banks of the Seine River before it hosts the Olympics opening ceremony next week. Parisians and tourists can only pass through if they apply in advance for a pass. Those with the precious QR code passed smoothly past police checkpoints at gaps in the barriers taller than most people. Those without got mostly turned away. The perimeter went into effect early Thursday morning, and will last through the ceremony. As an exception, Paris has decided to hold the opening ceremony on the river rather than in a stadium.

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The swimsuit that Michael Phelps wore while winning eight golds medals at the Beijing Olympics is still revered around Speedo鈥檚 design center. The LZR Racer is a reminder of just how much a suit can help an athlete. Of course, the rules these days are much more of a hindrance to swimsuit designers following a summer 15 years ago in which rubberized attire was all the rage, resulting in 43 world records being set. Swimming's international governing body hastily imposed strict new rules that remain largely intact to this day. Most coaches and swimmers seem content with them. But major swimsuit designers such as Speedo, TYR and arena are pushing for more leeway to develop faster suits.

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Jonathan Tamayo won the World Series of Poker main event Wednesday night, rallying from seventh in the final table. The 38-year-old Tamayo, from Humble, Texas, earned $10 million and a gold championship bracelet. Jordan Griff of Scottsdale, Arizona, finished second to earn $6 million. Third-place finisher Niklas Astedt of Sweden made $4 million. A record 10,112 players entered the event.