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BMC, Team-Garmin Sharp back for USA Pro Challenge

Full rosters will be announced closer to the race.

Rockies lose to Pirates 5-3, completing sweep 

Rockies lose to Pirates 5-3, completing sweep 

“Matty’s in there struggling right now,” Colorado manager Walt Weiss said. “He’s ready to go and his mentality is strong. He’s struggling right now, like a lot of us.”

Coetzee shoots 69 on 28th birthday at British Open 

Coetzee shoots 69 on 28th birthday at British Open 

“This is definitely my favorite major,” Coetzee said. “It’s always going to be my birthday week. It’s nice to play well, obviously, in a very prestigious event. And to have my birthday coincide with it is also nice.”

Gallopin wins Tour de France Stage 11 

Gallopin wins Tour de France Stage 11 

Gallopin, who wore the yellow jersey for a day before Nibali recaptured it, first tried to break away with about 13 1/2 kilometers (8.4 miles) left but got reeled in. Then, in a late flurry, with less than 3 kilometers to go, the Lotto-Belisol rider tried again. This time, it worked

Tiger Woods starts British Open with 3-under 69 

Tiger Woods starts British Open with 3-under 69 

“I’m only going to get better,” Woods said. “I’m getting stronger, I’m getting faster, I’m getting more explosive. The ball is starting to travel again. And those are all positive things.”

Ultrarunner says he was hit by lightning in race

Ultrarunner says he was hit by lightning in race

He said Tuesday that he heard a huge cracking sound and saw a flash of light before what he believes was an indirect strike — when lightning passes through the ground or a tree to another object.

Germany World Cup heroes return to huge fan party 

Germany World Cup heroes return to huge fan party 

“Of course, it was a long way to the title, and an incredibly tough one in the end. But we’re incredibly happy to be here with the fans now.”

Rockies falter in 13-5 loss to Twins 

Rockies falter in 13-5 loss to Twins 

“My stuff was terrible, pretty much,” said Anderson, who was activated from the 60-day disabled list before the game. “I’ll put this one behind me. I feel good about staying healthy and go to my next one.”

Germany basks in 4th World Cup after 24-year wait 

Germany basks in 4th World Cup after 24-year wait 

The Die Welt newspaper celebrated Monday with a three-word headline in the national colors of black, red and gold that read simply: “It is true,” while Der Spiegel magazine’s website listed Germany’s titles: “1954. 1974. 1990. 2014!”

Goetze scores late to give Germany the World Cup 

Goetze scores late to give Germany the World Cup 

Goetze had come on as a substitute for Miroslav Klose at the end of regulation time and the 22-year-old midfielder’s fresh legs made the difference