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SOUTHPORT, England (AP) - The start was not what anyone expected out of Jordan Spieth. All that mattered to him was how he finished the British Open. And that might have been the biggest surprise of all in winning his third major.

SOUTHPORT, England (AP) - Column: A closer, not a choker: Spieth wins a wild British Open for the ages

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) - Jerry Jones backed Ezekiel Elliott again over the star running back's lingering issues off the field as the Dallas owner held his annual training camp opener with reporters. The Cowboys had an eventful week leading to camp in California, but can finally turn the attention back to football with the first practice Monday. Jones says the issues should have "absolutely no impact on the spirit, or the enthusiasm or the expectation," heading into camp for the defending NFC East champion.

BALTIMORE (AP) - Zach Britton set an American League record by converting his 55th consecutive save opportunity, blanking the Houston Astros in the ninth inning the seal the Baltimore Orioles' 9-7 victory. Britton struck out the first two batters and issued a walk before pinch-hitter George Springer bounced into a force play to end it.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Rougned Odor homered twice, including back-to-back drives with Carlos Gomez in the eighth inning, and the Texas Rangers rallied beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-5 and complete a three-game sweep. Odor's two-run drive off Brad Boxberger tied the score, and Gomez put the Rangers ahead 6-5 two pitches later.

BALTIMORE (AP) - Houston Astros rookie Colin Moran has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with a facial fracture and remains hospitalized to receive treatment for the injury. Moran fouled a ball off his face on Saturday night in the sixth inning of Houston's 8-4 win over the Orioles. Astros manager A.J. Hinch says the fracture is around the left cheek, and that Moran's vision is fine.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Young goalkeeper Jesse Gonzalez goes with heart and switches from Mexico, the land of his parents, to the United States, where he was born and grew up. Gonzalez started for Mexico at the Under-20 World Cup in 2015 and this month joined the American national team for the knockout rounds of the CONCACAF Gold Cup. The 22-year-old starts for FC Dallas in Major League Soccer.

(AP) - Adrian Beltre has put together a strong case for the Hall of Fame, and his 3,000th hit may very well solidify it. Beltre needs 11 more to reach that milestone.

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