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Jimenez passes Watson for British Open lead

TURNBERRY, Scotland (AP) ‚  On the eve of the British Open, Tom Watson got a modern-day text message from Jack Nicklaus' wife. Then it was time to turn back the clock at Turnberry.

Thirty-two years after his epic "Duel in the Sun" with the Golden Bear, Watson took advantage of pristine conditions on the very same course to shoot a stunning 5-under 65 on Thursday. He held the lead until Spain's Miguel Angel Jimenez stole it away late in the day with a 64, only one shot off the record for lowest score in any major championship.


Switzer expects Stoops to eclipse his records

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Even with all the games and championships he won, Barry Switzer thinks Bob Stoops will eventually end up with a more impressive career.

"Bob will someday break my record because he's a smart enough guy to know that you don't leave Oklahoma when you have Oklahoma," Switzer said Tuesday night while accepting a community service award from the Knights of Columbus. "There's no pro job out there worth a damn."


Night for a Prince: Fielder wins Home Run Derby

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Prince Fielder's approach at the plate is perfect for the Home Run Derby.

"I'm not quite sure about my mechanics. I just know I have to swing hard," Fielder said. "In high school, a lot of people told me to swing easier and everything, but I just don't know how to do that."

He sure knows how to hit.


Magic match offer from Mavs to retain Gortat

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Getting paid $34 million to back up Dwight Howard on the Orlando Magic for the next five years might sound like a good gig.

Astros beat Nats 9-4 after dropping suspended game

HOUSTON (AP) — It took the Houston Astros only 7 minutes to lose a game that took over two months to complete.

They put that all behind them nine innings later with a victory over the Washington Nationals.

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