Mickelson leads with good golf and good side of draw

TROON, Scotland (AP) — The way Rory McIlroy is hitting the ball, he doesn't feel as though he should be eight shots behind 36-hole leader Phil Mickelson in the British Open. Blame that on the weather. McIlroy's side of the draw got the worst of it over the opening two rounds at Royal Troon.

  • Written by DOUG FERGUSON, AP Golf Writer

Napoli, Carrasco shine as Indians topple Twins

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Cleveland Indians were one of baseball's biggest surprises in the first half of the season. After they limped into the All-Star break, Mike Napoli made sure they got the second half started on the right foot.

  • Written by PATRICK DONNELLY, Associated Press

Nationals' Strasburg wins 16th consecutive decision

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stephen Strasburg so badly wanted to start the Washington Nationals' first game after the break that he gave up the chance to pitch in the All-Star Game in his hometown of San Diego.

  • Written by STEPHEN WHYNO, AP Sports Writer