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Robert King

Ernie Els is champion of the 141st British Open. The South African shot a final round 2-under-68 to finish 7 shots under par

Bradley Wiggins has become the first Briton to win the Tour de France, He even helped Sky teammate Mark Cavendish earn his fourth straight sprint victory on the Champs-Elysees. Sky teammate Christopher Froome finished second, 3 minutes, 21 seconds behind overall. The last time two riders from the same nation finished first and second in the Tour was in 1984 when Frenchmen cycled 1-2

The Yankees' lead in the AL East dropped to six games over surging Baltimore as Oakland completed their 4-game sweep of the Yankees yesterday, winning 5-4 in 12 innings.

Around the AL:

Detroit6, Chicago White Sox 4

Toronto15, Boston 7

Seattle2, Tampa Bay 1

Minnesota7, Kansas City 5

Baltimore 4, Cleveland 3

L.A.Angels 7, Texas 4

In the NL, the Mets also losing in 12 innings, 8-3 against the Dodges. The Mets are 8 1/2 games back from the Nationals who beat Atlanta 9-2. Elsewhere in the NL

Cincinnati2, Milwaukee 1

Pittsburgh 3, Miami 0

Philadelphia4, San Francisco 3, 12 innings

St. Louis7, Chicago Cubs 0

San Diego3, Colorado 2

Arizona8, Houston 2

Jake Sorgen, WAMC News