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August 6, 2014 - 3:05 AM
PGA Championship Golf

Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, signs autographs after a practice round for the PGA Championship golf tournament at Valhalla Golf Club on Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, in Louisville, Ky. The tournament is set to begin on Thursday. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide

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MCILROY PLAYS DOWN HOT FAVORITE STATUS FOR PGA CHAMPIONSHIP

Stunning wins at the British Open and World Golf Championship has Rory McIlroy as the strong favorite to win the PGA Championship, but the man himself is not so sure.

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/sure-thing-mcilroy-not-so-sure-about?utm_campaign=AP_Sports&utm_source=SocialFlow&utm_medium=Twitter

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CLINIC OWNER IN A-ROD CASE TO PLEAD GUILTY IN STEROID SCANDAL

The former clinic owner accused of selling drugs to New York Yankee Alex Rodriguez has agreed to plead guilty in a steroid scandal.

http://m.apnews.com/ap/db_268750/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=vgVaXuvK

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F1 CHIEF ECCLESTONE PAYS $100M TO END BRIBERY TRIAL

Formula One's octogenarian chief Bernie Ecclestone pays $100 million to end bribery trial without conviction, capitalizing on unusual German law.

http://m.apnews.com/ap/db_268756/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=F8Vs96SE

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SAN ANTONIO SPURS HIRE BECKY HAMMON AS ASSISTANT COACH

The San Antonio Spurs have hired WNBA star Becky Hammon as an assistant coach, making her the first full-time, paid female to fill such a role in the NBA.

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/spurs-make-hammon-nbas-1st-female-coach

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MADRID SIGNS WORLD CUP STAR GOALIE NAVAS

Real Madrid continued to snap up the stars of the just completed World Cup by signing Costa Rica goalkeeper Keylor Navas to a six-year deal.

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/costa-rican-goalie-keylor-navas-joins-real-madrid