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–SNEDEKER ZOOMS TO 3-SHOT LEAD AT BMW
Brandt Snedeker sinks seven-straight birdies en route to a 3-stroke lead after the first round of the BMW Championship.
–LANCE ARMSTRONG GIVES BACK OLYMPIC MEDAL
Lance Armstrong has sent back his bronze medal from the 2000 Olympics as part of the fallout from his admission to doping.
–KIWIS STRENGTHEN GRIP ON AMERICA’S CUP WITH 2 WINS
Even the addition of Olympic star Ben Ainslie cannot prevent Oracle Team USA losing two races against Emirates Team New Zealand, which strengthens its grip on the America’s Cup.
–PATRIOTS BEAT JETS IN SLOPPY GAME
Tom Brady extends his streak of games with touchdowns to 50 as the New England Patriots edge the New York Jets in a sloppy game.
–FIFA HINTS FURTHER AT 2022 WORLD CUP DATE SHIFT
FIFA’s vice-president says the needs of players will take priority in deciding the dates of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, with a shift to the end of the year looming as likely.