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Tiger Woods' strong third round keeps him in contention at British Open

Photo by Phil Ellsworth / ESPN Images(CARNOUSTIE, Scotland) -- A five-under-par third round at The British Open has Tiger Woods in contention at a major for the first time in years.

Woods shot a 66 on Saturday, and briefly saw his name sit atop the leaderboard following six birdies in his first 14 holes. He shot his only bogey of the day on 16, falling behind Kevin Kisner at that point.

He hadn't played in an Open Championship since 2015, and hadn't led at any point in a major tournament since 2012. Still, after four back surgeries in the last two years, Woods showed glimpses of his old self.

Woods sat in a tie for sixth place as the round came to a close, just four shots off the lead. Speaking to reporters Saturday, Woods said he's happy with how he's playing.

"I've shown that I've been there close enough with a chance to win this year," Woods said. "Given what happened [the] last few years, I didn't know if that would ever happen again, but here I am with a chance coming Sunday in a major championship."

"It's going to be fun," Woods added.

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Scoreboard roundup -- 7/20/18

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Friday’s sports events:

N.Y. Mets 7, N.Y. Yankees 5
Miami 6, Tampa Bay 5
San Francisco 5, Oakland 1

Toronto 8, Baltimore 7, 10 Innings
Boston 1, Detroit 0
Cleveland 9, Texas 8, 11 Innings
Kansas City 6, Minnesota 5
Houston 3, L.A. Angels 1
Seattle 3, Chicago White Sox 1

St. Louis 18, Chicago Cubs 5
Philadelphia 11, San Diego 5
Atlanta 8, Washington 5
Pittsburgh 12, Cincinnati 1
L.A. Dodgers 6, Milwaukee 4
Colorado 11, Arizona 10

Seattle 78, Connecticut 65
Chicago 114, Dallas 99
Indiana 78, L.A. Sparks 76

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Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri apologizes to DeMar DeRozan for 'miscommunication'

CHIARI_VFX/iStock/Thinkstock(TORONTO) -- Toronto Raptors team president Masai Ujiri issued an apology to former player DeMar DeRozan on Friday, saying the shooting guard's frustration over being traded this week was the result of "miscommunication."

DeRozan was dealt to the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday in a deal that brought former NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard to Toronto. Afterwards, DeRozan posted a story to his Instagram page saying "Be told one thing & the outcome another. Can't trust em. Ain't no loyalty in this game. Sell you out quick for a little bit of nothing . . . Soon you'll understand . . . Don't disturb . . ."

Speaking to reporters on Friday, Ujiri said he spoke with DeRozan at the NBA's summer league earlier in the month. "I think maybe my mistake was talking about what we expected going forward from him," Ujiri said. "So, not necessarily talking about a trade, but what I expect from him going forward, and I think that's where the gap was."

ESPN reported Wednesday that neither DeRozan nor Leonard was enthusiastic about the trade. Leonard has made clear that he wants to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers next summer.

Ujiri went on to apologize to DeRozan and his family for the apparent miscommunication. But, he explained the trade saying "when you have a chance to get a top-five player, which doesn't come very often, I think  you have to jump on it."

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NFL and NFLPA agree to put anthem rules on hold for now

33ft/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The National Football League and the NFL Players Association issued a joint statement on Thursday promising not to issue or enforce new rules related to player protests during the national anthem for "the next several weeks."

According to the statement, both sides will hold discussions to determine how best to move forward. The league had announced a new anthem policy earlier this offseason that required any player on the field during the anthem to stand and be respectful. That policy would have allowed players who wanted to protest to remain in the locker room during the anthem.

The issue was brought back into the spotlight following reports that the Miami Dolphins had submitted required paperwork to the league on potential disciplinary measures for players who protested during the anthem. Those measures reportedly included possible suspensions.

The NFLPA challenged the league's anthem policy this month in a grievance.

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Scoreboard roundup -- 7/19/18

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Thursday’s sports events:

Chicago Cubs 9, St. Louis 6

Atlanta 82, N.Y. Liberty 68
Dallas 90, Washington 81
Las Vegas 85, Phoenix 82
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Danica Patrick, Jim Kelly, Parkland coaches and other empowering moments at the ESPYs

ABC News(LOS ANGELES) -- Racecar driver Danica Patrick became the first female host of the ESPYs Wednesday night. But that achievement wasn't the only moment that will have people talking tomorrow, later this week -- and even for years to come.

The "hero" Parkland coaches, an embattled Hall of Fame football player and 141 sexual abuse survivors all were honored in a very heartfelt, empowering awards show.

Here are the top highlights:

Danica's big night

"It's true the ESPYs have never had a host like me before," she said. "For the last 25 years, the ESPYs have been about celebrating the magic of sports."

But Patrick didn't shy away from telling her fair share of jokes, some of which were aimed at sports icons in the room.

She made fun of Cleveland, Odell Beckham Jr.'s hairstyle and more.

"Speaking of other countries, congrats to France on winning the World cup," she said. "I'd make a joke about the U.S. soccer team, but they didn't qualify for this monologue."

The NBA's elite weren't safe either, as Patrick joked about King LeBron James himself, going below the belt when she made fun of his losing his hair. She then explained when James hosted in the past, he picked on her, too.

Pat Tillman Award For Service

Funnyman Jon Stewart took the stage to present a very serious award.

Former Marine and college football star Jake Wood, who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, was honored for organizing veterans and first responders to Haiti to help in 2010 after a severe earthquake rocked the island.

That led to his starting his nonprofit Team Rubicon, which, years later, has thousands of veterans and volunteers around the globe.

The organization doesn't just save lives in disaster zones, including Houston and Puerto Rico, but it also gives veterans purpose and meaning and saves their lives as well.

"Being able to share our stories and know you're not alone ... we couldn't do it without each other," one veteran said during a special clip.

The Jimmy V Award for Perseverance goes to Jim Kelly

Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly, who's battled cancer several times over the past five years, was honored with the award named after the legendary late basketball coach.

There wasn't a dry eye in the room as Kelly spoke about his late son, Hunter, and his battle with cancer.

"My faith [is] in the good lord that he has plans for my life," Kelly said. "My wife, Jill, you are my heart, you are my soul, you are my everything."

He also inspired the room about "being a difference-maker," adding: "If you have somebody out there suffering, it doesn't have to be cancer ... the smile on your face, that can be the difference ... like Jimmy V said, 'Don't ever give up!'"

Stoneman Douglas High School honors coaches

Another somber yet inspiring moment came later in the evening, when the three coaches killed during the Feb. 14 shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, were honored with the Best Coach Award.

Aaron Feis, Scott Beigel and Chris Hixon all gave their lives to save students earlier this year.

Former high school athletes and students talked about how these coaches "changed lives" and later died saving them.

Student after student talked about the mentors, heroes and friends they knew in these three amazing men.

Abuse survivors stand strong

The big moment of the night came when 141 abuse victims of disgraced doctor Larry Nassar took the stage after sharing their powerful and empowering stories.

After a powerful video detailing the abuse they all suffered, the 141 woman all took the stage to receive the Arthur Ashe Courage Award. It was a moment that likely will be talked about for decades.

"It is a privilege to stand up here with my sister survivors, as we represent hundreds more that are not with us tonight," said Sarah Klein, who was victimized by Nassar 30 years ago.

Klein called tonight "a portrait of survival, a new vision of courage."

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More than 140 survivors of sexual abuse honored with Arthur Ashe Courage Award at ESPYs

ABC News(LOS ANGELES) -- More than 140 survivors of abuse at the hands of disgraced USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar took the stage and made a statement that could impact countless lives for years at the ESPYs on Wednesday night.

Actress Jennifer Garner introduced the brave women and said, "We're about to tell you a story that is difficult to hear."

She spoke about when the dream of being an athlete can turn into a nightmare, but said the story needs to be heard, so "it never happens again."

Then a powerful video let these young women speak their truth. One after another spoke about what this man did when they were 11, 12, 13 years old.

"It was something that I just dealt with," one woman said of the unspeakable actions to which Nassar eventually plead guilty.

"The cycle [of abuse] was repeated for generations," Garner says in the video, but then the women started to come forward, followed by dozens more.

After Nassar was finally arrested, one woman says, crying, "That's when my life finally started to move again."

Following the empowering piece, the 141 women at the event all took the stage to receive the Arthur Ashe Courage Award -- a moment that will be talked about for decades.

"It is a privilege to stand up here with my sister survivors, as we represent hundreds more that are not with us tonight," said Sarah Klein, who was victimized by Nassar 30 years ago.

Klein called tonight "a portrait of survival, a new vision of courage."

"Speaking up is not easy ... it's grueling and it's painful, but it is time," she said. "As a survivor, I am here to say, if we can just give one person the courage to use their voice, this is worth it."

Another victim added, "You cannot silence the strong forever."

Then Aly Raisman listed off the the many years that women spoke up about Nassar's abuse and then were told, "You are wrong."

"For too long, we were ignored," she said. "Too often abusers and enablers perpetuate suffering ... to all the survivors out there, don't let anyone rewrite your story. You truth does matter and you are not alone."

Raisman appeared on "Good Morning America" the morning of the awards show to speak about what this honor means to her and the other survivors.

"Getting that award with this incredible army of survivors is very, I mean, it's hard to put into words," she said. "I don't even know if it's really sunk in yet."

"We've all been through something really horrible, but we're all gonna get through it together," she added. "I think that's such an empowering feeling -- knowing you're not alone."

Nassar was sentenced in January to 40 to 175 years in prison for several counts of sexual misconduct. A judge later tacked on an additional 40 to 125 years.

"You are a doctor. You took an oath to do no harm, and you harmed over 256 women, and that is beyond comprehension," Michigan Judge Janice Cunningham told Nassar at the time of his sentencing in February. "Locking up an individual so they can never harm anyone again and take away their freedom is an appropriate consequence."

During his sentencing, more than 150 women and girls like Rasman gave statements in court and their accounts of the assaults.

Nassar had to sit there and listen to them all. Their voices were heard.

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