What's buzzing:

Your Top Plays for Today

AP - Sports
Erik Compton has plenty of heart heading into Open
.

View gallery

Phil Mickelson of the US plays out of a bunker by the 2nd green during a practice round at Royal Liverpool …

Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide

---

--ARGENTINA'S TEAM GETS WARN WELCOME AFTER GUTSY PERFORMANCE AT THE WORLD CUP FINAL

Argentina's national team was welcomed home Monday by thousands of fans celebrating its gutsy performance in the World Cup final. The team arrived in Buenos Aires on a plane painted with images of the players and a large sign reading: ''Thank you Argentina.''

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/S/SOC-WCUP-ARGENTINA-FANS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

---

--ITALY'S NIBALI RIDES HIGH IN TOUR DE FRANCE 10TH STAGE AFTER 2ND BIG RIVAL CRASHES OUT

After just 10 stages, the two pre-race favorites have crashed out of the Tour de France. And Vincenzo Nibali is wasting little time in showing that he's now the man to beat.

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/C/CYC-TOUR-DE-FRANCE?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

---

--RETURNING AS BRITISH OPEN CHAMPION, MICKELSON MORE CONFIDENT ABOUT COURSE THAN GAME

Phil Mickelson rolled long putts across the practice green in front of the Royal Liverpool clubhouse, some of them going in, most of them the right distance. He chatted to the caddie of Brandt Snedeker about their money game, a Mickelson tradition at the majors.

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/G/GLF-BRITISH-OPEN?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

---

--JUSTIN GATLIN WINS 100 METERS IN 9.82, SETS NEW MEETING RECORD AT GUGL GAMES IN AUSTRIA

Justin Gatlin extended his season's unbeaten streak in the 100 meters to 10 races by trashing the 20-year-old best mark of the Gugl Games.

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/ATH-GUGL-GAMES?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

---

--YOENIS CESPEDES WINS AGAIN, TOPPING TODD FRAZIER IN HOME RUN DERBY FINAL ROUND 9-1

Oakland's Yoenis Cespedes became the first repeat winner of the All-Star home run derby in 15 years, powering his way past Cincinnati's Todd Frazier by a whopping 9-1 in the final round.

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/B/BBO-ALL-STAR-GAME-HOME-RUN-DERBY?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

View Comments (0)
  • Goalkeeper Butland urges Stoke team mates to arrest slump

    Goalkeeper Butland urges Stoke team mates to arrest slump

    (Reuters) - "Words need to be had" in the Stoke City dressing room in order to arrest their dreadful run of just one win in six Premier League games, goalkeeper Jack Butland has said. Stoke's 3-0 capitulation at the Britannia Stadium against … More »

    Reuters - 6 minutes ago
  • Sissoko tips Shelvey to fill void left by Cabaye at Newcastle

    Sissoko tips Shelvey to fill void left by Cabaye at Newcastle

    (Reuters) - Newcastle United winger Moussa Sissoko has tipped team mate Jonjo Shelvey to fill the void left by deep-lying playmaker Yohan Cabaye, who left the Magpies for French champions Paris Saint-Germain two years ago. Shelvey, who joined from … More »

    Reuters - 7 minutes ago
  • Genoa's Pavoletti out for up to six weeks

    (Reuters) - Genoa striker Leonardo Pavoletti could be out of action for up to six weeks due to a hamstring injury, he said on Facebook. The joint-third top scorer in Serie A this season picked up an injury in the goalless draw against Lazio. Genoa, … More »

    Reuters - 27 minutes ago
  • Paris secures 8m euros in sponsorship deals for Olympic bid

    Leaders of the Paris bid for the 2024 Olympics secured about 8 million euros ($8.9 million) in sponsorship deals with four major French groups on Tuesday. The bid committee said each of the four new partners - Caisse des Depots, Elior Group, … More »

    AP - Sports - 43 minutes ago
  • Ireland's O'Connell hangs up his boots for good

    Ireland's O'Connell hangs up his boots for good

    By Padraic Halpin DUBLIN (Reuters) - Paul O'Connell has been forced to retire from rugby due to injury before having the chance to end a glittering career with European champions Toulon, the former Ireland captain said on Tuesday. O'Connell, whose … More »

    Reuters - 45 minutes ago