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HOYLAKE, England — Rory McIlroy had everything go his way Thursday in the British Open.

Ryan Court and Nate Samson drove in runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to propel Mobile to a 4-3 victory over the Chattanooga Lookouts in the Southern League series opener.

MINNEAPOLIS — Derek Jeter soaked in the adulation from fans and players during one more night on baseball's national stage, set the tone for the American League with a pregame speech and then delivered two final All-Star hits.

The Chattanooga Football Club announced Monday that it will be the host for the National Premier Soccer League South region playoffs Friday and Saturday nights at Finley Stadium.

Help apparently is on the way for the Chattanooga Lookouts, a team batting a third-worst .248 in the Southern League.

MINNEAPOLIS — 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 Monday night.

It's not that it hasn't rained this month in Chattanooga.

CHICAGO — Chris Johnson can rest easy during the All-Star break. He earned a couple days off.

With two quick touches, Mario Goetze ended Germany's 24-year wait for another World Cup title.

The Chattanooga Football Club laid out a pretty consistent manuscript during the National Premier Soccer League Southeast Conference playoffs this weekend.

CHICAGO — Chris Johnson homered twice and pitcher Mike Minor hit his second career home run, leading the Atlanta Braves over the Chicago Cubs 11-6 on Saturday.

Huntsville scored twice in the seventh inning Saturday night and captured a 5-4 win over the Chattanooga Lookouts before a crowd of 4,689 at AT&T Field.

BRASILIA, Brazil — Robin van Persie and Daley Blind scored early goals to help give the Netherlands a 3-0 win over host Brazil in the third-place match at the World Cup on Saturday.

While it's in the center of the infield, the pitcher's mound is often the center of attention. It also is at the center of an epidemic.

The second half of the Southern League's schedule hasn't been kind to the Huntsville Stars after a dominating opening half, but whatever was ailing the Milwaukee Brewers' Class AA farm team the last three weeks wasn't evident Friday night.

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