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Patrick Reed has a two-shot lead at the Barclays

Patrick Reed's place in the Ryder Cup is looking better with each round at the Barclays, and so are his prospects of winning. 

Even with a careless finish Friday at Bethpage Black in Farmingdale, N.Y., Reed rode a fast start to a three-under-par 68 and a two-shot lead over Emiliano Grillo and Rickie Fowler in the opening FedEx Cup playoff event. 

The Barclays is the final tournament for Americans

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Riverside's Lorenz Larkin rising in UFC rankings as free agency arrives

Riverside’s Lorenz Larkin found an ideal time to reach the free-agency portion of his mixed martial arts career when he defeated welterweight Neil Magny by first-round knockout Saturday at UFC 202.

“I was able to show a lot of people what I was capable of, my worth, what I can do against top-level competition,” Larkin said of a victory set up by kicks at T-Mobile Arena.

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Polish discus thrower auctions his Rio Olympics medal to help 3-year-old boy with eye cancer
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Exaggerator to test Saratoga's reputation as the Graveyard of Champions

Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert dismisses Saratoga Race Course’s reputation as the Graveyard of Champions, even after his American Pharoah joined the list of greats to lose here when he bowed in the Travers Stakes last August.

“I think a lot of it is just myth,” Baffert said.

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Letters: Hearing from all sides on the Dodgers' A.J. Ellis trade

Hey Andrew Friedman and Farhan Zaidi, way to cut "the heart" right out of your ball club by trading A.J. Ellis. But wait, I guess nobody knows who will be in the locker next to them every night anyway, with the revolving doors you now have on both ends of the clubhouse. It probably won't affect them much emotionally though, they'll go out and play their regular game and almost get no-hit.

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