Holmes shoots 5 under, leads British

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PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) An emotional opening shot by Darren Clarke. A shocking one by Rory McIlroy.

Tiger Woods had his worst score to start a British Open. Brooks Koepka quickly got into contention again.

Emiliano Grillo made a 1. David Duval made a 14.

McIlroy shoots 79 in home Open debut

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) The opening tee shot Rory McIlroy could live with, even after it went out of bounds and shattered the screen of a woman's mobile phone. He had, after all, spent the last five years anticipating a homecoming like no other and the first shot was always going to be a battle between muscle memory, nerves and the wind that blows off the North Atlantic coast.

The missed tap-in was another story all together. McIlroy was still kicking himself for that when he made another mess on the 18th hole to cap a day that went horrendously wrong for the hometown hero - and likely shot himself out of the first British Open in Northern Ireland in 68 years. (MORE)

Woods' 78 his worst British 1st round

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) The excitement that always surrounds Tiger Woods even brought out the hired help near the fourth hole at Royal Portrush.

They couldn't help his sore back, or his soaring score at the British Open. (MORE)

Broncos LB Davis injures leg at camp

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Emmanuel Sanders and Phillip Lindsay provided the good vibes at Vic Fangio's first training camp practice in Denver before linebacker Todd Davis was carted off with a right lower leg injury in the closing minutes Thursday.

Davis was taken for an MRI. He was injured during a team drill with about 5 minutes left in practice and was carted off the field, although he walked into the building under his own power. (MORE)

Sale snaps Fenway skid, BoSox 2-hit Jays

BOSTON (AP) That was a relief.

And not a bad start, either. (MORE)

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