2 minutes, 8 barrels: Surfer takes an epic ride into history

In this image made from video provided by Chris Rogers, surfer Koa Smith rides a wave off the coast of Namibia, on the Western shore of Africa. Smith rode for nearly a mile over a 120-second span and stayed upright as he traveled through eight barrels--the hollow formed by the curve of the wave as it breaks over the surfer's head. (Chris Rogers via AP)

To say Koa Smith was at the right place at the right time is perfectly accurate.

Arenado putting on a show as Rockies remain in contention

In this Wednesday, July 25, 2018, photo, Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado throws to first base for a put out against the Houston Astros in the first inning of a baseball game in Denver. The Rockies All-Star received a brief taste of success last season when the team made it to the postseason as an NL wild-card. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

DENVER (AP) — Nolan Arenado spends a fair amount of time watching film. Mostly Quentin Tarantino-directed movies these days, but over lunch Arenado is carving out moments to study the tendencies of a starting pitcher.

Thomas looks to cement Tour lead in final mountain leg

Britain's Geraint Thomas, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, passes fields of sunflowers during the eighteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 171 kilometers (106.3 miles) with start in Trie-sur-Baise and finish in Pau, France, Thursday July 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

PAU, France (AP) — Arnaud Demare was rewarded Thursday for hauling his muscular frame over the Alps and through the Pyrenees.

Cubs stun Diamondbacks 7-6 with homers in 9th

Chicago Cubs celebrate after Anthony Rizzo hit a game-winning home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the ninth inning of a baseball game Thursday, July 26, 2018, in Chicago. The Cubs won 7-6. (AP Photo/David Banks)

CHICAGO (AP) — David Bote hit a tying, two-run homer off Brad Boxberger with one out in the ninth inning, Anthony Rizzo followed two pitches later with a winning home run and the Chicago Cubs overcame a five-run deficit to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-6 on Thursday.

Robert Garrigus gets rocky break, leads Canadian Open

Robert Garrigus reacts to his tee shot on the 17th hole during the first round of the the Canadian Open golf tournament at Glen Abbey in Oakville, Ontario, Thursday, July 26, 2018. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

OAKVILLE, Ontario (AP) — Robert Garrigus made a birdie after a rock saved his ball from water and had a one-stroke lead at 9-under 63 on Thursday when play in the RBC Canadian Open was suspended because of dangerous weather.

WNBA All-Stars see coming out as way to help others

FILE - In this May 20, 2018, file photo, Phoenix Mercury's Brittney Griner (42) drives past Seattle Storm's Courtney Paris in the second half of a WNBA basketball game in Seattle. Many of the league's top players, who will be playing in the All-Star Game this weekend in Minnesota, have come out over the past few years. WNBA players’ sexual orientation was rarely discussed in public when the league first started, but now is becoming a more important part of the league. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Brittney Griner will always remember her first experience at a WNBA game.

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