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POSTED August 12, 2012 7:25 p.m.

AUTO RACING

AMBROSE WINS AGAIN AT WATKINS GLEN: WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) — Slipping and sliding around oil-spattered Watkins Glen International on the last lap and fighting for the lead, Marcos Ambrose and Brad Keselowski didn't know what lay around the next turn.

"It was absolutely chaos at the end," Ambrose said. "I had really burned off the brakes. I couldn't figure out where it (the oil) was coming from. It was just absolutely crazy at the end."

Ambrose finally passed Keselowski heading to the final turn in a stunning fender-banging duel to win the Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen International for the second straight time.

GOLF

MCILROY WINS PGA CHAMPIONSHIP: KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Right down to his red shirt, Rory McIlroy looked every bit the part of golf's next star in another command performance at the PGA Championship.

McIlroy validated his record-setting U.S. Open win last year by blowing away the field Sunday at Kiawah Island. One last birdie from 25 feet on the 18th hole gave him a 6-under 66 for an eight-shot victory, breaking the PGA Championship record for margin of victory that Jack Nicklaus set in 1980.

The 23-year-old from Northern Ireland returned to No. 1 in the world, and he became the youngest player since Seve Ballesteros to win two majors. Tiger Woods was about four months older than McIlroy when he won his second major.

TENNIS

ANDY MURRAY TRIES TO GET GEARED UP AFTER GOLD: CINCINNATI (AP) — Andy Murray's gold medal is back home on a cabinet. He hasn't even had time to pick an appropriate spot for the grandest prize of his career.

There's a more immediate challenge: get back in form for the U.S. Open.

Murray took a few days off to let a sore left knee heal and get some needed rest for the start of the Western & Southern Open in suburban Cincinnati. The tournament opened Sunday with an evening match between James Blake and Kevin Anderson.

Murray is the defending champion in Cincinnati, but a worn-down one after the greatest moment of the Scot's tennis career.

CRICKET

BOLT CONSIDERS AUSTRALIAN CRICKET OFFER: MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Olympic sprint star Usain Bolt told Australian media he's considering an offer from former test leg-spinner Shane Warne to play Twenty20 cricket in Australia's Big Bash League next season.

The Melbourne Stars franchise, for which Warne is the marquee player, confirmed it has opened negotiations with Bolt through his management company.

Bolt, who defended his 100- and 200-meter titles in London to take his Olympics gold medal tally to six, played junior cricket in Jamaica and has expressed a love for the sport.

In an interview with Australia's Channel Nine, he said: "If I get the chance I will definitely try because I know it's going to be a lot of fun. I don't know how good I am. I will probably have to get a lot of practice in."

CYCLING

SWITZERLAND'S TSCHOPP WINS TOUR OF UTAH: PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — One goal guided Johan Tschopp through the final stage of the Tour of Utah. The Swiss rider simply wanted to finish strong.

He knew he didn't need a stage victory. The only thing that mattered to him was navigating the toughest mountain climb yet and staying in contention to the end of the stage.

Tschopp did, finishing fourth in the final stage Sunday to win the overall title.

Tschopp finished with an overall time of 21 hours, 26 minutes, 32 seconds. Six American riders placed in the top 10, led by second-place finisher Matthew Busche — 43 seconds behind Tschopp.

Levi Leipheimer won the stage, surviving the rugged climb through the Wasatch Mountains to finish the 76.8-mile ride in 3:06:53.

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