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Published on NewsOK Modified: July 27, 2014 at 11:49 am •  Published: July 27, 2014
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Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Sunday. A full Sports Digest will be sent at about 3 p.m. EDT:

— COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — Frank Thomas, Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and managers Joe Torre, Tony La Russa and Bobby Cox are inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Ceremony starts 1:30 p.m.

— PARIS — Vincenzo Nibali has begun a mostly ceremonial ride into Paris, set to become Italy's first Tour de France champion since Marco Pantani in 1998.

— INDIANAPOLIS — Kevin Harvick, Jeff Gordon and Brad Keselowski — NASCAR's three strongest drivers all season — lead the field at Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the Brickyard 400. Race starts 1 p.m.

— Profile of Michael Strahan of the New York Giants. This is the first of seven profiles leading to next weekend's induction ceremonies at the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

— MONTREAL — Jim Furyk takes a three-stroke lead into the final round of the Canadian Open, seeking his third victory in the event and first PGA Tour win since 2010.

— OWINGS MILLS, Md. — With the top-seeded U.S. out of the picture, five countries compete in the final round of the inaugural International Crown: Thailand, Spain, South Korea, Japan and Sweden.

— BRIDGEND, Wales — Bernhard Langer nears his second Champions Tour major title of the year. He leads the Senior British Open by eight strokes entering the last round.

— ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Tampa Bay, winners of nine straight and just two games under .500, play the last place-Boston Red Sox. The Rays are 6 1/2 games back in the AL East. Game starts 1:40 p.m.

— SAN FRANCISCO — Jake Peavy makes his debut with the Giants a day after his trade from the Red Sox. The Los Angeles Dodgers lead the NL West, a half-game ahead of San Francisco. Game starts 8:07 p.m.

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