The British Open is underway, big money on NFL contracts, MLB resumes and more in our Thursday Sports Update…
** SEC Football Media Days has its final session today in Birmingham, Alabama that will conclude the four day event.
** The British Open is underway with most of golf’s biggest stars on hand to play. Jordan Spieth comes in red hot and among many is a favorite to win the event.
** Some NFL teams shell out big money to keep established stars. The Kansas City Chiefs spend $101 million to keep linebacker Justin Houston and Dallas and Denver spent in the $70 million range to keep receivers Dez Bryant and Demaryius Thomas, respectively.
** Major League Baseball resumes it regular season tomorrow after the All Star Break. Tampa Bay will be playing a series at Toronto.
** Former Gator assistant and current Wyoming men’s basketball coach Larry Shyatt signs a contract extension that keeps him at the school through the 2019/20 season.