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Gary Woodland (-13) held off two-time defending champion Brooks Koepka (-10) to win the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach.
Why it matters: This is the first major title for the 35-year-old Woodland, who is a self-proclaimed "late bloomer" (he played college basketball before switching to golf) and one of the most beloved guys on tour. His peers were thrilled for him.
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As you know, the Lakers landed Anthony Davis on Saturday, agreeing to a deal with the Pelicans that will send Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball, Josh Hart and three first-round picks (including No. 4 in Thursday's draft) to New Orleans.
A Babe Ruth Yankees jersey sold for $5.64 million at auction on Saturday — the most money ever paid for a piece of sports memorabilia.
The Padres and Rockies set a modern-era record by combining for 92 runs in their four-game series (Rockies won 9-6, Padres won 16-12, Rockies won 14-8, Padres won 14-13). Colorado's Charlie Blackmon also became the first player since 1900 with 15 hits in a four-game series.
The Yankees have acquired Edwin Encarnacion from the Mariners, meaning they now have the AL's top two home run hitters: Encarnacion (21) and Gary Sanchez (20). With Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton set to return as early this week, the Bombers could have comic book power.
ST. LOUIS — "St. Louis turned up to celebrate the Blues, and the Blues flipped the script, celebrating the city crazy enough to believe this was all possible." Go deeper.
CHICAGO — Week 3 of the Premier Lacrosse League's inaugural season saw two undefeated teams go head-to-head, with Whipsnakes narrowly defeating Archers 11-10 in OT. Weekend's top 10 plays.
SAINT-MICHEL-DE-MAURIENNE, France — Denmark's Jakob Fuglsang won the Criterium du Dauphine, one of the main races in the lead-up to next month's Tour de France.
Ticket marketplace SeatGeek surveyed 8,000 MLB fans about their local ballpark's atmosphere, food and bathrooms, then ranked them based on the results.
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43 years ago today, four ABA teams — the Denver Nuggets, Indiana Pacers, New York Nets and San Antonio Spurs — merged with the NBA.
Victor Hovland is the first player since 1998 to earn low amateur honors in the U.S. Open and the Masters in the same year.
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Amidst downpours and drizzle in Manchester, England, India defeated Pakistan by 89 runs in the Cricket World Cup yesterday.
By the numbers: An estimated 1 billion people watched the broadcast, which is nearly 10 times more viewers than the highest-rated Super Bowl.
"The novelist Joyce Carol Oates may have called boxing 'America's tragic theater,' but the Ruiz story, as far as it goes, offers a stirring alternative and shows the sport still has the power to inspire."
"Bowlen, who died late Thursday night at 75 … turned the Broncos into the NFL's model franchise, with three Super Bowl titles since he bought the team. More broadly, it is impossible to understand the modern NFL and its television might without seeing his invisible fingerprints."
🏀 Toronto is Now the Center of the Basketball Universe (The Ringer)
"The Raptors' run to the title … marks more than just the end of the area's decades-long title drought. It is a culmination, completing Toronto's transformation into a full-fledged basketball city. Thirty years ago, none of this existed. There were no Jurassic Parks, no 'We the North' rallying cries."
We're trying something new this week called "The People's Choice," where we pose a question and then you, the readers, decide the answer through a week-long head-to-head bracket.
This week's question: The two best college football coaches in the country are clearly Alabama's Nick Saban and Clemson's Dabo Swinney. Who is the third-best?
Click to vote: The top four vote-getters will move on to the next round.
See you tomorrow,
Kendall "Love you, Dad" Baker
Trivia answer: Matt Kuchar