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Gary Woodland posses with the trophy after winning the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament Sunday, June 16, 2019, in Pebble Beach, Calif. 
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Playing favorites: Woodland's three shots get him a US Open win

Woodland got to 13-under-par 271 with a closing birdie, beating by one the record Woods set for a U.S. Open at Pebble Beach during his 15-shot romp to victory in 2000.

US soccer beats Chile to reach World Cup knockout round

With a superior goal differential — the first tiebreaker — the United States will require only a draw to claim the top spot and make plans to play June 24 in Reims, the site of the record 13-0 romp over the Thais last Tuesday.


Broncos owner Pat Bowlen dies at 75 before Hall enshrinement

Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen, who transformed the team from also-rans into NFL champions and helped the league usher in billion-dollar television deals, died late Thursday, just under two months before his enshrinement in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He was 75.

Raptors capture first NBA title, beat Warriors in Game 6

Kawhi Leonard and the Toronto Raptors captured Canada's first NBA championship with their most remarkable road win yet in the franchise's NBA Finals debut, outlasting the battered and depleted two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors 114-110.

Arch Madness: Blues win 1st Stanley Cup, beating Bruins 4-1

Conn Smythe Trophy winner Ryan O'Reilly scored for the fourth straight game Wednesday night to lead the St. Louis Blues to a 4-1 victory over Boston in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final and their first NHL championship.

NBA's Cavaliers hire Cal women's coach Lindsay Gottlieb as assistant

Lindsay Gottlieb is leaving California after eight seasons to join John Beilein's staff in Cleveland and become the seventh female assistant in the NBA.

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A new rite of passage for NFL draft hopefuls: Scrubbing their social media history

Agents and teams are vetting the social media accounts of top prospects more fervently than ever in the run-up to this month's NFL draft, and two of this class's top prospects have already seen their posting pasts come under fire.


As injuries and losses mount, LeBron James and the Lakers have accepted their fate

There was no denial, no hope, no fury, no sadness. The Los Angeles Lakers, beset by injuries and slipping further down the West's standings by the day, have accepted their fate. This is a lottery team, and they know it.

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