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WASHINGTON | 3-time major champ Wawrinka out in 1st round at Washington

WASHINGTON — Three-time major champion Stan Wawrinka made another quick exit at the Citi Open, losing 6-4, 6-7 (5), 7-6 (3) to Donald Young in the first round of the hard-court tournament Tuesday night. This was Wawrinka’s first match since bowing out of Wimbledon in the second round and he fell to 6-11 this season … Continue reading WASHINGTON | 3-time major champ Wawrinka out in 1st round at Washington

IRVINE, Calif. | Simone Manuel, Michael Andrew win 50 free at US nationals

IRVINE, Calif. — Simone Manuel won the 50-meter freestyle, completing a sprint sweep at the U.S. national championships Sunday night. swimming The Olympic silver medalist in Rio got to the wall first in 24.10 seconds, bettering the U.S. Open record of 24.13 set by Cate Campbell of Australia in May 2008. Manuel’s time also took … Continue reading IRVINE, Calif. | Simone Manuel, Michael Andrew win 50 free at US nationals

IRVINE, Calif. | Ledecky cruises to easy win in 800 free at US Nationals

IRVINE, Calif.  — Katie Ledecky cruised to a nearly 11-second victory in the 800-meter freestyle Wednesday on the opening night of the U.S. national championships. Ledecky was under her own world-record pace through the first 300 meters before dropping off and finishing in 8 minutes, 11.98 seconds on Wednesday night. She failed to crack the … Continue reading IRVINE, Calif. | Ledecky cruises to easy win in 800 free at US Nationals

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. | Johnson takes 4-shot lead into weekend at US Open

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Dustin Johnson handled the worst of the weather and wound up as the sole survivor to par at the U.S. Open, taking a four-shot lead into the weekend at Shinnecock Hills. Johnson dropped only one shot Friday morning in wind and two hours of light rain that made the course play … Continue reading SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. | Johnson takes 4-shot lead into weekend at US Open

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. | Star group of Mickelson, McIlroy, Spieth crash at Shinnecock

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Three holes into his 27th U.S. Open, Phil Mickelson called over a rules official for a question rarely heard. “Is there a rule that allows me to see the ball when I hit it?” he asked. There was no relief for Mickelson. Not on the 12th hole at Shinnecock Hills. Not … Continue reading SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. | Star group of Mickelson, McIlroy, Spieth crash at Shinnecock

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. | Beep Beeeeeep! Traffic greets US Open golfers at Shinnecock

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — The world’s best golfers are crossing their fingers and hoping for luck as they head to Shinnecock Hills for the U.S. Open this week. It’s not the pin placements or green speeds they’re worried about. Not the weather or the depth of the rough, either. It’s the Long Island traffic that … Continue reading SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. | Beep Beeeeeep! Traffic greets US Open golfers at Shinnecock

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. | Is this the week Rickie Fowler breaks through in a major?

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Rickie Fowler knows he can win major championships. He says everyone in golf knows that. So, Rickie, how about this week in the U.S. Open? Majors have not been kind to Fowler, who either gets teased or slammed by them. In April, he came up one shot short of Patrick Reed … Continue reading SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. | Is this the week Rickie Fowler breaks through in a major?

MEMPHIS, Tenn | Dustin Johnson shoots 7-under 63 to grab lead at St. Jude

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Dustin Johnson wants to sharpen his game for the U.S. Open. Moving back to No. 1 in the world would just be a nice bonus because the only way he can do that before Shinnecock Hills is by winning the St. Jude Classic. Johnson knows what he wants. “I just want … Continue reading MEMPHIS, Tenn | Dustin Johnson shoots 7-under 63 to grab lead at St. Jude