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Elite golfers struggle at St. George’s

Phil Mickelson must have walked off Royal St. George’s and wondered what hit him. The opening round Thursday in the British Open was accommodating enough for 47 players to post scores in the 60s, led by Louis Oosthuizen at 6-under 64. Mickelson didn’t break 80. He failed to ...

Golf Results

Hoge’s Ladies Golf League at Beaver Creek Meadows Event ­— Low Net in Flights AA: Kathy McCarthy and Anita Pirone A: Carolee O’Hara B: Danna Pillar  and Sondra Anderson C: Patty Ciardi  and Mary Johnson Low Gross: Mary Lou Allison Low Putts: Rosie Bunner  and Danna ...

Cindric to drive Penske’s No. 2 car

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The long breakup between Roger Penske and Brad Keselowski was finalized Thursday when Austin Cindric was named driver of the flagship No. 2, replacing the driver who won Team Penske its first Cup championship. Keselowski had a prolonged contract negotiation a year ago ...

Sherman out of prison, no bail

SEATTLE — A judge ordered former Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers star Richard Sherman released from jail without bail Thursday following his arrest on suspicion of trying to break in to his in-laws’ home. King County District Court Judge Fa’amomoi Masaniai found probable cause ...

Sports Briefing

NFL invests in hamstring research (AP) — The NFL is funding a study that will investigate the prevention and treatment of hamstring injuries. They are the most common NFL injuries and nearly 75% of them result in missed time. The league’s Scientific Advisory Board on Thursday ...

Sports on TV

6 a.m. (GOLF) PGA/EPGA Tour: The British Open, Second Round 7:30 a.m. (NBCSN) Cycling: Tour de France, Stage 19 2:30 p.m. (NBCSN) Exhibition women’s basketball: Australia vs. U.S., Las Vegas 5 p.m. (GOLF) PGA Tour: The Barbasol Championship, Second Round 6 p.m. (NBCSN) Exhibition ...

Giannis blocks out the Suns

MILWAUKEE — Khris Middleton’s big finish has the NBA Finals all even. Middleton scored 40 points, including 10 straight for the Milwaukee Bucks down the stretch to send them past the Phoenix Suns, 109-103 on Wednesday night in Game 4. Middleton’s hot hand and a big block from Giannis ...

DeWine wants state funds for Tribe stadium

CLEVELAND — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine expressed optimism that the Cleveland Indians will sign a long-term lease extension for Progressive Field with the city. The team’s current lease is set to expire in 2023. On Tuesday, DeWine said he plans to ask for state funding to renovate the ...

Former McKinley coaches file defamation suit

Associated Press CANTON — Six Ohio high school football coaches who were fired when a father complained his son was forced to eat a pork-based pepperoni pizza in violation of his religious beliefs have sued the parent, his attorney, school officials and others for defamation. The ...

Kinseys are in this together

AKRON — Dan Kinsey is going to have to cheer for his wife at the upcoming Summer Olympics from afar. Erika Kinsey is representing Sweden in the women’s high jump for a second straight Olympics, but rising COVID-19 cases in Tokyo mean no fans will be in attendance. “That’s going to be ...