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The eagle lands at Torrey Pines for Oosthuizen, Hughes

Jun. 20, 2021 00:51 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The eagle putts looked familiar for a Saturday at Torrey Pines in June, even with Tiger Woods nowhere in sight. Mackenzie Hughes watched his 60-foot eagle putt from the back of the green to the front on the par-5 13th slide into the cup. Louis...

Halfway there: Bucks reach East finals after outlasting Nets

Jun. 20, 2021 02:54 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Once they could finally get off the court, the Milwaukee Bucks feasted their eyes on a welcome sight in the locker room. The No. 8 on their board signified the number of victories remaining to win a championship, following a sweep of Miami followed by a...

Nets had the shooting and scoring, but needed more health

Jun. 20, 2021 11:13 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Brooklyn Nets had all the shooting and scoring any team could ever want. They just didn't have the health that every team needs. Kevin Durant was spectacular in his first postseason in Brooklyn, but by the end of it a Big Three...

Column: McIlroy eating well, and playing even better

Jun. 19, 2021 21:15 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — His biggest fans peered down from above as Rory McIlroy’s long eagle putt from the back of the 18th green stopped within tap-in range for a closing birdie. Erica Stoll clapped as best she could for her husband while holding their young daughter on the hotel balcony and...

Namath excited for Wilson, says Jets fans 'deserve' a title

Jun. 20, 2021 12:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Joe Namath has heard the question for years. Decades, really. Can the Jets' quarterback — whoever that happens to be — become the next Broadway Joe? The franchise has been on a mostly fruitless search since Namath last played for...

Martin, Pulock help Isles top Lightning 3-2 to tie series

Jun. 20, 2021 00:36 AM EDT

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — With goalie Semyon Varlamov out of position in the closing seconds, New York defenseman Ryan Pulock knew he needed to get in the way of Ryan McDonagh's shot at the open net. It was the biggest play in the Islanders' latest series-tying Game 4 win. ...

Sha'Carri Richardson notches colorful win at Olympic trials

Jun. 20, 2021 00:09 AM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Whether watching from Jamaica, Japan or the U.S. it was hard to miss that shock of flowing, orange hair that came streaking across the finish line first in Eugene on Saturday night. It belongs to Sha’Carri Richardson. And after the eye-opening...

Night of the stars: Dressel, Ledecky keep winning at trials

Jun. 19, 2021 23:12 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — America's biggest swimming stars shined brightly on the next-to-last night of the Olympic trials. Their only complaint? Both wanted to go a bit faster Saturday. Caeleb Dressel added another event to his Tokyo program, powering to...

F1 leader Verstappen wins French GP ahead of rival Hamilton

Jun. 20, 2021 11:25 AM EDT

LE CASTELLET, France (AP) — Formula One championship leader Max Verstappen overtook Lewis Hamilton on the penultimate lap to win the French Grand Prix on Sunday and extend his lead over his title rival to 12 points. Verstappen used the DRS system to catch Hamilton on...

Tatis leaves game after apparently reinjuring left shoulder

Jun. 19, 2021 22:09 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego Padres star shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. left Saturday's game against the Cincinnati Reds after appearing to reinjure his left shoulder diving for an RBI single by Tyler Naquin in the fifth inning. Tatis dove to his right for the ground ball...

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NBA fines 76ers' Embiid $35,000 for Game 6 altercation

Jun. 20, 2021 12:48 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid was fined $35,000 by the NBA for escalating an on-court altercation in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals against Atlanta. Embiid fell on top of John Collins on the court in Game 6. Collins then shoved...

Berrettini emulates Becker with Queen’s title at 1st attempt

Jun. 20, 2021 12:27 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Big-serving Matteo Berrettini dropped a set for the first time at the Queen's Club tournament before going on to beat Britain's Cameron Norrie 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-3 in Sunday's final. The 25-year-old Berrettini became the first newcomer to triumph at Queen’s...

Samsonova completes remarkable week by winning German Open

Jun. 20, 2021 12:10 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Qualifier Liudmila Samsonova completed a remarkable week by beating Belinda Bencic 1-6, 6-1, 6-3 to win the German Open on Sunday. Samsonova rallied after losing the opening set and hit 14 aces to on her way to her first ATP Tour title at the grass-court...

Namath excited for Wilson, says Jets fans 'deserve' a title

Jun. 20, 2021 12:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Joe Namath has heard the question for years. Decades, really. Can the Jets' quarterback — whoever that happens to be — become the next Broadway Joe? The franchise has been on a mostly fruitless search since Namath last played for...

Munich wants rainbow-colored stadium for game with Hungary

Jun. 20, 2021 11:26 AM EDT

MUNICH (AP) — Hungary may play its final group game at the European Championship in a stadium lit up in rainbow colors. Munich Mayor Dieter Reiter said Sunday he was going to write to UEFA to ask for permission for Germany’s stadium to be lit up with the colors as a...

F1 leader Verstappen wins French GP ahead of rival Hamilton

Jun. 20, 2021 11:25 AM EDT

LE CASTELLET, France (AP) — Formula One championship leader Max Verstappen overtook Lewis Hamilton on the penultimate lap to win the French Grand Prix on Sunday and extend his lead over his title rival to 12 points. Verstappen used the DRS system to catch Hamilton on...

Nets had the shooting and scoring, but needed more health

Jun. 20, 2021 11:13 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Brooklyn Nets had all the shooting and scoring any team could ever want. They just didn't have the health that every team needs. Kevin Durant was spectacular in his first postseason in Brooklyn, but by the end of it a Big Three...

Trump cowboy seeks 2nd act in politics after Capitol breach

Jun. 20, 2021 11:11 AM EDT

TULAROSA, N.M. (AP) — He rodeoed in a Buffalo Bill-style Wild West show, carried his message on horseback from the Holy Land to Times Square and was invited to the White House to meet the president. But luck may have run out for this cowboy pastor who rode to national...

Schmeichel: Outpouring of support shows 'the reason I play'

Jun. 20, 2021 11:06 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN (AP) — The outpouring of support in the wake of Christian Eriksen's collapse has shown how soccer can unite an entire country and why it's so special to play for a national team, Denmark goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel said Sunday. Eriksen and the entire Denmark...

Humbert beats Rublev 6-3, 7-6 (4) to win Halle Open final

Jun. 20, 2021 11:02 AM EDT

HALLE, Germany (AP) — Ugo Humbert defeated Andrey Rublev 6-3, 7-6 (4) in the Halle Open final for the biggest title win of his career on Sunday. The French player, who won ATP 250 events in Antwerp and Auckland last year, hit nine aces and saved both break points he...