Bryson DeChambeau closes with 67, cruises to U.S. Open victory

Bryson DeChambeau of the United States celebrates with the championship trophy after winning the 120th U.S. Open Championship on September 20, 2020 at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, New York. | Gregory Shamus/Getty Images DeChambeau finished six strokes ahead of Matthew Wolff MAMARONECK, N.Y. — What was supposed to be a typical U.S. Open […]

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Miami and Boston’s Young N.B.A. Players Are Bucking Tradition

The conventional wisdom in sports has been that championship teams need to be stacked with experienced veterans — those less likely to buckle under pressure or make uncharacteristic mistakes with the game on the line. Which is what makes this year’s Eastern Conference finals between the Boston Celtics and Miami Heat — led by the […]

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The Pandemic Is Chasing Aging Coaches From the Field

After Coach Paul Trosclair won a Louisiana high school football championship in December 2018, he and his family walked from the Superdome in New Orleans to celebrate with a bowl of late-night gumbo. He mused about retiring, but no one took him seriously. For five seasons, Trosclair had endured fatigue and other effects of multiple […]

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Commentary: Big Ten’s shameful decision to play football a blemish in conference’s rich history

Thanks to the Big Ten’s reversal, Ohio State will get a chance to play for a national championship despite the country being in the middle of a pandemic. | Ross D. Franklin/AP It’s clear that the conference flip-flopped so Ohio State can try to win a national title and the league can still make lots […]

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Dominic Thiem comes back from 2 sets down to win U.S. Open

Dominic Thiem holds the championship trophy after beating Alexander Zverev in the U.S. Open men’s final. | Matthew Stockman/Getty Images Thiem became the first man in 71 years to win the final after dropping the opening two sets. NEW YORK — A U.S. Open unlike any other finished unlike any other — with an unprecedented […]

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Brad Keselowski dominates in NASCAR playoff win at Richmond

Brad Keselowski entered NASCAR’s playoffs certain he has as good a chance at the Cup championship as favorites Kevin Harvick and Denny Hamlin. He even predicted he’d win at Richmond Raceway. His confidence was justified as Keselowski dominated Saturday night at Richmond Raceway, leading 192 laps in the second playoff race and advancing into the […]

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Plaschke: Playoff Rajon Rondo makes Lakers scary good

The Lakers’ championship run has just become a sprint. Rajon Rondo showed up. The Lakers have just become clear title favorites. Playoff Rondo is in the building. Advertisement In a few whirlwind moments Tuesday night in Game 3 of their second-round playoff series against the Houston Rockets, the Lakers’ biggest weakness became their strength, their […]

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Max on the Celtics taking a 3-2 series lead against the Raptors | The Max Kellerman Show

Max Kellerman weighs in on the Boston Celtics’ defense and championship odds following their Game 5 win against the Toronto Raptors. #Max #NBA ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: http://es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoYOUTUBE ✔️ Subscribe to NBA on ESPN on YouTube: http://bit.ly/SUBSCRIBEtoNBAonESPN ✔️ Watch ESPN on YouTube TV: http://es.pn/YouTubeTV […]

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Dustin Johnson takes commanding lead at Tour Championship

Dustin Johnson started with the lead, matched the low round Sunday at the Tour Championship with a six-under-par 64 and now is one round away from capturing the FedEx Cup and its $15 million prize. Johnson missed only three fairways and putted for birdie on all but three holes. It led to a five-stroke lead […]

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Plaschke: Success of Lakers, Clippers and Dodgers bittersweet for shutout L.A. fans

If a sports championship is won by a city and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? How about two championships? At the end of this endless awful summer, these are the questions facing the bewitched, befuddled, lonely Los Angeles fan. On the threshold of what could be the greatest […]

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Tom Seaver, heart and mighty arm of Miracle Mets, dies at 75

Tom Seaver, the galvanizing leader of the Miracle Mets 1969 championship team and a pitcher who personified the rise of expansion teams during an era of radical change for baseball, has died. He was 75. The Hall of Fame said Wednesday night that Seaver died Monday from complications of Lewy body dementia and COVID-19. Seaver […]

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Max Kellerman on the Heat: Pat Riley’s leadership, Erik Spoelstra’s coaching & Jimmy Butler’s grit

Max Kellerman reflects on the Miami Heat’s bid for a championship this season under Pat Riley’s leadership, Erik Spoelstra’s coaching and Jimmy Butler’s grit on the court. #Max #NBA ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: http://es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoYOUTUBE ✔️ Subscribe to NBA on ESPN on YouTube: http://bit.ly/SUBSCRIBEtoNBAonESPN ✔️ […]

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Plaschke: Lakers can’t flip switch in Game 1 as bubble woes continue

The Lakers are not locks. The Lakers are not unbeatable. The Lakers are not the Lakers. The Lakers don’t have the championship presence they possessed before the four-month pandemic shutdown. The Lakers don’t have the championship consistency they carried into the NBA’s bubble season last month. The Lakers showed up for the opening of the […]

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The night Ralph Sampson broke L.A. and the Lakers’ drive for an NBA title repeat

On Tuesday night the Lakers begin their quest for Championship No. 17. Thirty-four springs ago, they were the defending champs in pursuit of the franchise’s 10th banner when they faced the underdog Houston Rockets, who were anchored by the Twin Towers of Ralph Sampson and Hakeem Olajuwon. It did not go as planned, with the […]

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Jim Herman overcomes s four-stroke deficit to win PGA Wyndham Championship

Jim Herman rallied to win the Wyndham Championship on Sunday for his third PGA Tour title and a spot in the FedEx Cup playoffs, shooting a 7-under 63 for a one-stroke victory over Billy Horschel. Known for his friendship with President Donald Trump, Herman overcame a four-stroke deficit in the final round at Sedgefield Country […]

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NCAA cancellations create frustration for Olympic sports athletes at USC and UCLA

Kaylie Collins watched from the sideline as the USC women’s soccer team won the NCAA championship in 2016. The goalkeeper was redshirting her freshman year when the Trojans won their second NCAA title. Since then, she’s made it her goal to help the program win its third. Now a senior, Collins is not sure if […]

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NCAA cancels fall championships, although some football conferences march on

By RALPH D. RUSSO The NCAA will not conduct fall championship events — a move that does not effect some major college football — because not enough schools are competing in sports such as men’s and women’s soccer and women’s volleyball. NCAA President Mark Emmert made the announcement in video posted on Twitter, but it […]

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Collin Morikawa Delivers Magic at the P.G.A. Championship

In a sports year upended by the coronavirus pandemic, championship moments have been long awaited, and Collin Morikawa created an extraordinary one on Sunday at the 102nd P.G.A. Championship at T.P.C. Harding Park in San Francisco. A 23-year-old native Californian, Morikawa etched his name on the Wanamaker Trophy with a final-round six-under-par 64 in only […]

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Dustin Johnson, Surrounded by Young Challengers, Leads the P.G.A. Championship

In the crowd-free quiet of the P.G.A. Championship on Saturday, Collin Morikawa could hear two kayakers on the lake below the 16th hole of TPC Harding Park trying to identify golfers on the cliff above them. Eventually, the pair came up with the name of the player walking with Morikawa — Adam Scott, the former […]

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Steph Curry asks Collin Morikawa questions as a reporter | PGA Championship

Collin Morikawa discusses winning the PGA Championship in only the second major of his career. Golden State Warriors star and avid golfer, Steph Curry, joins the (1:05) press conference and asks Morikawa a few questions about his victory. ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: http://es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoYOUTUBE ✔️ […]

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One golfer at the PGA Championship isn’t keeping score

At least one golfer had fans rooting for him in the PGA Championship, and his rounds didn’t even count. Tom Smith, the general manager at Harding Park, had the honor of playing as the marker in the tournament, the extra player who balances the odd-numbered field so that one of the competitors wouldn’t have to […]

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Tiger Woods is seeing another major opportunity slipping away at PGA Championship

In every major championship, Tiger Woods can’t help but hear the ticking. The odds of him matching or surpassing Jack Nicklaus’ record of 18 major championship victories grow slimmer by the year. Barring a miracle, Woods won’t add to his 15 at Harding Park. He shot a two-over-par 72 on Saturday, unable to replicate his […]

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Cameron Tringale disqualified from PGA Championship for scorecard error

Cameron Tringale was disqualified from the PGA Championship on Friday after signing an incorrect scorecard. The PGA said Tringale signed for a lower score than he actually made on the 228-yard, par-three eighth hole at TPC Harding Park. After his card was certified, he left the scoring area, but came back to notify the scoring […]

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Haotong Li shoots a 65 to move into lead at PGA Championship

China’s Haotong Li shot a five-under-par 65 Friday morning to claim the second-round lead in the PGA Championship at Harding Park. Li, whose 67 on Thursday put him two strokes off the lead, began Friday with back-to-back birdies and added three more over the next eight holes to reach eight under, where he stayed for […]

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Day, Todd share lead after first round of PGA Championship

Jason Day of Australia, watches his tee shot on the sixth hole during the first round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at TPC Harding Park Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in San Francisco. | Charlie Riedel/AP Photos Tiger Woods opened with a 68, three strokes back SAN FRANCISCO — By now, it is becoming all […]

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