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As Jason Day closed in three weeks ago on his first PGA Tour victory in five years, he remained calm. But the final round of the Byron Nelson tournament in Texas fell on Mother’s Day, so it was mentally challenging for a reason beyond his victory drought: Day’s mom, Dening, died last March after a five-year battle with cancer. She had lived with ...

It’s a foregone conclusion that the San Antonio Spurs will select Victor Wembanyama with the first pick in the upcoming NBA Draft, but things get interesting immediately following with the No. 2 pick, belonging to the Charlotte Hornets. The last time the Hornets had a top-three pick, they selected point guard LaMelo Ball in 2020. Ball won Rookie of the Year honors in his first ...

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Kayvon Thibodeaux is always thinking big, and sometimes that requires thinking small. On Wednesday, the New York Giants’ second-year pass rusher proclaimed his intentions to be a general manager in the NFL after his playing days are over, before pulling back from the world he dreams of and the world he operates in right now. Thibodeaux is ...

LOS ANGELES  — Freddie Freeman and J.D. Martinez powered the Los Angeles Dodgers — again. Freeman extended his hitting streak to 19 games, capping a four-hit game with an eighth-inning homer, and Martinez went deep for the third straight game as the Dodgers beat the Washington Nationals 9-3 on Tuesday night. Jason Heyward also went connected for Los Angeles, which ...

What happens when an immovable object meets an unstoppable force? The age-old paradox may finally be answered in Budapest, Hungary, on Wednesday night as Jose Mourinho, unbeaten in five European finals, leads AS Roma into the Europa League final against Sevilla, a six-time winner of Europe’s second continental club competition. Almost 20 years exactly since lifting the UEFA Cup with Porto, his first European ...

Gael Monfils overcame cramping and a four-game final set deficit to win his first match in nine months in a French Open late night blockbuster, dubbing himself “totally crazy”. The 36-year-old crowd-pleaser, who has slumped to 394 in the world rankings after battling a crippling foot injury, defeated Sebastian Baez of Argentina 3-6, 6-3, 7-5, 1-6, 7-5 in a first ...

Serbian world No. 3 Novak Djokovic risked stirring up a political controversy at the French Open on Monday after writing a message about Kosovo following his first-round victory. “Kosovo is the heart of Serbia. Stop the violence,” 22-time Grand Slam champion Djokovic wrote on a camera lens in Serbian. Around 30 NATO peacekeeping soldiers defending three town halls in northern Kosovo were ...

Ah, Memorial Day. Traditionally, it’s the gateway to summer and, at about the 54-game mark for most MLB teams, it’s about the time we can start to think about the playoffs. Yes, even the Detroit Tigers — this season, at least. After three straight seasons of a double-digit deficit in the American League Central by the holiday (not counting 2020, of course, when ...

POTOMAC FALLS, In his 11-year professional career, Harold Varner III has won individual trophies in Australia and Saudi Arabia. With his RangeGoats GC, he celebrated a LIV Golf League team trophy earlier this year in Singapore. But the 32-year-old resident of North Carolina had never won on American soil until Sunday, when he captured the LIV Golf DC trophy with ...

In a sensational finale to the Premier League campaign, Ethan Pinnock’s late goal propelled Brentford to a stunning 1-0 home victory over champions Manchester City on Sunday, yet despite their triumph, the result proved insufficient to secure a place in Europe for the upcoming season. Brentford needed to win and hope that Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur dropped points in order to ...