• Koepka stands tall
    SOUTHAMPTON—The whiners went home early, beaten down by Shinnecock Hills and the US Golf Association’s (USGA) clumsy efforts to turn the venerable golf course into something it was never meant to be. Brooks Koepka stood tall, holding a US Open trophy high for the second straight year because he knew what it took to win. […]
  • Father’s Day at U.S. Open
    SOUTHAMPTON, New York—Leaning on his club, Matt Parziale crossed one leg over the other and placed the free hand on his hip. His caddie mirrored his position and used Parziale’s bag as his source of support. The two looked almost identical, just one older than the other. Being related will do that. Parziale’s dad, Vic […]
  • Strange: Koepka has what it takes to win US Open three in a row
    SOUTHAMPTON, New York—Curtis Strange stood by the 18th green at Shinnecock Hills, working for the TV broadcast and ready to welcome Brooks Koepka into the small fraternity of back-to-back US Open winners. “I’m happy for him. I hope it means as much to him,” said Strange, who won in 1988 and 1989 and was the […]
  • Forget stylish attacking moves, this is set-piece World Cup
    VOLGOGRAD, Russia—The possession football championed by coaches like Pep Guardiola is supposed to produce aesthetically pleasing goals. Against strong defenses and world-class goalkeepers, sometimes you need to go back to basics. This World Cup has started with a spate of goals off of set pieces and penalty kicks, as many teams have struggled to score […]
  • Mexico earthquake tremor was not caused by celebrating fans, experts claim
    MEXICO CITY—Mexico’s National Seismological Service says there was seismic activity around the country’s capital on Sunday, but it wasn’t linked to soccer fans celebrating their country’s game-winning goal versus Germany at the World Cup. The service says in a report that there were two small earthquakes at 10:24 a.m. and 12:01 p.m. The goal came […]

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