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Jordan Spieth headlines as hometown Byron Nelson changes venues

Jordan Spieth didn’t try to sell his peers on joining him at a new course for his hometown AT&T Byron Nelson tournament. The three-time major winner says he was honest when asked over the past year about the course located on what used to be a landfill a few miles south of downtown Dallas. Read More

Bookies have the edge against bettors, but not by much

Unlike other games in the casino where there are fixed ranges of percentage win rates, the profitability of sports books is often dependent on the skill of those making the lines. Read More

Cleveland’s J.R. Smith, George Hill horrible in Game 2

J.R. Smith’s shoddy performance in Game 2 underscored a startling disparity between Cleveland’s and Boston’s starting backcourts that allowed the fearless Celtics to withstand a brilliant, 42-point effort by LeBron James and take a 2-0 series lead. Read More
 

‘A little weird’ for Andrew McCutchen in return to Pittsburgh

For the first time in months, Andrew McCutchen woke up in his own bed. He and his wife took their infant son to the doctor. Then he hopped in a car and drove to PNC Park, where he made his way through the players’ entrance. Only this time, he joined the rest of the San Francisco Giants in the visitors’ clubhouse, where his familiar No. 22 jersey hung in an unfamiliar spot. Read More
 

Webb Simpson takes 5-shot lead at Players Championship

Webb Simpson was on the verge of shattering the course record at The Players Championship until he hit a sand wedge into the water on the notorious par-3 17th. He settled for a 9-under 63 to tie the course record, giving him a five-shot lead going into the weekend. Read More

Dustin Johnson shares early lead at The Players Championship

Dustin Johnson is using a new technique for his putting and he likes the results. Johnson opened with six birdies on the back nine and wound up with a 6-under 66 to share the early lead with Webb Simpson and Alex Noren at The Players Championship. Read More

Lions’ Matt Patricia says he was ‘falsely accused’ of assault

Detroit Lions coach Matt Patricia said he was “falsely accused” in a 1996 sexual assault allegation that resurfaced this week, and he indicated that the matter has not been an issue as he has climbed from job to job in the years since. Read More

Mets bat out of turn, Reds rally for win in extra innings

New York wasted a first-inning rally by batting out of turn, and Adam Duvall led off the 10th inning with a homer that sent the Cincinnati Reds to a 2-1 victory today, concluding a series that will be remembered for an unexpected trade and an embarrassing mistake. Read More

Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna charged with assault

All-Star closer Roberto Osuna of the Toronto Blue Jays was charged with assault and put on administrative leave by Major League Baseball, preventing him from playing for at least a week. Toronto Police declined to say whether it was domestic assault. Read More

Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson improve relationship with age

Never mind that Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson have only five victories between them over the last five years. It’s a big deal when the two best players of their generation are in the same group at any tournament, much less The Players Championship. Read More

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