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Koepka captures second U.S. Open in two years

by Mickey McLean
Posted 6/18/18, 12:45 pm

Brooks Koepka has won just three events on the PGA Tour, but two of those victories have come at the U.S. Open last year and on Sunday in Southampton, N.Y. The 28-year-old professional golfer tamed a tough Shinnecock Hills course, shooting a final round 2-under-par 68 to finish the tournament at 1-over and one stroke ahead of Tommy Fleetwood, who fired a 63 Sunday, tying a U.S. Open record. “I don't want to say I didn’t think I could do it, but I knew that it was going to be that much more difficult,” Koepka said of his back-to-back titles.

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World Cup coming to North America

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 6/13/18, 11:01 am

FIFA voters Wednesday gave North America hosting rights for soccer’s World Cup in 2026. The proposal would put 60 of 80 games in the United States and 10 each in Mexico and Canada. In contrast to the secrecy of past World Cup ballots, members of FIFA, the international soccer governing body, held an open vote to select the North American trio over Morocco. The outcome signals that FIFA members favor existing venues in countries that actively work to fight corruption. Two years ago, a federal investigation exposed widespread bribery within the group.

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Justify wins Triple Crown, jockey thanks Jesus

by Jim Henry
Posted 6/11/18, 09:05 am

Justify became only the 13th Triple Crown winner in horse-racing history after winning the Belmont Stakes in New York on Saturday. He previously won the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness to secure horse racing’s top prize. Justify became only the second horse to win the Triple Crown without ever losing a race, following Seattle Slew in 1977. Justify won the Belmont starting from the rail, 45 years to the day after Secretariat achieved that feat.

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