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A philanthropy grandmaster

New York | The philanthropist who brought chess to New York City’s public schools dies
by Emily Belz
Posted 6/19/19, 03:04 pm

A New York moment: 

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Woodland wins first major at U.S. Open

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 6/17/19, 11:39 am

Gary Woodland earned his first major golf championship at the U.S. Open Sunday, holding off two-time defending champion Brooks Koepka to win at Pebble Beach by three strokes. Woodland finished at 13-under-par, breaking Tiger Woods’ U.S. Open course record at the famed Northern California course. Koepka, who had won three of the past five majors, pulled within a shot of the lead on Sunday’s back nine, but Woodland remained steady, birdieing the 14th hole and sinking a 30-foot putt for birdie on 18 to close out his victory in style.

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Associated Press/Photo by Tony Avelar

Raptors win first NBA championship

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 6/14/19, 10:30 am

The Toronto Raptors won their first NBA title Thursday night in Oakland, Calif., defeating the Golden State Warriors 114-110 in Game 6 of the NBA Finals, sweeping all three of their games on the road.

Toronto forward Kawhi Leonard averaged more than 28 points a game in the series and was named the Finals MVP for the second time in his career. “I wanted to make history here,” he said. “That’s what I did.” Leonard won his first MVP award playing for the San Antonio Spurs when they won the championship in 2014.

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