Associated Press/Photo by Carolyn Kaster

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 Francois Mori

It’s not just for kicks

Sports | Women’s soccer continues to find itself in the shadow of the men’s game
by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 6/14/19, 04:50 pm

The French women’s national soccer team made a statement last Friday when it opened the FIFA Women’s World Cup competition on its home turf by defeating South Korea 4-0. But the U.S. team made an even bigger splash in France on Tuesday with its devastating and record-breaking 13-0 drubbing of Thailand. But despite the domination of such teams on the global scale, women’s soccer faces controversy both in the United States and around the world.

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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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