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Vintage PGA leaves plenty of options open at Quail Hollow

9:59 PM ET CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The predicted rain never arrived at Quail Hollow, but the thunder sure did. Thunder Bear, that is — or the translation for Thorbjorn Olesen‘s forename. The Dane who plays the European Tour grabbed the early first-round lead at Quail Hollow on Thursday by shooting 4-under-par 67, a revelation perhaps to those unaware that he has 11 professional victories, including four on his home tour. Kevin Kisner, a two-time winner on the PGA Tour, matched him late in the day. At the PGA, there really ...

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Class of 2017 can open Hall to excluded stars

8:31 PM ET COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — When Jeff Bagwell, Ivan Rodriguez and Tim Raines take to the podium for their Baseball Hall of Fame induction speeches on Sunday, in many respects there will be nothing remarkable about their time on the stage. Oh, it’s a remarkable thing to be receiving baseball’s highest honor. And because they are unique individuals with different lives and careers, the stories they tell can only be their own. But it will be a familiar scene, and that’s a good thing, because the annual renewal of ...

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Spieth turns the tables, wins Open in a classic

5:29 PM ET SOUTHPORT, England — Spectators sneaked inside the ropes, scurrying along the 18th fairway at Royal Birkdale, shrieking as Jordan Spieth headed toward the final green to a loud ovation from the packed grandstands and the coronation everyone expected to take place. But not like this. How about a legendary comeback that will long be remembered as one of the game’s epic feats? The old links by the Irish Sea has seen plenty of drama during 10 Open Championships played in this English town, with Hall of Famers ...

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Spieth rallies to win The Open

3:16 PM ET ESPN.com news services SOUTHPORT, England — Jordan Spieth is the British Open champion, just like expected. Not like anyone could have imagined. On the verge of another meltdown in a major, so wild off the tee that he played one shot from the driving range at Royal Birkdale and lost the lead for the first time all weekend, Spieth bounced back with a collection of clutch shots, delivering a rally that ranks among the best. A near ace. A 50-foot eagle putt . A 30-foot birdie putt. ...

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Spieth's virtuoso Open performance leaves him on cusp of history

8:26 PM ET SOUTHPORT, England — The very first time Jordan Spieth had the chance to sleep on a share of the lead at a major championship, it was Saturday night at the Masters in 2014, and he was 20 years old. He lay awake, well after midnight, mulling the enormity of the moment. He and some friends and family had spent the evening watching sports, but when it was time to go to bed, he couldn’t quiet his mind. He tossed and turned, finally fell asleep, then woke up ...

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Spieth takes lead into final round at The Open

5:00 PM ET Associated Press SOUTHPORT, England — Jordan Spieth did his part on a day of low scoring at The Open, and now is one round away from the third leg of the Grand Slam. The lowest score in major championship history was already in the books Saturday when Spieth was still warming up on the range at Royal Birkdale. Then the 23-year-old Texan delivered a bogey-free performance at Royal Birkdale that he punctuated with a 20-foot birdie on the final hole for a 5-under 65. That gave Spieth ...

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Garcia gets angry, hurts shoulder at The Open

11:03 AM ET Associated Press SOUTHPORT, England — Sergio Garcia thought his time at The Open might be over after hurting his right shoulder while angrily swinging a club into shrubs on the fourth hole at Royal Birkdale on Friday. The Masters champion clutched his shoulder after the incident and took a painkiller on the fifth tee. He spoke with a medical official on the seventh hole and his shoulder still felt sore at the end of his second round. Sergio Garcia grimaces while being examined by a doctor on ...

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Don't be fooled by first-round weather at The Open

7:31 PM ET SOUTHPORT, England — The locals along the Lancashire coastline warn to never trust a weather forecast around here, certainly no more than a day out. They’ve been known to experience all four seasons during a summer day, and at all of The Open Championship venues, anything can happen. But if reports are accurate, Thursday’s short sleeves will be replaced by something far more uncomfortable on Friday at Royal Birkdale: rain gear, gloves, scarves — maybe a campfire would be nice. “Tomorrow is the bad day from what ...

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Follow live: Spieth, Stenson begin challenge at The Open

Playing in his last Open because he has reached the age of 60, Mark O’Meara was granted the honor of teeing off first. It turned out to be a horror. O’Meara, the 1998 champ at Royal Birkdale, sailed his first tee shot out of bounds in driving rain and ended up shooting 81. “My name is on my golf bag, I’ve won the Open Championship, I’m in the Hall of Fame, when you hit one straight right off the first tee out of bounds. . . my day was toast ...

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Source: Cousins open to deal after the season

2:19 PM ET Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins is not expected to sign a long-term deal by Monday’s 4 p.m. deadline to sign franchise players to long-term contracts, but he is open to doing a deal with the team after this season, per a source familiar with the situation. Washington still could make a last-minute push to try to get a deal done by the Monday deadline; however, Cousins fully intends to play this season under his franchise tag, worth $ 23.9 million in 2017. There has been a positive, ...

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