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Free Open Beta For Awesome Zero-Gravity VR Game This Weekend

Developer Ready at Dawn’s next game, Echo Arena, aims to be one of the first real sports games in virtual reality–and this weekend, you can check it out for free. Echo Arena’s open beta started today, and it’s available to anyone who has an Oculus Rift headset. You can download it here. The game consists of four vs. four matches of a sport that’s essentially a mix of ultimate frisbee and rugby in zero gravity. You have hand jets and a boost that let you move around the arena, and ...

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Rickie Fowler came up short at this U.S Open. So what's new?

2:10 AM ET ERIN, Wisc. — As we assess Rickie Fowler’s U.S. Open performance at Erin Hills, let’s get a few things out of the way early: If you’re critical of Fowler because you feel his level of fame outweighs his accomplishments, or because he dates a lot of beautiful women, or because you think he appears in too many insurance commercials and is too in love with Snapchat, you’re making the wrong argument. None of that has any real effect on his golf. There are a lot of bad ...

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Instead of a card, Koepka got his dad the U.S. Open trophy

11:01 PM ET ERIN, Wis. — Bob Koepka was crying on the phone, and why the hell not? He was an old college pitcher out of West Virginia Wesleyan, and he had just watched his son throw a perfect game at the U.S. Open. Coaches had long ago predicted this would happen. Brooks Koepka himself had informed his old man as a middle schooler that he would someday be big stuff on the PGA Tour, and the vision that came to be on Father’s Day at Erin Hills buckled the ...

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Koepka takes U.S. Open to capture first major

8:57 PM ET Associated Press ERIN, Wis. — Brooks Koepka traveled around the world to find his game. He found stardom right at home as the U.S. Open champion. Koepka broke away from a tight pack with three straight birdies on the back nine Sunday at Erin Hills and closed with a 5-under 67 to win the U.S. Open for his first major championship. Koepka takes home $ 2.16 million, the largest single-day earnings in golf. A par on the final hole tied Rory McIlroy‘s record score to par at ...

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It will be an eye-opening Sunday at the U.S. Open

10:42 PM ET ERIN, Wis. — You can seemingly see for miles in all directions across the vast Erin Hills landscape, yet there isn’t a major champion in sight. Peer at the leaderboard and you eventually find Sergio Garcia and Louis Oosthuizen, straining to keep in touch. Barring something, shall we say, unforeseen, the U.S. Open will produce a seventh straight first-time major championship winner. And he’ll likely have to do it in a manner that most of the past winners of the big trophy rarely would have considered — ...

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Thomas shoots 9-under 63, sets Open record

6:09 PM ET ESPN.com news services ERIN, Wis. — What a day for Justin Thomas. The 24-year-old Thomas eagled the par-5 18th for just the fifth 63 in U.S. Open history. Vijay Singh was the last player to accomplish the feat in 2003 at Olympia Fields. Thomas broke the U.S. Open record for low round in relation to par. Thomas’ 9-under 63 was one better than Johnny Miller‘s 63 in the 1973 final round at Oakmont. “I was just trying to get to 63, just because I know that’s kind ...

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Koepka the man to beat at the U.S. Open

10:53 PM ET ERIN, Wis. — Believe it or not, Brooks Koepka would prefer to be somewhere else than at the top of a U.S. Open leaderboard. In fact, he would rather be on a Game 7 mound in the World Series or in a Game 7 backcourt next to Stephen Curry in the NBA Finals. He plays golf for a living, but don’t you dare call him a golfer. He is an athlete. And since many people don’t consider golfers true athletes, he pulls up his tight and short ...

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No, Mickelson's quest for elusive U.S. Open isn't over

5:41 PM ET ERIN, Wis. — Oh, it would have been a brilliant scene. The six-time U.S. Open runner-up, just minutes after stepping off his private jet, jogging toward the first tee for a late tee time. His shoes still untied, the gallery already in hysterics over his arrival, he’d offer that familiar thumbs-up and knowing grin, then pull driver from his bag and rip that famous butter-cut down the opening fairway. It never happened. The thunderstorms never developed. The tournament delays never materialized. The jet never landed, carrying Phil ...

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Mickelson confirms U.S. Open withdrawal

9:05 AM ET ESPN.com news services Phil Mickelson has withdrawn from the U.S. Open, realizing there was no chance to get from his daughter’s high school graduation in California to make his tee time in Wisconsin. This is the first time Mickelson has missed the U.S. Open since he failed to qualify in 1993 and his first missed major since the 2009 Open. Mickelson had been holding out hope that, with the potential of storms over Wisconsin, there might be a four-hour delay that would allow him to watch his ...

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Nadal rips Wawrinka for French Open title

12:09 PM ET Associated Press PARIS — His clay-court prowess as unassailable as ever, Rafael Nadal won his record 10th French Open title by dominating 2015 champion Stan Wawrinka 6-2, 6-3, 6-1 in the final Sunday. No other man or woman has won 10 championships at the same major in the Open era, which began in 1968. Call it a Perfect 10. The 31-year-old Nadal was overwhelmingly good from start to finish against Wawrinka — and over the past two weeks en route to La Decima, Spanish for “10th.” Not ...

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