• Amateur breaks Jack Nicklaus’ US Open record before going pro

    Viktor Hovland, the 2018 U.S. Amateur champion, is turning pro this coming week, making his professional debut at the Travelers Championship. But he looked like a pro all week in the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach. Hovland, who shot a 4-under 67 in Sunday’s final round to finish on the same score for the tournament

  • Brooks Koepka’s greatest asset betrayed him at the US Open

    PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — His strength has been one the biggest assets for Brooks Koepka as he won four of the previous eight major championships he played in. It helped him win back-to-back U.S. Opens and back-to-back PGA Championships — and it helped carry him into the contention Sunday in the final round of the

  • Justin Rose couldn’t keep from wilting in missed U.S. Open chance

    PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — Justin Rose hoped to add a second U.S. Open trophy to his collection on Sunday. Instead, he never gave himself a real chance to catch Gary Woodland as the Englishman struggled to a 3-over 74 and finished in a tie for third, six strokes behind the winner. Rose’s hopes were shattered

  • Trial set for Navy SEAL in Islamic State prisoner’s killing

    SAN DIEGO — The trial of a decorated Navy SEAL charged with killing an Islamic State prisoner in his care is set to begin Monday following months of turmoil in one of the Navy’s most prominent war crimes cases. The court-martial of Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher, which begins with jury selection, has included the

  • Padres-Rockies offensive show ends in least fitting way possible

    DENVER — In a historically high-scoring series, the outcome was decided by a pinch-hitting pitcher. On a bases-loaded walk, no less, off a starter who was making his first major league relief appearance. That seems appropriate for such a wacky series. The Padres and Rockies set a modern-era record by combining for 92 runs in

  • One killed, seven others injured in graduation shooting

    PHILADELPHIA — Authorities in Philadelphia say one person has been killed and at least seven others have been shot during a graduation party. KYW-TV reports the shooting occurred Sunday shortly before 10:30 p.m. near South 70th Street and Reed Bird Place. Authorities say four teenagers between the ages of 15 and 17 suffered gunshot wounds

  • Edwin Encarnacion trade about to send popular Yankees to bench

    CHICAGO — Brett Gardner and Gio Urshela figure to impacted by the acquisition of Edwin Encarnacion and Giancarlo Stanton’s return from the injured list more than anybody else. Encarnacion will be used mostly as a DH, which means Luke Voit will handle first base. That means DJ LeMahieu likely will get increased playing time at

  • The haunting mark Gary Woodland stared down to win the US Open

    PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — The right man won the U.S. Open on Sunday. Gary Woodland was the best player in the field from the moment the 119th U.S. Open began Thursday at Pebble Beach. And fittingly, he was the last man standing in triumphant pose, arms and putter in the air on the 18th green,

  • Phoenix mayor apologizes for on-camera confrontation between cops and black family

    The mayor of Phoenix has issued an apology for the “terrifying” on-camera confrontation between police officers, a local black couple and their two young children — which went viral over the weekend and sparked cries of racism. “I, like many others, am sick over what I have seen in the video depicting Phoenix police interacting

  • Jail graduation day for stepdad slayer

    Too bad he didn’t pursue this degree before trying to chop off his stepdad’s head with a samurai sword. As a rebellious 19-year-old, Zachary Gibian nearly decapitated retired NYPD cop Scott Nager, murdering his stepfather in their Long Island home in 2005. He studied behavioral science while serving a 25-year sentence at Sing Sing in

  • Aging Boomers rule the Democratic Party and other commentary

    Satirist: The Tyranny of Aging Boomers “Why have national Democrats . . . fallen under the tyranny of the 70-somethings?” asks The Atlantic’s Andrew Ferguson. His answer: Aging coastal boomers refuse to give up the ghost — much less their political sinecures and ambitions to ever-higher office. “People in their mid-to-late 70s are thick on

  • A complete Nets’ makeover would start with Kyrie Irving

    In NBA free agency, things change by the hour, if not the minute. But as of Sunday night, the feeling from both the Nets and the league is that Kyrie Irving is bound for Brooklyn. If the Nets do manage to bring the New Jersey product back home, then the question is: Who do they