Jordan Spieth wins US Open after dramatic final round

first_imgMasters champion Jordan Spieth added another chapter to golf’s record books with a nerve-jangling, one-shot victory at the US Open on Sunday after Dustin Johnson blew his chance to force a play-off by three-putting the last.American young gun Spieth sank a curling 28-footer to birdie the 16th and forge three ahead, then shrugged off a double-bogey at the 17th before becoming just the sixth player to slip into a green jacket and hoist the US Open trophy in the same year. Though Spieth birdied the par-five 18th to end a wildly fluctuating final round of high drama with a one-under-par 69, he then had to watch as fellow American Johnson, in the last pairing, had a 12-foot eagle putt to win it at the 18th.Johnson’s putt slid past the cup and he then missed a four-foot birdie putt coming back to squander the chance of forcing an 18-hole playoff on Monday at Chambers Bay.The 21-year-old Spieth posted a five-under total of 275 on a challenging links-style layout that firmed up under a baking sun as he became the youngest winner of the U.S. Open since Bobby Jones in 1923.”I’m still amazed that I won, let alone that we weren’t playing tomorrow,” Spieth told reporters.”So for that turnaround right there, to watch that happen, I feel for Dustin. “But I haven’t been able to put anything in perspective yet. When I finished, I was just hoping to be playing tomorrow. I can’t seem to wrap my head around the finish of today.” The victory saw Spieth join Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Ben Hogan and Craig Wood as the only players to have won the Masters and U.S. Open in the same year.–last_img read more

Real Salt Lake fires coach Mike Petke after suspension for abusing referee

first_imgReal Salt Lake replaced Petke with assistant Freddy Juarez on an interim basis until the end of the season, having collected seven points from three games in the coach’s absence.Petke, who won the 2013 Supporters’ Shield with New York Red Bulls, has been infamously outspoken in the past.Last year, he challenged MLS to “drain my bank account, I don’t give a sh— anymore” in a rant as he criticized officials after a loss to Minnesota United. He was suspended for two matches and fined $10,000. Real Salt Lake coach Mike Petke has been fired after serving a three-match MLS suspension for abusing a referee in a Leagues Cup match.Petke, 43, was suspended after RSL’s July 24 loss to Tigres for confronting the officials and using a homophobic slur in Spanish. In addition, RSL suspended its coach without pay for two weeks.He had been set to return Monday before the team announced his firing.A statement described “the steepest sanctions ever imposed on an MLS coach” and added: “After further deliberations and a series of constructive discussions internally and with various members of our community, we have concluded, pursuant to his employment agreement, to immediately terminate Mike Petke’s employment.”The club explained: “At Real Salt Lake, we have the privilege to represent our great community and fans here locally and on a national and global basis.Real Salt Lake Terminates Contract of Head Coach Mike Petkehttps://t.co/k0IVfOR1rB pic.twitter.com/qxzutLOmUy— Real Salt Lake (@realsaltlake) August 12, 2019″We hold all of our coaches, players, executives and staff to the highest standards of professionalism.”As an organization, it is vital that everyone, particularly our leadership, reflects and embodies our core values and the values of our community, treating all people with respect, civility and professionalism.”Moreover, throughout our 15-year history, we have championed diversity, acceptance and inclusion throughout our organization, our stadiums and our community. This is a responsibility that we take very seriously.” Zlatan Ibrahimovic says MLS playoff ‘system is s—’center_img Josef Martinez scores in 10th consecutive game to break MLS record The coach was suspended for three MLS matches, three Leagues Cup matches and fined $25,000 for using “unacceptable and offensive language” and for his “repeated confrontational misconduct towards match officials.”Petke also was required to attend anger management, sensitivity and diversity training. Related Newslast_img read more

Pitt’s Steven Adams among NBA Draft early entries

first_imgPitt center Steven Adams blocks a shot by Providence forward LaDontae Henton. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola) The Associated PressIt’s officially one and done for Pittsburgh center Steven Adams. Adams started 32 games for Pitt and averaged 7.1 and 6.3 rebounds per game. The 19-year-old led the Panthers with 65 blocks and made 57 percent of his shots while being named to the Big East All-Rookie Team. Considered a project when he signed, Adams improved as the season went on. He had 13 points and 11 rebounds in Pitt’s 73-55 loss to Wichita State in the second round of the NCAA tournament. Adams said after the defeat he planned to come back but had a change of heartNBA Draft: Thursday, June 27 at The Barclays Center, Brooklyn, N.Y.Steven Adams, Pittsburgh, 7-0, freshmanC.J. Aiken, Saint Joseph’s, 6-9, juniorAnthony Bennett, UNLV, 6-8, freshmanVander Blue, Marquette, 6-4, juniorLorenzo Brown, N.C. State, 6-5, juniorReggie Bullock, North Carolina, 6-7, juniorTrey Burke, Michigan, 6-0, sophomoreKentavious Caldwell-Pope, Georgia, 6-5, sophomoreMichael Carter-Williams, Syracuse, 6-5, sophomoreAdrien Coleman, Bethune-Cookman, 6-5, juniorAllen Crabbe, California, 6-6, juniorDewayne Dedmon, Southern Cal, 7-0, juniorGorgui Dieng, Louisville, 6-11, juniorJamaal Franklin, San Diego State, 6-5, juniorKeyondrei “Kiwi” Gardner, Midland (Texas) JC, 5-7, freshmanArchie Goodwin, Kentucky, 6-4, freshmanTim Hardaway Jr., Michigan, 6-6, juniorGrant Jerrett, Arizona, 6-10, freshmanChristian Kabongo, New Mexico State, 6-4, sophomoreMyck Kabongo, Texas, 6-1, sophomoreShane Larkin, Miami, 5-11, sophomoreRicky Ledo, Providence, 6-7, freshmanAlex Len, Maryland, 7-1, sophomoreC.J. Leslie, N.C. State, 6-9, juniorNurideen Lindsey, Rider, 6-3, juniorAmath M’Baye, Oklahoma, 6-9, juniorRay McCallum, Detroit, 6-3, juniorBen McLemore, Kansas, 6-5, freshmanTony Mitchell, North Texas, 6-8, sophomoreShabazz Muhammad, UCLA, 6-6, freshmanNerlens Noel, Kentucky, 6-10, freshmanVictor Oladipo, Indiana, 6-5, juniorKelly Olynyk, Gonzaga, 7-0, juniorOtto Porter Jr., Georgetown, 6-8, sophomoreMarshawn Powell, Arkansas, 6-7, juniorPhil Pressey, Missouri, 5-11, juniorAndre Roberson, Colorado, 6-7, juniorTrevis Simpson, UNC-Greensboro, 6-4, juniorTony Snell, New Mexico, 6-7, juniorTahj Tate, Delaware State, 6-4, sophomoreJohn Taylor, Fresno Pacific, 6-1, juniorAdonis Thomas, Memphis, 6-7, sophomoreDeshaun Thomas, Ohio State, 6-7, juniorB.J. Young, Arkansas, 6-3, sophomoreCody Zeller, Indiana, 6-11, sophomoreInternationalAlejandro Abrines, Barcelona (Spain), 6-6, 1993 (birth year)Giannis Antetokounmpo, Filathlitikos (Greece), 6-9, 1994Laszlo Dobos, Zaragoza (Spain), 7-3, 1993Rudy Gobert, Cholet (France), 7-0, 1992Livio Jean-Charles, ASVEL (France), 6-8, 1993Sergey Karasev, Triumph (Russia), 6-7, 1993Raul Neto, Lagun Aro GBC (Spain), 6-1, 1992Lucas Riva Nogueira, Estudiantes (Spain), 7-0, 1992Alexandre Paranhos, Flamengo (Brazil), 6-8, 1992Bogdan Radosavljevic, Bayern Munich (Germany), 6-11, 1993Dennis Schroder, New Yorker Phantoms (Germany), 6-1, 1993Strahinja Stojacic, Smederevo (Serbia), 6-5, 1992Daniel Theis, Ratiopharm (Germany), 6-8, 1992Janis Timma, Ventspils (Latvia), 6-7, 1992Marko Todorovic, Barcelona (Spain), 6-10, 1992Note: Country indicates where team plays, not country of nationality. Players cound withdraw up to June 17.last_img read more