Cristiano Ronaldo dazzles with hat trick, Portugal draws with Spain

SOCHI, Russia – Cristiano Ronaldo used the World Cup to show everyone he’s the GOAT. Ronaldo rubbed his chin after scoring minutes into Portugal’s opener against Spain, implying he is the Greatest...

DATE: June 15, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

USGA, Shinnecock Nation honor Native American golf history

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. – Oscar Bunn grew up two miles south of Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, the site of this week’s 118th U.S. Open, caddying and learning to play at the course that took its name from...

DATE: June 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

New Jersey begins taking legal sports bets

OCEANPORT, N.J. – New Jersey’s governor bet that the New Jersey Devils will win the Stanley Cup, while basketball legend Julius Erving bet that Philadelphia’s football team will repeat as...

DATE: June 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

57th Navajo Trail Open tees up Friday at Hillcrest Golf Club

Two things have come to be expected at the Navajo Trail Open golf tournament: tough greens and exciting finishes, and the 57th installment of the three-day, 54-hole golf tournament this weekend at...

DATE: June 14, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Dustin Johnson leads a U.S. Open that’s playing like one

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. – The U.S. Open lived up to its reputation in the return to Shinnecock Hills. So did Dustin Johnson. Fresh off a six-shot victory last week, Johnson managed all aspects of his...

DATE: June 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

A glance at first round of U.S. Open

A glance at the U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills in Southampton, New York: Leading: Former champion Dustin Johnson and three other players are tied after shooting 1-under 69s. Just behind: Jason...

DATE: June 14, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 2 hours ago | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Phillies pitcher Vince Velasquez nearly no-hits Rockies

PHILADELPHIA – When Vince Velasquez is calm and composed, he’s tough to beat. Velasquez took a no-hitter two outs into the seventh inning, Rhys Hoskins and Nick Williams hit solo homers, and the...

DATE: June 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Spain and Portugal both distracted before World Cup opener

MOSCOW – Spain and Portugal meet for just the second time in the World Cup in one of the most intriguing games of the group stage. Spain is in chaos after firing its coach two days before Friday’s...

DATE: June 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

No quarterback competition has meant more relaxed offseason for Denver Broncos

ENGLEWOOD – The angst that permeated the Denver Broncos for two straight summers of quarterback competitions is noticeably absent from team headquarters this year. Veteran Case Keenum is the...

DATE: June 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

After Americans’ win, 3 could be key for World Cup hosting

MOSCOW – Three is the new magic number for hosting a World Cup. Victory for the U.S.-led North American bid with Canada and Mexico to stage the 2026 tournament could mean that single-nation hosts...

DATE: June 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Russia routs Saudi Arabia 5-0 in opening game of World Cup

MOSCOW – Inspired by the home crowd in the opening match of the World Cup, Russia ended a 16-year wait for victory. Substitute Denis Cheryshev scored two goals Thursday to lead the host nation past...

DATE: June 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports