#SportsReport: Brooks Koepka Wins First Career Major At U.S. Open

Jun 19, 2017


Brooks Koepka has picked up his first career Major victory by taking the U.S. Open at Erin Hills by four shots over Brian Harman and Hideki Matsuyama. Koepka grabbed control with three straight birdies on the back nine and matched Rory McIlroy's U.S. Open record by finishing at 16 under. He is the seventh straight first-time major champion in men's golf.


Brooke Henderson claimed her fourth LPGA Tour title by taking the Meijer Classic in Michigan by two strokes over Michelle Wie and Lexi Thompson. The 19-year-old Henderson closed with a 66 for a 17-under total and a $300,000 first-prize check. The Canadian led after each of the first two rounds before falling one shot behind Thompson on Saturday.


The New York Yankees' sixth consecutive loss leaves them tied with Boston atop the American League East. Chad Pinder hit a two-run double and Khris Davis added a two-run homer while the Athletics scored four times in the third to beat the Yankees, 4-3. Xander Bogaerts homered twice and had three RBIs as Boston nipped Houston, 6-5, keeping the Astros 1 ½ games ahead of second-place Texas in the AL West.

Aroldis Chapman returned from the disabled list with a 1-2-3 inning and the New York Yankees bullpen nearly felt right again. Except that he threw the eighth this time in another close defeat, not in a ninth-inning save situation, as is his customary slot.

Xander Bogaerts went deep twice for the first multihomer game of his career and had four RBIs to lead the Boston Red Sox to a 6-5 win over the Houston Astros. Bogaerts had just two homers entering Sunday's game. He ended an 0-for-14 skid when he connected off Joe Musgrove to make it 1-0 with two outs in the first inning.

Philadelphia and Boston have agreed in principle on a trade where the 76ers would acquire the chance to take Markelle Fultz with the No. 1 pick in Thursday's NBA Draft, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press. The Celtics will get the No. 3 pick, plus an additional first-rounder in either 2018 or 2019, according to the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because the trade has not been formally approved by the league.

Jacob deGrom hit his first major league home run and shut down a bruising Washington lineup on three singles for eight dominant innings, giving the New York Mets a 5-1 win over the Nationals that avoided a four-game sweep. Fresh off pitching the Mets' first complete game of the season in his previous start against the Cubs, deGrom turned in a complete effort, excelling with his arm, bat and glove.

Kendrys Morales and Russell Martin both homered to help the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Chicago White Sox 7-3. The victory snapped Chicago's three-game winning streak and stopped the White Sox from tying a club record with a seventh consecutive win in Toronto.

The first half of Tim Tebow's first professional baseball season is complete. It did not end on a high note. The former Heisman winner struck out three times as the Columbia Fireflies fell out of a playoff spot. Tebow did put together a five-game hitting streak that is his longest of the season for the New York Mets' Class A franchise.


Diana Taurasi became the WNBA's career scorer leader, passing Tina Thompson's mark of 7,488 against Los Angeles. Taurasi needed 14 points coming into the game, and broke Thompson's record late in the first half on a layup with the Phoenix Mercury trailing big.


The NHL salary cap has been set at $75 million for this season in a slight increase over last year. The league and NHL Players' Association announced the cap and the salary floor of $55.4 million in a joint statement Sunday.

Realizing his days were numbered in Montreal, defenseman Nathan Beaulieu welcomes the trade that sent him to the Buffalo Sabres. Aside from the chance to get a fresh start with a Phil Housley-coached team, Beaulieu expressed relief he didn't have to deal with the uncertainty of being exposed in the NHL's expansion draft this week. Beaulieu spoke during a conference call Sunday, a day after Buffalo acquired him in exchange for a third-round pick.

Three-time Stanley Cup champion goalie Marc-Andre Fleury, Nashville forward James Neal and Anaheim defenseman Sami Vatanen are among the high-profile players available for the Vegas Golden Knights to select in the NHL expansion draft. Now it's on Golden Knights general manager George McPhee to spend the next three days poring over the list of available players and select one from each of the NHL's 30 teams.


Bradley Wright-Phillips scored two late goals and the New York Red Bulls beat the Philadelphia Union 2-0 Sunday. Philadelphia played a man down after Derrick Jones was given a straight red card for a foul on Felipe Martins in the 53rd minute.


Former New York Jets outside linebacker Larry Grantham, a starter on the 1969 Super Bowl team, has died. He was 78. The Jets announced Sunday night that a funeral service for Grantham will be held Wednesday in his hometown of Crystal Springs, Mississippi.

The Tennessee Titans have agreed to terms on a one-year deal with wide receiver Eric Decker. The 6-foot-3, 214-pound Decker visited the Titans on Wednesday, met with coach Mike Mularkey and took a physical. He was released earlier this month by the New York Jets where he spent the past three seasons. Hip and shoulder injuries limited Decker to three games last season, but he ranks second in the NFL since 2012 with 33 touchdowns in the red zone.


Kyle Larson earned his second NASCAR Cup Series win of the season by holding off Chase Elliott at Michigan International Speedway. Larson started from the pole and took control on a restart with five laps remaining before closing out his third career Cup win. Martin Truex Jr. won the first two stages of the race but finished sixth, ceding the points lead to Larson. Joey Logano was third, followed by Denny Hamlin and Jamie McMurray.

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