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  • Brooks Koepka holds off charge from Tiger Woods to claim PGA Championship title

    August 12, 2018 11:11 PM 10

    After wasting one chance to put it away, Koepka ran kept attacking flags and ran in birdie putts of 10 feet on No. 15 and 7 feet on No. 16 to end the drama. He tapped in for par on the final hole to set the PGA Championship scoring record at 264. It also tied the major championship record that Henrik Stenson set at Royal Troon two years ago in the British

  • Tony Finau’s 10 birdies help him make the cut at PGA Championship

    August 11, 2018 11:38 PM 9

    ST. LOUIS—Tony Finau tried not to look at the opening two rounds of the PGA Championship as a Ryder Cup audition as he played alongside U.S. captain Jim Furyk. He sure didn’t damage his chances. Not by matching a PGA Championship record with 10 birdies in the second round. Not by bouncing back from a 74 to make the cut on the number. “He was just shaking

  • Ex-Blue Jays pitcher Esteban Loaiza pleads guilty to drug charges

    August 11, 2018 1:36 AM 10

    Loaiza attorney, Janice Deaton, declined to speak with reporters after leaving the courthouse. The hurler played for several professional teams between 1995 and 2008, including the Toronto Blue Jays, Pittsburgh Pirates, New York Yankees, Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago White Sox. He had a 21-9 record with the White Sox in 2003 and started in the All-Star

  • No-shows make the biggest splash on opening day of NACAC Championships

    August 10, 2018 11:17 PM 11

    Not necessarily in the stands at Varsity Stadium, where organizers expect to attract bigger crowds on Saturday, when stars like Jamaican sprinter Shelly-Ann Brown compete. But Friday’s competitions featured smaller-than-expected fields, as lineups — already depleted by elites who skipped the event entirely — experienced last-minute scratches. So the women’s

  • DeRozan to make his Toronto return in February

    August 10, 2018 8:59 PM 12

    The Raptors will play 12 back-to-backs — down from 14 last season. They will appear on ESPN eight times in the United States and on TNT seven. The 15 U.S. national broadcasts are the most for the franchise since the heyday of Vince Carter in 2001-02. • The annual Nelson Mandela Game on Dec. 5 will be against the Philadelphia 76ers. Game times are all over the map. Weekday

  • Ashleigh Barty beats Kiki Bertens to reach Rogers Cup semifinals

    August 10, 2018 6:15 PM 11

    The 22-year-old Australian has won her last six hard court matches, including a pair of Fed Cup victories. She is coming off an excellent grass court season in which she won 12 matches, including a tournament title in Nottingham. Bertens fell short of posting a third straight win over a seeded player after ousting Karolina Pliskova and Petra Kvitova

  • Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen hospitalized with irregular heartbeat

    August 10, 2018 2:47 PM 12

    DENVER—Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen went to the hospital with an irregular heartbeat before a game Thursday against Colorado and will be sent back to Los Angeles for more tests. Manager Dave Roberts said after the Dodgers’ 8-5 win over the Rockies that Jansen was at the hotel earlier in the day and didn’t feel right. Jansen called the trainer and was taken

  • Canadian swimmer Kylie Masse captures gold at Pan Pacific Championships in Tokyo

    August 10, 2018 2:20 PM 13

    “That was amazing, I can’t even describe it. It was so cool to be part of that race,” Ruck said. “I felt really good in that race. The first 50 I went out pretty good and smooth and the last 50 I just tried to hang on and tried to race Cate and Simone.” Ruck and Sanchez combined with Rebecca Smith of Toronto and Mackenzie Padington of Victoria for bronze

  • Woodland feels at home in Missouri, leads PGA with 64

    August 10, 2018 12:46 AM 10

    ST. LOUIS—Kansas-bred Gary Woodland felt right at home in enemy territory and delivered his best performance in a major Thursday at the PGA Championship. Woodland used his power to birdie the two par 5s on the soft turf of Bellerive, and he relied on a new grip and new confidence in his putter for everything else on his way to a 6-under 64 for a one-shot

  • No sweat: Woods changes shirt and game to stay in mix at PGA

    August 9, 2018 8:48 PM 9

    ST. LOUIS — What Tiger Woods really needed after two holes at the PGA Championship was a fresh start. A bogey-double bogey start left Woods scrambling to stay close Thursday. After having his caddie grab his backup shirt from the bag, Woods popped into a restroom near the 12th tee box, put on the dry shirt and shot 3 under the rest of the way to finish