Jutanugarn sisters shoot 59 to claim Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational

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Thai sisters Ariya and Moriya Jutanugarn won the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational on Saturday, shooting their second 11-under 59 in best-ball play for a three-stroke victory over defending champions Cydney Clanton and Jasmine Suwannapura. The 25-year-old Ariya won for the 12th time on the LPGA Tour and second this season, and the 26-year-old Moriya took her second title. Ariya won the Honda LPGA Thailand on May 9 for her first victory since July 2018. The Jutanugarns finished at 24-under 256 at windy Midland Country Club. They opened with a 67 in alternate shot, had a 59 on Thursday in best ball, and shot 71 in alternate shot Friday to enter the final round two strokes behind Clanton and Suwannapura. Clanton and Suwannapura shot 64. They won the inaugural event by six shots in 2019. The tournament was canceled last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic … Rose Zhang won the U.S. Girls’ Junior at Columbia Country Club, beating local favorite Bailey Davis 6 and 4 in the 36-hole final to become the eighth player to win both the junior and U.S. Women’s Amateur. The 18-year-old Zhang won the amateur last year at Woodmont Country Club in Rockville, Maryland. She’s the only of the eight players to win the amateur before the junior.

Hahn shoots a 60 at Barbasol

James Hahn missed a chance to shoot the 13th sub-60 round in PGA Tour history . He settled for a 12-under 60 and a chance to win Barbasol Championship. Eight strokes back entering the day, Hahn had two eagles in the career-best round to move within two strokes of leader J.T. Poston at Keene Trace. Hahn’s 132-yard approach on the par-4 18th spun back, leaving a 35-foot putt that he missed to the right — a few minutes before second-round leader Poston teed off. Jim Furyk set the tour record with a 58 in the 2016 Travelers Championship and also is one of 11 players to shoot 59.

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Brady, Bucs to visit White House

President Joe Biden will celebrate the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Super Bowl title when the team visits the White House on Tuesday. No other details about the visit were provided by a White House official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the event has not been formally announced. NFL players report to training camp for the 2021 season later in July. Led by former Patriot quarterback Tom Brady, Tampa Bay won Super Bowl LV in February by defeating the Kansas City Chiefs, 31-9. Biden has resumed the tradition of opening the White House to championship sports teams after an uneven record of such visits under the previous administration. Biden welcomed the World Series champion Los Angeles Dodgers earlier this month.

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HOCKEY

Flyers acquire Ryan Ellis in trade

The Philadelphia Flyers finally landed a premier defenseman , acquiring Ryan Ellis in a trade with Nashville for defenseman Philippe Myers and forward Nolan Patrick. The 30-year-old Ellis is coming back from shoulder surgery, but the Flyers think he can regain the form that made him one of the NHL’s best defenseman — a position of need for the team for a while. Ellis is the second member of the Predators’ 2017 Stanley Cup Final roster traded away this month. Forward Viktor Arvidsson was shipped off to the Los Angeles Kings on July 1. Nashville didn’t keep Patrick for very long, trading him to Vegas for forward Cody Glass.

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Rangers get rights to Barclay Goodrow

The New York Rangers acquired the rights to pending free agent forward Barclay Goodrow from back-to-back Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay as part of a pair of moves before the NHL roster freeze for the Seattle expansion draft. New York sent a 2022 seventh-round pick to the Lightning for Goodrow, one of the key additions who helped Tampa Bay get over the playoff hump and win the Cup each of the past two seasons. The Rangers now have exclusive negotiating rights with Goodrow until the free agent market opens July 28 … The Toronto Maple Leafs acquired forward Jared McCann from the Pittsburgh Penguins for prospect Filip Hallander and a seventh-round pick in the 2023 NHL entry draft … The San Jose Sharks acquired goaltender Adin Hill from the Arizona Coyotes just before the NHL roster freeze for the Seattle expansion draft. The Coyotes sent Hill and a 2022 seventh-round pick to the Sharks for 23-year-old goalie Josef Kolenar and a 2022 second-rounder. It was completed before and announced after the trade freeze … Miro Heiskanen signed a $67.6 million, eight-year contract with the Dallas Stars , a monster deal that puts him among the highest-paid defensemen in the NHL. The Stars also traded forward Jason Dickinson to Vancouver for a 2021 third-round pick before rosters had to be set for the Seattle expansion draft. The move was designed to keep the club from losing the 26-year-old to the Kraken for nothing.

HORSE RACING

Mandaloun wins Haskell Stakes

Kentucky Derby runner-up Mandaloun was involved in another controversial finish, awarded the $1 million Haskell Stakes at Monmouth Park after apparent winner Hot Rod Charlie veered in the stretch and caused Midnight Bourbon and his jockey to take a scary fall. Midnight Bourbon recovered from a tumble to the track and ran off uninjured, the on-call vet at the Jersey Shore track said. Jockey Paco Lopez was put on board and removed form the track in an ambulance. Lopez said he was OK after the race. The track stewards immediately flashed the inquiry sign after the race and they didn’t need long to place Hot Rod Charlie, the 4-5 favorite coming off a second-place finish in the Belmont Stakes, last for interference. Mandaloun was awarded his first Grade I stakes win and once again was in the middle of a disputed finish. It’s been two months since the Brad Cox-trained colt finished second behind Medina Spirit in the Derby, the opening leg of the Triple Crown for 3-year-olds. Medina Spirit subsequently tested positive for the presence of an anti-inflammatory steroid after the race and the state commission had not made a decision on whether the colt will be disqualified, awarding the Derby then to Mandaloun. A 3-year-old son of Into Mischief, Mandaloun ran a spectacular race Saturday. He hugged the rail behind Midnight Bourbon and Following Sea for the first half of the 1 1/8-mile race. On the turn for home after Following Sea fell back, Mandaloun and jockey Florent Geroux joined the leaders with a move along the rail.

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MISCELLANY

Sea Dogs win 12th straight

The Portland Sea Dogs secured their twelfth-straight win in a rain-shortened 5-4 victory. The game was called at the end of the eighth inning after persistent inclement weather. Portland improves to 39-23 while Reading falls to 26-38. Zach Schellenger was awarded the victory for the Sea Dogs tossing 1.0 shutout inning allowing one walk while striking out two … Spezia’s turbulent week went from bad to worse as it announced that six more players have contracted the coronavirus. That is in addition to the player who tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday … The WooSox and Scranton/Wilkes-Barre game at Polar Park was suspended due to heavy rains. They will resume play at 12:05 p.m. Sunday followed by the regularly scheduled game.

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