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June

30
Harris English fifth golfer on PGA Tour to test positive

Harris English became the fifth PGA Tour player to record a positive test for the coronavirus on Monday and has been withdrawn from the Rocket Mortgage Classic as a result. After just two positive COVID-19 tests over the first three weeks of its return, the PGA Tour has now exceeded that number over the last four days. English joins Nick Watney, Cameron Champ, Denny McCarthy and Dylan Frittelli as players who have tested positive for the virus. English, Frittelli and McCarthy have all done so since Friday. McCarthy had to withdraw from the Travelers Championship, while Frittelli and English cannot […]

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June

29
QB Cam Newton signs one year deal with Patriots

The New England Patriots have reportedly reached an agreement with former National Football League MVP Cam Newton, according to multiple reports Sunday night. The former Carolina Panthers quarterback will now step into the mix to compete for the opportunity to replace former Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who left to join the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in free agency; Adam Schefter first reported citing league sources. Newton is signing a one-year deal with New England, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, who also cites a league source and says the bare minimum deal with Newton has been quietly in the works. The incentive-laden deal is […]

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June

26
How to be a Happier Gambler

Happiness looks different for everyone. For you, maybe it’s being at the blackjack table, drink in hand. Or having the financial security to go all in without the slightest hesitation. Or the freedom to pursue your lifelong dream of winning a WSOP Bracelet. Regardless of your description of true happiness, having a happier, more satisfied gambling life is within reach. A few twists to your regular habits can help you get there. Habits Matter Here’s a sample of some daily, monthly, and yearly habits to help get you underway on the road of happiness. Keep in mind that everyone’s version […]

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June

25
Lakers eye JR Smith as top candidate to replace Avery Bradley

If the Los Angeles Lakers are going to win a championship when the 2019-20 NBA campaign resumes, they’re going to have to do it without the services of Avery Bradley. One of the leading voices in opposition of restarting the season amid the health and social unrest pervading the country right now, Bradley, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, made it official on Tuesday night that he will not be participating in the Orlando bubble. This is a blow for the Lakers, though likely not a catastrophic one. Bradley was a starter, yes, and he’s still a tough defender and reliable 3-point shooter on a team in short […]

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June

24
Djokovic tested positive for covid-19

Novak Djokovic, the world’s No. 1-ranked men’s tennis player, has tested positive for the coronavirus. The Serbian tennis star released a statement on his diagnosis, saying that he and his wife have both contracted the virus after he organized a series of exhibition matches in southeastern Europe. The events, called the Adria Tour, have been widely criticized for not keeping significant social distancing protocols. The stands were packed with fans, as The Associated Press noted. Tennis.com reported that players were seen mingling without proper social distancing, playing in basketball and soccer games, and visiting a nightclub. Djokovic was photographed in close contact with tennis […]

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June

23
Gamine wins Acorn Stakes in record time

Gamine led all the way in winning the $300,000 Acorn Stakes for 3-year-old fillies by 18 3/4 lengths at Belmont on Saturday. Trained by Hall of Famer Bob Baffert, Gamine ran one mile in 1:32.55, fastest in the 90-year history of the race. Her time was just off the track record of 1:32.24 set by Najran in 2003. Gamine earned 50 qualifying points for the Kentucky Oaks on Sept. 4 at Churchill Downs. Gamine is one of two horses trained by Baffert that tested positive for a banned substance at Oaklawn Park in Arkansas. She won a race there on […]

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June

22
Ryu wins Korea Women’s Open, donated money

A memorable moment deserved a memorable gesture. That’s at least how So Yeon Ryu handled her one-stroke win over Hyo Joo Kim on Sunday at the Korean Women’s Open, one of the flagship events on the Korean LPGA Tour. In her first start since February due to the long break in competition in her home country and on the LPGA Tour from the coronavirus, Ryu shot a closing even-par 72 to take the title at the Bear’s Best Cheong Na Golf Club in Incheon. Shortly afterward, the soon-to-be 30-year-old (her birthday is June 29) informed that she was donating the […]

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June

19
How to gamble responsibly (and stop when you need to)

Gambling is a fun form of distraction, but it’s important to think of it in the same way you might buy a movie ticket or a fair ride. It’s exciting during the experience, and if you happen to win something extra, that’s great. But the point is to enjoy the core time and experience. It can be hard to keep track of money in the heat of the moment. That’s why it’s important to set a gambling budget, one that still gives you plenty of cash for your normal expenses, and stick to it. If you go through all the money, it’s […]

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June

18
Electronic line-calling tops changes at US Open

Electronic line-calling will be used instead of line judges for U.S. Open games at all courts except the two largest arenas. There also will be three ball people instead of six at courts other than Arthur Ashe Stadium and Louis Armstrong Stadium. Those are among the modifications announced by the U.S. Tennis Association as it outlined plans for running its 2020 Grand Slam tournament amid the coronavirus pandemic. There will be no mixed doubles, juniors or wheelchair competition during the Aug. 31 to Sept. 13 U.S. Open. There also will not be any qualifying rounds. Men’s and women’s doubles will […]

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June

17
Asmussen becomes winningest Churchill trainer

Hall of Fame horseman Steve Asmussen surpassed South Louisville native Dale Romans as the all-time leading trainer in Churchill Downs history when 4-year-old filly Drop Dead Gorgeous cruised to a 8 1/2-length triumph in Friday’s opener for win No. 738 beneath the historic Twin Spires. “If anyone knows American horse racing, they know what Churchill Downs means to the sport,” Asmussen stated. “This is a very significant honor. I know the people who have been in this spot before, and been here consistently, and for us to have won the most races is a very proud accomplishment.” Asmussen, 54, tied Romans for the title […]

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