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Weekend In Review – Woodland Takes US Open, USWNT Triumphs And Advances, Boxing, NBA, And MLB

Reviewing All The Sports Action From Over The Weekend Gary Woodland’s birdies on the second and third holes Sunday helped him withstand a charge from two-time defending champion Brooks...

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Reviewing All The Sports Action From Over The Weekend

Gary Woodland’s birdies on the second and third holes Sunday helped him withstand a charge from two-time defending champion Brooks Koepka and win the U.S. Open golf championship at Pebble Beach. Woodland bought further breathing room at the par-5 14th hole with a birdie and won by three strokes.

Koepka, ranked No. 1 in the world, pulled within a shot of Woodland several times but could never catch him.

Woodland led after 36 holes and after 54 holes, taking a one-shot lead into the final round.

Soccer:
Carli Lloyd scored the opening goal and added another Sunday as the United States Women’s National Team defeated Chile 3-0 to move into the knockout round (16 teams) of the Women’s World Cup. Lloyd scored in a World Cup match for the sixth straight time as the USWNT moved seven reserves into the starting lineup for the second game of the tournament. The USWNT won its opener 13-0 over Thailand.

Boxing:
Former heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, in his American debut, scored a second-round knockout of overmatched Tom Schwarz in Las Vegas on Saturday night. According to CompuBox’s fight stats, Schwarz landed only six punches. Fury is looking to a rematch in 2020 with WBC champion Deontay Wilder.

NBA:
The long-expected trade of big man Anthony Davis will finally happen. The New Orleans Pelicans agreed to deal him to the Los Angeles Lakers for Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart, and three No. 1 picks. The Pelicans hold the first pick in Thursday’s draft and seem sure to choose Duke’s Zion Williamson as they continue to remake their roster.

MLB:
The New York Yankees acquired Edwin Encarnacion, who leads the American League in home runs, from the Seattle Mariners. He’ll likely be the designated hitter. The Yankees are still without two others sluggers – Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton.

The San Diego Padres and Colorado Rockies set a record in Denver’s thin air by scoring 92 runs in a four-game series that they split. The Padres scored four runs in the ninth to win 14-13 on Sunday.

The Toronto Blue Jays homered five times in beating the Houston Astros 12-0, and the Washington Nationals hit four HRs in downing the Arizona Diamondbacks 15-5. In another lopsided game, the Atlanta Braves hammered the Philadelphia Phillies 15-1.

 
 
Post By: Larry Weisman, a longtime sportswriter for USA TODAY, blogs for Twistity.com. Follow him on Twitter @MrLarryWeisman

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