Opening round...Giants over Marlins in marathon...Sports betting in New Jersey
SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Strong winds and punishing rough have taken a toll on the best golfers in the world at the U..S. Open. Tiger Woods noticed that his ball moved while on a green even though he didn’t touch it. He was allowed to replace it for a par putt and finished at 3 over par. But some equally big names had even larger scores. Jordan Spieth (speeth) had a 78, his highest score in a major
CHICAGO (AP) — Francisco Lindor and Jose Ramirez homered, Mike Clevinger struck out 11 in seven innings and the Cleveland Indians beat the Chicago White Sox 5-2. Lindor led off the game against Carlos Rodon with his 15th home run.
DETROIT (AP) — JaCoby Jones’ two-run homer capped a three-run seventh inning as the Detroit Tigers came from behind to beat the Minnesota Twins 3-1 on Thursday afternoon. Jones was hitting .135 in his last 10 games and struck out in his first two at-bats before hitting Lance Lynn’s 3-1 fastball for his fifth home run.
MIAMI (AP) — Pablo Sandoval’s tie-breaking two-run single in the 16th inning lifted the San Francisco Giants past the Miami Marlins 6-3. Andrew McCutchen hit a two-run homer and Mac Williamson also homered for the Giants. The victory was just the second for the Giants in their last 10 meetings with the Marlins.
OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — A Philadelphia basketball legend is betting on Philadelphia’s football team to repeat as champs. Julius Erving, better known to Philadelphia 76ers fans as “Dr. J,” marked the start of legal sports betting in New Jersey by putting $5 on the Philadelphia Eagles to repeat as Super Bowl champions. He made the bet at the Borgata casino in Atlantic City.