Trump tweets players should stand for anthem...Woodland leads PGA...Betts completes cycle as Red Sox lose
BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump is once again lashing out at football players who refuse to stand for the national anthem. Trump tweets that NFL players “make a fortune doing what they love” and those who refuse to stand “proudly” for the anthem should be suspended without pay. A number of players demonstrated during the anthem before preseason games last night.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Gary Woodland has a one-shot lead heading into today’s second round of the PGA Championship. It’s the first time he has ever had the lead after any round in a major. Yesterday he was one putt away from tying the 18-hole record at the PGA Championship but missed the birdie and signed for a 6-under 64. The top 15 players are separated by just three shots.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Mookie Betts tries to follow up his first career cycle when Boston opens a series at Baltimore tonight. The AL MVP contender homered off Ken Giles in the ninth inning against Toronto last night, after he singled and scored in the first inning, tripled in the second and doubled in the fourth. Betts is the 21st Red Sox player to hit for the cycle and the first in the major leagues this season. Boston still lost the game, 8-5.
DENVER (AP) — Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen will visit his cardiologist in Los Angeles after going to the hospital in Denver yesterday with an irregular heartbeat. Jansen has dealt with an irregular heartbeat in the past and had medication with him on the trip. The right-hander is tied for the National League lead with 32 saves this season. Scott Alexander closed the ninth inning in last night’s 8-5 win over the Rockies.
BERLIN (AP) — Former Tour de France champion Jan Ullrich (yahn OOL’-rik) has been arrested in Germany for allegedly attacking an escort at a Frankfurt hotel. A police spokesperson says the retired German cyclist was under the influence of drugs and alcohol and could be charged with “assault or attempted murder.” A police statement said the woman needed medical treatment.