PGA Championship begins...Report: Hackers compromise PGA of America files...NFL preseason action tonight
Aug. 09, 2018
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The 100th edition of the PGA Championship is underway at the Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis. The course is playing long and soft because of rain on Tuesday and temperatures in the 90s that require PGA officials to keep water on the greens. Tiger Woods got off to an inauspicious start, flaring his opening tee shot into the deep rough right of the 10th fairway. He's playing in a feature group with defending champion Justin Thomas and Rory McIlroy.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Golfweek is reporting the PGA of America is trying to regain control of computer servers that have kept officials from accessing files for the PGA Championship. The magazine says on its website that PGA staff members discovered their systems had been compromised when attempts to access files generated a message that the network had been penetrated and that any attempt to break the encryption could cause files to be lost. The PGA of America declined comment, saying it was an ongoing investigation.
UNDATED (AP) — The NFL preseason kicks off tonight for most teams. Top overall draft pick Baker Mayfield will see some action when the Cleveland Browns visit the New York Giants, who have their own prized rookie in second overall selection Saquon Barkley. And Andrew Luck is expected to take some snaps for the Indianapolis Colts when they face the Seahawks in Seattle. It's been roughly 600 days between starts for the Colts quarterback, who's been sidelined with a series of injuries.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Atlanta Braves send Anibel Sanchez to the mound for their series finale in Washington this afternoon. He's 10-1 with a 2.11 ERA lifetime against Washington. Gio Gonzalez starts for the Nationals. He's 0-6 in his last 11 starts since May 28 and owns a 5-11 career record against the Braves. Atlanta has won eight of 10 to move within a half-game of first-place Philadelphia in the NL East, while Washington fell six games back following its second consecutive loss to the Braves.
HOUSTON (AP) — Struggling Seattle turns to ace James Paxton as it opens a series against AL West-leading Astros tonight in Houston. The Mariners have lost seven of nine overall and three of Paxton's past four starts dating to July 7. Paxton will oppose Justin Verlander, who struck out 14 last time out in a 2-1 win over the Dodgers. Seattle is eight games back of the Astros and also chasing Oakland in the AL wild-card race.