Mickelson won't automatically qualify for Ryder Cup...Red Sox-Orioles have split doubleheader...US swimmers bounce back
Aug. 11, 2018
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Phil Mickelson will fail to automatically qualify for the Ryder Cup for the first time since 1993. A 1-over 71 has left him 4 over for the PGA Championship, well outside the cut line. He still could be among Jim Furyk's four captain's choices when they are announced Monday. Bryson DeChambeau was just outside the top eight that automatically qualify for the team. He missed a short putt at his final hole. Players are finishing up the second round, which was suspended yesterday by stormy weather.
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Red Sox and the Orioles have a split doubleheader today in Baltimore. David Price starts the first game for Boston. The left-hander is 11-6 with a 3.93 ERA. Manager Alex Cora hasn't named the starter for Game 2, saying it would depend on how Game 1 goes. Jimmy Yacabonis starts the opener for Baltimore, followed by Yefry Ramirez.
NEW YORK (AP) — Lance Lynn makes his first start in pinstripes at Yankee Stadium this afternoon against Texas. The right-hander was acquired from the Twins on July 30. He gave up just two hits over 7 1/3 innings in his first start with New York on Monday vs. the White Sox. Righty Drew Hutchinson starts the series finale for the Rangers.
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Southern Mississippi has suspended quarterback Kwadra Griggs for an undisclosed reason. The school says the indefinite suspension will remain "pending resolution of a student conduct matter." The senior played in 10 games last season, throwing for 1,879 yards, 16 touchdowns and just two interceptions. He ran for 268 yards and three touchdowns. Southern Miss finished 8-5 last year and opens this season Sept. 1 with a home game against Jackson State.
TOKYO (AP) — American swimmers Katie Ledecky (leh-DEHK'-ee) and Caeleb Dressel have bounced back from disappointing finishes at the Pan Pacific Championships. Ledecky, the reigning Olympic champion in the 200, 400 and 800 freestyle, finished third on Thursday in the 200 freestyle. But today she won the 400 freestyle in 3 minutes 58.50 seconds, the sixth-fastest time ever at the distance. Dressel was beaten yesterday in the 100 freestyle, but today he won the 100 butterfly in 50.75, just 0.25 off his season's best, which is also the best in the world this year.