Knights sign Karlsson to 1-year deal...Perry sets a tournament record at 3M...Pornanong holds lead of Women’s British Open
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Vegas Golden Knights have signed forward William Karlsson to a $5.25 million, one-year contract as the two sides avoided arbitration. That’s a significant raise from his previous $1 million salary. The 25-year-old Swedish native helped Vegas win the Pacific Division and reach the Stanley Cup Final. In 265 NHL regular-season games, Karlsson has 61 goals and 67 assists for 128 points.
BLAINE, Minn. (AP) — Kenny Perry has tied a tournament record with a 12-under 60 and has a five-shot lead after two rounds of the 3M Championship. Paul Goydos shot 60 in the second round on his way to winning last year’s event. Perry had two eagles and eight birdies at a wet TPC Twin Cities. His two-round score of 126 is a tournament record.
LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England (AP) — Thailand’s Pornanong Phatlum has held her overnight one-shot lead of the Women’s British Open after the third round at Royal Lytham. She carded a solid 3-under 69 and dropped her first shot of the tournament. She was 13 under overall, one stroke ahead of playing partner Georgina Hall of England. Ryu So-yeon is third at 11 under, one shot behind Hall.
BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — Michael Jordan is speaking out in support of LeBron James after President Donald Trump insulted his intelligence in a tweet. Trump also appeared to weigh in on the growing debate over who is the greatest NBA player of all time, James or Jordan, by writing “I like Mike!” Jordan issued a statement to The Associated Press through his spokesperson. It said: “I support LeBron James. He’s doing an amazing job for his community.”
NEW YORK (AP) — New York Mets fans struggling with their team’s lousy season now have somewhere to cope besides sports talk radio. An online mental health marketplace is giving free, confidential therapy sessions to faithful who fill out a form asking for their most difficult moments as fans. New York-based UMA Health made the offer this week after Tuesday’s 25-4 loss to the Washington Nationals, the worst loss in Mets history. UMA says the lighthearted promotion is meant to bring attention to the important role of therapy.