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Woods has rough start at US Open...Host Russia wins opening match of World Cup...NJ launches sports betting

June 14, 2018

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Tiger Woods’ quest for his first major championship victory since 2008 got off to a rough start with a triple bogey on the first hole at the U.S. Open. Woods’ second shot flew over the green. His chip shot hit the green and rolled back off. He did the same thing with his putter on his fourth shot, then reached the green on his fifth before two-putting. Woods followed that up with a bogey on the par-3 second hole. He made par on the third.

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has won the opening match of the World Cup, beating Saudi Arabia 5-0 in Moscow. Russia’s first World Cup win since 2002 ended a seven-game winless run in all matches. It followed a lavish opening ceremony with President Vladimir Putin in attendance.

CHICAGO (AP) — The Cleveland Indians have activated outfielder Brandon Guyer from the 10-day disabled list and designated Melky Cabrera for assignment. The Indians announced the moves prior to this afternoon’s game against the White Sox in Chicago.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mark Lerner has replaced his 92-year-old father Ted Lerner as managing principal owner of the Washington Nationals. The team announced that Ted Lerner is stepping down and will be succeeded by his 64-year-old son after Major League Baseball approved the move at its quarterly meeting in New York. Ted Lerner has controlled the Nationals since his family bought the team from MLB in 2006, the year after the team moved from Montreal.

OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey has launched sports betting. Gov. Phil Murphy made the first official bets this morning at Monmouth Park racetrack. He placed two $20 bets — one on Germany to win soccer’s World Cup and another on the New Jersey Devils to win next year’s Stanley Cup. New Jersey won a U.S. Supreme Court case last month that cleared the way for all 50 states to offer sports betting should they choose.

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