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Gary Woodland Sets a Scorching Pace at the Stormy P.G.A. Championship

Gary Woodland, Kevin Kisner and Sergio Garcia started out as the palate cleanser between courses of a gourmet meal offered up to fans on Friday morning at Bellerive Country Club. They teed off directly behind the group composed of this year’s three major winners — Patrick Reed, Brooks Koepka and Francesco Molinari — and right in front of a threesome ...

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The Raptors End the Rockets’ Winning Streak at 17

Kyle Lowry scored 30 points, DeMar DeRozan had 23 and the Toronto Raptors beat Houston, 108-105, on Friday night, snapping the Rockets’ 17-game winning streak. James Harden scored 40 points, but the Rockets lost for the first time since Jan. 27 at New Orleans. Jonas Valanciunas had 14 points and 10 rebounds as the Raptors won their seventh straight in ...

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Alex Smith Trade Starts a Domino Effect for N.F.L. Quarterbacks

The Kansas City Chiefs’ decision to move on from the Alex Smith era this week, by trading the quarterback to the Washington Redskins, will send ripples across the N.F.L. throughout this off-season. The deal, which was first reported by The Kansas City Star and will not be official until March 14, was a sign that the Chiefs had committed to using Patrick ...

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Marco Cecchinato Reaches A Milestone, Carrying A Match-Fixing Millstone

Marco Cecchinato is basking in one of tennis’s brightest spotlights this week, having reached the semifinals of the French Open in one of the bigger recent shocks in the men’s game. Winless in his four previous Grand Slam events, the 72nd-ranked Cecchinato had reeled off five wins this year at Roland Garros. He defeated the No. 10 seed (Pablo Carreño ...

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Yankees Win Opener against the Mets, as Masahiro Tanaka Scores A Run

In this Mets’ season headed sideways, Jacob deGrom represents a glimmer of hope. One of the best starting pitchers in baseball over the past several years, he has taken his work on the mound to another level this season. Even against the juggernaut of the Yankees lineup, deGrom was a capable foe. For seven stout innings on Friday, in the ...

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Angelique Kerber Is Learning How to Win Again

Maria Sharapova versus Angelique Kerber was a high-profile duel between former Australian Open champions, a stylistic contrast between punch and counterpunch, a matchup that had gone the distance the previous three times they had met. Kerber’s 6-1, 6-3 victory in the third round required just 64 minutes. That was 2 hours 40 minutes faster than the real match of the ...

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