DeChambeau wins U.S. Open, McIlroy leaves major heartbreak on the course

Yahoo Sports AM: Sports news for June 17, 2023

Headlines

  • No no-no: The Astros pulled Ronel Blanco on Sunday after seven hitless innings (and 94 pitches), ending his bid to become the seventh pitcher in MLB history with two no-nos in the same season after first tossing one on April 1.
  • Fourth Olympics: Katie Ledecky is headed to Paris 2024, making her just the eighth American swimmer to qualify for four Olympics.
  • Barkley to retire: Charles Barkley dropped a stunning announcement on Friday, revealing that he plans to retire from TV after the 2024-25 NBA season.
  • Another betting scandal: MLB umpire Pat Hoberg was reportedly disciplined for violating the league's gambling rules. Hobery, who denies betting on baseball, is appealing.
  • USA advances: Team USA advanced to the Super 8s of the T20 Cricket World Cup after their final group stage match against Ireland was abandoned due to weather. The final eight: USA, India, England, Australia, Afghanistan, West Indies, South Africa, Bangladesh.
  • Dodgers injuries: Mookie Betts (fractured wrist) and Yoshinobu Yamamoto (strained rotator cuff) are both out indefinitely after suffering injuries this weekend.
  • Lions sign Bates: Jake Bates, who hit three 60-yard field goals this season for the UFL's Michigan Panthers, signed a two-year contract with the Detroit Lions.
  • Fastest goal: Albania scored the fastest goal in Euros history on Saturday, finding the net just 23 seconds into their eventual 2-1 loss to Italy.
  • Victory for Bryson, heartbreak for Rory: Bryson DeChambeau won his second U.S. Open on Sunday, firing up the crowds and holding off a late charge from Rory McIlroy, who watched yet another major slip away.

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30 years ago today, O.J. Simpson's infamous freeway chase headlined a day so chock-full of newsworthy sporting events that it inspired a "30 for 30" film. What else happened? The first U.S.-hosted World Cup kicked off, the Rangers held their victory parade, the Knicks took a 3-2 lead over the Rockets in the NBA Finals, Arnold Palmer played his final round at the U.S. Open and Ken Griffey Jr. tied Babe Ruth's then-record for most home runs before July, with his 30th.

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