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Matthew Wolff plays a shot from a bunker on the 11th hole during the first round of the U.S. Open Golf Championship, Thursday, June 17, 2021, at Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Wolff has record-setting up-and-down day at U.S. Open

- The Washington Times

Matthew Wolff made history Thursday in the opening round by becoming the first player in U.S. Open history to record eight or more birdies and multiple double-bogeys, according to the Twenty First Group’s Justin Ray.

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson works out during the team's NFL football training, Tuesday, June 15, 2021, in Owings Mills, Md. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Ravens: Restrictive video policy is about protecting playbook, not Jackson

- The Washington Times

The Baltimore Ravens’ rules restricting the use of video cameras and cell phones during practice are about protecting their playbook, the team said this week after speculation swirled online that the policy was aimed at cutting down on the scrutiny of quarterback Lamar Jackson’s throwing mechanics.

United States' Shelby Houlihan, right, reacts after finishing a women's 5000m heat during the World Athletics Championships in London, in this Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, file photo. Banned runner Shelby Houlihan is in the lineup and will be allowed to run at U.S. Olympic track trials while any appeals she files are pending. The American record holder at 1,500 and 5,000 meters, Houlihan is on the start list for Fridays, June 18, 2021, 5,000 preliminaries. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland, File) **FILE**

Chances fade for banned runner Shelby Houlihan to race at Olympic trials

- Associated Press

The odds of banned runner Shelby Houlihan running at U.S. Olympic trials diminished sharply late Thursday when the country’s Olympic committee said it would follow all antidoping rules and USA Track and Field received long-awaited official notice of her suspension.

In this May 9, 2021, file photo, people who are against the Tokyo 2020 Olympics set to open in July, march to protest around Tokyo's National Stadium during an anti-Olympics demonstration. Public sentiment in Japan has been generally opposed to holding the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. This is partly based of fears the coronavirus will spike as almost 100,000 people — athletes and others — enter for both events.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File) **FILE**

Coronavirus fears stir opposition to Olympics

- Associated Press

Public sentiment in Japan has been generally opposed to holding the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, partly based on fears the coronavirus will spike as almost 100,000 people - athletes and others - enter for both events.

Baltimore Orioles' Pat Valaika drops his helmet after striking out in the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Thursday, June 17, 2021, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Indians send Orioles to 19th straight road loss

- Associated Press

Jose Ramirez and Bobby Bradley homered during a three-run first inning and the Cleveland Indians beat the Orioles 10-3 on Thursday, extending Baltimore’s road losing streak to 19 games.

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Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo reacts during the Euro 2020 soccer championship group F match between Hungary and Portugal at the Ferenc Puskas stadium in Budapest, Hungary, Tuesday, June 15, 2021. (Tibor Illyes/Pool via AP)

Coca-Cola stock dips $4B after Ronaldo switches drinks

- The Washington Times

Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo removed two bottles of Coca-Cola at a Euro 2020 press conference on Monday, which coincided with a $4 billion drop in the soft drink company's stock, ESPN reported.

FILE - New York Jets wide receiver Jamison Crowder (82) warms up on the field before taking on the Miami Dolphins during an NFL football game in Miami Gardens, Fla., in this Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, file photo. New York Jets wide receiver Jamison Crowder agreed to a renegotiated deal that will keep him with the team through this season, a person with direct knowledge of the decision said Monday, June 14, 2021. (AP Photo/Doug Murray, File)

Former WFT receiver Crowder takes pay cut with Jets

- The Washington Times

Former Washington Football Team and current New York Jets wide receiver Jamison Crowder took a pay cut in a renegotiation of the final year of his three-year $28.5 million contract.

Phil Mickelson watches his tee shot on the 12th hole during a practice round of the U.S. Open Golf Championship Monday, June 14, 2021, at Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull) **FILE**

It will be a different U.S. Open than imagined at Torrey Pines

- Associated Press

The spectacular ocean vistas will fill TV screens as usual, along with the obligatory shots of hang gliders prancing above the cliffs of Southern California. There's probably a bookie somewhere who will offer an over/under on the number of times fans at home will be treated to the replay of Tiger Woods rolling in a putt on the final hole to force a playoff at Torrey Pines in 2008. Aside from that, this is not be the U.S. Open everyone expected just a few months ago. Not even close.

New Orleans Pelicans head coach Stan Van Gundy calls out from the bench in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks in New Orleans, in this Wednesday, April 14, 2021, file photo. The Knicks won 116-106. Stan Van Gundy is out as Pelicans coach following just one season at the helm. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File) **FILE**

Pelicans coach Stan Van Gundy out after one season at helm

- Associated Press

Hired last October, about two months before the start of a pandemic-delayed and shortened season, Van Gundy coached the Pelicans to a 31-41 record. New Orleans finished in 11th place in the Western Conference, two games out of a play-in spot.

In this May 13, 2021, file photo, Charlotte Hornets guard LaMelo Ball brings the ball up against the Los Angeles Clippers during an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C. Ball’s versatility as a passer, scorer and rebounder earned him NBA Rookie of the Year honors Wednesday, June 16, despite his missing 21 games with a fractured wrist. Ball beat out finalists Anthony Edwards from the Minnesota Timberwolves and Tyrese Haliburton from the Sacramento Kings to win the award, which was determined by a global panel of 100 writers and broadcasters who cover the league. (AP Photo/Jacob Kupferman, File) **FILE**

Hornets' LaMelo Ball selected NBA Rookie of the Year

- Associated Press

Ball was the runaway winner, receiving 84 of the 99 first-place votes to beat out finalists Anthony Edwards from the Minnesota Timberwolves and Tyrese Haliburton from the Sacramento Kings. Edwards received the other 15 first-place votes. The award was determined by a global panel of 100 writers and broadcasters who cover the league.

In this Sunday, July 28, 2019, file photo, Shelby Houlihan crosses the finish line as she wins the women's 5,000-meter run at the U.S. Championships athletics meet, in Des Moines, Iowa. Houlihan, the American record holder in the 1,500 and 5,000 meters, posted on social media that she’s been banned for four years following a positive test for what she concluded was a tainted pork burrito. Houlihan said she received an email from the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) on Jan. 14, 2021, notifying her that a drug testing sample returned a finding for the anabolic steroid nandrolone. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File) **FILE**

Doping and burritos: Shelby Houlihan case looms over U.S. Olympic track and field trials

- Associated Press

Track and field stumbled back onto center stage this week and found itself in a good, old-fashioned mess. It involves -- what else? -- doping. But also burritos. And pork tinged with a performance-enhancing drug. And the suspension of an American record holder who was considered a contender for an Olympic medal that she will not have a chance to win.

Washington Wizards head coach Scott Brooks stands on the court during a timeout in the second half of the team's NBA basketball Eastern Conference play-in game against the Boston Celtics, Tuesday, May 18, 2021, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Scott Brooks out as Wizards coach

- The Washington Times

Brooks won't return for a sixth season after the two sides could not agree to a new contract. Brooks exits after five years on the bench, a tenure that included three playoff appearances but inconsistent play. The Wizards went 183-207 in that time.

Katie Ledecky reacts during the medal ceremony after winning the women's 400-meter freestyle final during wave 2 of the U.S. Olympic Swim Trials on Monday, June 14, 2021, in Omaha, Neb. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) **FILE**

Ledecky remains dominant in U.S. as bigger challenge awaits in Tokyo

- Associated Press

Katie Ledecky touched the wall far ahead of everyone else at the U.S. swimming trials. No surprise there. But the 24-year-old Bethesda, Maryland, native was taken aback by the time. It wasn't as fast as expected, raising the stakes for an expected showdown in Tokyo with a younger rival known as the Aussie Terminator.