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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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Washington Wizards head coach Scott Brooks, left, reacts to referee Suyash Mehta, right, during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Philadelphia. The 76ers won 141-136. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

What's taking so long with Scott Brooks?

- The Washington Times

Two weeks have passed since the Wizards were eliminated in five games by the Philadelphia 76ers -- and Washington still hasn't decided whether coach Scott Brooks will be retained for next season.

Denmark's Christian Eriksen runs during the Euro 2020 soccer championship group B match between Denmark and Finland at Parken stadium in Copenhagen, Denmark, Saturday, June 12, 2021. Eriksen collapsed on the pitch and received medical assistance before being taken to hospital. (Wolfgang Rattay/Pool via AP) **FILE**

Eriksen sends public thank you message from hospital

- Associated Press

Christian Eriksen sent his first public message from the hospital on Tuesday, thanking supporters for their "sweet and amazing" well-wishes after his collapse at the European Championship.

Czech Republic's Barbora Krejcikova kisses the cup after defeating Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova during their final match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium Saturday, June 12, 2021 in Paris. (AP Photo/Michel Euler) **FILE***

French Open's clay court an equalizer for the women's field

- Associated Press

Barbora Krejcikova's victory at Roland Garros on Saturday made the 25-year-old from the Czech Republic the sixth consecutive first-time Grand Slam champion to earn the women's singles trophy in Paris.

In this Friday, June 29, 2012 file photo, Amanda Weir waits for the results after swimming in the women's 100-meter freestyle preliminaries at the U.S. Olympic swimming trial in Omaha, Neb. Amanda Weir just can't bring herself to say the R-word. Retirement. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File) **FILE**

U.S. Swim Trials' 30-somethings not ready to leave pool yet

- Associated Press

Amanda Weir just can't bring herself to say the word "retirement." So, she's still at the pool, still toiling away against kids half her age -- if that. While swimming will always be a young person's sport, Weir has plenty of company in the 30-and-older club. She and a dozen other such athletes are competing in Omaha, led by 40-year-old Olympic gold medalist Anthony Ervin.