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Lowry out of the cellar at PGA...Houston goes for 10th straight win...Alonso in danger of missing Indy 500

By The Associated Press | Posted - May 18th, 2019 @ 11:48am



FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Shane Lowry has moved out of the cellar at the PGA Championship with a 68 in the third round. The 2016 U.S. Open runner-up was one of the first players to tee off this morning. He is still 14 strokes behind runaway leader Brooks Koepka (KEHP'-kuh), but Lowry went 2 under and is in the clubhouse at 2 over for the tournament.

BOSTON (AP) – Houston tries for its 10th straight win tonight when the Astros face the Red Sox at Fenway Park. George Springer hit his AL-leading 17th homer last night in a 3-1 victory over Boston. Houston is 12-3 this month and has matched the 2017 World Series championship team for the best start in franchise history at 30-15.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Two-time world champion Fernando Alonso posted the second-slowest four-lap average in Indianapolis 500 qualifying today and could be in danger of missing the May 26 race after going 225.113 mph. Twenty-one of the 36 drivers have made attempts. Thirty-three will start in the race May 26.

BALTIMORE (AP) — A smaller than usual crowd is gathering in the Pimlico Race Course infield for the Preakness. It might be due to the fact that there is no Kentucky Derby winner in the Preakness for the first time since 1996, and therefore no chance for a Triple Crown winner this year. Bob Baffert-trained Improbable is the early favorite among the 13 horses entered in the race.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A lawyer who is preparing a lawsuit against Ohio State University says football players are among the athletes who say they were abused by a team physician. Dayton attorney Michael Wright tells The Associated Press that some were star players at Ohio State who went on to the NFL. An investigative report released yesterday says Dr. Richard Strauss sexually abused at least 177 male students. Strauss killed himself in 2005.

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