Todd takes 2-stroke lead, Mickelson falls to 7th

By The Associated Press | Posted - Jun. 27, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.



CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — Brendon Todd and Dustin Johnson each shot career-low 61s today, leaving Todd with a two-stroke lead over the 2016 U.S. Open champion after three rounds of the Travelers Championship. Both golfers shot bogey-free rounds. Kevin Streelman fired a 63 after two straight rounds of 66 and was just three shots back. Mackenzie Hughes, who led after a 60 on Thursday, shot his second straight 68 for sole possession of fourth place. Phil Mickelson, who celebrated his 50th birthday last week, began the day with a one-stroke lead, but struggled to a 71, finishing tied for seventh in a group six shots back.

HERRIMAN, Utah (AP) — Lynn Williams scored in stoppage time and the North Carolina Courage defeated the Portland Thorns 2-1 in the opening game of the National Women’s Soccer League Challenge Cup tournament today. The NWSL is the first professional team sport in the United States to return amid the coronavirus pandemic. The teams had opened preseason training camps when the league shut down on March 12. Players for both teams took a knee during the national anthem to protest racial inequality.

DENVER (AP) — Renowned Olympic protester John Carlos has written a letter with an influential group of American athletes. They want the IOC to abolish the rule that bans protests at the Olympics. Carlos and Tommie Smith raised their fists on the medals stand at the 1968 Olympics to protest racial inequality in the United States. They were sent home for violating rules that ban such protests. Those rules remain in place. But in the wake of global demonstrations against racial injustice, the IOC has recently expressed willingness to rethink them. The letter from Carlos and the U.S. athletes calls for a new rule to be written that will include input from athletes across the globe.

NEW YORK (AP) — A barn at Belmont Park has been placed under a precautionary quarantine because of a suspected case of equine herpesvirus Type 1. New York Racing Association officials say a 4-year-old colt trained by Chris Englehart exhibited fever and neurological symptoms associated with EHV-1 and is being treated by a private veterinarian. The colt named Freudnme last raced at Finger Lakes in upstate New York in June 2019. EHV-1 can cause upper respiratory infection in young horses.

PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. (AP) — Former NFL and college coach Phil Krueger has died. Krueger helped build a dominant defense as an assistant for 1967 national champion Southern California and later became part of the first coaching staff in Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ history. Krueger coached offense, defense and special teams during more than three decades in the NFL and college. He was the head coach at Fresno State and Utah State and an assistant at Illinois. Krueger was an assistant coach with the expansion Buccaneers in 1976 and later became their general manager. His family says Krueger died Monday at his home in Pembroke Pines, Florida. He was 90.

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