June 24, 2016

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10 things to know, Monday, June 20

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. FBI to release Orlando shooting transcripts Parts of the conversations between the gunman within the Pulse gay nightclub and police negotiators will be made public. 2. Number of refugees reaches record 65.3 million The UN blames persecution Read More…

U.S. Open: Dustin Johnson fights off tough field, possibility of a penalty hanging over his head to win his first major title

OAKMONT, Pa. — Dustin Johnson had everything going his way Sunday in the U.S. Open. He was playing the best golf on the toughest course. He had a two-shot lead on the back nine at Oakmont. He even got a huge break on a ruling that allowed him to escape deep rough, the kind of Read More…

Rain goes away, but not Shane: Non-major winner Lowry withstands weather, tough course, penalty to lead U.S. Open

OAKMONT, Pa. — Stalled by rain, the U.S. Open is almost back on schedule. And when another marathon day finally ended Saturday with Shane Lowry of Ireland atop the leaderboard at Oakmont, it was more chaotic than ever. None of the six players who remained under par has won a major championship. Lee Westwood and Read More…

Johnson leading at U.S. Open a year after collapse

OAKMONT, Pa. — One year after Dustin Johnson let the U.S. Open slip away from him at Chambers Bay, he drove his way to the top of the leaderboard Friday at Oakmont. Immaculate from tee-to-green, Johnson endured a marathon day of 36 holes with a game that makes him look tough to beat. He didn’t Read More…

U.S. Open: Unknown Andrew Landry leads at 3 under after rain-shortened first day at Oakmont

OAKMONT, Pa. — Even a rain-soaked Oakmont didn’t keep the U.S. Open from delivering its usual dose of frustration. Just not the kind anyone expected. Defending champion Jordan Spieth, who had spent five days preparing on the firm and fiery greens of Oakmont, posed over a wedge into the 17th that landed behind the hole, Read More…

10 things to know, Thursday, June 16

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. What nightclub shooter did in final hours before rampage Orlando gunman Omar Mateen apparently made a series of Facebook posts in which he raged against the “filthy ways of the west,” according to a U.S. Senate committee Read More…

‘Great names win here’: Oakmont occupies top spot in golf major pantheon

OAKMONT, Pa. — One measure of a great golf course is the quality of its champions. In the 11 professional majors that Oakmont hosted, the only one who stood out was Sam Parks Jr. at the 1935 U.S. Open. He was a club pro from nearby South Hills and never really did much else. That’s Read More…

10 things to know, Wednesday, June 15

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Investigators cast wide net in club shooting probe Authorities are trying to figure out what led to Omar Mateen’s murderous rampage in an Orlando gay dance club where patrons say they knew him as a regular who Read More…

Can’t get to Oakmont? Fox Sports offers virtual reality streams from U.S. Open this weekend

NEW YORK — Sports fans who own the right devices can follow the action at a major event this week in a new, high-tech way. If that sounds vaguely familiar, networks were embarking on similar experiments in 3-D half a decade ago. Now virtual reality is the latest craze, and Fox Sports is offering VR Read More…

U.S. Open: Defending champ Jordan Spieth’s streak of great play in majors to be tested at difficult Oakmont

OAKMONT, Pa. — Jordan Spieth feels confident about his game, typical talk from most top players going into a major. Unlike so many others at this U.S. Open, however, Spieth speaks from experience. Not since Tiger Woods a decade ago has anyone had this kind of run in golf’s biggest events. From the time he Read More…