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Golf

After ripping the LIV series, Brooks Koepka cites injuries, family for joining Saudi-backed tour

Koepka signed with LIV last week for its first event on American soil, which starts Thursday in Oregon.

Sports Log

Ex-Sporting KC player Scott Vermillion had CTE, a first in MLS

Vermillion died of an accidental drug overdose in December 2020 at the age of 44.

baseball

US Senate committee asks minor leaguers for information on MLB antitrust exemption

The senators asked for information on “the impact of the antitrust exemption on the negotiation of minor league players' length of contract, wages, housing or other working conditions.”

Wimbledon

Serena Williams loses in first round of Wimbledon

Also in the first round, top-seeded Iga Swiatek's won her 36th straight match, the longest on the women’s tour since 1997, when Martina Hingis won 37.

NBA notebook

To no one’s surprise, Russell Westbrook exercises $47.1 million option with Lakers

Westbrook, 33, would not have commanded that money had he chosen to become a free agent.

Wimbledon

Matteo Berrettini, the men’s No. 8 seed, withdraws from Wimbledon after testing positive for COVID-19

Players are not required by the tournament to get checked for COVID-19. Berrettini said he got tested because he wanted to after having symptoms.

Sports Log

Lawsuit alleges Texans ‘turned a blind eye’ to Deshaun Watson’s actions

The lawswuit alleges the Texans provided Watson with various resources, including rooms at a Houston hotel, massage tables, and a non-disclosure agreement the women were told to sign.

Stanley Cup

Avalanche, Lightning show importance of making smart trades

Stars like Nathan MacKinnon and Cale Makar were instrumental for the Avalanche, but so were several guys acquired through smart trades by the front office.