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Romo wins celebrity golf tourney; Barkley last

8:44 PM ET Associated Press SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Nev. — Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo rallied from four points back to win his first American Century Championship on Sunday at Lake Tahoe. Romo, who retired after the 2016 NFL season and is now an NFL analyst, had 27 points on the day to beat three-time defending champion Mark Mulder and San Jose Sharks captain Joe Pavelski, the leader after the first two rounds. “It’s a special win,” said Romo, who finished second three times in seven previous trips to the annual celebrity golf tournament at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course. “It feels like you’re playing a tournament back home here. The day felt good for a lot of reasons.” Romo tapped in for par, worth one point, on the 18th hole to finish with...

LeBron attends Lakers’ summer league game

9:28 PM ET Andre SnellingsESPN LAS VEGAS — New Los Angeles Laker LeBron James was sitting courtside for the team’s 101-78 victory over the Detroit Pistons at the Las Vegas Summer League on Sunday. The win puts the Lakers in the semifinals of the summer league tournament for the second year in a row. They won the tournament a year ago behind co-MVPs Lonzo Ball and Kyle Kuzma. James wore Lakers shorts and purple shoes as he cheered on his new teammates. Second-year guard Josh Hart, who is likely to get rotation minutes next to James this season, led the Lakers to victory with 18 points and a team-high four assists in only 22 minutes of action. LeBron James caught up with his former coach Ty Lue at the Lakers’ summer league game in Las Vegas on Sunday. Garrett Ellwood/NBAE v...

Former goalie Emery, 35, dies while swimming

7:34 PM ET Emily KaplanESPN Former NHL goaltender Ray Emery drowned while swimming in his hometown of Hamilton, Ontario, on Sunday. He was 35. According to the Hamilton Police Department, Emery was reported missing just after 6 a.m. Sunday in Hamilton Harbour, which is on the western tip of Lake Ontario. His body was recovered in proximity to where he was last seen later in the afternoon, police said. The cause of death will be confirmed following an examination. Ray was a great teammate and an even better friend. Rest in peace Razor. I’ll miss you man. pic.twitter.com/NNHNc1Swyd — Claude Giroux (@28CGiroux) July 15, 2018 So sad to hear the tragic news about Ray Emery- was a great teammate and person #rip — James van Riemsdyk (@JVReemer21) July 15, 2018 Rest In Peace brother — Milan ...

Your complete guide to All-Star week

Jul 14, 2018 Welcome to Washington, where for a few days the All-Star festivities will allow Nationals fans to forget their team is scuffling along at around .500 and in third place in the National League East instead of running away with the division as many projected. The last time the All-Star Game was held in the nation’s capital was 1969, when Willie McCovey — who would go on to win National League MVP honors — powered the NL to a 9-3 victory at RFK Stadium with two home runs. Sunday: Futures Game San Diego’s Fernando Tatis Jr. is one of the top prospects fans will get a glimpse of during Sunday’s Futures Game. AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall Time: 4 p.m. ET (MLB Network) 2017 MVP: Brent Honeywell (Rays) The star power on the rosters has been thinned a bit by...

Brazil opens as favorite to win 2022 World Cup

4:17 PM ET Missing the World Cup action already? Don’t worry, you can bet on the 2022 version. Only hours after France defeated Croatia 4-2 in the 2018 World Cup final, the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook opened odds on the 2022 tournament, which will be held in Qatar. Six-time World Cup champion Brazil open as the 6-1 favorites, followed by France at +650 and 2014 World Cup winner Germany at 7-1. Runners-up Croatia opened with 30-1 odds, while third-place Belgium has 12-1 odds. The United States, which didn’t qualify for a World Cup for the first time since 1986, opened as 60-1 longshots (16th-best odds). Host nation Qatar automatically qualifies and has odds of 150-1. The two countries with the longest odds are Georgia and Guatemala (2,000-1).

Tiger: Carnoustie ‘most difficult’ Open course

4:37 PM ET CARNOUSTIE, Scotland — An unusually warm and dry British summer has Carnoustie hard and fast and Tiger Woods channeling a bit of 2000 St. Andrews and 2006 Royal Liverpool in assessing the course in advance of The Open. Those instances account for two of his three Open victories, where in both cases the courses were quite dry and firm. Woods is playing the tournament for the first time since 2015 after missing the past two years due to back issues. “I have missed not playing The Open in a while because this is our oldest tournament,” Woods said. “And then coming here to Carnoustie, it is special. This is my fourth time playing it as a tournament. From my first time coming here as an amateur to being back now, it’s just amazing how this course doesn&#...

Mbappe youngest since Pele with World Cup final goal

12:21 PM ET France’s Kylian Mbappe became the youngest player to score in the World Cup final since Pele did so in 1958 with a second-half goal in the 4-2 win over Croatia on Sunday. Mbappe, 19, scored his fourth goal of the World Cup in the 65th minute, collecting a pass from Lucas Hernandez and shooting right-footed from 25 yards around Croatia defender Domagoj Vida and past goalkeeper Danijel Subasic. He scored twice in the 4-3 victory over Argentina in the round of 16 and the only goal in the 1-0 group-stage victory over Peru. Mbappe was rewarded with the award as the tournament’s best Young Player after the game. Pele, who remains the youngest player to appear in a World Cup final, was 17 when he scored two goals in the 5-2 victory over hosts Sweden.

Pitch invaders briefly disrupt World Cup final

12:33 PM ET Associated Press Russian activist rock band Pussy Riot have claimed responsibility for the pitch invasion that briefly interrupted the World Cup final in Moscow. Just after Croatia goalkeeper Danijel Subasic saved a shot from Kylian Mbappe in the 51st minute, four people emerged into the run of play from the other end of the stadium. One made it to the centre circle. Dressed in suits and what appeared to be old-fashioned police uniforms, the pitch invaders approached players and one shared a high-five with Mbappe. They were quickly tackled by security, and the match resumed after a delay of about 1 minute while France were leading 2-1. Pussy Riot released a statement on social media after the incident to say their action was a protest. The band issued a list of demands to the R...

Djoker back to mountaintop via Wimbledon win

2:24 PM ET ESPN News Services Two years after his last Grand Slam title, Novak Djokovic is a major champion once again, sweeping Kevin Anderson 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 (3) on Sunday to win his fourth Wimbledon championship. Both players were coming off grueling five-set semifinals, but this matchup was a tidy affair, with No. 12 Djokovic wrapping up the title in just over 2 hours, 15 minutes. Kevin Anderson’s Wimbledon final against Novak Djokovic proved a match too far for the South African, but he will head toward next month’s US Open with a career-high ranking and renewed belief in himself. “There is no better place in the world to really be making a comeback,” Djokovic said. “This is a sacred place for the world of tennis.” The first set lasted 29 minutes, as ...

Pacquiao-Matthysse: What we learned

10:45 AM ET Nick Parkinson Close •Reports on boxing for ESPN.co.uk, as well as several national newspapers•Has been reporting on British boxing for over 15 years•Appears on BoxNation’s Boxing Matters show Manny Pacquiao knocked out Lucas Matthysse in the seventh round for the WBA “regular” world welterweight title at the Axiata Arena, Kuala Lumpur on Saturday live on ESPN+. Here is what we learned from Pacquiao’s sparkling display. It’s not game over for Pacman AP Photo/Yam G-Jun Pacquiao (60-7-2, 39 KOs), 40 in December, showed there is life in him yet and this win — his first knockout since stopping Miguel Cotto in November 2009 — has silenced arguments he is on the slide after defeat to Jeff Horn a year ago. It was a return to winning ways after...

Cynn goes distance to win WSOP main event

8:09 AM ET LAS VEGAS — John Cynn defeated Tony Miles heads-up to win the 2018 World Series of Poker main event early Sunday morning, claiming poker’s world championship and $8.8 million. Player Payout 1. John Cynn $8.8 million 2. Tony Miles $5 million 3. Michael Dyer $3.75 million 4. Nicolas Manion $2.825 million 5. Joe Cada $2.15 million 6. Aram Zobian $1.8 million 7. Alex Lynskey $1.5 million 8. Artem Metalidi $1.25 million 9. Antoine Labat $1 million Cynn, 33, of Indianapolis, played 10 full days of poker over the past two weeks at the Rio All Suite Hotel & Casino to turn his $10,000 buy-in into one of the richest prizes in poker — triumphing over a field of 7,874 players. The heads-up battle alone lasted over 10 hours, with records set for the most hands played he...

Thai cave boys to watch recording of WC final

5:55 AM ET The 12 boys and their football coach rescued from a flooded cave in Thailand will watch a recording of Sunday’s World Cup final, not the live broadcast, an official at the hospital they are staying in said. “Given that the final will be broadcast quite late our time and we want the boys to rest and not to be looking at screens too much, we will probably record the final and show it to them later,” the Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital official said. The official declined to be identified as she is not authorised to speak to media. France play Croatia in the World Cup final in Moscow on Sunday, at 10 p.m. local time in Thailand. World football’s governing body FIFA had invited the boys and their coach to attend the final in Moscow, but they could not go for...