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Lexi Thompson addresses mother’s fight with cancer flare-up

OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. — Lexi Thompson talked publicly for the first time about her mother’s battle with a cancer flare-up nearly a decade after Judy Thompson was first diagnosed with the disease. The LPGA Tour star addressed the issue Thursday after completing a 1-under 70 in the first round of the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, the second major of the season. “It’s kind of been my outlet to just go out and play and get my mind off things,” she said. “I’ve been practicing really hard when I do go…

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John Calipari of Kentucky Wildcats makes inquiry to New York Knicks, sources say

Kentucky Wildcats coach John Calipari has reached out to the New York Knicks through intermediaries to express interest in the team’s vacant president of operations role, sources said Thursday. The Knicks, who parted ways with Phil Jackson on Wednesday, do not have interest in Calipari at the moment, sources said. Kentucky said in March it had signed Calipari to a two-year extension, making his deal valid through March 2024. He is set to make $7.75 million next season and $8 million per season thereafter. Calipari’s deal also stipulates he would…

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Jaromir Jagr says no teams are calling about signing him in free agency

SUNRISE, Fla. — Jaromir Jagr wants to play at least one more season in the NHL. It’s unclear if any team wants him. Jagr, 45, isn’t exactly a regular poster on social media, but he took to Twitter on Thursday to say that no team has shown any interest in signing him with the NHL’s free-agent period set to begin Saturday. Jagr said he hasn’t gotten any feelers from clubs and that no team has taken his calls, either. He said that everywhere he looks, he’s seeing that free agents…

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Gabe Jackson, Oakland Raiders agree to four-year, $40 million extension

ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Oakland Raiders have agreed to a five-year contract extension with right guard Gabe Jackson, sources told ESPN’s Josina Anderson and Adam Schefter. General manager Reggie McKenzie said last week Jackson was next in line on the Raiders for a new deal. A third-round draft pick in 2014 out of Mississippi State, Jackson had one year remaining on his rookie contract. The extension takes him through the 2022 season. The Raiders plan on moving to Las Vegas by 2020. Guard Gabe Jackson helped the Raiders give up…

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Kirk Triplett shoots 62 in U.S. Senior Open to tie lowest round in a PGA Tour Champions major

PEABODY, Mass. — The witch on her broomstick that graces the Salem Country Club logo could hardly concoct a spell so scary as the blood-red scoreboard from the first round of the U.S. Senior Open. On a day that saw 40 players break par, Kirk Triplett matched the PGA Champions Tour major record with an 8-under 62 on Thursday to take a one-stroke leader over Olin Browne. The last time the Senior Open was played at the Donald Ross course, in 2011, winner Bruce Fleischer finished at even par. But…

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David Lingmerth leads Quicken Loans National after first-round 65

POTOMAC, Md. — David Lingmerth is one of a few players in the Quicken Loans National field with any experience to draw on at TPC Potomac — and it’s the best kind of experience. Lingmerth won a Web.com Tour event on the tight, tricky layout near Washington in 2012. On Thursday, the Swede once again relied on his accuracy off the tee to shoot a 5-under 65 and take the first-round lead. TPC Potomac is hosting the Quicken Loans National for the first time and has been extensively redesigned since…

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Letroy Guion of Green Bay Packers stumbled, had slurred speech during stop, police say

HONOLULU — Green Bay Packers defensive lineman Letroy Guion smelled of alcohol and marijuana, stumbled when he walked and spoke with slurred speech when police pulled him over in a Porsche in Hawaii, according to arrest records obtained Thursday by The Associated Press. His blood alcohol level was .086 percent about an hour after his early morning June 21 arrest for intoxicated driving in Waikiki, according to a police report. “Please sir, it’s my birthday,” he told an officer, according to the records. “I can have someone else drive.” Guion…

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Kyle Walker: Manchester City open talks with Tottenham for England defender

Kyle Walker started 33 games for Tottenham in the Premier League last season Manchester City have opened talks with Tottenham about the potential signing of defender Kyle Walker. Negotiations for the England international are at an early stage, and no fee has been agreed. Fellow full-back Kieran Tripper is reportedly set to sign a new five-year deal with Spurs, which could pave the way for Walker to move to City. Walker, 27, has made 183 Premier League appearances since joining Spurs from Sheffield United in 2009. He was also picked…

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Johanna Konta shrugs off fall to beat world No. 1 Angelique Kerber

4:36 PM ET ESPN Staff British No. 1 Johanna Konta survived a heavy fall to dispatch world No. 1 Angelique Kerber 6-3, 6-4 and reach the semifinals at Eastbourne. Fifth seed Konta slipped backwards on one of her four match points and received treatment during a 10-minute delay before finally securing her passage to the last four at the expense of her German opponent. “I slipped and hit my head and it’s a bit sore,” said Konta, who faces Kristina Pliskova next up. “It’s been a busy afternoon, we’ve played…

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Venus Williams involved in fatal June 9 car crash, Florida police say

Police in Florida say tennis star Venus Williams was at fault for a June 9 car crash that led to the death of the passenger in the other vehicle two weeks later. According to a copy of the police report obtained by ABC, Williams’ 2010 Toyota Sequoia SUV darted into an intersection in Palm Beach Gardens, near her residence. The other driver, identified as Linda Barson, said she could not stop her 2016 Hyundai Accent in time and hit Williams’ car. Williams, 37, told investigators she had entered the six-lane…

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