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Sean Knapp beats Paul Simson to win U.S. Senior Amateur without a birdie

MINNEAPOLIS — Sean Knapp won the U.S. Senior Amateur without making a birdie in a 2-and-1 victory over Paul Simson. Knapp pulled ahead for good on the 14th hole at The Minikahda Club when Simson missed the fairway and failed to convert a 15-footer for par. He went 2 up when Simson left a shot in the rough and took four shots to reach the 16th green, conceding Knapp’s par putt. Knapp, a 55-year-old from Oakmont, Pennsylvania, closed out the match with a 20-foot par putt on the 17th hole….

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All Boxing 

Jose Uzcategui disqualification for punch at bell against Andre Dirrell upheld

The Maryland State Athletic Commission has upheld the controversial disqualification of super middleweight contender Jose Uzcategui in his vacant interim world title fight against Andre Dirrell on May 20 at the MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland. At a hearing to review the fight on Wednesday in Baltimore, the commission voted 3-1 — one commission member was absent — to uphold the ruling of referee Bill Clancy to disqualify Uzcategui for landing a punch virtually simultaneously with the bell ending the eighth round. Uzcategui drilled Dirrell with a three-punch…

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All Tennis 

Men’s second-round matches at National Tennis Center

NEW YORK — Roger Federer managed to pull out his second five-set victory in a row at the US Open, coming back to edge 101st-ranked Mikhail Youzhny of Russia 1-6, 7-6 (3), 6-4, 4-6, 6-2. It was a much tougher test than might have been expected, considering that Federer entered the match 16-0 against Youzhny and 16-0 in second-round matches at Flushing Meadows. Federer won five consecutive U.S. Open championships from 2004-08 and also was the runner-up twice, including two years ago. Roger Federer reacts during his five-set victory over…

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All Football 

Malta v England: Joe Hart to start in World Cup qualifier

Hart spent last season on loan at Torino, making 36 appearances for the Italian club before moving to West Ham on another loan deal BBC coverage How to follow: Listen on BBC Radio 5 live and BBC local radio; text commentary on the BBC Sport website Joe Hart will start in goal for England’s World Cup qualifier against Malta in Attard on Friday. “I believe he’s our best goalkeeper at the moment,” manager Gareth Southgate said. The 30-year-old has made 71 appearances for England and has started all three of…

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All Cricket 

T20 Blast: Title always Glamorgan’s target says coach Croft

T20 Blast semi-final: Glamorgan v Birmingham Bears Date: Saturday, 2 September Time: 11:00 BST Venue: Edgbaston, Birmingham Coverage: Commentaries on BBC Sport website from BBC Wales, BBC Coventry & Warwickshire and BBC Radio 5 live; text and video updates on BBC Sport website Glamorgan coach Robert Croft says his side have targeted winning the T20 Blast since early in their campaign. The Welsh county take on hosts Birmingham Bears in the first semi-final at Edgbaston. “From very early on, we talked about winning the competition, not a home quarter-final or…

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All MMA 

Justin Gaethje discusses TUF, potential fights with Conor McGregor and Tony Ferguson

Just one fight into his UFC career, Justin Gaethje‘s stock is already sky-high. The Colorado-based lightweight produced a thrilling TKO over Michael Johnson in his promotional debut this summer. Which mistakes do top MMA trainers wish they could have back? Brett Okamoto spoke to 14 coaches for their biggest professional regret. Jon Jones could be out for a long time due to suspension. Ronda Rousey may not fight again. Conor McGregor just made nine-figures and does not have another MMA fight set. What UFC fighter could emerge as the company’s…

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IBF orders Sergey Lipinets to face Akihiro Kondo for vacant junior welterweight title

One day after Terence Crawford vacated one of his junior welterweight world titles, only 11 days after becoming the undisputed world champion, the fight to fill the vacancy was ordered. The IBF on Thursday announced that it has ordered Sergey Lipinets — who loomed as one of Crawford’s mandatory challengers in a fight due immediately — to face Akihiro Kondo, the organization’s next leading contender. According to the sanctioning body, both boxers have indicated in writing that they are willing to participate in the bout, and it ordered negotiations to…

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Pittsburgh Steelers expected to reach deal with Joe Haden

Veteran cornerback Joe Haden switched teams in the AFC North in a matter of hours Wednesday, officially signing with the Pittsburgh Steelers after being cut by the Cleveland Browns earlier in the day. Haden’s three-year deal is for $27 million, including $7 million this year, sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The 28-year-old Haden was released by the Browns on Wednesday morning. He was not subject to waivers, making him free to sign with another team after 4 p.m. ET Wednesday. Pittsburgh announced the move Wednesday night. Welcome to Pittsburgh, @joehaden23‼️#official…

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Lewis Hamilton: Mercedes driver expects stay beyond 2018

Hamilton’s victory at Spa-Francorchamps was his 200th race in Formula 1 Lewis Hamilton says he expects to sign a new contract at Mercedes to keep him at the Formula 1 team beyond 2018. Title rival Sebastian Vettel signed a new three-year deal this month to keep him at Ferrari until the end of 2020. “I don’t know if everyone expected him [Vettel] to sign a three-year deal but it doesn’t change much for me,” Hamilton said. “I planned to extend with the team in the second half of the season…

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