Sports News Roundup: Golf-DeChambeau says PGA Tour may need to handle his feud with Koepka; Horse racing-Essential Quality atones for Derby disappointment with Belmont win and more

The bad blood between the pair has largely played out online but intensified at the Memorial Tournament on Friday when fans were removed from Dublin, Ohio's Muirfield Village for heckling DeChambeau with his rival's nickname "Brooksy." MLB roundup: Jacob deGrom lowers ERA to 0.62 as Mets blank Padres Jacob deGrom added seven more scoreless innings to his resume and Jose Peraza and Francisco Lindor hit solo homers in the fifth inning as the New York Mets scored a 4-0 victory in San Diego on Saturday night to end the Padres' 12-game home winning streak, a franchise record.


Reuters | Updated: 06-06-2021 13:30 IST | Created: 06-06-2021 13:29 IST
Sports News Roundup: Golf-DeChambeau says PGA Tour may need to handle his feud with Koepka; Horse racing-Essential Quality atones for Derby disappointment with Belmont win and more
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Tennis-Federer to assess further participation at Roland Garros

Roger Federer has said he will assess his further participation in the ongoing French Open after a gruelling 7-6(5) 6-7(3) 7-6(4) 7-5 win over Germany's Dominik Koepfer on an empty Court Philippe Chatrier in Saturday's night match. The 20-times Grand Slam champion was competing in only his sixth match in 17 months following knee surgery and suggested after the third-round clash which ended past midnight that he could preserve himself for Wimbledon which begins on June 28.

Golf-DeChambeau says PGA Tour may need to handle his feud with Koepka

U.S. Open champion Bryson DeChambeau said his ongoing feud with Brooks Koepka might be something for the PGA Tour to handle if it escalates further, adding his representative has already spoken to officials. The bad blood between the pair has largely played out online but intensified at the Memorial Tournament on Friday when fans were removed from Dublin, Ohio's Muirfield Village for heckling DeChambeau with his rival's nickname "Brooksy."

MLB roundup: Jacob deGrom lowers ERA to 0.62 as Mets blank Padres

Jacob deGrom added seven more scoreless innings to his resume and Jose Peraza and Francisco Lindor hit solo homers in the fifth inning as the New York Mets scored a 4-0 victory in San Diego on Saturday night to end the Padres' 12-game home winning streak, a franchise record. Peraza and Lindor connected off Padres starter Joe Musgrove (4-5) an inning after deGrom struck out Wil Myers and rookie Tucupita Marcano to pitch out of a bases-loaded, one-out jam.

Horse racing-Essential Quality atones for Derby disappointment with Belmont win

Essential Quality atoned for Kentucky Derby disappointment out-dueling Hot Rod Charlie down the home stretch to win the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, bringing the curtain down on a tumultuous year for U.S. thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown. The favorite to win May's Kentucky Derby, Essential Quality came home fourth at Churchill Downs but this time got a perfect ride from jockey Luis Saez.

Golf-Amateur Ganne soaking up the adulation at U.S. Women's Open

New Jersey high school student Megha Ganne said she is relishing the experience of being a fan favourite at the U.S. Women's Open in San Francisco and vowed to do everything possible to return next year. The 17-year-old amateur heads into Sunday's final day tied third alongside South Korea's Lee6 Jeong-eun after carding a 72 in the third round to go three-under for the tournament and four shots behind leader Lexi Thompson.

Tennis-French Open day seven

Highlights of the seventh day at the French Open, the second Grand Slam of the year, on Saturday (all times GMT). Three Italian men have reached the last 16 of a Grand Slam for the first time in the professional era after teenagers Jannick Sinner and Lorenzo Musetti were joined by Matteo Berrettini in fourth round of the French Open on Saturday.

Olympics-U.S. baseball team clinches slot in Tokyo with aid of MLB veterans

The United States baseball team won a spot in the Tokyo Olympics after defeating Venezuela 4-2 on Saturday and securing the best record in the Americas qualifier tournament. Team USA will join reigning champion South Korea, Japan and underdogs Israel and Mexico in the Olympics. A final spot will be up for grabs among the Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Australia and Netherlands during a June 22-26 tournament in Puebla, Mexico.

Tennis-Osaka thanks fans for 'all the love' after French Open withdrawal

Naomi Osaka on Saturday thanked her fans for their support after the four-time Grand Slam champion earlier this week withdrew from the French Open, citing mental health issues.

The Japanese player initially said she would not attend the tournament's mandatory post-match press conferences, which she said put undue pressure on players.

Golf-Thompson goes low to take lead at U.S. Women's Open

A relaxed Lexi Thompson fired a flawless 66 at the Olympic Club on Saturday to vault to a one-stroke lead heading into the final round of the U.S. Women's Open in San Francisco.

All facets of Thompson's game were working as she carded her lowest round at the major in 15 appearances, sinking five birdies and gamely scrambling to avoid any bogeys to sit seven-under 206 for the tournament, one clear of Yuka Saso.

NFL-Brady's signed rookie card sells for record-breaking $3 million

An autographed Tom Brady rookie card printed in 2000 sold for a record $3.107 million at the Lelands Mid-Spring Classic auction on Saturday, two months after a similar card was picked up for $2.25 million. The signed card from the 43-year-old's rookie season with the New England Patriots was graded higher than the one which sold for 2.25 million, with the auction house terming it the "Most Important Football Card in the World."

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