Dustin Johnson misses two putts on the final hole, one for a win and a 3-footer that would have forced a playoff, to give Jordan Spieth his second straight major title. Spieth, who won the Masters earlier this year, is the youngest U.S. Open champion since 1923.
There were plenty of obstacles to clear to bring a major golf championship to Sacramento, and it would not have happened if the course had not undergone a $13 million renovation 10 years ago.
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A’s reliever Tyler Clippard narrowly avoids a blown save (and possibly a loss) when he got Johnny Giavotella on a deep fly to left to end the game.
Los Angeles knocks Giants starter Tim Lincecum out in the second inning and hits four home runs against long reliever Yusmeiro Petit as the Dodgers win 10-2.
Visiting Reno scores twice in the seventh inning and leaves Raley Field with a 3-2 victory as the Aces sweep the four-game series. The River Cats, who committed three errors in the loss, have dropped 12 of their past 14 games, including nine of 10 at home.
“Ridiculous” is the word Brian Sabean uses in response to Internet rumors that the Giants general manager is interested in Reds pitcher Johnny Cueto. Sabean was in Sacramento to check out the River Cats, and sounded high on shortstop Ehire Adrianza.
Coach George Karl says his team is unlikely to draft a legitimate difference maker with its sixth pick in the NBA draft, but is optimistic the team will find help.
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