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Robert Whittaker defeats Yoel Romero in rematch at UFC 225

Robert Whittaker survived off a staggering blow in the fifth round to win a grueling split decision in a rematch with Yoel Romero at UFC 225. Whittaker won despite being outworked in the fifth. He was shaken after taking a hard left hand from Romero early in the round, and the fight was scored 48-47 by all three judges, one in Romero’s favor. Whittaker also injured his right hand in the first round.

Terence Crawford scores TKO over Jeff Horn, wins WBO welterweight title

UPDATED: Sat., June 9, 2018, 10:05 p.m.

Terence Crawford threw a bevy of punches toward the end of the ninth round to stop Jeff Horn and win the WBO welterweight title. After dropping Horn with 50 seconds left in the ninth round, Crawford unleashed a slew of punches that sent the former champion into the ropes, prompting referee Robert Byrd to stop the fight with 28 seconds left in the round.

Out of right field: Mariners giving fans hope, but is there a letdown on the horizon?

UPDATED: Sat., June 9, 2018, 8:02 p.m.

What’s so special about today? Well, we’re a third of the way through the month of June, which usually means the Mariners are immaterial to any discussion about postseason baseball. But this June 10, it all seems different. The Mariners are in the playoff hunt. Heck, they’re in the American League West title race. In fact, despite Saturday’s 7-3 loss at Tampa Bay, they still lead the division with a 40-24 record

Pat Summitt’s spirit hovers over Hall of Fame induction ceremony

Former Tennessee star Chamique Holdsclaw and assistant coach Mickie DeMoss thank former Lady Vols coach Pat Summitt while getting inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame. The induction class also included Connecticut assistant coach Chris Dailey, former Colorado coach Ceal Barry, former New Jersey high school coach Rose Marie Battaglia and former WNBA players Katie Smith and Tina Thompson.

Sei Young Kim, Celine Herbin share lead in ShopRite LPGA

UPDATED: Sat., June 9, 2018, 6:41 p.m.

Sei Young Kim birdied seven of her last 10 holes for a share of the lead with Celine Herbin in the suspended second round of the ShopRite LPGA. Kim was 10 under for the tournament with three holes left when play was suspended because of darkness. Herbin had her second straight 5-under 66.

U.S. Open setup relies as much on science as instincts

The U.S. Open prefers to be looked upon as the ultimate test in golf, which can be an invitation for trouble. Mike Davis knows that as well as anyone. The executive director of the USGA remembers all too well what happened the last time the US Open was at Shinnecock Hills

Dave Nichols: After 44 years, finally a champion

UPDATED: Sat., June 9, 2018, 10:20 p.m.

It takes a long time for an expansion team to challenge for a championship, let alone win one. For fans of hockey in the nation’s capital, it only took 44 years.

Stanley Cup party rolls on for first-time champion Capitals

UPDATED: Sat., June 9, 2018, 6:20 p.m.

The Washington Capitals took the Stanley Cup through the MGM Grand and to a dance club on the Las Vegas Strip. They took it to a popular bar not far from their suburban practice facility. Then they took it to Nationals Park, where they kept hoisting it from a suite to the roars of the crowd.

Felix Hernandez struggles as Rays beat Mariners 7-3

UPDATED: Sat., June 9, 2018, 7:34 p.m.

After a strong start in his previous outing against the Tampa Bay Rays in Seattle, Felix Hernandez’s season-long struggles returned five days later at Tropicana Field in a 7-3 loss on Saturday.

Scott Dixon leads last 119 laps for IndyCar win at Texas

UPDATED: Sat., June 9, 2018, 9:44 p.m.

Scott Dixon led the last 119 laps at Texas to win his second consecutive IndyCar Series race. He quickly broke a tie for the third-most career wins in the Indy-car history. Dixon’s 43rd career victory came a week after he won at Detroit to match Michael Andretti. Dixon trails only A.J. Foyt’s 67 wins and Mario Andretti’s 52. After taking the lead on the 1 1/2-mile Texas oval, he never gave it up. It was Dixon’s third victory at Texas.
The Press Box, with Larry Weir