Darren Clarke of Northern Ireland captured his first major championship on Sunday, firing a final-round 70 to win the 2011 Open Championship at Royal St George's Golf Club in Sandwich, Kent.
Clarke finished the championship at 5-under par, three shots ahead of Dustin Johnson, who saw his hopes for his first major end when he hit his second shot out-of-bounds at the 14th hole, leading to a double bogey.
Phil Mickelson shared second place with Johnson after shooting a final-round 68. Mickelson started the round five shots behind Clarke but put together a brilliant first nine that included three birdies and an eagle. He was tied for the lead after another birdie at No. 10 but made four bogeys in the last eight holes to fall out of contention.
Tammy Horton-Plante, wife of Bruins first-line winger Nathan Horton, tweeted that the Stanley Cup was lost at Logan Airport on Sunday. Horton was scheduled to have the Cup on Sunday and bring it to Dunnville, Ontario, where a parade was scheduled. While the Cup was indeed missing from the parade, it was never actually missing.
Speaking with WEEI.com, a JetBlue representative explained that the Cup was scheduled to fly from Boston to Buffalo on an 8 a.m. flight. It was checked in seven minutes late, however, as its 7:37 a.m. check-in went past the 30-minute cutoff time. As a result, it missed its flight and had to take a later one. Massport told WEEI.com that after checking with both Logan Airport and the State Police, nothing was ever called in about the Stanley Cup being missing.
After things were sorted out with TSA, Horton’s wife tweeted: CUP day...
According to a report from ESPN's Buster Olney, the Red Sox are not in a rush to make a trade for outfield help.
"Red Sox will give their current outfielders -- Josh Reddick, in particular -- more time before deciding whether to go after somebody else," Olney wrote on Sunday.
Reddick is batting .379 with an OPS of 1.095 in his 66 at-bats this season. There have been trade rumors involving the Sox and Carlos Beltran, who is in the final year of a seven-year, $119 million contract and is owed roughly $7 million over the last two months of 2011.
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Making his second rehab start with Triple-A Pawtucket, Red Sox outfielder Carl Crawford went 0-for-3 Saturday night at McCoy Stadium. Crawford, who has been coming back from a left hamstring strain, struck out in his first at-bat, grounded out to first base his second time up, and popped up to third base after being jammed on an 80 mph fastball from lefty R.J. Swindle in his final plate appearance of the night.
Crawford, who didn't stay around to talk to the media following his outing, will travel to Baltimore Sunday where he will meet the team for its three-game series against the Orioles, starting Monday. He has been on the disabled list since June 18.
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Just after a month after Rays All-Star starter James Shields tossed a complete-game shutout against them, the Red Sox turned the tables in beating up the right-hander for six runs in his six innings of work en route to a 9-5 victory in St. Petersburg.
Shields gave up just six hits, but four were of the extra-base variety, starting with a two-run Josh Reddick homer and continuing with a two-run double from David Ortiz in the third gave the Sox a 4-3 lead they would never relinquish, the Sox added on with a J.D. Drew RBI double and a solo homer by Jacoby Ellsbury. Dustin Pedroia later added a solo homer (his third consecutive game with a longball, and his 13th four-bagger of the year) against reliever Juan Cruz.
The offensive eruption made a winner of Sox starter John Lackey. Though not as overpowering as he was in his final start of the first half against the Orioles, when he logged 6 2/3 shutout innings, Lackey (7-8) nonetheless showed impressive...
Giardi and Price discuss the Tom Brady appeal getting overturned and Roger Goodell's victory tour. The guys can't believe the victory lap and some of his behavior. The more you listen to him, the more frustrating his behavior becomes.
Giardi and Price break down how the teams in the AFC East altered their futures after the NFL Draft weekend.
Giardi and Price continue discussing the outcome of the NFL Draft for the Patriots.
It wouldn't be a Celtics v Hawks Game 6 preview/Game 5 breakdown without ESPN's Celtics Whisperer Chris Forsberg joining Sam Packard and Jared Weiss for some WEEI Studio magic. They discuss the Hawks' transition dominance on their mega runs and the bizarre night for Isaiah Thomas. Of course they also answered your #WEEICeltics Tweet Bag questions!
The boys recap Marcus Smart and Paul Millsap's incredible battle in the Celtics' Game 4 win over the Atlanta Hawks with ESPN's Chris Forsberg. Jared Weiss and Sam Packard discussed Jared Sullinger's struggles and the reemergence of Machine Bun Kelly. They discuss inside media stuff like when to applaud for honorees and Chris' devotion to southern unsweetened tea. Of course they answered your #WEEICeltics Tweet Bag questions too.
Joe Castiglione and Tim Neverett talked to the Sox catcher, whose two-run homer off of Dellin Betances gave the Sox the lead for good over the Yankees.
Joe and Tim talk with Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello, after he pitched 7 shutout innings against the Yankees Saturday night.
DJ and Pete continue to assess the season that was for the Bruins and look toward the future for the franchise and how they can improve.
DJ and Pete are together for the final Sunday Skate of the season. They get into their overall thoughts on the season, the Bruins keeping Claude Julien on as head coach and the end-of-season press conferences last week. They discuss the rebuild process, what the Bruins need and how they can obtain it. Plenty of callers have their own theories and opinions on all of these topics as well.
Butch is joined by two-thirds of the Sunday Skate show in DJ and Pete. The guys discuss the problems with Bruins including leadership and grit, who should stay and who should go and if Claude is to blame.
Lucy calls in to talk about her podcast and the "More Than Mean" tweets. The guys are now big fans.
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Dino, Gerry and Kirk discuss what the Patriots will be looking for on the second day of the draft.
After forfeiting their 1st round pick, the Pats get to join the party and draft some new young talent. The guys look at who the team might select over the weekend.
Kirk took more shots at Glenn, Lou and Christian, so the midday show guys respond.
Glenn, Lou and Christian talk about how much money Laremy Tunsil lost when his Twitter, Instagram, and iPhone photos were hacked. The gang also addresses some ESPN on ESPN crime as Dan LeBetard took a few shots at Todd McShay.
We continue to talk NFL Draft, Brady's new lawyer, the Celtics playoff bouncing, Roger Goodell's award tour and more... its all on the table on a freestyle friday.
We discuss the hiring of a top notch litigator by Brady and the NFLPA, and how it might have been sparked by Roger Goodell's neverending award tour where he continues to spew lies and half-truths to the public.
We discuss the Celts exit from the playoffs, the steps they took this season to be better, and what steps need to be taken to keep getting better in the future.
It’s all about the music – the crew touches on Prince, and the greatest bands of all time
Mikey, Christian Arcand, and Chris Villani talk about the Sox horrific loss today, and MJ takes over the text line
Mikey, Christian Arcand, and Chris Villani talk about the Sox horrific loss today, plus they’re joined by Cassie, the Textress
SB Nation's Kevin O'Connor joins Butch Stearns and John Tomase to talk all things Celtics' offseason, including the upcoming draft
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ESPN's firing of Curt Schilling has been a divisive topic. John, Gerry and Kirk discuss who's supporting Curt, who's detracting, and callers discuss North Carolina law that started the entire controversy.More from this show
Glenn, Lou, and Christian check in with Raffi Melkonian to get his insight on the 2nd Circuit court's decision and what Tom Brady's options are going forward.More from this show
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