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June 17, 2017 - 4:34 pm


Hoffman takes the lead

ERIN, Wis. (AP) — Charley Hoffman is all by himself on top of the U.S. Open — for now.

Hoffman birdied five of his first eight holes to get to 9 under, one shot clear of a massive logjam in second. Patrick Reed, Paul Casey, Brian Harman and Tommy Fleetwood are at 8 under.

The 40-year-old Hoffman is playing in his sixth U.S. Open. His best finish was a tie for 37th last year at Oakmont.


Third round starts after rain delay

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — The third round of the LPGA Meijer (MY'-ur) Classic is underway in Grand Rapids, Michigan, after rain and wet grounds delayed the start by two hours.

Brooke Henderson starts play with a two-stroke lead. The 19-year-old Canadian finished the second round with a 4-under 67 that put her 12 under. Lexi Thompson, 2016 runner-up Carlota Ciganda and Mi Jung Hur start the day tied at 10 under.


Frazier, Davidson power White Sox past Blue Jays, 5-2

UNDATED (AP) — Todd Frazier and Matt Davidson hit consecutive home runs to lead the Chicago White Sox to a 5-2 victory over the Blue Jays on Saturday in Toronto. Jose Abreu also went deep to help the White Sox win their fourth straight series against the Blue Jays, beating them for the ninth time in the in the last 10 games.

Mike Pelfrey (3-5) earned his second road win of the season, limiting Toronto to one run and four hits in six innings. He retired 10 straight batters between the second and sixth innings. David Robertson worked the ninth for his 11th save in 12 chances.

Blue Jays starter Marcus Stroman (7-3) gave up six hits and three runs — all on the solo homers — in seven innings. He walked one and struck out five.


Orioles' Davis likely out until after All-Star break

UNDATED (AP) — Baltimore Orioles first baseman Chris Davis is likely out until after the All-Star break with a right oblique strain.

Davis went on the 10-day disabled list Tuesday. Manager Buck Showalter says a return in three weeks "would be real ambitious."

Davis was sidelined in 2014 with a strained left oblique. He tried to play through the pain before going on the DL, which proved to be a mistake. This time, he's taking it slow, even though he feels this injury isn't quite as severe.

In other MLB news:

— The Texas Rangers have placed right-handed starter Andrew Cashner on the 10-day disabled list Saturday with a strained left oblique. The Rangers purchased the contract of right-hander Ernesto Frieri from Triple-A Round Rock and had him in the bullpen for Saturday night's home game against the Seattle Mariners. The team designated first baseman-outfielder Peter O'Brien for assignment. The Rangers also announced infielder Hanser Alberto, sidelined all season with a right shoulder injury, will have surgery on Monday.

— Atlanta left fielder Matt Kemp says he's available to pinch-hit and hopes to return from a leg injury on Sunday against Miami. Kemp has missed one game, a 5-0 loss to the Marlins on Friday, with a sore left hamstring. He considers this injury minor compared to a strained right hamstring that landed him on the 10-day disabled list in April. Kemp, a two-time All-Star, is hitting .327 and leads the Braves with 32 RBIs.


Browns' Garrett has sprained foot, expected to be in camp

CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns rookie defensive end Myles Garrett has a sprained left foot, but is expected to be ready for training camp next month.

The No. 1 overall pick in this year's NFL draft injured his foot late in practice Wednesday. The Browns waited until Garrett received a second opinion before providing an update Saturday.

The team said Dr. Robert Anderson, a foot and ankle specialist with OrthoCarolina, agreed with a diagnosis by team physician Dr. James Voos of University Hospitals that Garrett has a lateral foot sprain. He was spotted in a walking boot on Friday at Cleveland Hopkins Airport.

It's good news for the Browns, who were concerned when Garrett went down without any contact while rushing quarterback Brock Osweiler during a two-minute drill. Garrett had been slowed by an unspecified injury earlier this spring.

The Browns recently signed the former Texas A&M star to a four-year, $30.4 million contract.


Coyotes trade goalie Mike Smith to Flames

UNDATED (AP) — The Arizona Coyotes have traded longtime starting goaltender Mike Smith to the Calgary Flames. Arizona received a conditional 2018 third-round pick, defensive prospect Brandon Hickey, and the rights to pending unrestricted goaltender Chad Johnson. The teams announced the trade Saturday prior to the NHL's trade freeze for the Vegas expansion draft.

The 35-year-old Smith has been the Coyotes' starter for the past six seasons and helped them reach the 2012 Western Conference final. Last season he was 19-26-9 with a 2.92 goals-against average and .914 save percentage.

In other trades:

— The New Jersey Devils acquired defenseman Mirco Mueller from the San Jose Sharks. San Jose got a second-round pick, 49th overall, and a fourth-round pick, 123rd overall. The Sharks also sent their fifth-round pick, 143rd overall, to New Jersey. The teams completed the deal just before the NHL's trade freeze for the Vegas expansion draft.

— The Buffalo Sabres have acquired defenseman Nathan Beaulieu from the Montreal Canadiens for a third-round pick. Buffalo sent the 68th overall pick in the 2017 draft to Montreal for the pending restricted free agent. The 24-year-old set career highs with four goals, 24 assists and 28 points last season, his fifth in the NHL. Montreal was in danger of losing Beaulieu in the expansion draft, while Buffalo has room to protect him.

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