Review Category : National Sports

Former MLB Player Darryl Hamilton Found Dead in Murder-Suicide

Jeff Gross /Allsport(PEARLAND, Texas) — Former MLB outfielder Darryl Hamilton was killed in a murder-suicide, Pearland police confirmed on Monday.

Hamilton, 50, was found dead near the entrance of his home with several gunshot wounds and his girlfriend, Monica Jordan, was found dead at another area in the home with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The couple’s 14-month-old child was found unharmed in the home and turned over to Child Protective Services. The investigation is ongoing.

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Erik Jones Wins XFINITY Series Race at Chicagoland

BananaStock/Thinkstock(JOLIET, Ill.) — The Sprint Cup Series was off this past weekend, but the XFINITY Series was in action.

Chicagoland Speedway hosted the Owens Corning AttiCat 300, won by Erik Jones. Jones — the winner of the Trucks race the night before — claimed the narrow victory after a late restart.

Ryan Blaney finished second, followed by Austin Dillon, Brendan Gaughan and Chris Buescher.

The XFINITY Series is off next weekend, returning July 4 at Daytona.

The Sprint Cup Series will be back next Sunday with the Toyota – Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway in California.

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Scoreboard Roundup — 6/21/15

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — INTERLEAGUE
Chicago Cubs 8, Minnesota 0

AMERICAN LEAGUE
Detroit 12, N.Y. Yankees 4
Baltimore 13, Toronto 9
Cleveland 1, Tampa Bay 0
Boston 13, Kansas City 2
Chicago White Sox 3, Texas 2, 11 Innings
Oakland 3, L.A. Angels 2
Houston 6, Seattle 2

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Cincinnati 5, Miami 2
Washington 9, Pittsburgh 2
Philadelphia 9, St. Louis 2
Arizona 7, San Diego 2
Colorado 10, Milwaukee 4
Atlanta 1, N.Y. Mets 0
L.A. Dodgers 10, San Francisco 2

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Jordan Speith Wins US Open

Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images(TACOMA, Wash.) — Jordan Speith won golf’s 115th U.S. Open on Sunday, becoming the first person since Tiger Woods in 2002 to capture both the U.S. Open and the Masters in the same season.

Speith eagled the 18th hole give himself a one stroke lead over Dustin Johnson. Johnson himself had a shot to win the tournament with a long eagle putt of his own, but missed that as well as a shorter par opportunity that would have forced an 18-hole playoff on Monday.

Speith, the 21-year-old Texan ranked number two in the world rankings, had a three-stroke lead after he birdied the 16th hole, but double bogeyed on 17 to keep Johnson and Louis Oosthuizen in it.

Speith, Johnson, Jason Day and Branden Grace entered Sunday tied. Day’s three bogeys early knocked him out of contention, while Grace was all but eliminated by an out of bounds shot from the tee on the 16th hole.

Speith becomes the youngest two-time major winner since 1922 and the youngest U.S. Open winner since Bobby Jones in 1923.

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Surfers Set World Record by All Riding on a Board at Once

iStock/Thinkstock(HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif.) — A group of surfers in Huntington Beach, California, has now entered the Guinness World Records.

Nearly 70 surfers attempted to set two marks Saturday — one for the world’s “largest surfboard” and the other for the “most people to ride a surfboard at once.”

To accomplish those feats, the surfers used a huge board that weighed 1,300 pounds and measured 42 feet long and 11 feet wide. A crane was required to get the surfboard on the water.

Then the group of 66 dudes and dudettes hopped on the gigantic board and rode a wave for 12 seconds.

They eclipsed the previous record set by 47 surfers who rode a wave for 10 seconds, in Queensland, Australia, from about 10 years ago.

“We survived the attempt,” Huntington Beach surf coach Andy Verdone told the Orange County Register. “We set a world record. It was more exhilarating than I imagined.”

The event drew thousands of spectators to the sands.

Meanwhile, the Huntington Beach surfers will have to wait to see whether they own the title of “world’s largest surfboard,” because that designation won’t be official until next week.

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Baseball Collecting Wiz Won’t Return A-Rod’s 3,000th Hit

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Zack Hample, the home-run catching wizard who caught Alex Rodriguez’s 3,000th hit on Friday night, is not giving the ball back.

Hample, who wrote a book about catching home runs in stadiums, said he needed “some time to think about” what he was going to do with the baseball. He assured he would not give the ball to Rodriguez or Major League Baseball, however, asserting, “There’s no way I’m going to give this thing back.”

The 37-year-old New York-native claims low estimates for the baseball are “coming in at around $50,000″ and that someone on Twitter “auctioned around $300,000.” He went on to say that if he were to sell the ball, it would sell for around approximately $300,000.

Hample says he fantasized about catching Rodriguez’s home run and that he planned if he did in fact catch it, there would be no way he would give the ball back.

Since he caught the ball, he says he is now “considering some other options” including “possibly working with the Yankees.” He gave no more detail as to his future plans.

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Tiger Woods Misses Cut at US Open

Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images(UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash.) — Tiger Woods missed the cut at the 115th U.S. Open on Friday after shooting scores of 80 and 76 in Rounds one and two respectively. It is the first time since 2006 that he has missed the U.S. Open cut.

Woods shot his worst U.S. Open round ever in Thursday’s first round, then followed with an eight-bogey performance Friday that led to his early exit.

The three-time U.S. Open champ spoke about his struggles playing at the Chambers Bay course in Washington. “On a golf course like this, you get exposed,” Woods claimed. “You have to be precise and dialed in. Obviously, I didn’t have that.”

The 39-year-old Woods admitted he is playing the worst golf of his career as he dropped to 195th in the world rankings after his performance.

Other star golfers who missed the U.S. Open cut this year include defending champ Martin Kaymer, Bubba Watson, and Rickie Fowler.

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Tiger Woods Misses Cut at US Open

Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images(UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash.) — Tiger Woods missed the cut at the 115th U.S. Open on Friday after shooting scores of 80 and 76 in Rounds one and two respectively. It is the first time since 2006 that he has missed the U.S. Open cut.

Woods shot his worst U.S. Open round ever in Thursday’s first round, then followed with an eight-bogey performance Friday that led to his early exit.

The three-time U.S. Open champ spoke about his struggles playing at the Chambers Bay course in Washington. “On a golf course like this, you get exposed,” Woods claimed. “You have to be precise and dialed in. Obviously, I didn’t have that.”

The 39-year-old Woods admitted he is playing the worst golf of his career as he dropped to 195th in the world rankings after his performance.

Other star golfers who missed the U.S. Open cut this year include defending champ Martin Kaymer, Bubba Watson, and Rickie Fowler.

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U.S. Open: Americans Reed & Spieth in the Lead at the End of Day 2

Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images(UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash.) — American Patrick Reed is leading the field at the U.S. Open, with the tournament halfway over.

Reed, the 24 year-old Texas native, finished the day at 5 under par. Jordan Spieth, also 5 under par, was in second place.

Of the top ten players in the tournament, only two are not Americans, Branden Grace of South Africa, and Joost Luiten of the Netherlands.

Jason Day, the Australian player in 11th place, collapsed on the green Friday afternoon. His agent later said he was overcome by dizziness and intends to play through the end of the tournament, on Sunday.

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New York Yankee Alex Rodriguez Breaks Into Exclusive 3000 Hit Club

Mike Stobe/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — New York Yankees outfield Alex Rodriguez became the 29th player in Major League baseball history to collect 3,000 hits Friday night.

The hit was made during a first-inning solo home run against the Detriot Tigers.

The last player to make it into the club was fellow Yankee Derek Jeter in 2011, also on a solo home run.

“A-Rod” now joins the ranks of storied hall-of-famers like Hank Aaron and Willie Mays.

The Yankees tweeted “Congratulations to @AROD on becoming the 29th member of the 3,000-hit club! #AROD3K” in celebration.

The first player to join the ‘3000 hit club,’ as it’s known, was Cap Anson with the Chicago Colts in 1897.

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