Golf: Brooks Koepka’s U.S. Open triumph didn’t get much time to sink in before sharing the marquee with headlines involving Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods.
Greg DePalma and 1st Amendment Sports founder Ken Meringolo take a hard look at the Washington Nationals‘ pressing needs, even with a 10-game lead in the National League East. Ownership doesn’t have to pinch pennies, so it’s on GM Mike Rizzo to solidify the bullpen, acquire another solid starter and find a backup catcher before the July 31 trade deadline.
Coaching buzz moves to the front as Greg DePalma and PSN tennis analyst Andrea Leand discuss headlines from the first week of the grasscourt season, including Nick Kyrgios‘ blunt response to John McEnroe‘s offer to take him under his tutelage. Also, Victoria Azarenka takes the court again in Mallorca after maternity leave, and an early look at Wimbledon odds.
Greg DePalma and PSN managing editor Jeff Shain look back at a highly uncharacteristic U.S. Open that brought Brooks Koepka his first major title, winning with back-nine birdies rather than survival instincts. They also preview this week’s Travelers Championship, in which six of the next 10 guys following Koepka at Erin Hills will tee it up outside Hartford.
Greg DePalma and PSN hockey analyst Jan Levine discuss the NHL expansion draft with Miika Taylor of Blueshirt Banter, as the Vegas Golden Knights stock their roster. Which marquee veterans were exposed, and what deals can Vegas GM George McPhee strike by taking (or not taking) those key names?
Tennis: Victoria Azarenka is back from maternity leave, Rafael Nadal takes some extra rest after his 10th French Open crown and Serena Williams shows her court moves in pregnancy.
Greg DePalma, PSN managing editor Jeff Shain and Joel Cook from Pro Golf Weekly preview the final round of the U.S. Open, where more records were set at Erin Hills on Saturday as Justin Thomas matched the Open scoring mark with a 63. Brian Harman has been steadiest, though, and takes a one-shot lead into Sunday over Thomas, Tommy Fleetwood and Brooks Koepka.
Is the No. 9 going to be Kevin Harvick’s magic number today as he looks to end his 19-race winless drought in the FireKeepers Casino 400 from Michigan International Speedway?
Greg DePalma, PSN managing editor Jeff Shain and Joel Cook from Pro Golf Weekly look inside a U.S. Open that yielded low scores on the first two days yet sent home each of the top three in the world rankings. Tommy Fleetwood, Brooks Koepka and Paul Casey top a jumbled leaderboard at Erin Hills, along with Brian Harman.
Greg DePalma and handicapper Jon Hardoon of TheSheets.com take a look at this weekend’s Stephen Foster Handicap, where Gun Runner is a prohibitive favorite at Churchill Downs. The winner is guaranteed a spot in the Breeders’ Cup Classic in November at California’s Del Mar.