Johnson, Robert Morris defeat Quinnipiac 87-75

Johnson, Robert Morris defeat Quinnipiac 87-75

MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) Russell Johnson made 12 of 13 free throws and netted a season-high 22 points as Robert Morris topped Quinnipiac 87-75 in Northeast Conference action Saturday night.

Lucky Jones added 18 points and eight rebounds for the Colonials (12-7, 4-2), who scored 21 points off 17 Bobcats' turnovers and won despite a 30-24 disadvantage in rebounds.

Zaid Hearst paced Quinnipiac (6-12, 2-4) with 16 points, while Evan Conti and Ousmane Drame added 13 and Ike Azotam had 11.

The Bobcats hit 61.9 percent (13 of 21) from the field in the first half, but trailed 41-29 at the intermission due to Robert Morris' 3-point shooting success.

The Colonials hit 7 of 11 from beyond the arc and 57.7 percent (15 of 26) overall in the first half, with Velton Jones scoring 13 of his 14 points on 5-of-6 shooting and Karvel Anderson hitting 3 of 4 3-pointers for nine points.

Francesco Molinari wins Open Championship for first career major title


Francesco Molinari wins Open Championship for first career major title

It was only a mere three weeks ago that Francesco Molinari closed with a final round 62 en route to a dominant eight-shot victory at the 2018 Quicken Loans National. 

On Sunday, his eight-under total was good enough for a two-shot win over Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose, Kevin Kisner and Xander Schauffele.

The 35-year-old played his final round alongside Tiger Woods, who shot a 5-under-par 66 in Saturday's third round that left him at 5 under through 54 holes and four shots back of the leaders. His 66 was his first weekend round in the 60s in the Open since 2007.

The 14-time major winner had to settle for a closing round of 71 on Sunday. It was his first Open since missing the cut at St. Andrews in 2015.

Molinari continues to be one of the world's hottest golfers, notching his third win in the last five starts. 

Some of golf's best weighed in on Sunday: 

When it was all said and done, on a day that featured difficult Carnoustie wind conditions, Francesco Molinari emerged victorious hoisting the Claret Jug. 

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Nationals trade Brian Goodwin to Kansas City Royals

Nationals trade Brian Goodwin to Kansas City Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo.  -- Outfielder Brian Goodwin has been acquired by the Kansas City Royals from the Washington Nationals for minor league pitcher Jacob Condra-Bogan.

The 27-year-old Goodwin hit .200 with three homers and 12 RBIs in 48 games for the Nationals this season. He bruised his left wrist diving for a ball and did not play from April 15 until May 15, when he had two at-bats. He went back on the disabled list, returned June 1 and is hitting .171 (7 for 41) since.

Condra-Bogan, 23, went 1-1 with a 2.08 ERA in 16 relief outings with Lexington of the South Atlantic League and one appearance with Wilmington of the Carolina League, also Class A.

The trade was announced Sunday.