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McCollum scores 21 as Lehigh beats Penn 73-66

McCollum scores 21 as Lehigh beats Penn 73-66

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) C.J. McCollum scored 21 points and Gabe Knutson finished with 18 points and 10 rebounds to lead Lehigh past Pennsylvania 73-66 Tuesday night in nonconference action.

Mackey McKnight added 15 points, and Holden Greiner chipped in with 13 points and four blocks for Lehigh (3-2).

Trailing 33-32 early in the second half following a Fran Dougherty dunk, Lehigh would go on a 19-8 run to take the lead and control of the game.

After outshooting the Mountain Hawks in the first half, Penn (1-5) shot just 34.4 percent (11 for 32) in the second half, compared to Lehigh's 50 percent (11 for 22).

Lehigh also improved its inside scoring in the second half. While being outscored in the paint by Penn in the first half, the Mountain Hawks held a 20-14 advantage inside in the second half.

Dougherty finished with 17 points and 10 rebounds for the Quakers.

Francesco Molinari wins Open Championship for first career major title

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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.

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