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Golf - Spieth risks oblivion unless he stops tinkering says Chamblee

Slumping Jordan Spieth might never find his way back from the wilderness unless he stops analysing his swing in such detail and returns instead to his natural ways, PGA Tour winner turned television analyst Brandel Chamblee said on Monday. Chamblee, citing British Open champions David Duval and Ian Baker-Finch as prime examples, pointed to a long list of players whose games went into permanent decline when they started tinkering with their swings.

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MLB roundup: Dodgers win 11-10 on Muncy walk-off double

Max Muncy hit a game-ending two-run double in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Los Angeles Dodgers a wild 11-10 victory over the visiting San Diego Padres on Sunday. After Corey Seager reached base on an error by Padres second baseman Luis Urias, Muncy worked an eight-pitch at-bat before sending his two-run double to right. Muncy also hit a home run, while Russell Martin and A.J. Pollock went deep as well.

Tennis - Konta beaten by Yastremska in early Rogers Cup upset

It took less than 80 minutes for the Rogers Cup to produce an upset on Monday as Ukrainian teenager Dayana Yastremska beat British 13th seed Johanna Konta 6-3 6-2 in the first round. Yastremska, ranked 33 in the world, squandered four match points but took her fifth opportunity, dispatching Konta before the local time had barely passed noon on the Toronto hardcourt.

Browns' Kitchens fires back at Wylie, warns leakers

Cleveland Browns head coach Freddie Kitchens dismissed criticism from former offensive line coach Bob Wylie, telling reporters on Monday, "Bob doesn't wear brown and orange anymore." "I had the opportunity to hire Bob," Kitchens added. "I didn't want to."

Jets trade for Ravens OL Lewis before release

The Baltimore Ravens, on the verge of cutting offensive lineman Alex Lewis, traded him Monday to the New York Jets, according to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News. Lewis, who was expected to compete for the starting spot at left guard, entered training camp on the physically unable to perform list as he recovered from offseason shoulder surgery. And although he passed his physical, he announced on Instagram on Monday that he had been cut.

Poston jumps to No. 77 in world rankings

JT Poston vaulted 87 spots to a career-high No. 77 in the official world golf rankings on Monday, the day after capturing his maiden PGA Tour victory at the Wyndham Championship. Poston earned $1.116 million for the victory and continued his ascent after being ranked as low as 345th in November. He began the year still outside of the top 300, but a T7 at the Desert Classic in January moved Poston to No. 259.

Former champs Wozniacki, Bencic advance at Rogers Cup

Two former champions cruised through first-round matches at the Rogers Cup on Monday, as Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki and Switzerland's Belinda Bencic each won in straight sets in Toronto. Wozniacki, the 2010 winner of the event and the 15th seed this week, handled Kazakhstan's Yulia Putintseva 6-4, 6-2 in 87 minutes. Bencic, the 2015 winner and 11th seed this week, dispatched Russia's Anastasia Potapova 6-2, 6-1 in just 64 minutes.

Raonic moves on to second round at Rogers Cup

Canadian Milos Raonic advanced to the second round of the Rogers Cup on Monday, defeating Lucas Pouille of France 6-4, 6-4 at IGA Stadium in Montreal. Raonic, the 17th seed, held serve throughout the match, connecting on 16 aces. He broke Pouille's serve twice -- one in each set -- to send the momentum in his direction.

Six rings in, Brady counts dollars, digs into doubters

Tom Brady cashed in again with a contract extension that runs through the 2021 season, with a clause that could guide him to free agency in March 2020. But the New England Patriots' quarterback isn't focused on finances or free agent visits, rather he's digging in again to those who doubted he could become a great player when he emerged as a starter in 2001.

Giants WR Tate to appeal suspension on Tuesday

Wide receiver Golden Tate's appeal of his four-game suspension will be heard Tuesday, New York Giants coach Pat Shurmur said. Tate was suspended last month for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing drugs. The appeals hearing will be held in New York City.

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