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The Rush: Sabrina Ionescu makes history, Rory McIlroy throws shade

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New York Liberty star Sabrina Ionescu made history by notching her second career triple double in a close loss to the Chicago Sky, Linn Grant became the first woman to win a tournament on the European Tour and Rory McIlroy won the RBC Canadian Open before taking another shot at LIV Golf and its CEO, Greg Norman.

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- Ionescu will throw it in. Sami Whitcomb going around to shoe screen. And a long heave by Ionescu. She hits it anyway.

[MUSIC PLAYING]

JARED QUAY: Talk about efficiency. New York Liberty star Sabrina Ionescu only needed three quarters to notch her second career triple double against the Chicago Sky.

- Gardner in the lane, spins back out. Ball tipped in the air. And Ionescu.

JARED QUAY: Unfortunately, Ionescu's 27 points, 13 rebounds, and 12 assists weren't enough as New York fell to Chicago 88 to 86 in a nail biter. But the third-year Liberty star is on a crazy pace for some WNBA history. She became the fourth player to record multiple triple doubles, just a month after becoming the youngest player to get her first one. I'm no good at math, but I believe at this rate, she's probably gonna finish her career with, like, 6,000 triple doubles, like three-year-old Russell Westbrook.

- Can't even count that on me.

JARED QUAY: Sabrina wasn't the only one making history on Sunday. Over on the green in Sweden, golfer Linn Grant became the first woman to win on the European Tour. And she didn't just win the Scandinavian mixed event. She dominated.

- [INAUDIBLE]

JARED QUAY: In a field of 78 men and 78 women competing against each other, the 22-year-old Swede finished 24 under par in nine strokes ahead of the second-place finisher.

[APPLAUSE]

- History's been made in Sweden.

[APPLAUSE]

We have a female champion on the DP World Tour.

JARED QUAY: Now I'm no golf guy, but finishing nine strokes ahead of somebody feels like a blowout.

- Not even close.

JARED QUAY: Grant's career is off to a hell of a start. She turned pro last year, and her latest victory gives her three wins in six events. I'm still no math wiz, but that puts her on pace to win a lot of hardware. She gonna need a trophy house, not a trophy room. Over at PGA land, Rory McIlroy put his money where his mouth is in defending his RBC Canadian Open title.

- Oh, yeah. Rory McIlroy defends his title at the RBC Canadian Open.

JARED QUAY: Roy won by two shots to secure his 21st PGA TOUR victory, but it was McIlroy's comments before and after the tournament that grabbed headlines. Last week, McIlroy blasted golfers for joining the controversial Saudi-backed LIV golf tour, saying, "decisions made purely for money don't usually end well."

- That was the truth.

JARED QUAY: And Roy didn't miss an opportunity to take another jab after his win.

ROY MCILROY: This is a day I'll remember for a long, long time-- 21st PGA TOUR win, one more than someone else. That gives me a little bit of extra incentive today, and I'm happy to get it done.

JARED QUAY: That someone else is Hall-of-Fame golfer Greg Norman, who has 20 TOUR wins and is also the CEO of LIV golf.

- Damn!

JARED QUAY: I love it. Not only did McIlroy stick to his principles. He backed them up the only way others will remember, by winning, baby. This time, a good deed did go unpunished, and I love it. Sometimes, you gotta whoop somebody's ass in golf.