Weekend sports in a nutshell – The Washington Post

MILWAUKEE — Aaron Judge hit his 58th and 59th homers of the season to come within two of Roger Maris’ American League record with 16 games remaining and lead the New York Yankees over the Milwaukee Brewers 12-8.

Judge added a two-run brace in the ninth on a four-hit day for New York (88-58), which hit five home runs and avoided a three-game sweep. The Yankees opened up a 5 1/2 game lead over second-place Toronto in the AL East and headed to the Bronx for a homestand against Pittsburgh and Boston that begins Tuesday.

Judge’s 11th multihomer game tied the season record set by Hank Greenberg of Detroit in 1938 and tied by Sammy Sosa of the Chicago Cubs in 1998. Seeking a triple crown, Judge leads the major leagues in home runs and with 127 RBIs. His .3162 batting average is just behind AL leader Luis Arraez of Minnesota at .317 and Boston’s Xander Bogaerts at .3164.

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — San Francisco 49ers quarterback Trey Lance will miss the rest of the season after breaking his right ankle on Sunday.

Lance went down after throwing the ball on the second practice of a 27-7 win over the Seattle Seahawks. A trolley came out onto the pitch and Lance’s leg was put in a cast before he was removed.

Coach Kyle Shanahan said after the game that Lance would have to undergo season-ending surgery, raising immediate questions about Lance being used as a runner between tackles so often early in the season.

Lance’s teammates and several Seahawks players paid tribute to him before he left the field and was replaced by former starter Jimmy Garoppolo, who threw a touchdown pass on his first full practice and hit 154 yards.

BALTIMORE — Tua Tagovailoa threw for 469 yards and six touchdowns, including four in a spectacular fourth quarter, and the Miami Dolphins rallied from a 21-point deficit to beat Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens 42- 38.

Tagovailoa’s 7-yard touchdown pass to Jaylen Waddle with 14 seconds left completed the incredible comeback after Miami (2-0) led 35-14 with less than 13 minutes remaining. Tyreek Hill had touchdowns for 48 and 60 yards on that rally, with the latter tying the game with 5:19 left.

Justin Tucker threw a 51-yard field goal with 2:18 remaining to give Baltimore the lead, but it was way too long for Miami’s offense, which the Ravens (1-1) didn’t come close to missing. stop in the last quarter.

The Dolphins overcame a spectacular performance from Jackson, who threw three touchdown passes in the first half and then gave Baltimore their 21-point lead with a 79-yard run in the third. Jackson threw for 318 yards and three touchdowns.

NEW YORK — Washington made its Associated Press college football season debut on Sunday at No. 18, and Penn State and Oregon moved into the top 15 after all three posted decisive non-conference wins.

A weekend filled with blowouts by highly ranked teams kept the top 10 almost unchanged. No. 1 Georgia earned six more first-place votes in the AP Top 25 presented by Regions Bank. The Bulldogs have up to 59 first-place votes and 1,569 points.

No. 2 Alabama received three first-place votes and No. 3 Ohio State got one. Michigan’s No. 4, Clemson’s No. 5, Oklahoma’s No. 6 and Southern California’s No. 7 all retained their spots. The only change in the top 10 was Kentucky’s No. 8 flip-flop with Oklahoma State’s No. 9. Arkansas remained at No. 10.

The top 10 teams, most playing outclassed non-conference opponents, won their games Saturday by a combined 521-120.

The reshuffle came within the next 10. Tennessee’s No. 11 moved up four spots. Penn State jumped eight to No. 14 after leading Auburn down the road. No. 15 Oregon moved up 10 spots after easily beating BYU, which slipped seven spots to No. 19.

Michigan State fell completely from No. 11. Mississippi moved up four spots to No. 16, and No. 20 Florida slipped a few spots after barely passing South Florida at home. Miami fell 12 spots and landed 25th after losing to Texas A&M.

NAPA, Calif. — Max Homa participated from nearly 33 feet for a birdie on the last hole, then watched Danny Willett astonishingly three putts inside 4 feet to give Homa his second straight Fortinet Championship title.

Homa clapped his caddy’s hands when his ball hit the flagstick and fell. His previous shot from a nearby bunker did not reach the green on the par-5 18th hole. Willett, meanwhile, had a one-shot lead at the PGA Tour season opener in the rain and stuffed his third shot at 3-foot-7.

He hit his first putt at 4ft 8in and then missed the return to give Homa his fifth victory on tour.

Homa closed with a 4-under 66 for a 16-under 272 total and now heads to Charlotte, North Carolina as the captain’s pick for the Presidents Cup with three wins in the last 12. month. Willett shot 69. Taylor Montgomery was alone third at 13 under after a final 64.

SUGAR GROVE, Ill. – British Open champion Cameron Smith made his decision to leave the PGA Tour for LIV Golf when he closed with a 3-under 69 for a three-stroke victory in the LIV Golf Invitational- Chicago.

Smith was only briefly threatened in the third and final lap. One of the key moments was a par putt from 10 feet on the 13th hole, and neither Dustin Johnson nor Peter Uihlein could do enough to catch it.

Smith took home $4 million of the $20 million individual game purse.

Johnson (70) and Uihlein (69) each birdied the par-5 18th hole at Rich Harvest Farms and tied for second, earning $1,812,500 each. Johnson’s birdie gave his team a fourth straight win, which was worth an additional $750,000 for Johnson, Talor Gooch, Patrick Reed and Pat Perez. In the five events Johnson has appeared in, he has now earned just over $12.5 million.

PORTLAND, Ore. – Andrea Lee recovered from two early bogeys and retired with five birdies on the back nine to close with a 6-under 66 and win the AmazingCre Portland Classic for her first title on the LPGA Tour.

Lee took the lead for good with an 18-foot birdie putt on the 16th hole, then hit a superb bunker shot from the left of the 17th green to save par and hold a two-stroke lead.

She was in the middle of the 18th fairway when she saw Ecuador’s Daniela Darquea finish with a third straight birdie for a 66 in one shot. Lee drilled his approach from 15 feet and delayed his putt inches to capitalize on the win.

GUIDONIA MONTECELIO, Italy — Robert MacIntyre finished with a 7-under 64, then beat US Open champion Matt Fitzpatrick with a birdie on the first playoff hole to win the Italian Open on the Marco Simone course which will host the Ryder Cup next year.

MacIntyre won only for the second time on the European tour, and it was the biggest for the 26-year-old Scotsman. The field included Fitzpatrick, European tour leader Rory McIlroy and Viktor Hovland.

SIOUX FALLS, SD — Steve Stricker won his second consecutive PGA Tour Champions event, closing with a 6-under 64 and beating Robert Karlsson with a birdie on the first playoff hole at the Sanford International.

Stricker won for the third time this year, becoming the fifth player on the 50+ Tour with at least three wins this season. Stricker and Karlsson, who shot a 66, finished 14-under 196.

UNCASVILLE, Conn. — Chelsea Gray scored 20 points to lead the Las Vegas Aces to their first WNBA title in a 78-71 road win over the Connecticut Sun in Game 4.

Gray went 9 of 13 from the floor and was named MVP after averaging 18 points on the run. The Aces improved to 4-0 in this year’s playoffs with two days off. Riquna Williams added 17 points Kelsey Plum added 16 points for the Aces, Jackie Young had 13 and league MVP A’ja Wilson added 11 points to go with 14 rebounds.

Vegas finished on an 8-0 run. When the buzzer sounded, Wilson grabbed the ball and stomped on the ground before being mobbed by his teammates.

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