It was cutdown week in the NFL. Big news came out of New England as QB Cam Newton was released.
College football saw Alabama, Georgia, Penn State and UCLA score big wins. There were stunning results as Montana won at Washington, UTSA stunned Illinois, Northern Illinois won at Georgia Tech, and Charlotte knocked off Duke.
There were plenty of surprises in week one of the US Open. Top-seeded woman Ash Barty led 5-2 in the final set before Shelby Rogers rallied for a shocking win. Stefano Tsitsipas, the third-seeded man, lost to 18-year old Carlos Alcarez of Spain. Second-seeded woman Naomi Osaka was stunned by another 18-year old, Leylah Fernandez of Canada. Fifth-seed Andrei Rublev lost to American Frances Tiafoe.
Patrick Cantlay earned a $15 million payday by winning The Tour Championship. He beat Jon Rahm by one shot.
It was a busy week in MLB. The Dodgers beat the Padres in a 16-inning game that ended at 1 am PT. The Orioles snapped a 19-game losing streak, beating the Angels. The Yankees saw a 13-game win streak snapped in Oakland.
Patrick Cantlay beat Bryson DeChambeau on the sixth playoff hole to win the BMW Championship. It was a dramatic playoff with each guy having a chance to win before Cantlay hit a 17-foot putt on the sixth playoff hole. That gave Cantlay the top-seed at The TOUR Championship in Georgia next week.
College football started and Nebraska rallied but fell short against Illinois. Coach Scott Frost had to be disappointed with the result.
The US Open was beginning. Injuries have been a key story as Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, defending champion Domenic Thiem, Stan Wawrinka, Serena Williams, Venus Williams and Sofia Kenin are out.
Congratulations to Miguel Cabrera, who joined the 500 HR club by hitting a Steven Matz pitch for a HR.
Baseball saw several long streaks extended. The Yankees and Brave won nine in a row. The sad Orioles dropped 18 straight.
The tennis tournament in Cincinnati saw a few surprises. Jill Teichmann stunned Naomi Osaka before losing in the final to Ash Barty. Alexander Zverev got past Alexander Rublev in the men’s final. Larry Doby, Alexander Zverev rumbled to a great win in the final.