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Golf

Collin Morikawa won his sec­ond PGA Tour ti­tle on just his 23rd start, deny­ing Justin Thomas in a play-off at the Work­day Char­ity Open. Three shots down with three to play, Morikawa, 23, clawed back the world No5 to take the event at Muir­field Vil­lage, Ohio, into ex­tra holes. When Thomas holed a 50-footer for a birdie on the first ex­tra hole, it seemed Morikawa was about to miss out. But he nerve­lessly holed from 25 feet to ex­tend the play-off and then on the third play-off hole, Thomas bo­geyed to hand Morikawa the win. At the Aus­trian Open, mean­while, Scot­land’s Marc War­ren claimed his first ti­tle in six years with a one-shot win.

Bas­ket­ball

Los An­ge­les Lakers star LeBron James said he would not wear a so­cial jus­tice mes­sage on the back of his jer­sey when the NBA sea­son re­sumes. The Lakers are to open the restarted sea­son on

July 30, with the NBA al­low­ing play­ers a mes­sage on jer­seys in­stead of sur­names. “It was no dis­re­spect to the list that was handed out to all the play­ers,” he said. “I com­mend any­one that de­cides to put some­thing on the back of their jer­sey. It’s just some­thing that didn’t re­ally se­ri­ously res­onate with my mis­sion, with my goal.” The list of phrases re­port­edly in­cludes Black Lives Mat­ter; Say Their Names and I Can’t Breathe.

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