Two-time champion Lee Janzen qualified for the U.S. Open for the first time since 2008 with scores of 69-68 at Purchase, N.Y., one of eight 36-hole qualifiers across the country. At Jupiter, Fla., Luke Donald avoided a playoff by one shot and qualified with rounds of 72-68. Also qualifying were two-time champion Retief Goosen at Memphis, Tenn., and 15-year-old Cole Hammer at Dallas. From Newport Beach, qualifiers included 2012 Open contender Beau Hossler. Among the notable players to miss were David Lingmerth, who had won the Memorial on Sunday; Steve Stricker and Vijay Singh. Fred Couples withdrew before play began.
Jeff Blashill will be introduced as the Detroit Red Wings coach on Tuesday. Blashill’s contract is expected to be for three years, matching that left on the contract of General Manager Ken Holland. At 41, Blashill will be the second-youngest NHL head coach.
The New England Patriots released linebacker Brandon Spikes as authorities investigated whether his Mercedes was involved in an accident after the car was found abandoned in a highway median near where three people were hurt in a vehicle that was rear-ended. It’s not clear who had been driving, Massachusetts State Police spokesman David Procopio said in a statement.
A California judge dismissed a defamation lawsuit filed by former San Francisco 49er Ray McDonald against a woman who accused him of rape.
The Chicago Bears signed cornerback Tracy Porter to a one-year contract. . . . The Dallas Cowboys signed former Baylor running back Lache Seastrunk and linebacker Justin Jackson. . . . Jacksonville Jaguars rookie safety James Sample is expected to miss 10 to 12 weeks because of a broken arm, an injury he called “f lukish.”
The NBA Finals’ Game 2 drew its highest television rating since the Lakers-Detroit Pistons series in 2004. Cleveland’s overtime victory over Golden State on Sunday averaged a 10.5 rating on ABC. ESPN said that the nearly 18.8 million viewers were up 26% from the 14.9 million for last year’s matchup between San Antonio and Miami.
Two days after American Pharoah became the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years, nearly 96% of those who spent $2 on a win ticket had yet to cash in, according to figures released by AmTote International. For the 3,891 who cashed their $2 win ticket, they received $3.80 each.