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Charles Howell III with 63 wins in Mexico for 1st LIV title

Playa del Carmen, Mexico — Charles Howell III finally made winning feel easy Sunday at Mayakoba when his putter came to life for an 8-under 63 to win the LIV Golf Invitation­al by four shots for his first title in the Saudi-funded series.

Howell had seven birdies through 10 holes to take control at el Camaleon, and then got some help when Peter uihlein had to hit three tee shots on the 12th hole in a triple bogey that removed any drama from the final round.

Howell won in his sixth start in LIV Golf and picked up $4 million, with an additional $1 million for leading his Crushers to a nine-shot victory.

Rangers’ Miller ejected for spitting at Kings’ Doughty

new york — rangers defenseman K’andre Miller was given a match penalty and ejected after spitting at Kings defenseman drew doughty late in the first period of Sunday’s game.

Miller’s absence left the rangers with just five defensemen the remainder of the game — the second time in two days they’ve had to finish a game a player short at the position.

after the game rangers coach Gerard Gallant said he didn’t see the play when it happened.

“The kid feels bad about it,” he said of Miller. “He said it was an accident.”

Mbappé and Messi combine as leader PSG wins 3-0 at Marseille

PARIS — Kylian Mbappé scored twice and Lionel Messi got the other goal as the World Cup final stars combined to give French league leader Paris Saint-germain a 3-0 win at title challenger Marseille.

Mbappé tops the league’s scoring charts outright with 17 goals, and he matched edinson Cavani’s PSG club-record tally of 200 in the process on Sunday.

What better place to do it than at bitter rival Marseille, where PSG lost in the French Cup earlier this month without the injured Mbappé in the team? This time, PSG was without the injured neymar but didn’t miss the brazil star.

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