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Dustin Johnson wins US Open at Oakmont for first major title

By DOUG FERGUSON
AP Golf Writer
 
OAKMONT, Pa. (AP) — Dustin Johnson had everything going his way Sunday in the U.S. Open.
 
He was playing the best golf on the toughest course. He had a two-shot lead on the back nine at Oakmont. He even got a huge break on a ruling that allowed him to escape deep rough, the kind of breaks that usually go to major champions.
 

Landry, US Open's 'Cinderella boy' comes unglued in final

By JIM LITKE
AP Sports Writer
 
OAKMONT, Pa. (AP) — Andrew Landry's opening drive rocketed into the right rough alongside the fairway. From there, his first approach shot nosedived into the left rough alongside the green.
 
Somehow, things went downhill from there.
 

Spieth's US Open title defense runs off the rails early

By JIM LITKE
AP Sports Writer
 
OAKMONT, Pa. (AP) — Jordan Spieth was just eight holes into the defense of his U.S. Open championship and already out of sorts when a near-perfect approach shot landed 15 feet past the flag, spun back and trickled into a bunker.
 
"You've GOT to be kidding me!" Spieth howled.
 
Or not.
 

Countdown to Kickoff: Tom Herman's message to UH? Last year's historical season means nothing

By JOE VOZZELLI
Sports Editor
 
Forget about 2015.
 
That, in essence, has been the message from Houston head coach Tom Herman.
 
To drive that point home, Herman had white T-shirts made with an oversized question mark on the back of them, which he handed out to his players at the beginning of offseason workouts.
 
"We wanted our guys to know that what they did last year means nothing," Herman told the Houston Chronicle.
 

Paddling: Texas Water Safari is 'a go' as organizers forecast 'really fast' race

By JOE VOZZELLI
Sports Editor
 
For the racers in the Texas Water Safari, there is nothing better than fast water. 
 
And this year's trek from San Marcos to the San Antonio Bay could have an abundance of it, especially on the lower portion of the course.
 
"Potentially this is setting up as a really fast Safari," TWS president Allen Spelce said. "It is still cranking really good. Lots of racers are pretty excited about a really fast ride."
 

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