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McIlroy is $15 million richer…Jobe rallies…Indians lose Ramirez…Louisiana wins LLWS

ATLANTA (AP) – Rory McIlroy has captured the biggest cash payout in golf history by surging past Brooks Koepka  in the final round of the Tour Championship at East Lake to win the FedEx Cup and its $15 million prize. One shot behind, McIlroy took the lead with a three-shot swing on No. 7 and never let Koepka or Xander Schauffele  catch him. McIlroy closed with a 4-under 66 and finished four shots ahead of Schauffele.

SNOQUALMIE, Wash. (AP) – Brandt Jobe  rallied from seven strokes down to win the Boeing Classic for his second PGA Tour Champions title. Jobe fired a final-round 9-under 63 and finished at 18 under, three shots ahead of Tom Pernice Jr. Jobe’s come-from-behind victory spoiled a bid by Fred Couples to win his hometown tournament. Couples held a five-shot lead going into the final round before struggling on Sunday.

CLEVELAND (AP) – The Cleveland Indians’ playoff push was dealt a blow when the team had to place slugging third baseman Jose Ramirez on the injured list with a fractured hamate bone in his right hand. Ramirez was removed from Saturday’s game in the first inning after swinging at a pitch. There is no immediate timetable for the return of Ramirez, who is hitting .254 with 20 home runs, 75 RBIs and a .788 OPS this year.

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) – Louisiana has claimed its first Little League World Series title. Marshall Louque hit a pair of doubles and drove in three runs to back Egan Prather in Louisiana’s 8-0 rout of Curacao. Prather threw a two-hitter for the team from River Ridge near New Orleans, capping a tournament in which he won two games and struck out 19 over 14 1/3 innings. Louisiana took the title after falling into the loser’s bracket with an opening-game loss to Hawaii.

NEW YORK (AP) – Mona Barthel  has pulled out of the U.S. Open because of an injured right foot, allowing 2013 Wimbledon semifinalist Kirsten Flipkens to get into the field. Flipkens lost in qualifying at Flushing Meadows but now will participate in the main draw for the 11th time. The main draw begins play on Monday.

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