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Woodland Leads PGA…Mayfield, Barkley Shine in Debuts…Anthem Demonstrations During Preseason Openers

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Gary Woodland is leader heading into the second round of the PGA Championship at Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis. Woodland fired a 6-under 64 for a one-stroke advantage over Rickie Fowler. Brandon Stone shot a 4-under 66. World No. 1 Dustin Johnson is three strokes back and Tiger Woods is six off the pace following an even-par 70.

UNDATED (AP) – The first two picks in this year’s NFL draft looked pretty good in their professional debuts at the Meadowlands. First overall choice Baker Mayfield was 11 of 20 for 212 yards and two touchdowns to help the Cleveland Browns beat the New York Giants, 20-10. Giants running back and second overall pick Saquon Barkley ran for 43 yards on just five carries, including a 39-yard run down the sideline in front of the Giants’ bench on the opening play from scrimmage.

UNDATED (AP) – Player demonstrations took place during the national anthem at several NFL preseason games Thursday night. Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins and cornerback De’Vante Bausby raised their fists during the anthem. Kenny Stills and two other Miami Dolphins protested during the Star Spangled Banner, and three Seattle Seahawks players ran into the tunnel leading to the team’s locker room prior to the anthem.

NEW YORK (AP) – Police say a Wake Forest assistant basketball coach threw a punch that killed a New York City tourist who knocked on his car window thinking it was his Uber ride. Police say Jamill Jones confronted Sandor Szabo on a Queens street early Sunday morning and landed a punch that caused Szabo to fall and hit his head on a sidewalk. The 35-year-old Jones was arrested yesterday and charged with assault before pleading not guilty.

UNDATED (AP) – Nashville Predators general manager David Poile headlines the class of the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame. Poile has run an NHL team the past 36 seasons, including 15 with the Washington Capitals and 21 with the Predators. Former University of Michigan coach Red Berenson, star forward Natalie Darwitz, retired NHL referee Paul Stewart, and the late Leland “Hago” Harrington will be inducted on Dec. 12 at a ceremony in Nashville, Tennessee.

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