Late Sunday at the BMW Championship, two of golf’s heavyweights exchanged blows worthy of a title fight.

World No. 1 Dustin Johnson dropped a 35-foot twister to join second-ranked Jon Rahm in a playoff, where Rahm, on the first playoff hole, nailed a 66-foot bomb of his own for the victory.

About 15 minutes before those highlight-reel putts, Canadian Mackenzie Hughes had a little five-footer; a putt he’s made hundreds of thousands of times.

But at no point has such a small putt meant so much in Hughes’ career.

“I got up to that putt and I saw a good

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NEW YORK — Before and after her first-round victory at the U.S. Open, Naomi Osaka wore a mask bearing the name of Breonna Taylor, a Black woman who was fatally shot by police.

It’s just one of seven face coverings, each in honour of a different person, that Osaka brought to Flushing Meadows — the same number of wins it takes to claim a Grand Slam trophy. The world’s highest-earning female athlete hopes she can get the chance to raise awareness about racial injustice by using each mask during her stay in New York.

“It’s quite sad that seven masks

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Chris Paul and the Thunder had their backs to the bubble wall, a tougher spot than usual when facing elimination.

This time meant lots of packing, getting ready for a potential return home after a long time away. They weren’t interested in their trip — or their season — ending.

“We’re not ready to go yet,” Paul said.

He made sure they wouldn’t.

Paul gave the Thunder at least one more game at Disney, scoring 15 of his 28 points in the fourth quarter for a 104-100 victory over the Houston Rockets on Monday night

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The Kansas City Chiefs are reportedly finalizing deals to extend coach Andy Reid and general manager Brett Veach, according to Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network.

The new six-year contracts would keep Reid and Veach with the reigning Super Bowl champions until the 2025 season.

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Toronto FC and the visiting Montreal Impact will both be able to draw on reinforcements Tuesday when they meet for the second time in four days.

Toronto coach Greg Vanney says star striker Jozy Altidore and Ayo Akinola, a 20-year-old forward who turned heads with five goals in two games at the MLS is Back Tournament, will both be available.

Altidore sat out Friday’s 1-0 win in Montreal for personal reasons while Akinola has been nursing a hamstring injury since the MLS tournament in Florida.

Montreal gets a pair of influential midfielders back in Algerian international Saphir Taider and Canadian

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Aleksandar Rakic took another step towards UFC light-heavyweight title contention with a unanimous decision win over Anthony Smith in a three-round main event at the UFC APEX facility in Las Vegas.

Smith (33-16) was ranked No. 5 prior to the fight but has now lost three of his past four fights. Rakic (12-2) was ranked No. 8 in the 205-pound division entering the bout and bounced back from a split decision loss to Volkan Oezdemir in December.

The weight class is wide open at the moment after longtime champion and pound-for-pound king Jon Jones recently vacated his championship belt with

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