NW Sports from the AP

Date: 06/19/2015 05:00 AM

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Here is the latest Washington, Oregon and Alaska sports news from The Associated Press

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. (AP) – The star of this U.S. Open was supposed to be Chambers Bay. Thursday turned into another horror show for Tiger Woods, and this time he had some company. Henrik Stenson and Dustin Johnson set the tone for a relatively gentle debut of the 8-year-old course on the edge of Puget Sound. Both opened with 5-under 65 to share the lead. And then came Woods, making bogey after bogey, ending a round of 80 by topping a 3-wood from the fairway.

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. (AP) – Gary Woodland has been admitted to a local hospital and diagnosed with a virus after playing in the first round of the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay. Woodland’s agent, Mark Steinberg, said in a statement Thursday afternoon that Woodland had been admitted to Tacoma General Hospital. Woodland received IV fluids on Thursday morning and shot 74 in the first round.

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. (AP) – Phil Mickelson always believed he would have at least a couple of more chances to finally win a U.S. Open. For so much of his opening round Thursday, it looked like this could be another one. Mickelson was making birdies and moving up the leaderboard until his momentum stalled. He took a conservative approach on the reachable par-4 12th hole and made par, followed with consecutive bogeys and wound up with a 69.

SEATTLE (AP) – Former Seattle U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan is on the legal team representing FIFA amid its corruption scandal. The international soccer governing body hired the global business litigation firm Quinn Emanuel after the U.S. Justice Department brought charges against 14 people, including nine FIFA officials, alleging widespread corruption. Durkan announced early this year she was joining Quinn Emanuel as chair of its cyber law and privacy group.


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