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June 17, 2018
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Brooks Koepka on Sunday won the 118th U.S. Open at the Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in New York.

Koepka also won the U.S. Open in 2017, his first major title, and is now the seventh golfer to win the national championship in back-to-back years and the first since 1989. The 28-year-old, ranked No. 9 in the world, had a final round 2-under-par 68, beating Tommy Fleetwood by one shot.

"The U.S. Open just takes so much discipline," he said. "You have got to be a great putter and just kind of let things roll off your back. I enjoy the test. I enjoy being pushed to the limit. Sometimes you feel like you are about to break mentally, but that's what I enjoy. I enjoy hard golf courses." Catherine Garcia

June 10, 2018
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Rafael Nadal won his 11th French Open championship on Sunday, defeating Dominic Thiem 6-4, 6-3, 6-2.

The 32-year-old has 17 majors under his belt, and is 86-2 at the French Open. Thiem, 24, was the No. 7 seed, and after the match — his first major final — said there is a reason Nadal "won 11 times here. It's definitely one of the best things somebody ever achieved in sport." With his win, Nadal holds onto the No. 1 ranking, ahead of Roger Federer. Catherine Garcia

June 7, 2018

The Washington Capitals defeated the Vegas Golden Knights 4-3 on Thursday night, becoming the 2018 Stanley Cup champions.

This is the franchise's first Stanley Cup win in its 44-year history, and D.C.'s first city championship since the Redskins won the Super Bowl in 1992. Devante Smith-Pelly scored the tying goal midway through the third period, and Lars Eller delivered the winning goal not long after. Catherine Garcia

May 23, 2018
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The Washington Capitals defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-0 in Game 7 of the conference finals Wednesday, and will face the Vegas Golden Knights in the finals starting Monday in Las Vegas.

The Capitals haven't played in the Stanley Cup Finals since 1998, when they lost to the Detroit Red Wings, and this is only their second trip in the team's 44-year history. Meanwhile, the Vegas Golden Knights reached the finals in their first season as a team. Catherine Garcia

April 8, 2018
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Patrick Reed won the 82nd Masters on Sunday in Augusta, Georgia, his first major title in 17 attempts.

"To win your first major is never going to be easy," Reed said. "It definitely wasn't easy today. I knew it was going to be a dogfight." He finished with rounds of 69-66-67-71, or 15 under 273, defeating close competitors Rickie Fowler, Rory McIlroy, and Jordan Spieth. "I stuck to my game plan all week," Reed said. "Even today, I didn't stray from it at all. It's something that I needed to learn, especially at a place like this, how important it is to stick to what I believe." Catherine Garcia

January 24, 2018
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Chipper Jones, Jim Thome, Vladimir Guerrero, and Trevor Hoffman were all elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame Wednesday night.

This is the fourth time the Baseball Writers' Association of America has elected four players in a year. Jones, a third baseman for the Atlanta Braves, and Thome, an infielder for the Cleveland Indians, were both selected in their first year of eligibility. To be considered for the Hall of Fame, players have to be retired for five years and need 75 percent of the vote; this year, Jones had more than 97 percent of the vote, one of the highest percentages in Hall of Fame history.

In December, a veterans committee selected Jack Morris and Alan Trammell to also join the Hall of Fame in 2018. The induction ceremony will take place July 29 in Cooperstown, New York. Catherine Garcia

January 21, 2018
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The Philadelphia Eagles had a huge victory over the Minnesota Vikings, 38-7, in Sunday night's NFC championship game, and will now face the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII. This will be the team's third trip to the Super Bowl in franchise history. Quarterback Nick Foles completed 26 of 33 passes for 352 yards, with three touchdowns and zero interceptions. Super Bowl LII is set for Feb. 4 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. Catherine Garcia

January 21, 2018
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The New England Patriots defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars 24-20 during Sunday's AFC championship game, sending the team to its third Super Bowl in four years.

The Patriots had a late comeback, with two fourth-quarter touchdowns. Quarterback Tom Brady, who has five Super Bowl victories under his belt and has been Super Bowl MVP four times, played with an injured hand, and completed 26 of 38 passes. The Patriots will play the winner of Sunday's NFC championship game between the Philadelphia Eagles and Minnesota Vikings. Super Bowl LII is set for Feb. 4 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. Catherine Garcia

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