WASHINGTON - U.S. lawmakers said on Monday, June 26, they did not know when legislation to impose new sanctions on Russia might come up for a vote in the House of Representatives, and the White House said it had concerns about the measure. The legislation passed the Senate by a nearly unanimous margin two weeks ago, looking like it might complicate President Donald Trump's desire for warmer relations with Moscow, where officials have denounced new sanctions.
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed a victory to President Donald Trump by reviving parts of his travel ban on people from six Muslim-majority countries and refugees and agreeing to decide its legality later this year in a major test of presidential powers.
A federal appeals court on Monday said professional minor league baseball is exempt from U.S. antitrust laws, and rejected an appeal by players who complained that their wages were kept artificially low. By a 3-0 vote on June 26, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco said minor league baseball ruled falls "squarely" within the "business-of-baseball" antitrust exemption that the U.S. Supreme Court granted the sport in 1922.
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide a major case on whether business owners can refuse to service gay couples if they oppose same-sex marriage on religious grounds involving a Christian baker in Colorado who declined to make a wedding cake for two men.
CROMWELL, Conn. — Jordan Spieth holed a bunker shot to win the Travelers Championship in a playoff on Sunday and become the second youngest player in the modern era behind Tiger Woods to post 10 PGA Tour victories. In a finale that would have done Woods proud, Spieth sank his 60-foot sand shot at the first extra hole for birdie to edge fellow American Daniel Berger at TPC River Highlands. The precise execution enabled Spieth to overcome a back nine meltdown in which he putted poorly and almost allowed fast-finishing Berger to steal victory.
CLEVELAND — After getting swept last weekend at home by the Cleveland Indians, the Minnesota Twins came to Cleveland on a mission—and it was mission accomplished. Eddie Rosario had three hits, including a home run, and Ervin Santana pitched six scoreless innings as the Twins completed a three-game sweep of the Indians with a 4-0 victory on Sunday at Progressive Field. The Twins shut out the Indians in two of the three games and outscored them 13-2. It's the Twins' first three-game sweep in Cleveland in 26 years.
CLEVELAND—Brian Dozier's home run leading off the eighth inning broke a tie, and Chris Gimenez added a solo shot in the ninth as the Minnesota Twins beat the Cleveland Indians 4-2 on Saturday at Progressive Field. Dozier's homer, his 13th, came on a 3-2 pitch from Cleveland closer Cody Allen (0-3). Gimenez's homer, his fourth, came off Zach McAllister in the ninth. Taylor Rogers (4-1) pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings to get the win. Brandon Kintzler pitched a scoreless ninth for his 20th save.
CROMWELL, Conn. — Jordan Spieth ended an up-and-down round on a high note, rolling in a 20-foot birdie putt at the last on Saturday to carry a one-stroke lead into the final round of the Travelers Championship at River Highlands in Connecticut. Spieth, who has led since the opening round in a campaign for his first win since the AT&T Pebble Beach tournament in February, had three birdies over his last four holes for a four-under 66 to squeeze ahead of fellow American Boo Weekley.
GLASTONBURY, England - Johnny Depp courted controversy at Britain's Glastonbury music festival with a joke about assassinating Donald Trump, pondering how long it had been since an actor had killed a U.S. president. Depp, 54, was speaking to a crowd on Thursday evening as he introduced a screening of his 2004 film "The Libertine" at the music and performing arts festival. Discussion turned to the topic of U.S. President Trump.
A federal appeals court on Thursday, June 22, affirmed a decision to overturn the murder conviction of Brendan Dassey, a Wisconsin man serving a life sentence whose case was chronicled in the popular Netflix television documentary "Making a Murderer." A three-judge panel of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago ruled 2-1 to uphold a federal judge's ruling last year that overturned Dassey's conviction for a 2005 murder.