Monthly Archives: July 2017

PGA

Phil Mickelson heads into the next phase of his career with a new caddie on a course marking its comeback from devastating floods in West Virginia.

Mickelson will have brother Tim Mickelson on his bag starting Thursday at the Greenbrier Classic in his first tournament since parting ways with his caddie of 25 years, Jim “Bones” Mackay.

Tim Mickelson, the former Arizona State coach who is the agent for former Sun Devils star Jon Rahm, will be his older brother’s caddie for the rest of the year. Phil Mickelson said Wednesday the new arrangement brings a comfort level that could help in game.

“Maybe he gets me a little bit more relaxed and takes a little bit of pressure off me and maybe I’ll play my best that way,” Phil Mickelson said. “But there’s no replacing Bones.”

NBA

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — The Los Angeles Lakers have signed first-round draft picks Lonzo BallKyle Kuzma and Josh Hart.

The Lakers formalized the deals Monday.

Ball is expected to make $33.4 million over four years in his contract slot as the second overall pick. The Lakers didn’t announce the terms of the deal.

Magic Johnson called Ball “the new face of the Lakers” at his introductory news conference last month. Ball led the nation in assists during his only season at UCLA