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Farrell wins LI Open

Jim Farrell of The Creek birdied all three playoff holes to win the Long Island Open yesterday by one shot over Mike Furci of West Sayville and two shots over two-time winner Matt Dobyns of Fresh Meadow. Farrell shot a final round 1-under-par 69 in the three-day tournament at The Creek in Locust Valley to tie Furci (71) and Dobyns (68) at 4-under 206.

Koepka leads St. Jude Classic

Brooks Koepka shot a 3-under 67 to lead the St. Jude Classic in Memphis, Tennessee, by a stroke over fellow American Austin Cook (64) after 36 holes . . . Bernhard Langer shot his second 6-under 65 to extend his lead to four shots halfway through the Senior Players Championship in Belmont, Massachusetts. He's seeking to become the first repeat winner of the major event since Arnold Palmer in 1984-85.


Jets sign OT Brown

The Jets announced that they have signed minicamp tryout player Charles Brown. The 6-5, 300-pound offensive tackle replaces tackle Sean Hooey, who was released on Thursday.

Brown, who played at USC, was a second-round pick of the Saints in the 2010 draft. From 2010-13, he played in 37 games for the Saints and made 22 starts, including 14 in 2013. Last season, Brown signed with the Giants and played two games with no starts.

Hooey signed with the Jets on Jan. 23 after being on the Rams' practice squad the past two seasons.

Pats get Flynn to back Brady

The Patriots have signed veteran Matt Flynn to shore up the quarterback position with Tom Brady facing a four-game suspension. That suspension could be reduced after Brady's hearing with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on June 23, but Flynn provides depth at a spot where the Patriots only have second-year pro Jimmy Garoppolo. Flynn was a seventh-round draft pick by the Packers in 2008.


Lone independent joins league

NCAA men's and women's basketball no longer has any independent institutions now that the New Jersey Institute of Technology agreed to join the Atlantic Sun Conference. It was the lone independent among 351 Division I schools. -- AP


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