Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A former Goldman Sachs investment banker has been acquitted following a trial in which he was accused of raping a 20-year-old Irish tourist in the Hamptons two years ago.Suffolk County Judge Barbara Kahn found Jason Lee not guilty Wednesday of first-degree rape, sexual misconduct and assault.East Hampton Town Police had arrested the 38-year-old man after the woman accused him of sexually assaulting her at a rented home in August 2013.Lee’s attorney reportedly argued that the sex was consensual and prosecutors argued that there was proof beyond a reasonable doubt, despite the judge’s verdict.
The low amateur was Viktor Hovland, who completed a third successive 71 to finish three under.Sunday’s play began much earlier than scheduled, with players grouped in threesomes, due to the threat of storms in the afternoon.In the end, nothing was going to steal Woods’ thunder on a day that will live long in the memory. Tiger Woods completed one of the greatest comebacks in sporting history and sparked frenzied scenes at Augusta National by winning the Masters to claim a first major title in almost 11 years.An extraordinary final round, brought forward by the threat of inclement weather, ended with Woods topping the leaderboard by one shot at 13 under following a closing 70. Now a 15-time major champion, Woods was two behind Francesco Molinari at the start of the day, but he managed to overhaul the Italian, who dramatically found water at the 12th and 15th, and hold off a host of other contenders in a thrilling finale.Xander Schauffele, Dustin Johnson and Brooks Koepka shared second on 12 under, with Molinari, who was still two clear with seven to play, finishing one further back in a share of fifth alongside Jason Day, Webb Simpson and Tony Finau.Yet the day belonged definitively to Woods, who had never previously won a major having trailed heading into the final round and could afford the luxury of a bogey on the 18th. Understandably, the champion celebrated euphorically after sinking his winning putt, as spectators surrounding the green went wild.Golf’s greatest comeback!Tiger Woods wins #TheMasters ! pic.twitter.com/YN1plrWIlL— The European Tour (@EuropeanTour) April 14, 2019When Woods last won a major, at the 2008 U.S. Open, he appeared a near-certainty to surpass Jack Nicklaus’ record haul of 18 titles in golf’s premier strokeplay events.However, a shocking drought followed as he battled a succession of serious injuries, while his reputation was also damaged by lurid revelations about his private life.As recently as November 2017, Woods was ranked 1,199th in the world, having acknowledged two months earlier that he may never play professionally again following his fourth back surgery.Woods exceeded expectations last season, though, contending at two majors before claiming his first win in five years at the Tour Championship, and his remarkable return to the very top of the game is now complete.When the pressure was at its highest on Sunday, with several players in contention, Woods found three birdies in four holes from the 13th to open up a two-shot advantage.Five players — Woods, Molinari, Koepka, Schauffele and Johnson — shared the lead as the final group played the 15th hole, but golf’s biggest name was soon out on his own. His tee shot at 16 almost produced a hole-in-one, which would truly have been the icing on the cake.A walk worth waiting for. #themasters pic.twitter.com/49qe2dhLaO— Masters Tournament (@TheMasters) April 14, 2019Amid the understandable fanfare for Woods, it was hard not to feel for Molinari, who won last year’s Open Championship when paired with the former world number one for the final round.Molinari never found his best form this time around and, although he initially demonstrated tremendous scrambling skills to stay in front, stretching his bogey-free run to 49 holes in the process, the wheels came off on the back nine and he signed for a 74.Johnson and Schauffele shot 68 on the final day, while Koepka went round in 70. Of those three back in fifth, Day had the best score — a five-under 67.Amid a frenetic finish, Patrick Cantlay briefly held sole possession of the lead after eagling the 15th, but he bogeyed the next two and shared ninth with Jon Rahm and Rickie Fowler.
Rams’ Todd Gurley won’t be every-down back because of knee, report says Goff has led the Rams to back-to-back NFC West titles. He reiterated that his focus is on improving as a player, rather than worrying about an extension.”You definitely think about it,” Goff said of his next contract. “But at the same time, I know that none of that is even possible without playing on the field, and being available on the field. I’ll just continue to do what I’ve been doing the last few years, and hopefully it will take care of itself.”Since joining the Rams, Goff has completed 62.1 percent of his passes for 9,581 yards with 65 touchdown passes. He also has a 24-14 record as a starter and two Pro Bowl selections. “Any of the things or narratives that are out there — Jared Goff, as long as I’m fortunate enough to be in this role, hopefully this guy is stuck with me for a long time,” McVay told reporters Tuesday.”He’s an outstanding leader. People make a deal about this system, (but) he’s the reason why (it works). Our players are the reason why the system is what it is, because (Goff) can do so many different things. … He’s got true ownership, a great ability to communicate with his teammates, and with him leading the way, we feel really good.” Related News Carson Wentz contract won’t affect timing of Jared Goff’s deal with Rams, team exec says Rams head coach Sean McVay dismissed any concerns around the contract status of quarterback Jared Goff. After Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz, the No. 2 pick behind Goff in 2016, signed a massive record-breaking $128 million extension last week, questions shifted toward Goff’s long-term future with Los Angeles following a season in which Goff led his team to February’s Super Bowl while running the offense. #LARams LIVE: Sean McVay Minicamp Press Conference https://t.co/kn2hMNFjQi— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) June 11, 2019Goff, on the other hand, said he’s not concerned about his next contract. He has two years remaining on his rookie contract. If he doesn’t receive an extension this offseason, he will earn a base salary of $4.3 million in 2019. After that, Los Angeles can exercise their fifth-year option and pay him roughly $22 million in 2020.”It’s not for me to worry about,” Goff told reporters. “It’s for the team and my agent to work on, and keep doing what I’ve been doing on the field, and hopefully it will take care of itself.”